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Friday, July 12, 2013

DIY Denim Cutoffs + Tennessee Blogger Linkup






Forever 21 Top // Loft Shorts DIY (save) // Linea Pelle Bag c/o // Steve Madden Wedges via Poshmark (save, splurge) // Antropologie Sunglasses (splurge) // Nixon Watch (save, splurge) // Poshlocket Spike Bracelet c/o // Bip & Bop Monogrammed Bangle c/o // Bows to Toes Bangle c/o // Pretty Things White Bangle c/o (20% off Fornash jewelry with WALKINGINMEMPHIS)


Welcome to the first ever Tennessee Bloggers Linkup hosted by Sara and me!  We will be linking up the 2nd Friday of each month, so grab a button (on the sidebar) and linkup.  Today's topic is what to do in your city in the summertime, and I will be talking about where I would wear this outfit in Memphis.  I actually wore this top last week to go out to dinner at Pearls for my birthday and to walk around downtown.  I also wore it a couple nights ago while hanging out and riding the golf cart around the neighborhood.  Since the shorts aren't too short, I would wear this most anywhere - to the zoo, to dinner, to a concert or to grill out with friends.  For the zoo or concert though, I would definitely trade the wedges out for sandals.  I'm going to the Botanic Gardents tomorrow night to see Robert Plant, so this may be the perfect pair of shorts to wear there too!  We're even thinking about going to the Levitt Shell tonight too to listen to music, so this would be the perfect outfit for that also.  And the Linea Pelle clutch is perfect for doing lots of walking.  It's just the right size, and it has a chain strap so you can even wear it as a crossbody.  It's so versatile, and I love the fun faceted studs on the front!  Basically I could live in this outfit on the weekend.  Even though the top has longer sleeves, it is pretty lightweight.  The best thing about this top is that I got it on sale for $12!  I also want to point out my pretty new white and gold bangle.  It is from my friend Amanda from The Pretty Pinhead.  She just recently opened an online shop, and you can save 20% off your entire purchase of Fornash jewelry with the code WALKINGINMEMPHIS. 

 
You may have noticed that these denim shorts look a little familar.  They are my Loft boyfriend shorts that I wore here and above (and you can see them here on Instagram too.)  I wasn't so sure what I thought about them since I have such short (and big) legs.  The more I looked at them, I decided they weren't for me anymore.  I may buy another pair in a darker wash though, but with the lighter wash, I think they need to be shorter.  I got a wild hair on Tuesday when I came home from work, and I took a pair of scissors to them.  I had been wanting a pair of cutoff shorts, but didn't want to buy any.  All the on in stores have been daisy dukes, so I decided to just make my own.  Plus, I found out that same day that there is a denim cutoff linkup today; that was all the reason I needed!  I just laid them out on the floor with the front waistband lower than the back since they have a shorter rise in the front.  I didn't measure or anything, I just started cutting, and I was surprised with how great they turned out!  I think they turned out to be the perfect length for me,and I love that they were already a little distressed.  Once I wash them a few times and they fray some, I think they'll look even better.  I love turning something you don't wear into something you will wear!  I hope everyone has a great weekend. I fully intend to be by the pool on Saturday and Sunday, and Saturday night we're going to listen to Robert Plant, woohoo!  Have you made your own pair of cutoff denim shorts?  Did you linkup today with Tennessee Bloggers or with the Denim Cutoff Challenge?  Any fun things planned for the weekend?


Linking up with Real Girl Glam.
Photography by Pea Pie Photography.
 

40 comments:

  1. Thanks for a great link up! I just happened to be doing cutoffs for my Friday post! :)
    Always,
    Katherine
    www.seriesofserendipity.blogspot.com

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  2. I love that clutch!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  3. can I love in Tennessee please?! You look perfection in this outfit!

    xxS

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  4. I love that you took a pair of scissors to them and made them even more perfect! You always have such fabulous hair!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Five Minute Style 

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  5. This outfit is right up my alley! LOVE that shirt :)

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  6. Love this outfit, perfect for a casual summer day! You look beautiful.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  7. The DIY denim jeans turned out great! I have a bunch of jeans that don't fit me anymore so I may just have to try this. Have a wonderful weekend!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  8. I love these cut-offs! I have a pair of old jeans that I've been meaning to make into shorts. You've inspired me to finally do it this weekend!

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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  9. The perfect relaxed summer outfit! Aren't cut-offs the best?!

    xo,

    Alyssa
    Runway Chef

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  10. the shorts turned out great. it does seem like shorts are sooo short right now, so sometimes it's just better to make your own. great work lady!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  11. So pretty. Love the color! That clutch <3

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  12. Your cutoffs turned out great!! I've never made a pair myself but maybe I should give it a try.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  13. Love those wedges & sunnies so much! This is a great look on you! :)
    -Rach

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  14. great clutch -- love how it has a great handle b/c I'm always tired of holding mine! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  15. you look so pretty! that shirt is so fun and perfect for summer!!

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  16. Yay! I just cut off a pair of my flare jeans from high school into shorts for the summer. They look super good on you!!
    -Bree @ aBree Fashion

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  17. Visiting from the Real Girl Glam link up! Loving your blouse! New subscriber - I love your blog so much!

    Bold Subtlety

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  18. Okay 1, these photos are beautiful with the river & sunset in the background! 2, I love those cut-off shorts so much more than the originals! Good call :)

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  19. I always cut my capris/pants into shorts- it's a problem! I also really love your shorter hair (everytime I see it, I want to cut mine!)

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  20. This is really pretty! I love the color of that top on you! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  21. I want cut offs! Maybe I should DIY it too! I wish I was still a TN blogger. Now I am a MS blogger :(

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  22. Love you cut offs! I have just the pair of jeans at home to do this with! Thanks for the inspiration!

    xoxo

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  23. Love your cut offs and that shirt is fabulous.

    Don't forget to stop by my blog and enter both my fabulous giveaways: a pink link bracelet from Gigglosophy and one from Henri Lou. And my link up is still up.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  24. The cutoffs look great! I am on the short-leg bandwagon, too, and always have the hardest time finding shorts that are long enough, but still flattering!

    We will be at the Robert Plant show, too! Super excited about it! Have a great weekend!

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  25. The shorts look great paired with those sandals! Your hair looks fabulous btw!
    Debbie :)
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  26. Yay for the DIY!! I am on the hunt for another pair of cut offs that aren't booty short! They are so hard to find! I many just end up cutting off a pair of my jeans! Thanks for the inspiration. Loving these photos!!

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  27. Love that button-down on you Laura!

    xox,
    Marta
    mbrauns.weebly.com

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  28. The short hair AND short shorts look great on you Laura... love it!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  29. So cute! I did the same thing. I had a bunch of old jeans & just cut them off. I made 4 different styles though, so that was fun. They're on the blog today! And I found out about the demin cut off link up today too - perfect!! Love both these outfits, you're always so cute!

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  30. Such a nice casual outfit :) I really like your clutch too! :)


    Away From Blue

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  31. I really like the cut offs, and they look great on you!

    XO,
    Samm
    www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com

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  32. You are so smoking in those cutoffs Laura!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  33. I agree with you, I think your "new" shorts are the perfect length now! And I love the color of your shirt!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  34. Oh, I really love that shirt! I mean, stripes are my fav, but the fit and color are great too! :)

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  35. LOVE that you went right in and chopped these shorts up! They turned out so good. Definitely don't look DIY. Thanks for taking the Denim Cutoff Challenge!

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  36. Beautiful summer look for sightseeing or a summer outing.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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