Blogging Besties :: Distressed Jeans

The Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015 the series expanded to include Maricel @ My Closet Catelogue and me, Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style. It’s based on the idea of “take one, pass it on,” but we’re passing on an element from another blogger’s outfit. It’s a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!

Last week, Whitney looked adorable:

The prompts she gave me were “gingham, distressed jeans, cognac shoes or a hair do”.

Since I live in NC, where it is 10-15 degrees hotter than MI, jeans in summer are a no go. I live in shorts from Memorial Day to Labor Day (often longer). So, I give you distressed jean shorts.


I paired my shorts with a pineapple print tee, glittery gold flip-flops, and a gold cuff bracelet.


Maricel can choose from shorts, glitter, novelty print, or cuff bracelet.

Previous Editions of Blogging Besties

Blogging Besties :: Blue and Green

Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of The Cheerful Closet, Maricel of ::My Closet Catelogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile’s Style.  Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week’s outfit to pass on in a brand new look.  This “take one, pass it on” challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!

I just love this skirt every time Selah wears it!  I really like the creative silhouette she created with the boxy eyelet top, and don’t even get me started on kitten heals!

While the book lover in me really wanted to go with the prompt to “show us your shelves,” fate struck and I ultimately choose to feature “blue and green.”

You see, earlier this week my mom, niece and sister raided my closet for a Styled by Someone Else post.  When my sister created an outfit, she just so happened to put together a blue and green ensemble without even knowing my Blogging Besties prompts!

Please forgive the wrinkly skirt as we had just spent the afternoon playing around in my closet.  It was so much fun to have my favorite girls choose outfits for me since they picked things I wouldn’t have thought of myself.  This top is a little bit more form-fitting than I usually go for but my sister convinced me I could rock it!  What do you think, a good date night look maybe?

Alright, Alex my darling, here are your prompts for next week: styled by someone else, form-fitting, lace-up or a classic white top!

What I’m Wearing:
Tank: Old Navy (exact)
Skirt: Banana Republic (similar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (exact)
Shoes: Modcloth (exact)

Where I’m linking-up!

A friendly reminder…


February is a freebie, my friends, so the world is your oyster. Hie thee to a library/Kindle/smartphone and find some reading material that knocks your socks off so much that you’re inspired to dress accordingly.

As you know, this is Day 4 of my four-day weekend which means no OOTD. I do, however, have a lovely infographic I’d Pinned several days ago, and it gave Chessa such happy edification that I decided it was worth a share.

I challenge you to see if you’re familiar with all of these terms. I admit that minaudiere and ghillie threw me for a loop, but I’m proud to say I knew pretty much everything else.

Happy lifelong learning!