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


  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!



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


  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.

  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.

  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! 

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

    Great look!

  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. ;-)

  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!)

  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.

  10. great color combination as usual ;)


  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.


  12. http://goo.gl/jD9U7

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

  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

  15. I love this look! I would've never thought to put purple and yellow together. Thank you for sharing! 

  16. Great shirt! I own it too.

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

  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. ;-)

  19. Love this outfit, you found some great pieces!

  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. 

  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!!}

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

    love this color combo!!


  23. jseverydayfashionJuly 1, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    So sweet, thank you so much Kate!

  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!

  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.  

  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 :)

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

  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!!: 


    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!!

  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!

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

  31. jseverydayfashionJuly 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Thank you and welcome to the blog! :-)

  32. jseverydayfashionJuly 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

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

  33. Is the color Byzantine blue??

  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?

  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