Thursday, August 7, 2014

The 6 Remix: Nautical Casual Summer Looks.

Hello Ladies and Happy Thursday! Can you believe it that we are one week into August yet? Yeah. Me neither. I tried to get Today's Post in by yesterday, but this type of post where I show you Several Outfits I have remixed together, is indeed very time-consuming. And this month Vivian is off from day-care so this is coming a little later than when I normally post - oh well. I am bringing back "The 6 Remix" which I usually write/post on the 6th of each month. I basically take 6 items of clothing (usually excluding shoes) and make 6 Outfits out of them, or take one item of clothing and show that item into 6 different outfits. So anyway, here is The 6 Remix for August.
Last time I showed you a Fresh 6 Remix was back in February, where I collaborated with Inge and together we each showed you 3 Looks using our Olive Green Skinny Pants. Then in March, I pulled back from the archives and showed you ways I had styled my Chambray Shirts for Fall and Winter. In April, I did my very first 30 for 30 challenge (Spring edition) so I skipped the 6 Remix altogether. Then in May, I actually did remix 6 Outfits using 5 items of clothing and one pair of shoes, but I never got around to posting them in the blog. This Summer (June/July) I have been so busy to write the 6 Remix Posts, plus I started the "Mom Wear to Work Wear" Series back in June, where I take one item of clothing and use it into 2 different Outfits, once in a Casual Mom Look and then as a Dressy Work Look. So yes, indeed I have been remixing my closet despite not being able to show a "6 Remix Post" each month.
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Since it is Summer I figured this month's 6 Remix would focus on Shorts. I love a good stripe and a Pretty Nautical Look so that is the direction I took with this. I picked 6 Clothing items that would mix+match well together. I chose 2 pairs of Shorts (a pair with anchors on them; a pair striped), 3 Tops (an eyelet tee, a color-blocked peplum tank and an anchor/striped graphic tee) and a Navy Romper. With these 6 pieces I was able to create 7 instead of 6 Outfits. I didn't want to mess with too many shoes so I chose my Silver Gladiator Sandals and my Red+White Striped Lace-up Wedges. I figured both of these pairs of Sandals would work well with the Clothes I selected. Everything was in the Blue, White, Coral and Red Palette with a touch of Mint. Of course I used some Jewelry and Belts with some of the Outfits. These were all worn in the last few days, actually I wore the last outfit, just yesterday. 

So which are your favorite 2-3 Outfits? My favorites are Looks 2, 3 and 5. I feel like each item I remixed in each of those 3 Outfits coordinates very well. Below is a listing of all of the 8 pieces (including shoes) and then a detailed break-down of each Outfit:
White Cotton Shorts w/ Coral Embroidered Anchors: Old Navy (very similar white w/ black anchors, great deal), (similar navy w/ white anchors, best deal, love these).
Coral, Cap-Sleeve, Cotton Eyelet Tee: A Random Local Boutique (similar, best deal), (similar w/ rolled cuffs, great deal).
White, Navy & Mint Color-blocked, Peplum Tank Top: Express (similar, navy/green/mint, love this), (similar, black/white/mustard, love this), (similar, teal/black, best deal).
Navy, Cap-Sleeve, Striped+Anchor, Sequined Graphic Tee: Sabra (New) (very similar, best deal, love this), (similar, great deal, love this), (similar 2, great deal).
Navy, Silk, Short Romper w/ Rolled Hem & Pockets: Armani Exchange (very similar, love this), (similar, great deal, love this), (cute nautical option, best deal).
Black & Silver, Gladiator, Strappy Sandals: Il Cammini (similar, best deal, love these), (similar, great deal, love these), (similar thong sandals).

1. Coral Tee Tucked In + Striped Shorts Belted + Pink/Navy Statement Necklace + Striped Red Wedges.
Pink, Purple, Navy + Smoke, Glass & Stone, Statement Necklace: An Accessories Boutique (option, w/ different blue stones, great deal, love this), (blue+silver stone option, best deal, love this).
Skinny, White Belt w/ Chain Detail: Piazza Italia (very similar, best deal), (very similar, great deal), (similar, on sale).

2. Peplum Color-blocked Tank + White Anchor Shorts Belted + Turquoise/Cobalt Statement Necklace + Silver Gladiators.
Turquoise+Royal Blue Statement Necklace w/ Quadrangle & Cluster Stones: Viggos (New) (similar, love this), (gorgeous option by Kate Spade, on sale), (similar, great deal, love this).
Skinny, White Belt w/ Chain Detail: Piazza Italia (very similar, best deal), (very similar, great deal), (similar, on sale).

3. Navy Anchor Tee + Striped Shorts Belted + Silver Dangly Earrings + Silver Gladiators.
Silver+Pink Beaded Dangly Earrings: White House Black Market (gorgeous option by Vera Bradley, great deal), (similar, love these).
Real Silver Ring w/ Tiny Turquoise Stone: Express (very similar), (similar w/ large stone, best deal, love this).
Skinny, White Belt w/ Chain Detail: Piazza Italia (very similar, best deal), (very similar, great deal), (similar, on sale).

4. Navy Romper + Silver Dangly Earrings + Silver Gladiators.
Silver+Pink Beaded Dangly Earrings: White House Black Market (gorgeous option by Vera Bradley, great deal), (similar, love these).
Black Beaded & White Pearl, 3-Strand Tassel Bracelet: White House Black Market (similar by WHBM, love this), (similar, great deal), (black+white cuff by WHBM, love this).

5. Coral Tee Tucked In + White Anchor Shorts Belted + Pastel Crystal Long Necklace + Striped Red Wedges.
Skinny Coral Patent Leather Belt: White House Black Market (similar, great deal), (similar w/ bow, love this).
Green, Gold, Pink Yellow, Oval-shaped Crystal, Long Necklace: A Random Boutique.
Red, Faux Alligator, Silver-Knotted Cuff: White House Black Market (similar, great deal, love this), (similar, woven leather, love this).
Ivory Silk Bow Barrette w/ Coral Polka Dots: Gifted.

6. Peplum Color-blocked Tank + Striped Shorts Belted + Blue Crystal Long Necklace + Silver Gladiators.
Royal Blue Crystal, Long Lariat Necklace: A Random Boutique (similar in light blue), (gorgeous option, great deal, love this).
Royal Blue, Small Circle Stud Earrings: Random Street Vendor for $1.00 (New) (very similar in lighter blue), (similar in baby blue+silver, love these), (similar in navy+gold).
Leopard-Print, Navy, Beige & Brown Headband: Bijoux & Accessories.

7. Navy Romper + Navy Anchor Tee + Bangles + Striped Red Wedges.
Red Bracelet w/ Silver Beads twisted around the Silk RibbonsBijoux & Accessories.
Leopard-Print, Navy, Beige & Brown Headband: Bijoux & Accessories.

This was a real long post. If you made it this far, thank you for reading. And check out these other Nautical Looks from this Summer (12 and 3).

P.S. Linking up with Agnes, Ayana, Caitlin, Carrie, Erin, Jena, Liz, Lauren, Rachel, Sharon and Tara.

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  1. yay for bring back the 6 remix. love seeing how you remix your clothes.

  2. Love all the looks Ada. Well done :)


  3. ohh I love the navy romper, and the coral top!! so pretty for summer!

  4. Nice looks Ada. I love the navy romper and how you mixed it up a bit! I can't believe it is already August! Where did the summer go? :(

  5. Such great looks, Ada! I love that navy romper - too cute. I agree, remix posts are time consuming. You go, for getting it all done!


  6. Great looks! You can't go wrong with the nautical theme! Love the anchor shorts too.

  7. I really love 2, 4 and 5! I think I am just in love with those white shorts with the pink anchors! And, at first I thought the romper was black, but when I saw it in navy I loved it even more. Great outfits! I also think wedges are great for the summer!

  8. I love remixing my wardrobe too! it really helps me to maximize the wear of my pieces. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Nautical has always been one of my favorite summer trends. My favorite on you is the all black look. Classy!

  10. So many cute nautical looks Ada!! Really love your romper & the colour black peplum top! Hope you are feeling better too!
    Enjoy the rest of your day:)
    Marta, xo

  11. Cute anchor print shorts! Love those nautical looks!

  12. I really like both pairs of shorts here. And that colorblock peplum top is really pretty!

  13. The pink top wit the white shorts is my favorite :)

  14. I love your anchor print outfit! Perfect for summer!

  15. Great job with your remix! I was thinking I love those stripe shorts and then I realize why...I have them :) Thank you for giving me some ideas on how to style them.


  16. Awww ... I wish I still had the legs for shorts! Cute looks, Dear.
    Dawn Lucy

  17. Love the romper and the anchor tee! Great remixing!

  18. So many cute looks and I love that you did a nautical theme! My favorites are #1, #5 #6!


  19. I love those striped shorts and you look great in pink, so number one is my favorite. All the looks are great! And no, I cannot believe it is August already...

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  20. Great outfits! I try and look for investment pieces and alot to mix and match. Love the pink, the shorts are nice, like the striped ones, and I need that "come hither look" you do so well!
    have a great weekend
    from the link up, jess

    please stop by

  21. no kidding that must have been time consuming for you, love the romper though. And I am partial to anchors

  22. what a fun post! love nautical! my favorite theme!

  23. I love your fun nautical t-shirt. Your legs are perfect in shorts! These are fantastic looks Ada.

  24. Loving your awesome nautical style! I just can't get enough of nautical this summer. It's been my "go to." In fact, it's the "theme" of what I'll pack for an incoming travel out east. :) T.

  25. Love that 6 items idea. Seen it for first time definitely would love to see more often. An navy anchor tee is my personal fave Have a great weekend. xo Sabina@Oceanblue Style

  26. These are all really cute outfits! Your peplum tank is very cute! I think I'm drawn to it because it has teal in it (one of my favorite colors!)

  27. Wow, Ada, that is pretty awesome! You definitely remixed the hell out of these pieces. Love it!!!! Thank you for linking up with us at the Wednesday Thrift Sisters Link Up! Hope to see you there this week again!

    Thrifting Diva

  28. Hi Ada so many great outfits. My favorite thing is when I can restyle outfits and make them look new. I really like the sandals with the gold. Have a great week! ~Sherri

  29. Love this post! You got so creative with all of your outfits. This is my first time on your blog and it's super cute! I just started blogging and I'd love if you stopped by mine :)



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