Tuesday, August 24, 2010

OOTD: tried and true.

I have worn the bejeezus out of these shorts this year, lemme tell ya. One of my best purchases to date, I think! I got them a year ago at F21 and bought a pair in white and tan as well. Somehow, the tan ones stopped fitting after one season but the white and black ones have kept up with my incessant wear/wash schedule. With a record 24 days of over 100-degree temperatures, shorts are a necessity. Thankfully, there really are a plethora of ways to wear them, but I tend to wear them with a tank and sandals. Maybe I can style them a bit more interestingly once the weather cools down (I'll even take a 90-degree day! please?).

Top: French Connection beaded tank, supah-old
Shorts: F21
Sandals: Diba jewel sandals(from DSW)

Also, if you can tell, my hair is darker and roots are harder to notice! Thanks to my MIL for dyeing me right out of the box. It has blended really well with my blonde and I think this will be a great, cheap way to continue to dye my hair when funds are tighter. Yippee, hooray!

Also also, thanks to all who were so kind on twitter to send me well wishes. For those of you who didn't see via my tweets, hubsters and I were involved in a car wreck on Sunday that totaled hubs' car. We're all ok, minus a little neck and back ache. We're hoping to simply get the money from the other car's insurance company and get the same car, used. See, the car hubs had was all paid off, so getting a new one would mean incurring another bill (which we really don't need!). So cross yers fingers that we can find a nice (old) Honda in a used car lot somewhere around here.

Also also also (ahem), T-minus 6 days until my first day back to school in two years. It simultaneously feels like forever and feels like yesterday since I last attended a class, so I'm anxious to get back into the student groove. I don't really know what to expect, but I do know that it's going to be quite a 5 year ride! Here's to living the student life!  :)


  1. Oh wow, I'm glad you're okay! I'll have to start following you on Twitter! I hope you're able to get a car outright and not add another payment. I'm sure it's great to have cars paid off (one day I'll know what that feels like...one day!).

    Those shorts are really great on you and that top is so pretty!

    Good luck with school! Hope it's fun for you! :)

  2. Goodness me, glad you are both ok. Shame about the car but fingers crossed a new (old) one will work out. Good luck for school!

  3. amber's notebookAugust 24, 2010 at 8:45 AM

    Pretty Justine! Omg I'm glad to hear you are okay, I didn't see those tweets but how scary! I'm so sorry!

  4. I am so glad you are OK. Too bad about the car and I hope you can find something that will not add a new bill to you life right now.
    I am super excited for you about school though. I think you are gonna do great!

  5. so sorry to hear about your car crash!!!

    good luck with the car search!!

  6. have fun back at school.
    That tank is perfect for the summer heat!

  7. I'm sorry to hear that Justine! I am glad you're okay! Here's hoping you can find the right car!

    (The Pretty Pauper)

  8. I just came across your blog and have to say I'd have worn those shorts out too! They look great on you.

    And I'm sorry to hear about your accident. That's horrible. I'm with you - hope they settle peacefully, smoothly and painlessly. Take care of your back/necks!!


  9. I love the flowy top with the shorts. Great pairing!