Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer roads

Hi! How was everybody's weekend? Mine was fantastic! I seem to be completely unable to take decent weekend photos these days, but managed a few outfit shots when Chris and I were in Rockport yesterday. This weekend was so beautiful, but hazy, which is- I guess- due to the fires in Quebec (If I have any Quebecois readers, I hope you are ok!).
Shirt: J.Crew outlet ($40 sale)
SHorts: J.Crew outlet ($17 sale)
Belt: Vintage Thrift (from Mom)
Bag: Thrifted ($10)
Sunnies: Vintage Thrift ($2)
Photos: Chris
I admit, I felt a little like a walking J.Crew billboard yesterday, I rarely wear all things from the same company but Chris and I stopped in the outlet while we were home in New Hampshire visiting family and this chambray shirt and colorful shorts just seemed to work together. I've been on the hunt for a nice chambray shirt for awhile now, and while this one was a little more money than I'm used to spending it was worth it for the fit. You'll most likely be seeing a lot of this shirt, it's so soft and breezy and goes with practically everything. Perfect for the humid weather! I was drawn to these shorts for the colors, I love bright colors and unexpected patterns, and they have a low, vintage-y fit. Like 60's short-shorts or something.
This overlook is one of our favorite spots, it looks down on the town and is away from the touristy mayhem. We just spent the day wandering around and lazing about on the warm rocks. A nice way to recover from our time spent up north visiting our families on Saturday and Sunday!

Thank you all for your response to my last post, I loved reading your comments about what you would like to see more of (and of course what is already working just fine!)! I have a lot planned, so stay tuned!

Happy June!

54 comments:

Claire said...

Wow the weather looks so nice there! I'm absolutley in love with your sunglasses too :)

M said...

You do have a quebec reader. And i'm ok! Thanks for asking!
Love this look!

Chloe Trayner said...

Those shorts are amazing and my denim shirt is definitely going to a summer staple too. They are so versatile. I'm having some location envy here, amazing photos you're getting!

tess said...

oo you look so summery!

Tanya Patrice said...

I;m in love with those shorts - and the views where you were on vacay look amazing.

Joey said...

man, those shades are perfect! looking good!

tomorrowneverknowsfashion said...

It was smoky outside my appartment this morning and I thought some building was on fire nearby. crazy that there were a buttload of forest fires. pretty scary stuff. Luckily I'm in the lower part of Qc so we didnt really get affected other than smokiness.
I really like this look, i need some fun outfits to wear with a denimy long sleeve shirt like yours, i may try a floral bottom. whoda thunk it!

briannelee said...

Very cute! Really love the J Crew top and I love how you paired it with the bright shorts :)

Angie D said...

I also love your look! Such a great pairing...and of course, you look killer in those shorts!

Diya said...

very gorgeous casual look...you've inspired me to go buy more shorts (I only have 1 pair that's not wool or jeans at the moment)

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Purple Deer said...

Yes happy June indeed! I think you might be the only one I know who could pull off those shorts...Good job :)

Brianna said...

Such cute printed shorts!!!

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Trishna said...

You have a very cool hippy look going on. :)

Meghan V. said...

Oh my gosh, you look so fabulous. I love your sunglasses, they are the perfect size..

Rosie said...

killer sunglasses!

Meggstatus said...

Feeling like a J. Crew catalog is such a great thing, they have such great styling in that catalog I am always so amazed. The pairing of chambray and bright colors is spot on. Lovely.

April said...

your shorts are extremely enviable, i love love love them! i think it's time for me to amass a laaaarge collection of brightly printed shorts :)

♥Lola said...

Love your shorts! Don't worry I'm constantly a walking Country Road (Aussie brand) advert :)

alya said...

Eh, you could advertise for much worse than J Crew! And both pieces are so lovely, I think we can all overlook the walking catalog aspect of your ensemble. ;)

Awkward Socialite said...

Love the shirt!!

Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

your shorts are fantastic!!!! love your sunnies too..so bright :)

Becca Jane said...

LOVE the shorts! They are so bright and pretty

ShoesForDessert said...

You rock those sunglasses! I am always so fascinated by your hair!

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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I love your shorts!

Leproust Vintage said...

Gorgeous! I cannot believe that those sunnies were $2! They are fantastic!

I love jcrew for staples (such as a chambray shirt!). Most of my cardigans hail from jcrew (mainly the sale racks and outlets), and you just can't beat the quality.

Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

Your shorts are making me go berserk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO AWESOMELY COLORFUL!

Also, I ♥ Quebec!!!!

Karolina said...

I just wanted to say hi!! These shorts are so unique and they are designed for you!! Great pattern and colors!!

kelly ann said...

you are SO cute... your style is always effortless!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

You look like a hippy from the 60's! and that is a compliment by the way haha. So cute.

Panda said...

Adorable glasses! :-)
Panda xx

Dita Tastemakr said...

I love those sunglasses! Such the quintessential jet setting outfit, makes me want to be at the beach under a cabana reading a fun book (I am a non swimmer, so usually kicking waves is not an option).

sparkle is a color said...

I love those shorts! I almost bought a bright neon pink pair at the outlet but didn't and now I regret it.

monkeyandsquirrel said...

you hit the j.crew jackpot with those finds! good job :)

LPT said...

Love those shorts! WHERE IS THIS J.CREW OUTLET??? I live in Massachusetts, so I'll drive anywhere for good J.Crew deals...

Future Lint said...

I really love the shade of your shirt, most chambray seems to be more of a purple-blue and that one has a bit of a green-blue tinge! And those sunglasses are awesome!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Your sunnies are pure perfection and I love the pop of color your shorts give to this outfit.

Maria Confer said...

I love Rockport!! You look so lovely Julie.

Lulu Letty

Sarah said...

amazing sunglasses and shorts girl! sound like you had a fantastic time xxx

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

such gorgeous photos! and your outfit fits right in with the setting. i love the really bright shorts with the relaxed chambray blouse. ~joelle

Clare said...

This is such a great summer outfit! I'd never think to put those pieces together, but I love the effect! And those sunglasses are AMAZING.

tastymoog said...

i was so tempted by this mod floral pattern last spring/summer in mini skirt form... i may have to check out the factory store so i can finally get my fix! :)

tastymoog said...

LPT,

there's a jcrew factory/outlet store in Wrentham.

Gracey Loo, Money Smart Fashion said...

love that shirt! I've been looking for the perfect chambray top! Jealous!

KDikio Vintage said...

omg, SUCH a cute outfit. Absolutely love it : )

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

i love your outfit, sunglasses...everything! the colors remind me of the 70's. definitely not a bad thing! :)

xoxo
http://sweatshirtdressshirt.blogspot.com/

Tiffany said...

Loving all of your J Crew shorts lately. Totally inspired me to get over my thigh fear and get some!

piglet said...

Loving the massive sunnies! They suit you so well.

Rūta said...

Love your sunglases, what an interesting shape!
Nice outfit as allways.

princesspolitico said...

these shorts are fabulous! i thought they were vintage until i read your caption - j.crew always has great cuts [no shorts that are too short] and such beautiful prints.

lovely photos...

xo.
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Lexie, Little Boat said...

my boyfriend says you look like topanga from boy meets world (it's a compliment)!

i love your printed shorts and chambray shirt ... you look so comfortable!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

love this outfit! you look so fabulous in those shorts that you make me want to get a pair. and i love them with the chambray shirt (definitely worth paying more for something that fits like a dream and you can wear forever).
p.s. wish i could get up north! am super jealous :)

Vanessa said...

Your hair is just amazing x

brightlightsbigcity said...

Awesome sunglasses!

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Yasemin said...

Wow dynamic shorts!

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