2010-09-26

Whitewash

shorts2

shorts3

shorts


Shorts? French Connection sample
Button-up? Gap
Scarf? Winners
Shoes? Aldo (men's), thrifted
Purse? Thrifted
Moose belt? Flea market (click here for a close-up of the moose goodness)


I would like to draw your attention for a moment to the freshly painted white wall. Matt spent a few Saturdays ago painting the exterior of our house and he patiently painted around each brick and then used the roller on the brick itself. He worked for 6 hours and painted 1.5 of the 4 walls that needed to be done. The next weekend he rented an airless sprayer and finished the rest of the walls in less than 2 hours. What up Tom Sawyer?

In other news, I wore these shorts this weekend. I've read many eloquent blog posts bidding farewell to summer, shorts and breezy dresses but it turns out summer had not bid farewell to us yet. And because I'm not one of those organized people who has Sept. 21 circled on the calendar and carefully packs away all summer wear in labelled Tupperware containers on that day, I was able to just root through the pile of clothes on my chair (or was it the pile on the ironing board or the bed?), grab my shorts and I was ready to go. Once again*, being disorganized paid off...

shorts4



*I only say 'once again' to make myself feel better... because all I secretly want for my birthday are those Tupperware containers... and a pen for circling dates.

38 comments :

Eleanor ~ Shopping The Closet said...

As usual you are effortlessly chic...which I suspected, and you confirmed with your "rooting around" story.
To be able to dig around and come up with something so fab....

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Haha! Matt totally pulled a Tom Sawyer!

I have to admit that even though autumn is my favoritist season I'm a little jealous that you've had warm enough weather to don such a summery outfit.

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Man alive! Those colours look fantastic together. It's only just Spring for us. I hope I can look as awesome as you when the hot wather hits.

Farrielle Design and Fashionista said...

Love this look, you look fabulous, like you I have not put the clothes away I did welcomem Fall but it still feels like summer here in Georgia, it may cool down this week but not cold enough.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

ha! i am one of those obnoxious people who packs everything away, although being a california girl means that i leave lots of summer things in the closet year round because i'm in denial that i live in a state with snow.
i love the denim shirt with the shorts. summer, please come back to me!

The Pretty Pauper said...

Great outfit! I really adore those shorts!

-Amanda
(The Pretty Pauper)
Check out my giveaway!
prettypauperstyle.blogspot.com

Julia said...

Gonna copy you now. That chambray is the sweetest, like, ever. And the purse? Don't get me started, love. xoxo

WendyB said...

Cute shorts!

Sarah said...

Ha ha I'm totally like you. If it's not in the hamper I'll find it...and wear it. You're a lucky duck that summer is sticking around. Live it up! You look beautiful!

Dylana Suarez said...

Love your shorts and shoes!

colormenana.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

totally love this. you're gorge.

CLOTHED MUCH, a modest fashion blog

Terri said...

New reader here. I was ecstatic to see that you were wearing men's shoes! A couple of weeks ago, I tried on a pair of men's Italian loafers...then talked myself out of them, although they fit great and looked good.

Nadine said...

This is great - to me it's 'typical Yen'. Awesome.

Looks and Books said...

This is so classic, but still fun and edgy. I can't believe the shoes are men's! Nicely done.

the gracious gaze said...

I found your blog through What I Wore, and I love it!

cheers,
kim

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Great look. I particularly love your belt. And it's so refreshing to know that other people "organise" their clothes the same way as me.

tomorrowneverknowsfashion said...

I haven't even THOUGHT about packing away the shorts and dresses! This may be just due to laziness but no one needs to know that. Sadly shorts don't take much place so putting them away does not give me more space for my winter stuff. I'm glad I can pull out my longjohns though.
I may not have tupperware but I keep plastic bedding bags (the big ones with the zippers) to throw stuff in and then under the bed. works like a charm.

Future Lint said...

Awesome - the moose belt looks perfect on those shorts!

Hope said...

Whoa, go him! :)

You look very chic, and I like your shorts.

And I'm pretty disorganized myself, as my clothes are piled in front of my washer and dryer, and have been for the last month. :/

briannelee said...

So cute! Love the scarf!!!!

You can call me Jen said...

I love the scarf with the shorts, they go together so well! *In my best Rachel Zoe voice "I die!" *

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love the scarf and shorts -- you look so cool.

Umm, I wish I was one of those people with Tupperware containers for packing away clothing. My head wants to be a super-organized pack rat, but my body just lets everything clutter around the house.

I got so excited to see you featured on What I Wore, in that gorgeous vintage dress, no less! :)

Half Dressed said...

Great outfit. Those shorts look great. And yes the white wall also looks good :)

L x
Half Dressed

rlutz said...

beautiful scarf..loves the brogues with the shorts!

Jilliebeanie said...

Love this outfit! I wear shorts like this year-round...in Minnesota of all places!

Not ashamed.

LyddieGal said...

Hehe, I never bid farewell to summer until I'm completely certain it's gone. I know SO many bloggers all started celebrating Fall on Labor Day. Silly bloggers -- Summer likes to linger around and surprise us all through September.
And I don't even want to think about that rubbermaid full of sweaters for several more weeks.

Love your Fall-Summer look, the fur purse is great!

Chic on the Cheap

Em-Jae said...

Cute 'fit!
Love the white bricks, too -- what a great backdrop for outfit pics!

Between Laundry Days said...

Oh wow! PERFECT late summer outfit! The color of those shorts is perfection.

Rach is Ordinarily Urbane said...

Oh my goodness you are too cute!

I just discovered your blog, and so glad I did! I totally dig your style, look forward to following along :)

Miss.Adventure said...

Hi there!
I just wanted to say hi because you're the first Hamilton,ON blog I've encountered! I've gone through some of your archives and like your style - I hope I was more daring. I'm looking forward to reading about the fashion deals available here!

Nina

20 York Street said...

I can send you the pen?! I'll be working with the Pirt of Halifax on a project so I'll be visiting a few times!

Xox,

ML

Kyla said...

I love how chic and laid-back this looks. You wear shorts so well. Sigh.

This is one of my favorite color palettes at the moment and that scarf pulls it all together perfectly.

raindrops on roses said...

Amazing outfit, fabulous literary reference. :) your cool points just went up AGAIN!

E said...

This is the coolest casual look I've seen in a while! I love the utilitarian fabrics together and those shoes are perfect!

Poison Oak said...

That bag is INSANE. I would like to own this outfit.

kdr'S said...

Totally thought that I was the only one who bought male shoes from the thrift store.

Love Love Love

XOXO, www.kdrsblogs.blogspot.com

Kara said...

I have to say that I think this is my favourite outfit from you!! It all just fits perfectly together!! Honestly, the brogues, shorts and button-up with the scarf! Amazing!! :)

xo

Glitter Scrubs said...

i love shorts and i'm a little jealous of your shorts collection. well, i'm not exactly sure if it's a collection or not, but I've noticed enough of them that I really really like. The pleated ones are probably my favourite. And with brogues too! Perfect.

Also, that's splendid that summer is making an extended appearance for you... would you mind sending some of it my way when you're done?