Stares and stripes

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I know what you’re thinking when you look at this first photo. It’s not true. I tripped. I fell down the stairs. It was my fault – Uh, I better stop before I start to offend someone. Actually, I went white water rafting over the weekend and water is stronger than it looks.

Rapids + fair skin = Lots of questions and stares about my boyfriend bruises.

I’ll share some camping style photos next week. It’s really not that different than how I normally dress, give or take some flannel.

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*Shorts: c/o Francesca’s Collections. *Shirt: Urban Outfitters. *Vest: Thrifted via Goodwill (altered). *Boots: Thrifted via Crossroads.

Hey, look a DIY. Kind of. This vest was originally a jean jacket. I got all crafty and ripped the arms off to make it a vest. That was about a year ago and I finally got around to wearing it.

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I look unreasonably sad in these photos. That’s just my face though. I swear that I am a happy person!

How cute are these shorts? I am loving patterned bottoms lately and these shorts have a nautical feeling that’s perfect for summer. They’ve also got that pajama trend going on for them too. I might live in this outfit for the next couple of months.

And hey, I literally just realized I mix prints here! Like literally, as I was typing this post. I’m a little slow sometimes. First time print mixer right here y’all!

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Oh hi, Ugly Mug Photography.

. Can I just tell you how much he puts up with when taking all my pictures? It is not a fun job. But he get’s the displeasure of being my personal bitch photographer. I’m just a tad picky, and stubborn, and resistant to try new things. Just being honest, he’s kind of, sort of, really awesome.

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This is me dressing inappropriately. Scandalous, I know.

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Can you tell how exhausted I was from the weekend in this picture? Utterly. So much so, I had to sit down. See below. True story.

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Don’t forget to enter my Francesca’s Collections giveaway! You only have until tomorrow night! Also, use the promo code “JENNIFER” for 25% off through May 31st!

All photos credit of Ugly Mug Photography

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70 comments
  1. mika said:

    really like your top – it looks great!

    kissboombang,
    xx mika

  2. Do love those shorts and how you styled them!
    Brooke @ what2wear, monikabrooke.blogspot.com

  3. totally love your mirror glasses! hope the face is better soon.x
    p.s. you are always a joy to read 🙂

    ♥ ThankFifi

  4. Gorgeous photos girl ! You’re so lucky to have a personal photog..I mean biatch 🙂 x x Thanks for the comment doll!

    Satu
    Indie by heart

  5. Shawna said:

    Gorgeous photos as per usual! Love the DIY denim jacket & stripey pajama-esque shorts. Can’t wait to see your camping style photos! 🙂

    ❤ Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

  6. Emmy said:

    LOLZ….your narrative is too funny:) Love that vest btw. Great DIY!

  7. kiwifashionblog said:

    Thank you for checking out my blog 🙂
    I like the jean vest over a T, it’s very chic and looks comfy!
    Would you like to follow each other?

  8. Maja said:

    Love the jean vest and how you’ve styled the whole outfit. Great blog!

    Maja – clotheskinksandcurls.blogspot.ca

  9. yeasol said:

    I bruise SO easily as well 🙂 I always tease my bf about it ahaha
    And your shorts look so adorable and refreshing!! maximum airflow for these hot days.

    xooxx

  10. Annie said:

    White water rafting is AWESOME – definitely worth a few bruises 🙂 Love the denim vest, especially with those shorts!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  11. Doris said:

    You’ve got really great style, I love your photos.

    -Doris

  12. Leah said:

    Woohoo! Mix those prints! : )
    I love the shorts! They’re perfect for the soft vs. hard thing you have going with the tee.

  13. Jessica said:

    my bf and his dad are going to take me white water rafting but they proceeded to tell me all these crazy stories of course and i was like oh great people fall out and float down the rapids or get stuck of what not sounds fun! haha but still i am excited to go

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

    • Don’t be scared, it’s so much fun! As long as you follow the guide’s directions, you will stay in the raft. And if you don’t have a guide, then the rapids aren’t at a level that should overturn your raft.

  14. Great summer outfit! I love your shorts & vest.
    I’ve been eying a similar denim vest from Levi’s… & I think I’m finally going to buy it.

    Hudson East
    HudsonEast.blogspot.com

  15. Your pictures are gorgeous — loving those shorts. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    PS I totally entered the giveaway– LOVE me some Francesca’s

    Ashley
    whatisatwist.blogspot.com

  16. Giovanna said:

    Cute look! Love your vest and shorts! I’ve been wanting a denim vest forever! I just need to hurry up and get one! lol

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.oliveandanarrow.com

  17. Love those shorts! What a great outfit!

  18. yikes! i know the terrors of white water rafting all too well (and how long it takes to recover..) adorable outfit though, youre so pretty!

  19. Charity said:

    damn girl, you look like a badass in this outfit! not that I doubt that you always are, it’s just more apparent here 😉 Those shorts are fabulous, I need to get some printed shorts for the summer.

    & what a nice guy your bf is–he’s a keeper for sure!
    xo Charity | somedreamingtree.blogspot.com

  20. Nice outfit and you have great hair! Thank you for commenting on my blog 🙂

  21. nico said:

    Sometimes, when I read your blog…I get sad that we don’t live in the same city. But then I realize that I would never know you with out the internet… and it kind of bridges that gap. But really, I feel as if we have so much in common. The sarcasm for one… Also the fact that I ALWAYS look angry but in actuality I am a perfect mix of Quinn and Daria (from the 90s series… Daria) So.. basically a happy and well adjusted person. Anyway…. thanks for the inspiration, always love savoring your blog!

    -Nico

  22. Hi!
    Thanks for comment! I follow you in Bloglovin & like in Facebook – Like me, too 🙂
    rousseroulette.blogspot.com

  23. Sarah said:

    Love the outfit, especially the shorts! So cute! 🙂

  24. oomph. said:

    The shorts are cute, but really love the tee and the ring on your right hand!

    [oomph.]

  25. iRatxe said:

    Lovely shorts!I like your hair…its cute!
    Kisses

  26. You look fabulous and exhausted!
    Lovely short and your hair is great!

  27. Heather said:

    Love your laid back rocker style – and those shorts are fabulous!

  28. Amanda said:

    u look like a rebel! =) Love it

  29. Lissy said:

    Oh god!! You poor thing!! Your bruised legs look really bad!!
    Hope you get better soon!!

    Your outfit looks really good!! And the bruises give it an even edgier touch 😉

    xx

  30. Amy said:

    cute pin striped shorts

  31. you look so freaking stunning,just like a model!! work it girl much love Tamara Chloé

  32. Your striped shorts really are great. I love the nautical vibe they give off! Very summery and cute!

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