Concrete Catwalk // Cutoffs

April 18, 2011
i tweeted the other day about wanting to find the perfect pair of denim cutoff shorts,
but i am still on the hunt, and am rocking these oldies from college in the meantime.
i’d definitely be up for a DIY pair, but i’m really picky about fit when it comes to shorts
and i don’t really have any jeans that are hackable right now.
will you let me know if you’ve seen any great pairs or how-to tutorials?
i would also like to note that the first photo above is perfectly appropriate for today.
despite the fact that i’m fighting the same sick that g has had all last week,
i’m literally jumping for joy because i leave for arizona tomorrow!
i LOVE visiting my homestate, and i’m super excited to spend 10 days with my family,
and meet with some new clients for some special on-location consults.
i’ll still be blogging while i’m gone (i’ve got some great posts lined up!)
and am REALLY excited about all of the outfits i packed
so i’ll have lots of fun ones to share with you when i get back.
*hint: they are all ARIZONA themed! cheesy? perhaps! will you love it? hopefully!*
here’s hoping you have a couple leaps-of-joy in your monday, too.
top – vintage, thrifted
shorts – citzens of humanity
earrings – early jewelry
necklace – garage sale
bag – target
moccasins – minnetonka, tj maxx

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  • Reply Between Laundry Days April 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    You are just the cutest.

  • Reply amanda April 18, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    oh, how adorable are you??!!!!! have a great time in arizona!!

  • Reply Linda April 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    What a great outfit! I love how you dressed up those cut off shorts. You look chic, but comfy. Love it!

  • Reply Paula April 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Very cute outfit and love your hair! Have a great trip!

  • Reply JKLR April 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    so jealous! have a blast in the sunshine with your family!

  • Reply The Suburb Experiment April 18, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    You look so cute! I love the jumping picture. Have fun in AZ.


  • Reply layersandlayers April 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Funny that you say you’re from AZ — you really remind me of one of my best friends who is from Arizona as well. There must be something in the water there that makes the girls stylish, fun, and beautiful!

    PS – I just received the red floral house coat I bought from Spice Rack — thanks!!

  • Reply Natasha April 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Love love love your hair! Please post a how-to post on doing that gorgeous hairstyle!


  • Reply Santina April 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I like the longer length of your cutoffs; I could never pull them off (the shorter, the better for my legs)! Cute moccasins, too!

    Have fun! I can’t wait to see your Arizona inspired outfits…maybe I’ll wear a sombrero in one of mine some day…

  • Reply Desiree April 18, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I am super picky about jean shorts as well. I ended up finding a few pairs I love at American Eagle, of all places. The midi length was perfect on me but they’ve got a bunch of length options for those lucky taller girls.

    As for this outfit, it is lovely. That top is fantastic and I love how you threw the mocs in. They make it just casual enough.

  • Reply Sara B April 18, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Ughhhh I want to go with youuuuuu!!! So happy for you that you get to go home. Big hugs and kisses to the fam for me!! xoxoxo

  • Reply Francesca April 18, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    adore that sweater!!


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  • Reply Terri April 18, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Oh, I love your hair this way…where is a DIY? How many shots did the jump thing take?

  • Reply Lynzy April 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Loving the denim cut-offs. They are that perfect length!

    xo Lynzy

  • Reply CC April 18, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Love your hair! Pretty please tell us how you did it so we can copy. :) Also love the shorts – great length.
    Enjoy your trip. Can’t wait to see the AZ themed outfits.

  • Reply those tricks April 18, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I agree! how to on the hair please! :)

  • Reply rosy+tart April 18, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Aww, too cute! And I *love* the hair. I wish I could get mine to do that!

  • Reply LiveLoveDressup April 19, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I love the loafers! and the first photograph is super-fun :)
    I’m really glad I bumped into your blog :)

    Love from India

  • Reply rebecca April 19, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    you look so cute! and i love the hair. i would love to see how you did it!

  • Reply Bre April 19, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    You are so cute and I like your outfit. Very casual chic! Have a great time in AZ.

  • Reply Annie April 19, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    If you love this look as much as I do go check out and put it in your virtual closet! You will love how easy it is to make your closet instantly fabulous!

  • Reply kelsey April 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Every thing about this outfit is great, Jessie. I love it! Moccasins, long sleeves with shorts, and the ponytail. :) Enjoy your trip!

  • Reply MaybeThisDoor April 20, 2011 at 2:52 am

    I linked to a easy shorts DIY not that long ago.

    She likes them about the same length as yours.

    Looking beautiful as always!

  • Reply Caro April 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    That first photo is fun! Also, love this hairstyle. Tutorial?


  • Reply jessie @ the concrete catwalk April 20, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    thanks for the love, gals! it sounds like the general consensus is that i should do a little hair tutorial for the style shown above… i’ll try and whip one up this week (even thought it’s EMBARRASSINGLY easy), so stay tuned!

  • Reply Kassandra April 22, 2011 at 6:29 am

    i second that tutorial! please!
    xo, hopeless hair girl

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