the thrift exchange: floral outfit

For those of you who have been following The Thrift Exchange challenge, you might remember that the second theme was ‘florals‘. I received this colourful shirt from Jaharn last week and I instantly knew that it had to be part of a fun, casual outfit. Styling it proved to be a bit of a challenge though. My first instinct was denim shorts, but then scrapped the idea as it was a bit too predictable. Then I perused my skirt collection, but nothing really jumped out at me. Then I spied a bit of lace peeking out from a drawer and had my light bulb moment. Ultimately, this is something I’d like to wear to the beach but seeing as Brisbane weather has been pretty bipolar lately, I don’t see that happening any time soon. Sigh. Be sure to check Jaharn’s blog (iamvintagelover.com) to see how she’s styled her floral outfit. We sent off our ‘sheer’ items for the third challenge last week, so stay tuned to see how that one goes!

52 Comments

  1. Hannah April 3, 2011

    Gorgeous shirt! I love floral prints. Looks very nice with the shorts too!! πŸ™‚
    Hannah x

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  2. Blithely Unaware April 3, 2011

    I love those lace shorts. β™₯

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  3. whitney April 3, 2011

    Those shorts are gorgeous!

    http://understarlitskies.blogspot.com

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  4. wendayfang April 3, 2011

    Aw that shirt is adorable!!!

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  5. Vicky April 3, 2011

    Love the floral shirt with the lace shorts. So unexpected, but it really works x

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  6. PinkBow April 3, 2011

    this exchange is such a good idea for a project. love how you've styled yours.

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  7. aelie April 3, 2011

    This looks fantastic! Florals and lace look lovely together xx

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  8. C April 3, 2011

    I'm in love with those shorts!!

    xx
    18candlsblog.blogspot.com

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  9. cute outfit! totally looking good πŸ™‚

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  10. Megan April 3, 2011

    Oh I love those shorts πŸ™‚

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  11. m i s s . t e a April 3, 2011

    i like you you did your nails two different colours πŸ™‚

    http://missteaandco.blogspot.com

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  12. l i s a z h a n g April 3, 2011

    those lace shorts are gorgeous!

    x

    http://www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

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  13. Emma April 3, 2011

    I love it. I would't have thought of it and it's totally my kind of thing… thanks for the inspiration! πŸ˜‰ How I've missed keeping up with your posts… gonna have to do some catch-up reading! x

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  14. Harriet April 3, 2011

    What a fun shirt! I really love the shorts as well, they're a great compliment to the crazy floral pattern!

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  15. Thu April 3, 2011

    Awesome lace shorts! So pretty.

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  16. Joy C. April 3, 2011

    The idea of Thrift Exchange seem so much fun! You look perfectly spring-y.

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  17. Jessica April 3, 2011

    the thrift exchange seems fun!
    i love those shorts, actually i am so obsessed with it.
    love your floral shirt too!

    http://eclecticraccoon.blogspot.com/

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  18. Fashion Fabrice April 3, 2011

    fab-u-lous!
    i love it! great styling=) That ssilk shorts us magnifique!! You have me totally in love!

    xoxo

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  19. Miranda April 3, 2011

    I just bought a flower blouse to! I love how you combinated it (:

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  20. Uhlala April 3, 2011

    wonderful blog!! ;D i love your style.. can i ask you what theme do you use for your blog's layout?

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  21. Erin and Caroline April 3, 2011

    Great restyle. I probably would have just done denim shorts! You know how to think outside of the box. =)

    -Erin (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  22. Jasmin April 3, 2011

    i love how you've styled this outfit, really fresh and summery x

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  23. leblogdemok April 3, 2011

    Love your Short !!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜‰
    xoxo

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  24. Rachelous April 3, 2011

    I love how you've styled the shirt, it looks great with those shorts! Very cute indeed x

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  25. claire (jazzpad.) April 3, 2011

    Hmm I would have said denim shorts too. Maybe denim overalls would have been a cool twist? Regardless, love the silky shorts πŸ™‚ β™₯ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  26. isabelle April 3, 2011

    where are your lace shorts from?
    l o v e t h e m

    drinkteabecontent.blogspot.com

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  27. sojourned in style April 3, 2011

    lace and florals! a beautiful mix! its relaxed and so easy. cool hat!

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  28. Le Fanciulle April 4, 2011

    Cuute, you look like you're going on safari πŸ˜‰ haha
    xx S

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  29. I love floral, I am so glad you chose that as a theme!

    You look gorgeous!

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  30. Sarah April 4, 2011

    I love your blog! Please check out mine and follow if you'd like πŸ™‚

    http://www.SimpleStyleSecrets.com

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  31. soph (owl vs. dove) April 4, 2011

    @misstea: it's three actually!

    @Emma: glad I could help. Hope you enjoyed your catch up reading πŸ™‚

    @Uhlala: it's a modified minima template

    @clairejazzpad: I was actually contemplating my denim overall dress *great minds*

    @isabelle: I made the shorts myself πŸ™‚

    @LaFanciulle: haha yes! a very friendly, non-life-threatening safari

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  32. Sarah. F April 4, 2011

    those shorts (L)

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  33. Katie April 4, 2011

    The shirt looks so lovely with those shorts! I think I would have struggled knowing how to style those but it looks really good πŸ™‚ xoxo

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  34. Joy and Amore April 4, 2011

    love the floral shirt πŸ™‚ and cute short

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  35. THE April 4, 2011

    I love your shorts, I am actually looking for something like that! And nice floral shirt!!

    xo http://www.thefashionguitar.com

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  36. christie April 4, 2011

    love the way you've styled that floral blouse! xx

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  37. Brooke April 4, 2011

    I totally LOVE this idea, if you ever want to exchange in an Aus-only version let me know. I'd be so in! hehe

    renewvintage.blogspot

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  38. This is such a cool idea! And I love how you paired the florals with lace, what a perfect combination!

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  39. Marisa Violeta April 4, 2011

    That shirt is really cute. I love how you styled everything! πŸ™‚

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  40. yiqin; April 4, 2011

    Pretty top πŸ˜€

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  41. Sonia April 4, 2011

    Lovely outfit, your shorts are absolutely gorgeous!! x

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  42. Henar April 4, 2011

    Aww, this is beautiful !
    I love it!
    xx

    Henar
    …OH MY VOGUE!

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  43. Miranda April 4, 2011

    Haha Nelly's old cd's are so cool, i just had to name a post like it πŸ˜€

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  44. Karen April 4, 2011

    Love the outfit!!!! The hat is absolutely amazing!!

    XOX,
    Karen

    http://www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

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  45. blivbook April 5, 2011

    aww what a cute outfit! We are loving the floral! Nice job and pairing it with the laced short.

    Cheers, B & Liv
    http://www.blivbook.blogspot.com
    B L I V B O O K: darling&diva β™₯

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  46. F.M. April 5, 2011

    those pieces are PERFECT!! black lace instead of denim? good call, more original choice. πŸ™‚

    xo,
    F.M.

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  47. GretchTM April 5, 2011

    I love the florals! Very cute!

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  48. J'Adore Fashion April 5, 2011

    Gorgeous short and love the floral!

    xoxo
    Stella

    http://www.jadore-fashion.com/

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  49. wow you look gorgeous..love the shorts xx

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  50. alison April 6, 2011

    lace shorts and floral…perfect!

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  51. vint junky April 6, 2011

    it's the first time i've heard of this project. what an amazing idea soph! will have to check out the rest.
    LOVE that teamed it with something unpredictable
    xx

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  52. melissa April 7, 2011

    I love your shorts! they are so pretty x

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