June 30, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Bowling



I went bowling last night and this is what I wore! I wanted to be comfy but still wear something fun, so I turned to my favorite formula of long-sleeve shirt and shorts, with a color combo inspired by this J.Crew photo. (I also rolled my sleeves into a proper three-quarter sleeve cuff before I left.) I may have been the worst bowler on my team but at least I brought my A game in the outfit department. ;-) What would you wear to go bowling?  

Inspiration photo: J. Crew
Shirt: J.Crew, $45 (same shirt)
Shorts: Gap, $35
Belt: H&M, $18
Shoes: Guess/DSW, $30 (similar)
Necklace: Banana Republic, $14
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $49
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $32 and $59


1. ASOS shirt, $42.43 
2. ModCloth shirt, $37.99
3. Forever 21 shirt, $17.80

1. Mango necklace, $16.99
2. Bloomingdale's necklace, $48
3. Piperlime necklace, $17.99

35 comments:

  1. Amy @ Leopard and Lillies.comJune 30, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Love the outfit!  I know how you are working shorts with long sleeve tops, I don't own a ton of shorts but you encouraging me to purchase a few!

    Amy

    www.LeopardandLillies.com

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  2. I love this color combination J! And, you looked VERY cute for going bowling!!  :)  

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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  3. Where do you find all these Jcrew inspiration photos?  I like a lot of the looks I see in the catalog, but when I go on their website, often there is just a picture of the item as is, not even of a person wearing it, which makes it hard for me to know how to style their clothes.

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  4. I love the J. Crew shirt! I can picture this with the bowling shoes and it would look great! In the summer I would probably wear something similar bowling. I'd wear shorts and a looser fitting top so I could move easily.

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  5.  i have those same wedges and absolutely love them!

    to go bowling...i'd never thought about it! probably shorts and a t-shirt. only you could make bowling glam! 

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  6. I've been eyeing this shirt for a while...how do you find it fits? True to size?

    Great look!

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  7. jseverydayfashionJune 30, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Thank you , and yes, true to size! I'm wearing the size 2 which is nice and roomy and gave me plenty of room to swing a bowling ball. ;-)

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  8. jseverydayfashionJune 30, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Melissa, J.Crew puts all of their catalogs online, and I save the images from there. (much easier than scanning them in!)

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  9. I am always drawn to the shorts/long sleeve combo as well! Sometimes it's not practical for the heat but I can't help wanting to wear it! :) This is a great outfit as always.

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  10. great color combination as usual ;)

    http://lapretentieuse.blogspot.com/

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  11. Kelsie @ My Beautiful LifeJune 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    love your take on the look, the yellow necklace with the shorts looks great.

    kelsiesbeautifullife.blogspot.com

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  12. http://goo.gl/jD9U7

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  13. ah well, can't be good at everything right?!  and now I know what you would pair yellow with ;)
    ♥ ThankFifi

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  14. Love the purple and yellow together! I have always wanted that J Crew blouse, but don't want to pay $98 for it. How did you find it at such a great price??

    Lindsay @ LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  15. I love this look! I would've never thought to put purple and yellow together. Thank you for sharing! 
    -Amber
    http://beautyguide101.blogspot.com/

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  16. Great shirt! I own it too.
    Niki
    http://fashionatforty.blogspot.com/2012/02/wake-me-up.html

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  17. Love this top! I spotted it last month at JCrew and was hoping for a sale! That color combo looks great!

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  18. cactusandcucumberJune 30, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    i think your outfit is perfect for bowling..casual yet cute and happy colors..i would wear pants because i hate bending down with shorts on. ;-)
    http://www.cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com/

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  19. Love this outfit, you found some great pieces!
    Andrea
    the-blonde-ambitions.blogspot.com

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  20. jseverydayfashionJune 30, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Thank you! You may recognize this shirt from my budget post a few days ago. The stores are having awesome sales right now, and $45 was the sale price right off the rack. If you select "Tall" on this shirt, there are some purple ones left for $59.99. 

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  21. J, you look absolutely terrific! You've been on such a streak lately, and just when I think "this girl can't have any more tricks up her sleeve", you pull off something like this. Absolutely amazing. Impeccable. {Thanks for such an inspirational blog, by the way!!}

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  22. pretty little thingsJune 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    love this color combo!!

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  23. jseverydayfashionJuly 1, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    So sweet, thank you so much Kate!

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  24. Whitley Adkins HamlinJuly 1, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Absolutely adore this outfit, and LOVE the color combo!  I think I have this very same blouse, in chocolate, circa 1994... the classics never go out of style.  Sure do wish that purple were available.  You look wonderful! ps--great legs :)
    Best, Whitley at the Queen City Style
    PPS-So glad my close HS friend turned me onto your site!

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  25. Love purple and yellow together.  Purple is one of those colours that, for me, goes with pretty much everything.  I'm so jealous of your beautiful legs.  I don't wear shorts because I carry my weight in my legs.  Love your posts and have been forwarding them to my sisters and friends.  

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  26. I love that purple shirt! I have the same in magenta, but I want all the colors! They are so versatile and look great :)

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  27. I see this and it screams LSU .. aka this is my favorite outfit of yours ever. Period. :)

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  28. Marrakech Purple & Lemon Drop Yellow together??!!    *Y.E.S.*!!    Your wearing these two colors together reminds me of lovely purple and yellow flowers, (no kidding!!);  so when I did a Google Search for "purple and yellow flowers images," this is what came up!!: 

    https://www.google.com/search?q=purple+and+yellow+flowers+images&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=9Gs&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=_j3yT-zECYj30gGr-rT6Ag&ved=0CEIQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=605   

    Now~~(if you're able to actually view the photographs in the link)~~doesn't your pretty bowling outfit then just FIT RIGHT IN there, J.??!!    (Haha!!)    Seriously, though, I just  *l.o.v.e.*  how you styled this outfit;  and I hope you'll use these two colors again in other outfits, too!!

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  29. I would never have thought to put these colors together but I really, really like them here! Thanks for the inspiration on a new color combo!

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  30. Just found your blog and I love it.  This is my fave outfit so far...

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  31. jseverydayfashionJuly 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Thank you and welcome to the blog! :-)

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  32. jseverydayfashionJuly 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Thank you so much Kate! This made my day! :-)

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  33. Is the color Byzantine blue??

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  34. Hi! Just found your blog and I can't stop flipping through. :) How did you get the jcrew shirt for $45 when it's over $100 in stores?

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  35. jseverydayfashionAugust 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Thanks Claudia and welcome to the blog! That was the price for this shirt off the rack here in Orlando. Check out this post for tips on how I score deals in stores: http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2011/04/todays-everyday-fashion-secrets-of.html

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