Hello, friends! I’m back – huzzah!! After being gone all last week, missing last Thrift Style Thursday and leaving my camera behind at the studio, I feel like I have been gone for a long time and I have missed you! But now I am back and super excited to share today’s look for Thrift Style Thursday: Marvelous Mesh.
When I first saw the theme “Marvelous Mesh,” I have to admit I was like, “huh?” But then I thought of all the ways mesh could be interpreted – netting, tulle, sporty athletic mesh, etc – and I decided “Okay, I can do this.” Never one to make things simple for myself, however, I decided that some sporty mesh shorts would be super cute made over with pom-pom trim… and I don’t think I was wrong. In fact, I am IN LOVE with my new shorts! Check out that Before n’ After:
The title for this post comes from the fickle summer weather we’ve been having lately. It has been uncharacteristically humid here in Southern California and the gloom that is supposed to come in June has actually lasted through July, which is fine by me because I love overcast skies. Of course, the one day this week when I had my camera back and I had the time to take outfit photos (and I was really looking forward to a cloudy day for my sweater-and-shorts combo) just so happened to be the sunniest day of the week. Yeesh. So, I retreated to the shade and did the best I could. (The lighting is decent, but the coloring came out super weird and I somehow ended up with dual tones, but whatevs, you forgive me, right?)
I went totally minimalist for this outfit because I wanted the monochromatic look of the black and white sweater and the black and white shorts to stand out. I kept my makeup simple, and only added a pair of black stud earrings for accessories. Plus, I figure the pom-pom’s on the shorts were fancy enough.
Let’s see some more lurvely pom-pom shorts goodness, because I just cannot get enough of these babies!
I really love how the pom-pom trim adds some fun, quirky style, without overdoing it. Plus, the hidden pockets are my favorite – totally functional without taking away from the great silhouette of the shorts! I actually refashioned two pairs of shorts, and it was super easy. I plan on sharing a quick DIY post soon!
The details: color block sweater (thrifted, originally Target) // mesh pom-pom shorts (thrifted, refashion) // gladiator sandals (gift) // black stud earrings (H&M)
This outfit might actually be my new favorite because it was just so easy and comfortable while still being stylish. It basically felt like I was wearing pajamas all day, only I looked (somewhat) more put together. The sweater is amazingly soft and luxurious feeling; I am still pinching myself that I found it brand new at the thrift store for an extra 50% off – it was only $2.99 people!
Enough of my bragging, now it’s your turn! What’s your best thrift store steal? What have you been wearing non-stop this summer??
Don’t forget to check out these beautiful bloggin’ ladies to see what they thrifted for this week’s “Marvelous Mesh” theme, and go vote for our upcoming themes at Sheri’s “Gone Thrifting” page here:
Buttons and Birdcages // Spoolish // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J // Confessions of a Refashionista // The Two Cent Chick // Eclecticity // Being Zhenya // Erika’s Style Diary // Sistas From Cali // Bethie the Boo // Lipstick and Yarn // Nuttier Than Nutella // That Cheap B**** // Slight Impression
As always, thanks for reading! Love, Kristi :)