2.16.2011

Daily Threads: Nonchalant

{similar chambray, similar pants, boots, similar necklace}

Dearest blog, meet nonchalant Linley. Her hair lays to the side, her shirt is a bit ill-fitting and half tucked, and her makeup is minimal. She usually looks like this when she has nowhere to go and a house to clean. 

A brief intro into my laid-back-kinda-day. I walked Maeby (cause it was gorgeous out today), I went to Target (cause we were down to our last two rolls of toilet paper), and I cleaned around the house (cause it had lost itself).  I also had the windows up and the patio door open all day (see first "cause"). I'm really loving this warm weather. I wish it felt like this all the time. 

The necklace. This necklace (along with a Patagonia fleece) was my first Christmas gift from husband (bf at the time) some five+ years ago. Although I believe it was intended to be worn with something a bit more formal, I love it because of its versatility. It adds a fabulous feminine touch to this somewhat boy-ish outfit. (yes, it's the same necklace i wore yesterday) This particular necklace isn't available at Ross Simons anymore, but I've linked a similar (and reasonably priced) alternative. 

42 comments:

Eclectic Flair said...

I like nonchalant Linley! This look is so relaxed and easy going but still looks great!

Lidi@Eclectic Flair

JennaStevie said...

I like nonchalent you! Very laid back and casual. Love this top on you, and the necklace is very pretty.
xJennaD

Erin Willett said...

I still like it! It's a good look, nice and casual :)

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Keri said...

You look very "California Girl" thrown together with purpose. I like it!

Law Mama said...

Such a great casual look! I like how simple yet pulled together you look.

Elizabeth said...

This outfit is great! So casual and yet so cute.

Elizabeth

Michelle said...

ahhh love the chambray top! i made my boyfriend buy himself one today and i'm still desperately searching for the perfect one!

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

oh I love "nonchalant" linley... so laid-back-chic! I am so craving warmer temps... it will be a little while here up North!

Savannah said...

I really love this look, it's so easy but chic. The necklace is perfect touch with it!

Hayley said...

I love this look! I looks effortless, and thrown together but still put together. Like those girls I see brunching in LA that appear like they just woke up, but look better then me after an hour of primping! I need to learn the "edge"!

Hayley

Classy Chassy said...

I'm jealous that this is how you look on a cleaning day. Pretty sure if I posted pics of my cleaning day self, folks would be closing their browsers stat. ;)

All this to say, nonchalant Linley still looks awesome.

Katelyn said...

You nailed it with the nonchalant look! I love your hair like that too -- it looks effortless but so cute!

Cee said...

LOVE this outfit. The epitome of casual chic!

Tiffany said...

I love your laid back look! I only wish I looked like that when I cleaned house. Instead, I look like . . . well, you don't even want to know! lol

MONKEYFACE said...

I'm sorry but even Nonchalant Linley is uber-glam. You just can't help it. The necklace is GORGEOUS (way to go husband)!

Mel said...

You look great!! Very cute outfit.
I wish I looked this good on a cleaning day! It's old college sweat shirt and shorts for me. Definitely not blog post worthy.

Carrie said...

I am dying for warm weather! I tell ya, I've had enough of this cold weather here in Vancouver. Pfft. I hope I look this good cleaning!

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CessOviedo said...

Love you hair up like that, looks super cute!


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My Bright Corner said...

*gush* You are my newest, fave blog. I love your style. I did a shout-out to you on Twitter about a week ago. *end of gush*

I am taking your advice [I read a post of yours on another blog about a week ago] and getting some dry shampoo. I have long hair now and don't wash it every day. The dry shampoo sounds like the perfect solution for my in-between hair. Have you thought of doing any hair tutorials? Gosh, I have the worst time being creative with my hair.

Rebecca

My Bright Corner said...

Aaaaaand I found some hair tutorials on your blog. Thanks! xx

Renee B. said...

Adore the chambray top, it looks great on you! Love days like this, especially with the windows open! Jealous. :)

Lydia Marie said...

I love this laidback look! And that necklace is really pretty.

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Beverly said...

you totally rock every style and trend out there!!!

Ashley said...

Linley! You do nonchalant like no other!!! Love this look. Really, I do. A LOT.

Natasha said...

Goodness I wish I looked like this on my lazy days!!!

I really need more button down shirts...I maybe own one...

Gabriella said...

Love your laid back look!

Anik Milk said...

Nonchalant you are pretty cool!
Like your hair style so much.

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Kati said...

I love that you still look so put together on a casual day. You always look amazing!

kelseywilliams said...

I love this undone look on you, Linley. Do people tell you that you look like Blossom? :)

Lauren said...

I love effortless looks! You look great.
Love, L.

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Liz said...

This is almost exactly what I wore this weekend {although not documented} to Ikea. You cleaned the house, I opted to play house. Great minds?

Kuleigh said...

I love those boots! I'm pretty sure I saw them on a girl around campus yesterday. The back detail is the best part!

archives said...

your hair looks awesome! i love it. not too polished, but still chic and pretty. we're getting some warmer weather here, too! YAY!!! :D

Emily said...

Yeah! Another 1/2 tucker. I wore almost this exact outfit 2 days ago and got a lot of funny looks and one outright comment about my tucking skills.

The Suburb Experiment said...

Our outfits yesterday were almost the same! (I post a day behind). I just did heels and wet hair instead of boots and cute hair. :)

Jenn

Isabella Kiss said...

i actually really like your hair like this!

A Lost Feather said...

this outfit is perrrrfect.. amazing boots! love!

Rachel said...

love, love, love this look. You look great. So do you wear it with half the shirt untucked all day or jus the pictures? It's very cute.

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Becky said...

Hi, I just found your blog via modlychic and this was my favourite post! I'm going to check out the rest of your blog and click "follow"
:)
Becky
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Shandi said...

I'm loving this look! It looks so comfortable and effortless, yet totally chic - especially with the necklace!

The Norwood Twins said...

This is the cutest outfit, and I love your hair like this! I'm soooo copying you. :)

Christine said...

Wow! I love your hair here! That's so great!
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