Summer Fashion Faves Part II – Jewel Tones & Nautical Stripes

I recorded this back with Part I – White Dress & Printed Skirt, but forgot to post. I don’t feel strongly about any of the outfits in this segment, but they are each simple pairings that I’ve been wearing this summer, comprised of very affordable pieces.

*Note: Change video to HD (4th button in from the bottom right) for the original quality*

Outfit 1: Turquoise skirt from Savers thrift store ($1.99) DIY altered, Gap white tee, Ann Taylor cabachon necklace (on final sale for $19.88)

Outfit 2: Same skirt, H&M; conscious collection floral blouse, Ann Taylor belt, Target Versie pumps (see my nude pump review)

Outfit 3: H&M; kids striped tank (similar in adults for $8), H&M; white shorts, clutch & belt (came with dress), Gap yellow sweater, Nordies Rack pearls, Target sandals
Outfit 4: Same tank, Mod cloth mustard pleated skirt (similar for $15.80), Theory blazer from outlet, Target sandals

35 thoughts on “Summer Fashion Faves Part II – Jewel Tones & Nautical Stripes

  • Reply Vicky July 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Another fantastic video, Jean. Thanks for the great work. Love the way you tuck in the extra fabric on the H&M; shirt, and I will have to give it a try myself. Watching the way you work your clothes is like watching magic. Have a great week.

  • Reply Tinacious Me July 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Great video! I especially like the first outfit!

  • Reply Bethany July 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Just watch your video and I love it!
    Could u do a organization video or post?
    I have so many things I do not know how to organize them and make my house look organized.

  • Reply Mary Ann July 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    So cute – love the video Jean! 😉

  • Reply Anonymous July 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    You look so cute. Simple yet stylish outfits, job well done.

  • Reply Natasha Fatah July 29, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Haven't seen a video from you in ages! So nice to see a new one, and it was great Jean! Great job!

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • Reply newpetite July 29, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Love the teal skirt!

  • Reply Eva Wu July 30, 2012 at 12:33 am

    the blue skirt is gorgeous!

  • Reply Jo July 30, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Really great pairing of outfits! All of them complement one another.

  • Reply Mady July 30, 2012 at 3:02 am

    love the jade skirt! the styling ideas are amazing! my favorite look is the first one…


  • Reply Kat July 30, 2012 at 4:01 am

    Love that you're so cost conscious and make things very versatile! Well worth the money spent!


  • Reply Princess Martha July 30, 2012 at 7:25 am

    I think the pleated skirt is great!!
    Love the pricing of these items and the strong fashion sense behind each piece!!

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  • Reply lin July 30, 2012 at 10:09 am

    another great video. i like all the pairings, especially the casual wear!

  • Reply glamBlouse July 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I enjoy all the looks and will surely use them for inspiration to mix and match pieces in my own wardrobe. The pleated skirt is so cute. I've been looking for one in a dark rose color.

    Giveaway on my blog! I'd love for you to check it out!

  • Reply kathy July 30, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Great video! I really like watching how you make all of the outfits come together, and your explanation of why you're doing what you're doing. It is incredibly helpful.

    Now if only I were as thin and beautiful as you…

  • Reply Janki July 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Another great video! I really love the casual tank top/shorts look. I'm always stumped about what to wear on the weekends with the kids. I feel so frumpy in just shorts and a tshirt, but when it's hovering 100, I don't know what else to wear. You show how some simple things (showing the belt buckle, adding pearls, draped cardigan) you can go from frump-a-dump to cool and chic.
    I also like the step-by-step folding tutorial on the drapey blouse. I never can get my blouses to scrunch like you or Kelly and now I see one way.
    Final comment: great way to show the statement necklace in a casual setting. I always feel so overdone in statement necklaces but just bought one and am going to try it out.
    All I can say is "more please"

  • Reply Ирина Фея July 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Soeline Meis July 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I really love your style and your different way to associate textures and colors.

  • Reply SewPetiteGal July 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Hehe, I'm glad I got to the video today before Baby E fell asleep (laptop time is bedtime and she sleeps in our room). That sleeve-tucking trick is genius! Now i can do away with the the upper arm jiggles 🙂 More videos please!

  • Reply With Each Passing Day July 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Another great video. I love the on the spot alternation. I have to try that with my oversize blouse.

  • Reply Joy July 30, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    You look adorable in every outfit. =]

  • Reply Lloyd Lim July 31, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Great video! Love all the styles you've put together. Happy summer!

    – Lloyd

  • Reply Jeane M. July 31, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Fun colors and great layering in here. Must update my wishlist. 😀

  • Reply AubreyOhDang! July 31, 2012 at 3:38 am

    i love the end of outfit 3: ankle grabbing. HHAHAAHAH. <3 u jean!

  • Reply Tien July 31, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Great video – I really enjoyed watching it! It was just the right pace length and had such handy hints – I always struggle with billowy shirts! Can't wait for the next one

    Tien xo

  • Reply Bela Anzu July 31, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Thank you for making such a wonderful and helpful video. Even though you didn't feel strongly about these outfits, the colours and different fabrics looked beautiful on you. I was just despairing on how much clothes and accessories could cost, but your turquoise pencil skirt from Savers cheered me up. Thank you also for the tip on the billowy sleeves because I hadn't heard of that before.

  • Reply Cassidy Short July 31, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    love this concept! especially love the pleated skirt 🙂


  • Reply The Petite Edition August 1, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Great video. Nicely done!

  • Reply Danielle H. August 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Hi Jean,

    Do you wear some sort of a basic tank underneath tops that have a sheer material (like the H&M; featured in your video)? I always thought the sheer tops look classy and formal but I don't like wearing something underneath all the time and also having to tuck in two pieces of clothing into my pencil skirt.

    Please advise! 🙂


  • Reply Style Isle August 1, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    You look really cute in all your outfits


  • Reply Anonymous August 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Hi, you are my favorite website for style ideas. You are so pretty and so elegant. I really appreciate your blogroll as well , it's so comprehensive. The other day I ran across this website and thought it could be added to your blogroll. Vivien.

  • Reply Jackie August 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Good job, Jean! Very informative.

    How do you made shorts look so chic? I always look like a teenager in shorts -_-

  • Reply what.jess.wore August 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Great video Jean. I loved the third look best because I'm partial to stripes and white. The bright space you filmed the video in is gorgeous. 🙂

  • Reply Malika August 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    i am looking to buy a similar mustard color skirt..if any1 has noticed anything similar lately..i would appreciate the help 🙂

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