Friday: Birdwatching

alison gary dc fashion blogger
gap long and lean jeans
gold bangle bracelets
leopard haircalf flats
old navy blouse bird

Shirt – Old Navy (similar)
JeansGap
Tote – Nordstrom (similar)
Flats – Halogen (similar)
Bracelets Nordstrom, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Ann Taylor, c/o Soft Surroundings
Earrings – Claire's (similar)

Yesterday was a long one. Work, then I walked to Georgetown to meet my sister, then we went to The Birchmere to see The Chris Robinson Brotherhood. I didn't get home until midnight so this morning I was super happy it was Friday and I could just throw on jeans.

I went to my mom's house a couple weeks ago and she had a pile of clothes to donate. I rifled through them and found these jeans. I hardly recognized these as Long and Leans because my mom hemmed them. They are a tad short with the hem, but that was perfect since I wanted to wear flats today. I'll probably let the hem out this weekend so they will also work with heels. Gotta love free fashion!

What are your weekend plans? Tomorrow my husband has a photo shoot and if our schedule permits we'll try to attend a neighbor's cookout. Sunday evening we're going to see Further at Merriweather – I haven't seen them before and am excited, it's going to be a fun!

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53 Comments

  1. July 9, 2012 / 10:53 pm

    I love those leopard flats! I’ve been wanting to try the pointy flats for a while and you may have just given me a necessary shove in that direction!

  2. July 9, 2012 / 6:53 pm

    I love those leopard flats! I’ve been wanting to try the pointy flats for a while and you may have just given me a necessary shove in that direction!

  3. July 9, 2012 / 6:35 pm

    A lovely outfit! Gorgeous blouse and shoes:)
    ~Anne

  4. July 9, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    A lovely outfit! Gorgeous blouse and shoes:)
    ~Anne

  5. July 9, 2012 / 5:54 pm

    Love the high waisted jeans!  The whimsical bird print is fantastic too, and the unexpected leopard shoes are the best!  You look gorgeous! 
    xx
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

  6. July 9, 2012 / 5:54 pm

    I’ll be having a post on it hopefully within the week, but it’s using Neil George Detangler on wet hair, letting air dry, and then taking front sections and with a curling iron curling away from the face, scrunching once cool 🙂

  7. July 9, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    Love the high waisted jeans!  The whimsical bird print is fantastic too, and the unexpected leopard shoes are the best!  You look gorgeous! 
    xx
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

  8. Masha
    July 9, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    I love your hair here!  It really flatters your face.  How are you getting this great look?

  9. Masha
    July 9, 2012 / 1:46 pm

    I love your hair here!  It really flatters your face.  How are you getting this great look?

    • July 9, 2012 / 1:54 pm

      I’ll be having a post on it hopefully within the week, but it’s using Neil George Detangler on wet hair, letting air dry, and then taking front sections and with a curling iron curling away from the face, scrunching once cool 🙂

  10. EngineerChic
    July 9, 2012 / 4:08 pm

    Awesome – thanks!  And hey … you don’t happen to have any posts on belt wearing in general, do you?  Like … when to do a thin vs. thick, when to put it over a shirt that isn’t tucked in versus letting the shirt hang free, colored versus neutral, and does it have to match shoes or bag or anything in particular?

    BTW – I probably sound like I just learned to button my own clothes with these basic questions but I’m in my 40’s (your blog is very useful for late bloomers).

  11. July 9, 2012 / 12:51 pm

     I think that rule has gone the way of white before Memorial Day.  I considered a belt but felt it would look a bit dowdy and too matchy-matchy.  Sometimes I will instead put a gold necklace through the belt loops, but that seemed to fussy for this.  These days there are few hard and fast fashion rules and as I have gotten older I look more to what feels right to me rather than what I learned growing up.  If you put together your outfit and think it looks complete without a belt I say rock it! 🙂

  12. July 9, 2012 / 8:34 am

    I just bought a to-die-for pair of trouser jeans. You have just given me the courage to wear them with a tucked in blouse. Wish me luck! *GULP!*

  13. July 9, 2012 / 4:34 am

    I just bought a to-die-for pair of trouser jeans. You have just given me the courage to wear them with a tucked in blouse. Wish me luck! *GULP!*

  14. Katelyn
    July 8, 2012 / 8:39 pm

    Cute. I definitely had to take a closer look at the shirt pattern. From farther away it looks like drumsticks and I knew that couldn’t be right. 🙂

  15. Katelyn
    July 8, 2012 / 4:39 pm

    Cute. I definitely had to take a closer look at the shirt pattern. From farther away it looks like drumsticks and I knew that couldn’t be right. 🙂

  16. Engineerchic
    July 8, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    I’m intrigued – you are breaking something I thought was a fashion “rule” – if pants have belt loops then you have to wear a belt with them. But … these jeans have belt loops and yet, you aren’t wearing a belt.

    Maybe this isn’t a rule after all? It would make my life easier, since I have limited belts and sometimes having to wear a belt limits my choice of top or shoes.

  17. Engineerchic
    July 8, 2012 / 2:36 pm

    I’m intrigued – you are breaking something I thought was a fashion “rule” – if pants have belt loops then you have to wear a belt with them. But … these jeans have belt loops and yet, you aren’t wearing a belt.

    Maybe this isn’t a rule after all? It would make my life easier, since I have limited belts and sometimes having to wear a belt limits my choice of top or shoes.

    • July 9, 2012 / 8:51 am

       I think that rule has gone the way of white before Memorial Day.  I considered a belt but felt it would look a bit dowdy and too matchy-matchy.  Sometimes I will instead put a gold necklace through the belt loops, but that seemed to fussy for this.  These days there are few hard and fast fashion rules and as I have gotten older I look more to what feels right to me rather than what I learned growing up.  If you put together your outfit and think it looks complete without a belt I say rock it! 🙂

      • EngineerChic
        July 9, 2012 / 12:08 pm

        Awesome – thanks!  And hey … you don’t happen to have any posts on belt wearing in general, do you?  Like … when to do a thin vs. thick, when to put it over a shirt that isn’t tucked in versus letting the shirt hang free, colored versus neutral, and does it have to match shoes or bag or anything in particular?

        BTW – I probably sound like I just learned to button my own clothes with these basic questions but I’m in my 40’s (your blog is very useful for late bloomers).

  18. July 7, 2012 / 12:39 pm

    For flats they are okay, only a hair shorter than I like (with flats they should go down to the sole, or for these the mini heel); I usually wear a bit of a heel so if I let out the hem they should fall to middle to bottom of the heel :). These days hems are practically ground-grazing, just short enough to keep them clean.

  19. Kathryn
    July 7, 2012 / 11:54 am

    Nice look!  I’m curious about the hem length….it looks like the jeans almost touch the pavement, but they should still be even longer? What is the correct length for jeans?

  20. Kathryn
    July 7, 2012 / 7:54 am

    Nice look!  I’m curious about the hem length….it looks like the jeans almost touch the pavement, but they should still be even longer? What is the correct length for jeans?

    • July 7, 2012 / 8:39 am

      For flats they are okay, only a hair shorter than I like (with flats they should go down to the sole, or for these the mini heel); I usually wear a bit of a heel so if I let out the hem they should fall to middle to bottom of the heel :). These days hems are practically ground-grazing, just short enough to keep them clean.

  21. Meredith
    July 7, 2012 / 5:08 am

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. These jeans are NOT flattering on you.

  22. Meredith
    July 7, 2012 / 1:08 am

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. These jeans are NOT flattering on you.

  23. Alice Warren
    July 7, 2012 / 4:34 am

    We are on the same fashion wave length!  We both wore the red J Crew bubble necklace yesterday and my post today has leopard heels too.  I actually wore a similar Old Navy (sail boats) top that will be my post next week.

    Alice
    happinessatmidlife.com

  24. Happinessatmidlife
    July 7, 2012 / 12:34 am

    We are on the same fashion wave length!  We both wore the red J Crew bubble necklace yesterday and my post today has leopard heels too.  I actually wore a similar Old Navy (sail boats) top that will be my post next week.

    Alice
    happinessatmidlife.com

  25. alice
    July 7, 2012 / 1:20 am

    Your hair looks fantastic!  Love the beachy looking waves.

  26. alice
    July 6, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    Your hair looks fantastic!  Love the beachy looking waves.

  27. Dee
    July 6, 2012 / 10:52 pm

    Love the birdie top with the cat print shoes!  The weekend is gonna be a hot one so staying cool will be most important.

  28. Dee
    July 6, 2012 / 6:52 pm

    Love the birdie top with the cat print shoes!  The weekend is gonna be a hot one so staying cool will be most important.

  29. crtfly
    July 6, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    Allie,

    You look comfortable, cool, and cute. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Chris

  30. crtfly
    July 6, 2012 / 2:44 pm

    Allie,

    You look comfortable, cool, and cute. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Chris

  31. July 6, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    Yeah… a little too wild for a weeknight, had to consume quite a lot of coffee this morning! 🙂

  32. July 6, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    I think the jeans look great- lucky you! I love pairing the flats with the birdie top. And I followed your tweets last night- sounded like you had a GOOD time 😉

  33. July 6, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    I think the jeans look great- lucky you! I love pairing the flats with the birdie top. And I followed your tweets last night- sounded like you had a GOOD time 😉

    • July 6, 2012 / 2:00 pm

      Yeah… a little too wild for a weeknight, had to consume quite a lot of coffee this morning! 🙂

  34. July 6, 2012 / 4:30 pm

    Love this shirt, I always have a hard time wearing it though, so I like it when you wear it, it gives me ideas!!

  35. July 6, 2012 / 12:30 pm

    Love this shirt, I always have a hard time wearing it though, so I like it when you wear it, it gives me ideas!!

  36. July 6, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    Great blouse, also loving the shoes, an unexpected surprise.

  37. July 6, 2012 / 12:14 pm

    Great blouse, also loving the shoes, an unexpected surprise.

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