Mix and Match

Hi lovelies. Nice to see you over here! This is mostly Meg’s page now, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to stop and crash the party every now and again 😉

I can’t believe I still haven’t written about my “rudegirl” phase in 8th grade. I wore 60s clothing (from vintage shops), Fred Perry dresses, wing-tipped Doc Martens, tiny buttons on my blazers and had short, dark cropped hair. It was an interesting phase –I will say that the concerts I went to were amazing- but as far as personal style goes, I had it. I wish I had a picture to post! Anyway, I went to a different high school than everyone else at my performing arts middle school, made new friends and ended up changing my style. As fun as it was, I think we all change and go through different styles as time goes on. My brother went through a goth thing! Anyway, high school is when the Abercrombie and Fitch days began- talk about a 360* turn from what I was wearing before. I’ve been a mall girl ever since.

One of huge reasons I love Meg’s style so much is because like the grown-up version of the vintage clothes I used to wear back in the day. I’m hoping to get more into that, without investing too much, and stick to a more classic style. Lately, I’ve actually been putting outfits together instead of buying random things I like and wondering what the heck I’m going to wear it with. (Like the awful, awful booties of 2011)

Here’s what’s I’ve picked up lately:

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Light turquoise pants, H&M: $12.95 (these fit SO well and you can’t beat the price. I might need a beige pair)

Eyelet blouse, LOFT: $59.99 (+ 40% off)

Striped tank, H&M: $7.95

Bright eyelet tank, J Crew: $29.99

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Sailor boatneck tee, J Crew: $45.00

Pink twill shorts, LOFT: $39.50 (+ 40% off)

loft stuff

I haven’t rocked the yellow top with the pink shorts (may be a little mucho), so 7 outfits for $135 + tax. Boom.

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I’ve been wearing my pink shorts a ton, so I’d like to get a couple more colors, but I’ve been wondering about the staying power of brights- summer always seems to end quickly (even though the temps linger around here much longer). Meg gave me an awesome tip- she said if you go for more jewel tones instead of bright, those are classic and will last into fall and next year.

I’m working on a summer hairstyle post for next week (waves and waterfall braid how-to are on the list)- please let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see!

xoxo

Gina

In the wise words of Bethanny: never buy retail (my addition: unless you’re shopping at H&M). Whatever you like, youu’ll be able to find somewhere else for less or on sale eventually, even if you have to wait a little bit.

-Juice Beauty is having a Friends and Family discount through the 21st! My favorite product is their tinted SPF moisturizer:

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-That one swimsuit I’ve been in love with went on clearance. You can bet your booty it’s on the way 🙂

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15 Comments

  1. Laura @ She Eats Well on May 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I love that swimsuit. I am such a sucker for ruffles. So girly and fun.

  2. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde on May 18, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Very cute outfits! I love the pretty colors and the stripes. And of course the great deals 🙂 I’m so excited for your summer hairstyle post! I’ve seen waterfall braids on Pinterest and LOVE how they look, but I’ve been too intimidated to attempt them myself. Your hair always looks so nice!

  3. Becky on May 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    i tried a one piece on for the first time in a long time and was horrified! maybe it was the suit, but it was totally not flattering! it did however give me some good motivation to focus more on my abs 😉

    • Fitnessista on May 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      it was a bold move to order one without trying it on… hopefully i can take it back if i hate it

  4. Amy @ Our Four Letter Words on May 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I love the yellow tank top. I am going to have to look for something similar.

  5. Averie @ Averie Cooks on May 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I love the yellow tank! The other time when you posted a pic of it, I even said yellow is your color! I LOVE it!

  6. Courtstar on May 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Loving H&M and the amount you paid for all those clothes AMAZING! Good shopping!

  7. Kristen on May 18, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    You and Meg both have inspired me to go through my closet and put some outfits together that I never thought about. I fall into a woredrobe rut alot. It’ll be fun to see what I come up with. The hubs will be glad that I have “new” outfits and didn’t touch the bank account. 😉

  8. Melissa on May 18, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Do you have any pictures of you in the H&M pants? I have been stalking them online (I need some casual pants that aren’t jeans for work) but the models & pictures on that web site are just bizarre and I would love to see them on a real person. What is the fit like? Either way, I have to go into the store anyway since I can’t order online, but it’s good to hear you like them! Love all your buys!

  9. britt on May 18, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    love this post. and all of the clothes. so cute!

    and that bathing suit is adorable! i ordered my first one-piece online this year and it actually fit and i love it. i’m usually a bikini girl but i’ve softened up a little since i’ve stopped nursing and i just feel too self-conscious of my abs. they’re flat but just not in shape. oh, how having a baby changes your body! but i wouldn’t change a thing 🙂

  10. Julie on May 19, 2012 at 12:07 am

    That bathing suit is great. I need a cute one-piece!

  11. Emma on May 19, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Ooo, I’d love to you see demonstrate a fishtail braid – or plait if you’re from England like me. 🙂

  12. Jess on May 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I love the pink shorts, they are a fairly classic colour. Even if brights go out of fashion I think you’re safe with them and a cute black tank.

  13. Alexandria on May 20, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I love to mix-n-match!
    I wore yellow shorts with a pink ruffled tank to a fundraiser and got some compliments, so don’t be afraid of the yellow & pink! lol

  14. Kim @ HealthyNest on May 21, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Super cute outfits! I just bought a similar white eyelet top from Land’s End (of all places!!) on sale for $25, if anyone’s interested in a close alternative: http://canvas.landsend.com/pp/womens-eyelet-t-shirt~236050_-1.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::L68&CM_MERCH=IDX_women-_-shirts&origin=index

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