the thrift exchange: floral outfit

Sunday, 3 April 2011

For those of you who have been following The Thrift Exchange challenge, you might remember that the second theme was 'florals'. I received this colourful shirt from Jaharn last week and I instantly knew that it had to be part of a fun, casual outfit. Styling it proved to be a bit of a challenge though. My first instinct was denim shorts, but then scrapped the idea as it was a bit too predictable. Then I perused my skirt collection, but nothing really jumped out at me. Then I spied a bit of lace peeking out from a drawer and had my light bulb moment. Ultimately, this is something I'd like to wear to the beach but seeing as Brisbane weather has been pretty bipolar lately, I don't see that happening any time soon. Sigh. Be sure to check Jaharn's blog (iamvintagelover.com) to see how she's styled her floral outfit. We sent off our 'sheer' items for the third challenge last week, so stay tuned to see how that one goes!

52 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shirt! I love floral prints. Looks very nice with the shorts too!! :)
    Hannah x

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  2. Those shorts are gorgeous!

    http://understarlitskies.blogspot.com

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  3. Aw that shirt is adorable!!!

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  4. Love the floral shirt with the lace shorts. So unexpected, but it really works x

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  5. this exchange is such a good idea for a project. love how you've styled yours.

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  6. This looks fantastic! Florals and lace look lovely together xx

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  7. I'm in love with those shorts!!

    xx
    18candlsblog.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh I love those shorts :-)

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  9. i like you you did your nails two different colours :)

    http://missteaandco.blogspot.com

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  10. those lace shorts are gorgeous!

    x

    www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

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  11. I love it. I would't have thought of it and it's totally my kind of thing... thanks for the inspiration! ;) How I've missed keeping up with your posts... gonna have to do some catch-up reading! x

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  12. What a fun shirt! I really love the shorts as well, they're a great compliment to the crazy floral pattern!

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  13. Awesome lace shorts! So pretty.

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  14. The idea of Thrift Exchange seem so much fun! You look perfectly spring-y.

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  15. the thrift exchange seems fun!
    i love those shorts, actually i am so obsessed with it.
    love your floral shirt too!

    http://eclecticraccoon.blogspot.com/

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  16. fab-u-lous!
    i love it! great styling=) That ssilk shorts us magnifique!! You have me totally in love!

    xoxo

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  17. I just bought a flower blouse to! I love how you combinated it (:

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  18. wonderful blog!! ;D i love your style.. can i ask you what theme do you use for your blog's layout?

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  19. Great restyle. I probably would have just done denim shorts! You know how to think outside of the box. =)

    -Erin (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  20. i love how you've styled this outfit, really fresh and summery x

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  21. Love your Short !!!!!!!!!! ;)
    xoxo

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  22. I love how you've styled the shirt, it looks great with those shorts! Very cute indeed x

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  23. Hmm I would have said denim shorts too. Maybe denim overalls would have been a cool twist? Regardless, love the silky shorts :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  24. where are your lace shorts from?
    l o v e t h e m




















    drinkteabecontent.blogspot.com

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  25. lace and florals! a beautiful mix! its relaxed and so easy. cool hat!

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  26. Cuute, you look like you're going on safari ;) haha
    xx S

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  27. I love floral, I am so glad you chose that as a theme!

    You look gorgeous!

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  28. I love your blog! Please check out mine and follow if you'd like :)

    www.SimpleStyleSecrets.com

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  29. @misstea: it's three actually!

    @Emma: glad I could help. Hope you enjoyed your catch up reading :)

    @Uhlala: it's a modified minima template

    @clairejazzpad: I was actually contemplating my denim overall dress *great minds*

    @isabelle: I made the shorts myself :)

    @LaFanciulle: haha yes! a very friendly, non-life-threatening safari

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  30. The shirt looks so lovely with those shorts! I think I would have struggled knowing how to style those but it looks really good :) xoxo

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  31. love the floral shirt :) and cute short

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  32. I love your shorts, I am actually looking for something like that! And nice floral shirt!!

    xo www.thefashionguitar.com

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  33. love the way you've styled that floral blouse! xx

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  34. I totally LOVE this idea, if you ever want to exchange in an Aus-only version let me know. I'd be so in! hehe


    renewvintage.blogspot

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  35. This is such a cool idea! And I love how you paired the florals with lace, what a perfect combination!

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  36. That shirt is really cute. I love how you styled everything! :)

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  37. Lovely outfit, your shorts are absolutely gorgeous!! x

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  38. Aww, this is beautiful !
    I love it!
    xx

    Henar
    ...OH MY VOGUE!

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  39. Haha Nelly's old cd's are so cool, i just had to name a post like it :D

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  40. Love the outfit!!!! The hat is absolutely amazing!!

    XOX,
    Karen

    www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

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  41. aww what a cute outfit! We are loving the floral! Nice job and pairing it with the laced short.

    Cheers, B & Liv
    www.blivbook.blogspot.com
    B L I V B O O K: darling&diva ♥

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  42. those pieces are PERFECT!! black lace instead of denim? good call, more original choice. :)

    xo,
    F.M.

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  43. I love the florals! Very cute!

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  44. Gorgeous short and love the floral!

    xoxo
    Stella

    http://www.jadore-fashion.com/

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  45. wow you look gorgeous..love the shorts xx

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  46. lace shorts and floral...perfect!

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  47. it's the first time i've heard of this project. what an amazing idea soph! will have to check out the rest.
    LOVE that teamed it with something unpredictable
    xx

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  48. I love your shorts! they are so pretty x

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