WIW: Boat Shoes, Hi-Low, and El Ombre

I can wear shorts again! For a time. There is a minor and temporary break from the heat, so I was able to wear something other than a sundress for two whole days and counting.

#1 was worn to the grocery store and chiropractor. At the grocery, a little old man tried to flirt with me and get my number - he was kind of adorable with his jaunty red neckerchief!

Teal/aqua plaid shirt - flea market
Ezra Fitch shorts - flea market
Men's belt - flea market
Tignanello crossbody - flea market
Sperry Topsider boat shoes - flea market

#2 was worn to lunch with a friend in Redondo Beach. I ended up unrolling the shorts one roll... I don't know what it is, but I'm not liking my shorts as short these days.

Hi-Low top - little junior's store around the corner
Destroyed shorts - flea market
Destroyed belt - flea market
Tignanello crossbody - flea market
Sperry Topsider boat shoes - flea market
Marc Jacobs ombre bag - flea market, DIY

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  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    KILLER x2. And your little admirer at the grocery store thought so too :)

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  • replied 6 years ago

    Looks great, Rae.

  • texstyle replied 6 years ago

    Fun and very cute outfits! I know what you mean about the shorts - I just ordered 2 more pair of KUT from the Kloth boyfriends (one denim white and one blue denim) because I love how I can choose how long or short I want to roll them. Many of my other shorts were starting to feel a bit too short to me.

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Thank you for looking! I know all the casual wear might not be that exciting to everyone at the moment, but it is my uniform for now. :)

    Texstyle, that is definitely a benefit of rolled shorts! I am curious as to whether the length issue has to do with my age or if my eye wants a different set of proportions right now. What were your thoughts?

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    You're looking fab in your new uniform Rae - and I think it's so cute that you were getting some flirting - sounds like he had some stylin' going on with his neckerchief!

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago


  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    I don't know what it is, but I've been loving my cutoff denim shorts with my metallic boat shoes this summer! Glad to see I'm not the only one.

  • KathyL replied 6 years ago

    Both outfits are great! I love the shorts, and it is nice to be able to roll them up or down depending on your mood for the day. I like the length that you have them. For me, I am not a fan of short, shorts because I don't like bringing attention to my thighs and hips. Plus, at my age and with little kids, I feel too old to be wearing them. But that's just me and my weird hang ups :)

  • ramya replied 6 years ago


    You are a champ at flea market :)...
    I love el ombre :)... Sigh

  • Mona replied 6 years ago

    such cute outfits and all from flea market. Now that is what I would call creative. especially the boat shoes.....

  • Jjsloane replied 6 years ago

    Great look, I'd love to have that as my uniform.

  • Zapotee replied 6 years ago

    I love your cutouts and el ombré is the best. You must be getting tons of compliments on it! It must feel awesome to give the work clothes a rest

  • cheryl replied 6 years ago

    You look great and that green bag is amazing!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Such great relaxed looks, Rae! So nice to see you kicking back!

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Both are fab, but #2 makes my heart flutter! What a fab top with the distressed shorts! I am still enjoying wearing my shorts short, but almost exclusively with my loafers or short boots and a slouchy top.

  • Ariel replied 6 years ago

    Number two killed me. That's so great. That top was made for wearing with those shorts, I swear to god. And the boat shoes balance it perfectly.

  • MsLuna replied 6 years ago

    Rae, your pictures always make me smile :) Looking good, girl! :)

  • goldenpig replied 6 years ago

    Both so cute!

    If we ever have a YLF conference, I want to attend your "Fab Flea Market Finds" how-to lecture!

  • Kiwichik replied 6 years ago

    Wish I could look that good in cutoffs & I'm still loving those boat shoes.

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    Love them both! You are making me want a pair of boat shoes!

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    You don't look wilted at all! Love the bright acid tone the bag gives your outfits.

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