Five Ways to Wear Your Favorite Pair of Jean Shorts

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If your anything like me, during the summer you feel as if your jean shorts become a fashion “go to” all the time. They become almost like part of a uniform that you utilize to stay cool and look cute. You may have more than one pair you wear like me, but everyone has their favorite. In this post I’m going to show you how I style them for certain summer activities we all love to do especially if you’re from the midwest.

State FairFortune Favors the Brave Muscle Tee- Forever 21; Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lo Sneaker Navy– Journeys; Tan Crossbody Purse- Michael Kors- TJ Maxx; Ex-Boyfriend silver watch- Forever 21; Arrow bracelet and Woven bracelet- Madewell

The state fair is right around the corner. Growing up in Nebraska, heading over to the Iowa State Fair is a common trip to take. Shout out to my Minnesota friends, they also have an awesome fair. What is your favorite fair to attend?

Date NightNavy silk button down- Madewell; BCBGeneration snake skin nude heels- TJ Maxx; Maroon Clutch- Madewell; Rose Gold watch- Michael Kors; Arrowstack necklace– Madewell; Karma necklace– Dogeared

Dressing your favorite pair of jean shorts up for a date night can be so simple and make you feel your best. Pick a feminine top and some killer heels.

Casual SaturdayGray t-shirt Tresics- TJ Maxx; Plaid mens shirt- Vintage; Tan sandals- Target; Classic Q Natasha Bag– Marc by Marc Jacobs

Grab your most comfortable tee, favorite flannel and you’re out the door in no time for those Saturday errands.

Sunday BrunchAmerican Living white button down- JCPenney; Black lace up sandals- Old Navy; Suede Fringe crossbody bag- Rome, Italy; Pendent Necklace- Bliss Boutique (Omaha, NE)

Sunday Brunch with family or friends calls for a light button down and lace up sandals.

Day At the LakeCherry Coke muscle tee- Forever 21; Gray Rubber flip flops– Abercrombie & Fitch; FULL TILT Bralette Bikini Top– Tillys; Black and White cheeky swim bottoms- Volcom; Hershel backpack- Madewell

A day at the lake: jean shorts- check, swim suit- check, bag- check, towel and sun screen-check! Bring on that tan.

I hope you enjoyed some fashion inspiration for the last few summer weeks we have left. Which outfit is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

DIY Statement Rings

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My first post comes from inspiration from a very dear gift given to me. My great grandmother’s jewelry was officially given to me by my mother, back when I was in high school. She would find me going through the jewelry all the time when I was a little one. My mom knew my love for vintage things starting at a young age. I got the idea to repurpose the jewelry reading a fashion magazine (I don’t remember which one), way back when. The magazine talked about how designers would go to flea markets hunting and repurpose their findings into beautiful jewelry. I wanted to find different ways I could wear the clip on earrings and broaches with my everyday outfits. Here is my favorite way I have utilized the beautiful costume jewelry!

Items you will need for DIY Statement Rings:

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1) Jewelry glue (found at craft store: mine is from Hobby Lobby)
2) Sandpaper
3) Clip on earring or broach
4) Ring blank (found mine on Etsy, you can also find them at craft stores)
5) Diagonal cutting pliers
6) Sharp knife (incase you need to cut a portion of the backing off)

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start with the earring and cutting pliers

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bend backing off the base of the earring, this gives you better visibility of where to cut the backing off, cut as close as possible

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sand the left over area where you cut so it is no longer sharp, this helps to not scratch or cut yourself when wearing the ring

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before you glue the earring to the ring blank, put the ring blank on your finger

place the earring on top and see how you want to position it when gluing

take ring blank off your finger, add a small amount of glue to the ring blank (be careful to not get glue on your skin)
attach earring how you want it positioned and hold it for around 15 seconds so the glue can set

once the glue is set, place your new ring down to dry for at least an hour before wearing, you can place the ring on its side or with the earring facing down on the table while letting it dry completely

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now you have a beautiful new statement ring you can wear

If you don’t have a box of vintage jewelry laying around no worries. Thrift stores are a great place you can find a ton of awesome costume jewelry. Earrings and broaches are great items that are easy to repurpose into beautiful rings. Bonus when you buy earrings you can keep one for yourself and give the other ring to a friend!

backside of rings

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