i am wearing: altea tie, urban outfitters mustard cardigan, lucca couture scalloped shorts, shoes are by guess, white top and black vest are both from express.

well, i FINALLY decided on an outfit for bloggers do it better! the assignment this time was “american prep style”. i almost didn’t participate because the tie was a requirement and i have NEVER been a fan of women in ties! i am having a hard time liking the bow tie trend too. it is just SO not me…BUT i was determined to find a way to wear one that reflected my style. i decided to just wear it loose like a scarf and went with the girly scalloped shorts and heels to glam it up! and then to really “dork” it up, i wore my cheerleading pin from 1990! i felt so “glee” even though i’ve never watched a full episode…although gwyneth paltrow almost roped me in. almost.

26 Comments ( Reply )

  1. simplystylishmom
    May 20, 2011 @ 4:09 am

    Nice work!! We both went with the tie-like-a-scarf look! Hehee! Fun challenge, hey? Love your blog!! xxo, SSM.

  2. Cait
    May 20, 2011 @ 4:15 am

    I love this whole outfit, the colours and the layers all look great, the shorts are so cute and I want those shoes!

  3. Ellen Smith
    May 20, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    Wow! I like our cardigan..
    you look pretty chic and cool in your outfit,
    nice legs πŸ™‚

  4. Kimberly
    May 20, 2011 @ 4:29 am

    I am obsessed with those shorts!!! They are so cute! Love the cardigan, too…I have a love affair with mustard. πŸ™‚


  5. Two Stylish Kays
    May 20, 2011 @ 4:30 am

    Way to keep it flirty and fun!

  6. Jenni @ Engineered Style
    May 20, 2011 @ 4:44 am

    Yeah, I am with these other ladies. Those shorts are so great! Love the whole look–I’m a blond too and I think a mustard cardigan may need to join my wardrobe!

  7. Laura
    May 20, 2011 @ 4:54 am

    I am loving your scalloped short!!!!! xx

  8. Kendall Donaldson
    May 20, 2011 @ 5:07 am

    HAHA! oh hello britney spears – nice to meet you lol
    <3 I love the scalloped shorts … I too had a rough time with this assignment – but I didn't use a tie – I ended up using a fluffy cravat .. xo

  9. Eboni Ife'
    May 20, 2011 @ 6:53 am

    hehe! I totally feel you on the tie thing. This challenge was all around not me. Anyway, you did great! The scalloped shorts were a nice touch, and I love that you just left the tie open like that! Great idea!

  10. Still blonde after all these YEARS!
    May 20, 2011 @ 7:21 am

    Sigh, I am coming over to shop with you! Every outfit you have is JUST the one that I wish I had. #Scalloped.Black.Shorts TOOOOO CUTE! I too struggled with “the tie” thing. I am chesty, and a tie just makes me look like a woman cop or bus driver (not that there is anything WRONG with those jobs)

    I’d love it if you would stop by and see how a 45+ year old handles β€œPrep School”—you might find something to smile about anyway! See you there! http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2011/05/menswear-american-prep-outfits-modeled-by-women-over-45-bloggers-do-it-better/

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    The Chief Blonde

  11. Lynzy
    May 20, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    Loving your take on this prep school assignment! I love mustard color with blonde hair, you look gorgeous!!

    xo Lynzy

  12. Liz
    May 20, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    I just love this outfit! The Scalloped hem shorts are TO DIE FOR!!! I’m on the fence about women in ties and bow ties, but I used to use a necktie for a belt! πŸ™‚ I like that look πŸ™‚
    Again, you look really wonderful! πŸ™‚

  13. Madison
    May 20, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    I think that it’s great you wore the tie as a scarf! It shows your personal style well; I really love those scalloped shorts! so cute.:)

  14. doc starr
    May 20, 2011 @ 1:21 pm

    so cute. you look like a school girl. i love it!

  15. Bajan Beauty
    May 20, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    You look great! I love how you wore the tie loose around you neck.

  16. Shasie
    May 20, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

    Great look for the bloggers do it better! Stop by and check mine out!

    Live Life in Style

  17. Michelle
    May 20, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Those shorts? I adore!

  18. Kenzi
    May 21, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    Love it!! You did a fabulous job!! You still kept it very feminine even with the tie πŸ™‚


  19. Tanvi
    May 21, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    You look SEXYYY!!! πŸ™‚

    β™‘ from © tanvii.com

  20. Melanie
    May 21, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    I’m loving this outfit! First of all, the way you wore the tie is great: You look like a prepster, a relaxed and casual one which in my opinion is what the preppy style is about in the first place. I also love the detailing on the shorts – it gives the outfit a more playful edge. And I just can’t get over these shoes – I adore loafer heels.
    So, great job!

  21. Ashleigh
    May 21, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    Those shorts are adorable!! GREAT job with this challenge!

  22. Katou
    May 22, 2011 @ 1:53 am

    I really like this prep school look ans especially the color palette that you chose and those scalloped shorts amazing πŸ™‚

  23. Courtney
    May 22, 2011 @ 9:28 am

    Great outfit! I agree with you that the tie was almost a deal breaker for me. I wore mine as a belt/sash. Also, like many of the ladies here, I want to add how adorable those shorts are. Way to go, and thanks for posting. πŸ™‚

  24. ilene
    May 23, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    such a cute outfit! love the colors, shorts and that tie!!
    found you via lula – loving your blog. it’s too cute!!!

  25. brittany d'lynne
    May 25, 2011 @ 6:58 am

    Oh, this is so freaking cute! I love those scalloped-edged shorts!! I love the vest, I love the tie! I really need to come up with another verb besides “love”!!!!

  26. Miss Rockwell
    May 31, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    You nailed it! I’ve never seen a pair of shorts look so good. Leaving the tie undone was an awesome idea also. Great ‘fit!