Monday, July 12, 2010

my outfit: bib necklace {+ a giveaway!}

So as promised I am here today with the reveal of my diy jean shorts (distressing tutorial is HERE) and a little giveaway!

First things first, as far as DIY stuff goes I am pretty low on the totem pole of skills. I really have none. But every once in a great while I can whip something out that I DIY and don't want to throw in the garbage immediately afterward. These shorts haven't left my booty for pretty much 5 days straight... except for dips in the pool of course. So I would consider them a resounding success, no?



My favorite features of these shorts? The "shredding" action definitely worked. I love that there are some areas where the denim is distressed, but not just big holes. There is a hole or two as well, but I think I got a good balance. Also key was the distressing on the pocket areas - bonus! I also really like the length (my husband requested three inches shorter, of course - MEN!). I love that they go with tanks, tees and even a 3/4 sleeve would be fun to pair with these. If we got a decent day of rain I would just die to wear them with my wellies. Time will tell.



A reader last week commented that I never smile in my pictures and maybe look a little sad. So it's SMILES all around today! I don't really know why I don't usually smile in my outfit pictures. I never really thought about it! So it's smiles today... we'll see about tomorrow.



Oh, and didn't I mention a giveaway? You know how I have been blabbering on all summer about BOLD accessories and how perfect they are for summer. I came across this bib necklace through my endless internet wanderings and I just KNEW I had to have it! It's from Mandy's Yellow Corner on etsy... I got to chatting with Mandy over email and she offered to do a giveaway of the same necklace for my readers!



The giveaway is for this necklace (or at least VERY similar to this necklace, they are all handmade!)... to enter, leave YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER - so click "follow" on the sidebar of this blog and then leave a comment - that's it! Thanks Mandy and good luck!

*** COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED *** I'll post a winner soon!

77 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

so pretty! great outfit and the necklace makes for a great statement piece. I follow of course
thanks!

April said...

LOVE bib necklaces! This has all my fave colours too!!

Maria said...

Your shorts came out perfect and the necklace is adorable!

Jessica Hills said...

I love Mandy's Yellow Corner. Count me in for this! I am a follower.

Sassy said...

This looks like a great piece for year round!

*starr fish said...

Such a cute necklace! Thumbs up on the shorts too! Been a follower for a while and always enjoy your posts.

molly said...

Your outfits are always spot on! And the necklace is great :)

Linda said...

pick me! pick me!

Kate said...

super cute necklace! i'm a follower!

Elle Sees said...

I follow via Twitter. And your site is bookmarked!

silveryhearted said...

Very cute! I love bib necklaces =)

Dobbygirl said...

Necklace is totally perfect! LOVE it! Jeans turned out great too! Great outfit! xo

Kate said...

So pretty! I'm a follower! :)

rebecca said...

I am a new follower! I am going to try to make my own shorts today!!! And the necklace is awesome!

benbidder said...

How cute, I love the necklace! I can see it going with so many things! :)

Jennifer said...

I've been a follower for a long time. This necklace is perfection!

Elizabeth said...

I have just recently rediscovered blogger (was using tumblr) and I ran across your blog...I just love it!! What a great necklace...I am loving anything yellow lately.

b.a. said...

ooooh i l.o.v.e this necklace. i'm off to check out her shop!
(and i'm with ya--i feel like i've been wearing my cut-offs more than anything else this summer!)

PS~Erin said...

I just did this to an old pair of my Lucky jeans, and I dont' think I got the length right. I guess I'll try a bit shorter since I can got the other way around! It's funny bc I kept thinking in my head that maybe my shorts would look better if I just had that necklace! Maybe I can try it :-)

Elisa said...

I have had you on my RSS feed for a while but am an official follower now.
Love the blog and the necklace!

eek said...

I just found your blog and am now a follower! Fabulous necklace! Love the content of your blog so far :)

Couture and Crayons said...

Follow you via Google Reader. Love this relaxed look. Thanks for the easy entry giveaway!

Janice (Couture and Crayons)

Sarah Lenhart said...

That necklace is so pretty! Love it.

I'm a follower!

Ashley said...

Love the color combo on that necklace! I'm a follower

Meg O. said...

You look so pretty and glorious when you smile! I love the smiling pictures. Entering the giveaway - I've been following for months now.... yay! Love that necklace! I don't have a bib necklace yet and I think that will be a great place to start!

Really Cute Stuff said...

Too cute! I follow!

Amy said...

i'm a follower and would love to win it!

Reagan said...

I'm a follower and LOVE the necklace!

sealaura said...

Oh Jill!! I love it I am obsessed with this color combination. I will keep my fingers crossed and I am already a follower! :)

your outfit today is to die for. I love it and I am all about those shorts.

Jennifer Ketler said...

you have such great style! dont take this the wrong way cause i mean it as a compliment...i'm 26 with no kids and would love to look as great as you when i'm a mom! great necklace too!!

Dawn said...

They turned out great! Love LOVE the necklace...I am a follower!

Juanita said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I am a follower! I was trying to decide what to do with some jeans that have gotten too big but now I think I gonna try your tutorial!

mskimmi said...

I'm a follower. Love love this necklace!

AlliJean said...

yeah! love the smiles! love the outfit :)

Queenie said...

Gorgeous necklace, pefect colours for summer :)

Mrs. Bunyard said...

The shorts are perfect and I absolutely LOVE the necklace. I'm new to your blog and love your style!

Ashley Stinson @ The Hillside Home said...

I'm a follower!!! And I love the necklace! Pick me, pick me! :)

dear kate said...

i'm a bloglovin' follower! does that count?! :)
katie
kas3eb@comcast.net

Erin said...

This necklace is beautiful! And I can't wait to go home and make some jean shorts! Thanks Jill!

Betsy said...

your smile is definitely an upgrade, keep the smiles coming :)

fromatopink said...

I just recently found your blog and have had so much fun going back and looking at the archives! And now I'm a follower. :) This is a fantastic giveaway, I've been looking for a bib necklace for sometime now and this one is gorgeous!

Tara said...

great diy on the shorts - i've just added one extra project to my wkend!

the bib necklace is great! thanks for the giveaway. oh, and i'm a follower.

Louise said...

What a great necklace - I would love to be entered to win!

Meghann said...

I've been looking for the perfect bib necklace all summer - I think you just found it for me!

Courtney said...

That is super cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Andrea said...

Cute! I need to thrift a pair that I can distress, I am dying over the thought of jean shorts with rainboots now that you have planted the idea in my head!

Natalie said...

so cute! I love it!! What a great giveaway! I am a follower! :)

cami said...

The bib necklace is fabulous and a must have for my wardrobe.. And don't worry about smiling in your pictures.. it's very modern and edgy to keep your face straight too. Both are good.

Bromeliad said...

Count me in.

Bradi said...

Suuuper cute necklace. Love it!

Team Botanical said...

Seriously love that necklace ... and the smiling face, too. But for what it's worth, I never thought you looked sad ... just modelesque!

Julie said...

I'm a follower and love this necklace!

Meg said...

The shorts are too cute! I'm going to have to make a pair like that.

Emma said...

I love bib necklaces! I really like your shorts too

thirtynothing said...

The necklace looks fantastic with the tank and the jean shorts turned out awesome! Count me in for the giveaway, and I'm a follower.

The Lambert's said...

Love your outfits!! I love that they are not expensive and I can seem to always find things in my closet to create something similar. You make choosing what to wear so simple for this new mommy :) Thanks!!

Felecia Campbell said...

Love the blog, love all of your great ideas and I love the necklace! :) felecia1686@yahoo.com

Brittany M. said...

Wow. I love that necklace! It totally makes the outfit (which, I'm sure, is the point, haha).

Chasing Davies said...

I've loved this necklace for awhile now! I saw it a bit ago and just haven't bought it yet - hope to win it now! :)

angeline said...

Gorgeous necklace! I love how you put together basic pieces for a really put together look.

dotty said...

hi! i just saw that you're following my blog too! so thanks! i really admire your resolve to stay awesome even with a busy lifestyle. keep up the cuteness! :)

Megan said...

I'll take two!! I love it! The colors are perfect!

The VanderPloeg's said...

I am a follower, Jill! Love the colors of this necklace. Hope it makes it into my wardrobe :)

Lisa said...

I just made it official and became a follower, although I read your blog daily so I've been an unofficial follower for quite some time now. Love the bib necklace!

dulcet_ambrosia said...

the necklace is so cute and fun!

M*Shellers said...

Such a cute outfit! Love your blog, very inspiring!! (I am a follower)

other-option said...

I love this necklace - I would get so much use out of it. I'm a follower.
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

Lindsay said...

Love the necklace!

Lindsay said...

Love the necklace!

Melissa said...

I would be absolutely terrified to try my own DIY project. I'm so inept that I'm positive I'd destroy the piece, but you did a great job! I'd say you have skills.

That necklace is truly fantastic! I've been keeping an eye out for statement necklaces because I don't own a single one and I'd love to just wear an easy outfit on the weekends dressed up with accessories. I need to get some statement necklaces pronto!

Em said...

I love this necklace! :)

milk tea + polkadots said...

Great job w/ the diy jean shorts!

I love yellow/gray/white together!

Bailey Thomas said...

I'm a follower and I absolutely adore bib necklaces. They're definitely one of my favorite new trends! Great giveaway and love the blog!

Molly said...

Your necklace is super cute - I love the yellow for summer :)

karen★ said...

So happy I didn't miss this! I absolutely love how your shorts came out...I agree that you did get such a great balance! And, the necklace? yes please!

Kayla said...

I am a follower and I am in love with that necklace! It is so adorable!

godkay1886@yahoo.com

Elena said...

So pretty! I'd love to wear this necklace all summer!


 

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