Tuesday, March 26, 2013

An Unlikely Combination

So, here's a picture that I saw on Pinterest that caused me to scratch my head.
I didn't understand it.

But then, I thought of my pair of GAP camo skimmers that I added to my
closet a couple of weeks ago.
(Sadly, the camo option appears to be sold out online at GAP right now, but I will give you some options in a minute.) 
And then I came up with this:
What do you think....do you see how the picture inspired me?
Camo + blue + black + a little bit of metal
Am I going to wear a Nike shirt with my camo?  Uh, no.
But I can interpret it with my own style (you know, camo pants and a cardigan).  :)
I have to admit, I felt edgey and cool in this outfit.
Here's a close up for ya.
Camo is not just for hunting anymore y'all.

Camo pants|  GAP (sold out right now)
Blue V-neck| J Crew Factory HERE***
(*** The J Crew Factory v-neck is my FAVORITE t-shirt by a mile.  I LOVE and ADORE it.  I have it in 4 solid colors and 3 striped options.  It comes in tons of colors and it is SUPER CRAZY cheap right now.  I am  highlighting it again on Friday as one of my obsessions.)
 *UPDATE:  I got lots of e-mails about this t-shirt, how it runs, and what size you should get.  
I'm 5'4" and wear a size 2 or 4.  I wear a size small in the t-shirt.  I do have a chest, and I feel like I have a big rib cage, but the small is still good on me. (I usually wear a size small....except at LOFT, where I sometimes wear x-small.)
The solid color t-shirts are kinda long (which I love).  The striped ones seem to not be quite as long, but they still aren't short.  Hope this helps for all of you that are wanting to order but didn't know which size to get!
Black Short-sleeved cardigan|  LOFT
Gold Link Bracelet|  Accessory Mix Auctions
Blue Bracelets|  LOFT
Necklace| Stella and Dot HERE 
(This necklace is a recent splurge purchase that I've already gotten my $$ worth out of. )

 So, I did a little digging for some other camo pant options (since my GAP purchase is sold out).  To my surprise, there are lots of SUPER expensive camo skinny jeans out there.
*Example HERE 
The zipper TOTALLY freaks me out on these.
I would challenge you to wear these and not rock a camel toe.
(Sorry for that.)
Maybe that should be my next contest?

 And then I finally found a pair HERE that is affordable.
These are only $6 more than my GAP pair!  THAT is do-able!
(It looks like you have to sign up for this site, but you don't.  Just "x" out of the sign in box.) 
Camo is very big for Spring!  And you will totally feel hip when you wear these!

I also found THESE in the junior's department at Nordstrom.  I don't think I like them as much as the pair above, but they are even cheaper, so they are definitely an option.
So, I'm curious to know....
how many of you are brave enough to buy and wear a pair of camo skinnies? 

If you missed my post yesterday, be sure to click HERE to read about some great bags and enter an AWESOME giveaway for $50 to Charles Emerson designs! 

And I've updated the SALE ALERT from yesterday:

 The LOFT is 40% off of everything with code ENJOY40.
Banana Republic is 30% off your purchase of $150 or more with code BRTAKE30.
Ann Taylor is 30% off of everything with the code FRESHSTART.
J Crew Factory is still ENJOY 30% off new arrivals, priced as marked.  
 Plus, free shipping with code SPRINGTOIT
J Crew is 25% off and free shipping over $150 with the code LOVEJCREW.
GAP is 25% off of your purchase online only with the code GAPGIFT. 

Lots of great deals!!!!!! 

Linking Up Today With:
pleated poppy


  1. I have those SAME Gap camp pants! Thought I could only wear them with my white tee! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  2. Ha ha! I love your version. Much better than the original. Heather

  3. I have 2 pairs of camo pants. I still want the Gap skimmers, though. We are new to this area and when I pick up my girls from school, I get lots of stares when I wear them. I chalk it up to their jealousy of my camo style and just wave.

  4. I love that color blue with the camo!
    the necklace is the icing on the cake, you look gorgeous!

  5. I love your version! Just ordered some camo pants last night from Kohl's juniors dept. at a steal. Can't wait to wear them the way yo styled yours! Love! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. That is an edgy and cool combo! I was checking out some camo pants at Target yesterday. Might have to justify getting them after all.

  7. Hey Sheaffer! I was going to pick up some of the layering tees from J Crew Factory at that crazy good price! How would you say the sizes run? I've never bought online from them. Thanks!

  8. I am NOT brave enough to wear camo anything... Of course, I'm in Georgia and everyone would think I was "kin" to Honey Boo Boo if they saw me walking around in camo here! Can women who are 48 even contemplate camos? My daughters would probably not go out with me if I were wearing these. "Mom, we will go into the store first and then you come in five minutes later and do not talk to us when you see us..."

    Beautiful combination Sheaffer! Love reading your blog daily!

  9. I'll be interested to see the response on the camos. I grew up in a small town where ALL the boys wore camo, but that was because they were out in the woods and hiding from animals! A couple seasons ago I found a pair of camo pants in Gap and thought they were COOL, but every time I go to put them on and go out of the house I feel like I need an orange vest and hat to go with them. Can an almost 40 --but NOT QUITE YET!-- mom pull off camo pants and not look ridic (and also, I'm not as miniature as you, Sheaff. Think size 8-10...)???

    heatherl at ipass dot net

  10. Your camo outfit is sooo cute!! I've been on the hunt for those pants from GAP all weekend! I think I'm going to call the store today and see if they can find them at another store and ship them to me. GAP did that once before, so hopefully they'll do it again! :)

  11. Wow, you did a great job styling that! I like your option better ;). I think your blog is great, I am going to start following!


  12. I'm loving all the camo I'm seeing these days. I'm definitely keeping my eyes open for some of my own.
    Your outfit is SO much better than the pin. You look adorable :)

  13. I like your look better then the pin! I will be pairing my blue tank with my camo skimmers ASAP!

  14. Old Navy has some skinny camo pants for $34.94, might be a better option for the budget fashionista: http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=3&pid=330930052

  15. Super Cute!
    I have TONS of Nike shirts from when I played soccer at University of Colorado. We were sponsored by them. I would be happy to send you one ;)

  16. Yesssssss!!! We are camo sisters!!!! Love it!!! I knew the ones from the Gap would sell out fast! Glad you snagged a pair!

  17. Question about the JCrew layering tee- does it come down fairly long? I'm tall and like some length on my tees but wasn't sure about the length on these. I love the price and it's been a while since I've ordered from Jcrew so I was curious to know before I might order some! Cute outfit today (and always for that matter)!


    1. Hi Sarah! I got lots of e-mails about this t-shirt, how it runs, and what size you should get.

      I'm 5'4" and wear a size 2 or 4. I wear a size small in the t-shirt. I do have a chest, and I feel like I have a big rib cage, but the small is still good on me. (I usually wear a size small....except at LOFT, where I sometimes wear x-small.)

      The solid color t-shirts are kinda long (which I love). The striped ones seem to not be quite as long, but they still aren't short. Hope this helps for all of you that are wanting to order but didn't know which size to get!

  18. I would love to know how the JCrew tees run size-wise as well! Would love to get some!

  19. Very cool!! That's one of my favorite things to do--take Pinterest outfits and recreate them with what I already have in my closet. In fact, I blog about that very thing every Friday on my blog. www.makesupmylife.blogspot.com Please feel free to stop by!

  20. I love the blue and camo! Cute. I actually like your translation better!

    Thanks for the tip on the JCrew t-shirt!

  21. I have to say, I liked your outfit ALOT better than your inspiration photo. Kuddos to you girl! I will do some damage with the discount codes thanks for sharing!

  22. Love this. So true, I would have never thought to put blue and camo together but it totally works and actually looks super chic. :)

    I'd love for you to stop by and enter my latest shopping spree giveaway!

  23. LOVE this outfit! I'm a new follower :) I definitely am looking to jump on the camo bandwagon. Also regretting passing on my favorite camo shorts a few years ago...who knew it would come around so quickly! I do like that its more feminine this time around :)


  24. I truly appreciate this post. I’ve been looking everywhere for this!Camouflage T-shirt


I would of course love to hear what you think! As long as it is super sweet.....and maybe a little sassy. Sheaffer :)

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