2011-07-28

Make it Happen

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Shorts? Joe Fresh (cut from pants) Shirt? Winners Cardi? Gap Bag? Winners Shoes? Thrifted


I cut a pair of cargo pants into shorts. And just like Gretchen and the word 'fetch', I really want to make this look happen. I realize I cut right through the cargo pockets and rendered them absolutely useless (as demonstrated below) but in the world of fashion we can just market that as whimsical or quirky.

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If we hadn't been going out for a walk yesterday when I wore this, I would have put some fakester glasses, striped socks and python pumps on, instead of my beat up and beloved oxfords. And then I would have carefully taped an outfit picture of mine into the fall 2011 J. Crew catalogue. In 1997 I thought fashion trends started in a Sears catalogue; now, as a wise fashion blogger, I know that the only way to make a trend happen is to have it styled by J. Crew. And somebody please tell Gretchen that fetch is only going to happen if it's a hash tag. Right? My shorts are so #fetch!

35 comments :

Sarah Baucom said...

Mean Girls is one of my favorite quotable movies. And no, fetch will never work but these shorts look totally cute either way! And yes, what in the world would we do without the amazingness that is Jenna Lyons?? I would have never paired a tutu skirt with a camo utility jacket. The things we learn...

Frannie Pantz said...

That's why her hair's so big, it's full of secrets . . .

I love this casual look! The oxfords were indeed a great touch and I love the pop of orange.

CessOviedo said...

Cutting the cargos was a great idea, shorts look great, love the pop of orange!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Liz said...
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Liz said...

Nice Gretchen Weiners reference Yen. Although, when I saw your title I thought you might be referring to my favorite Mariah Carey song. It's an oldie but a goodie.

Natbeesfashion said...

I think you rocked with those shorts!
I would love to have your oxford shoes and shirt as well!
x
Anastasia

Jessica Gitler said...

I love the color combo together, the shoes are great as well, wish I had me a pair of those!!
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Natasha said...

Awesome colour combo!! And even better print mixing.
I certainly hope that you don't accidentally put something in your pockets, that could be bad :)

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

suzanne said...

my friend & i were just talking about bloggers that are authentic and awesome. you immediately came to my mind, and today's post definitely solidifies that sentiment. when i think of blogging, i think of people like you - funny, gorgeous, fashionable and relatable. thanks for being you and making me smile everyday!

-suzanne
awkwardly chic

Elizabeth. said...

I love the Mean Girls reference, it might be a high school movie but I love it! Your shorts are definitely fetch!

Savvy Gal said...

love the color combo.

Santina said...

Those shorts are definitely quirky - just wait! Everyone is going to be doing it in a few months, and we'll all have you to thank for it! :)

While I would love to see this look with some hot heels, I do have a special place in my heart for oxfords, and these are awesome!

Santina

Betsy said...

Precious! I love your shoes.

www.suspironews.blogspot.com

megannielsen said...

totally love this - honestly, i think the less useful the pockets are the MORE fashionable they are!!

The Daily Fashionista said...

Ugh, that word fetch. What does it mean?!! Besides to fetch something. The outfit is adorable. I especially love those brown oxfords with the whole thing.

Tabitha said...

Stop trying to make "Fetch" happen! I LOVE that you quoted Mean Girls. Officially want to be your virtual BFF.

Tiffany said...

gah, Ive been searching for oxfords in thrift stores for MONTHS, of course you have them. Love the ironic cargo-pocketless shorts

Christen said...

Your shorts ARE #fetch! And the color combination is #MAH-JOR! If you get that one, we are soul mates ... :)

northeastchic said...

cargo pockets are just plain mean, they all bulk to a gals hips and really who wants that?! I say good for you for chopping them in half, take that fat adding pants. ( although you clearly could not appear bulky even if you tried).

Love that orange cardi. I spotted it on sale at the Gap and could not for the life of me figure out how to style it...now Im kicking myself! You look super cute even without the spotted socks!

Blue said...

Love the color combination with the tops, the blue, white and orange. And you could always just sew the pockets closed, thus rendering them useful again...

allie said...

I love this whole look! And not in the Regina George secretly-think-it's-fugly sort of way. Oxfords are the best, especially when they're older and worn in!

taimitogetdressed said...

Fun fact. I went to a private school that only allowed girls to wear shorts to their knees so we all started wearing men's cargo shorts. It was the hip style at my high school for a solid year or two. At one point I owned about 10 pairs of thrifted men's cargo shorts. Talk about a weird trend.

What ever happened to Lacey Chalbert? She was so #fetch.

Leah Today said...

Hehe, I recently cut up a T-shirt of mine in an attempt to make it into a tank top. I had so much fun with the scissors that I cut ALL the way through the would be strap. ha, rendering it nearly unwearble. In a flash of brilliance, however, I just knotted the one side so it became a sort of lopsided tank- FASHION! - WAAZAH! (:

-L

http://LeahToday.blogspot.com

Shoe said...

Great look, love the orange and blue! And I can imagine it would look so cute with socks and heels!

Anonymous said...

Just thought you should know that I just discovered your blog and got totally sucked into your archives this weekend. :) Thanks for all the entertainment and great outfit inspiration (I'm so boring- need help)...hopefully I'll gain some courage from you. You are gorgeous! I will be back often! Candice (American expat in Thailand)

Brandi said...

I love it, and the look is very #fetch! :)

Emily said...

Man I love that flannel. I haven't seen it around these parts for a while.

PepperToast said...

Do you think maybe 'someone out there' is trying to tell you to stop wearing your shorts so short !!!!

Naaa...... right?

Katherine said...

I love your shorts! I have a bunch of pants that I'd like to do this with - I think it would totally extend their life and look a little "fetch" too :)

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

When I was in high school (and for a little while afterwards" I used to cut out my pants pockets. I always felt they added too much bulk to my adolescent thighs. Sure I couldn't carry change anymore but I shaved off a couple of inches without...what's that word...exercise. Winner!

--J said...

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

well you could always hang a hammer or some other tool through the top of the pocket, just in case you needed a hammer on an evening walk.
personally i think jenna lyons would die of joy over this look, it's incredible.

Nadine said...

Yay my favourite shirt! It looks fantastic with the orange cardi. I've been cutting my sons' manky long cargo pants into shorts for years: yeah, gotta watch those pockets . . .

Dani said...

Love this outfit! So cute. But even better? Your pose in the last photo... Adorable! And soooo fetch :)


Dani
www.daniapple.com

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