Monday, January 13, 2014

Camo and Stripes


This was the first full weekend in four weeks that we were actually at home. It was a breath of fresh air to relax, see a movie, get things done around the house and go to church. I finally got all our Christmas decorations down which was seriously an all day ordeal. I know, January 10th is quite embarrassing, but like I said we have been on the road and just couldn't muster the energy to do it during a week day.

Forever 21 Stripe Dress (option here and here) // Target Camouflage Utility Jacket (option here and here) // MIA Calvary Riding Boots // ModCloth Satchel // Forever 21 Tassel Necklace (option) // Kendra Scott Earrings // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jewler's Wife // Cathryn Ann Design Tassel Bracelets c/o // Forever 21 Leopard Bangle (option

Speaking of taking down the decor, it stirred up more dust than I care to ever see and breathe in again. Holy Mother of Sneeze Fest, I think I achoo-ed approximately 200 times this weekend. Between the crazy cedar fever going on here in Austin and those devilish dust mites, my nose is raw, eyes are puffy and lips are chapped. So, don't be surprised if you see sunglasses in every single post this week. 

I wore this stripe/camo combo to the movies Saturday. Our girls both had a Girl Scouts lock-in which meant a FREE babysitter for us. We took full advantage and headed to see Lone Survivor. I posted on Facebook that I didn't have honorable words enough to describe the movie. All I can say is God Bless America, our service men and women, the fallen heroes and their families. I almost had to walk out three different times because I emotionally lost it. I had a general idea about the movie and all the buzz and interviews that have been broadcasted, but never in a million year did I think I would be hit so hard with emotion. I highly recommend seeing it or reading the book (which I plan to do). I will warn all of you, it's tough to stomach, hard core, raw, real, but one I truly believe every American should see.

The dress I am wearing sold out during the Forever 21 50% off clearance sale (still going on now and that I posted about late Friday afternoon). I knew it would go fast, but have no fear, I found a few options for you guys in case you like the style. Also, you can always check your local store. They may have some left. I am wearing a size medium. The small probably would have fit my waist better, but I think it would have been too short.


Here are three ways have worn my camouflage utility jacket. I am loving this link up that Lauren from Fizz & Frosting started. It's a great way to refresh my mind on how I wore things in the past and for you to get ideas from other bloggers. Go check some of the ladies that are playing too.



P.S. Don't forget about the $40 giveaway to Avery Lane Boutique.

Shanna

63 comments:

Ladies in Navy said...

beautiful stripes and camo!
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Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

Camo and stripes - what a lovely pair! I like the way you wore that dress, and the way you wore that necklace too. Ah. Is Christmas over? I suppose we should take down our decorations too.
Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog -Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Style

Alice Warren said...

I can't remember the last time my hubby & I went to see a movie together. I've heard great things about this movie and it's on my list.

Love your necklace - can't believe it's from F21! It looks so high end.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute striped dress! Glad you were able to enjoy a weekend at home. Putting away holiday decorations can be such a chore, but I love how the house feels so much more spacious and uncluttered afterwards. Have a great day!

Chelsea Oliver said...

Love this outfit, Shanna! And how you've styled this jacket the other times as well! Glad you guys had a great weekend relaxing.

-Chelsea
Chelsandthecity.bloodspot.com

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Love this combo, and that dress is so cute too bad it is already sold out.

xo
​PinkSole​

Nina Piccini said...

First, I'm copying this outfit - adorable!!

Second, I'm sure I had considerably less decor up than you since I'm still building my collection but I totally get the dust thing too!! All of a sudden it's like watching a weed roll across the desert as you watch the dust bunnies roll along the hard wood floor.. ugh, winter is to blame as well!!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Susan Jeffries said...

I love a striped dress! They go with everything! My husband and I have been wanting to see that movie too! We are so silly busy right now that we will probably have to rent it (: Happy Monday! Susan

Victoria Mason said...

Great look! I just picked up a black and white striped dress. I love the denim and camo with a pop of pink look so much!

I'm so looking forward to movie date night this weekend with H! Seeing American Hustle and it is supposed to be super 70's fantastic!!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

In your collage, I LOVE that jacket with those pops of pink!!!!! I think you've convinced me I need a camo jacket!

Charnele Michel said...

I love this look so much. The stripes go great with the camo. I have a utility vest and i use it all the time.

xo,
Cha Cha
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

Becky M said...

We still have our outside lights up - eek! I love this combo, I never would have thought to do it! So cute!

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Melissa Lundberg said...

I just made my husband help me take the rest of ours too. Glad to know I'm not the only one still living Christmas in the middle of January! I love the stripes and army combo. I can't do camo so I follow your other suggestion and pair it with my army green jacket. Happy Monday!

Iris Hanlin - Writer/Photographer said...

Cute! Never thought of that combo before...

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Erica Zar said...

Love this look Shanna! You make pairing stripes and camo look so effortless! Have a great week!

Erica
www.casuallystyled.com

Alyssa said...

Cute combo–I'm loving that dress!

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

This outfit is so effortlessly chic! I'm loving it!! And it sounds like we had a very similar weekend. We also took down our Christmas decorations and went on a movie date. It was nice to have a low-key weekend for a change. :) Thanks so much for linking and sharing about Mix it Mondays on your blog again this week! XO!

TheTinyHeart said...

The mix of camo and stripes is so cute! It's nice to have a relaxing weekend after a bunch of busy ones.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Style-Delights said...

Very preppy look!! And how about that F21 50% clearance sale!! I got cuple of things myself before they were sold out!! Love this dress so much! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

Rebecca said...

Love how you pulled this look off Shanna.....& I'm totally with you on the taking down of Xmas ornaments....also late in that dept!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Always Maylee said...

Love the striped dress and love it with the camo jacket. Who knew camo could be so versatile. You look adorable!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Rachel said...

This is the perfect way to "dress up" camo!

Helene in Between said...

I NEVEr think to wear camp, so cute! and i need to get in on this forever 21 sale!

Katie said...

that necklace is so cute! and love the stripes and camo together!

Rebecca Lately said...

I can see why that dress sold out! It's so cute :)

I haven't seen Lone Survivor yet. We'll probably wait for it come out on dvd. Either way, I'll make sure to bring the tissues. Movies like that always make me bawl.

Sandy a la Mode said...

love this look! camo and stripes is one of my fave patterns to mix!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

That second look is my favorite!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

loving the camo jacket and boots! I am all about the tassel necklaces right now I think I have about 4 :-)

Kate said...

Wow, I never expected this to work As a Look but it really does! I love the bag too!

Shira said...

Cutest.print mix. ever. :)

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Rachel Lynne said...

This camo coat is seriously adorable! Love it!

Tori said...

Love this look--that necklace is too cute :) Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend! Good for you :)

Tori
FashionBlingandOtherGirly

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I love your dress and purse. I am a huge fan of stripes!

Tracy Miller said...

That dress is so cute and I love your past look with the pink. Outfit idea!

Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

thechicstreet.com said...

Diggin' the mix and love the jewelry.

xo,
miranda

thechicstreet.com

Nikki said...

That striped dress is too cute!! And I love it with the camo jacket. Adorable! Hope you had a nice weekend!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

so pretty!! love the denim look...i'm scared to buy/wear camo just because it's against the student dress code (i think)

Darcy said...

We still have our Christmas decorations up, too! We almost took them down on New Year's Day but just ran out of time. This upcoming weekend will the first free weekend and we will do it then! Loving your camo jacket looks, too!
www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Sage Grayson said...

You look fabulous! I like to get the Christmas decorations down before new years eve. I can't even think about my goals for the next year if I'm looking at the Santa decorations. I know, I'm a total Type A personality! :)

www.sagegrayson.com

Ashley said...

Oh man, this makes me feel SO much better that I just took down the Christmas decor this weekend too! I mean, it's such an undertaking! Ha. My husband is trying to find some friends to go with him to see Lone Survivor because he doesn't think I can handle it... I probably can't :( You look lovely Shanna!

Head to Toe Chic said...

I definitely should have purchased that gorgeous dress. i love it with your camo jacket!!!

xo,
Angela

Because of Jackie said...

First of all, love the camo and the stripes. There is literally nothing this jacket would look bad with;) Second, I am kind of scared to watch Lone Survivor, mostly because I think I can't handle it emotionally? My husband is in the military and does dangerous things daily, and my brother is a war vet, so it hits home for me. I'm glad you liked it and made it through, though…I've heard it is an amazon film.

Carly said...

Yippee for camo, those boots and a free babysitter :-)

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Maddie~The Whimsy One said...

I have a similar jacket and it is one of my favorites. and I feel you, this was our first week home since the week before Thanksgiving. Loved every second;)

GetGlamr said...

you look beautiful shanna...i love your style...that designer footwear looks great with your outfit :)

Sarah Tucker said...

I tried to get some camo in my life, but Target was out of my size in their camo pants. Maybe it wasn't meant to be...

OccasionallyAJ said...

I love that leopard bracelet!! And I think the camo/stripes/pink is my favorite of the three with the jacket. Good luck with the sneezes!

-AJ

Shelli Poole said...

Okay, this is my favorite look on you ever! Camo - love. Stripes - love. Together?? SWOON!!!

Sarah said...

Guuhhhh I love that dress! Why didn't I scoop it up?!

Kacie Ellis said...

Amazing combo!

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Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I love this look Shanna!! And don't be embarrassed, we just took our Christmas decorations down this weekend too. Oops haaha.

clara mcmillan said...

I love all the ways you wore this military jacket! Each so different and unique yet all three are equally as cute. I loved how you used stripes and camo together. who would have thought? Such a great combo! You look adorbs as always Shanna.

XO,Claire

http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

PinqChiq said...

that's amazing women casual shoes ...you look hot ;)

Amber said...

I'm not usually a huge fan of camo, but it sure looks fab paired with this adorable striped dress!

Sabhyata - Indian Fashion Boutique said...

great pics...try Indian ethnic clothes ...you will look fab in them :)

Holly said...

Confession time - I have this camo jacket and I got it for $6! I have yet to wear it! I'm ashamed. But you've inspired me - per the usual - about ways I can wear it and not feel like I'm in the Army. :)

Aujjessa said...

wanna see you in anarkali dresses....you got great personality XOXO

Deepak Khetan said...

wanna see you in casual shirts with baggy jeans....you will rock :)

Live Bruno said...

love your Suede Shoes :)

Shakumbhari said...

you got great personality....you must try Indian Traditional Dresses sometimes :) XOXO

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