Walking On Sunshine
Vibrant, feminine, delicate with a dash of edge and sass… These beauties are just my cup of tea! I found these yellow Zara sandals during a shopping trip in LA and it was the very last pair in my size! I have the worst luck when it comes to finding a size 6 at Zara (in store), let along something so pretty and wearable. It seems like my obsession with neon is not going to subside anytime soon.
[Photos by NR] Top: Material Girl black blazer / H&M white tank Bottom: DIY distressed denim studded shorts (before: this) Bag: BCBGeneration woven envelope clutch Shoes: Zara yellow ankle strap sandals Accessories: Bracelets: (From top to bottom) F21, market in PR, ASOS spikes, neon from Melrose Ave. / Ring: BCBGeneration pave hearts ring / Glasses: Giorgio Armani aviators
In addition for my love for neon, one of my favorite summer trends are high waisted distressed denim studded shorts (that’s a mouth full!). A couple of months ago it was somewhat difficult to find them in stores, at least ones that are high waisted, distressed and has studs. They were mostly sold online and ranged anywhere between $75-$200… For something that I’ll wear only during the summer, economically it’s more efficient to make them at home. It’s pretty easy too! Cut, snip, thrown in washer/dryer and voila!
These particularly shorts were originally a pair of high waisted mom’s jeans purchased from a vintage shop for $10. Since I recently made a pair of blue distressed shorts, I experimented with bleach to turn this pair into white shorts. I was pretty happy with the results!
The awesome thing about DIY projects is that you can customize them to be exactly how you like. And since it’s your labor of love, it’s extra special. I love arts & crafts so naturally DIY projects are always fun for me (well until something goes wrong lol). Do you like to DIY? I’d love to know what’s your most prized DIY project… Mine was a piece of art that took me over 6 months to complete.
You can check out my DIY instructions on my first pair of distressed demin shorts here.
Happy Friday lovers! xo
Omg! I went all over Spain and London looking for a 37 in those shoes and finally gave up! They look so great I’m totes jealous :P
Love your shoes & sense of style. Following you now!!
Super cool look! Love these sandals and the clutch!!! Such a great style dear!
If I had your legs I’d spend all my weekends in shorts and blazers!
I can’t believe these shoes are from Zara. They are awesome!! The height is doable and the curve makes them appear more painful, I mean higher ;)
A Preponderance of Fashion
Haha! Aww thanks luv! Zara has been on point with their shoes lately. I feel like I can buy almost every pair (but of course I won’t do that lol), and yes the height is very doable… Not too low and not too high.
These sandals are cute, very feminine! I also really like your clutch! Good job for the DIY, i’m always too scared to try any…
Really love, love your blog! And this outfit is great! I also like your black and white with neon touch post! Thnx for your comment on my blog, or I wouldn’t have discovered your great blog! I am your newest follower on gfc and bloglovin! Hope you want to follow me back on both!
Have a nice day, xoxo
Thank you Lolita! :)
i love your arm candy, i have to same asos bracelet! love your shorts as well!
hope to see you on my blog :)
Figure of Chic
love love the shoes + shorts + bag!!!!! i’m so jelly- i wish i had DIY skills like u!
LOVE your shorts. I just bookmarked your instructions, I’m definitely trying it!
This whole outfit is super summery, the clutch is too cute!
The Style Rawr!
Tara (& Jade)
Great job on your DIY – saves money and is customized to your tastes! I heart DIY’ing too. My favorite project most recently is a dupe of a J. Crew polka dot blouse – saved me $70 :)
Also love your bright sandals!
The purse is sooo FAB….I’m missing you on my blog lately :-)
Hi, Katie! I checked out your post about the Carribean trip and died of jealousy. LOL! Love your bright sandals, your clutch, and your bracelets. Actually, I love everything about this outfit.
Awww thank you so much Gie! It was def hard to come back to reality :(
Btw my name is not Katie… :)
You look fab (as always!), love the shoes… Darn it, it’s hard to be jealous of someone who seems so nice!! ;-)
Sweety,they are so stunning,I had my eye on these Zara sandals a few days ago,but ended up choosing the purple and red high heel sandals:)
I am obsessed with neon too….neoncolors feel so summer and beachy,like a hot afternoon in spain lol
I was at Zara today too and ended up with two pairs of ANOTHER high heel sandals!
One in black and another in brown…they gave 50 percent off!!!!! LOVED IT,I went home singing with my new babies
anyways you look amazing as always!!!
love the looks and love the pictures!
I love the DIY shorts too!
xoxo Tamara Chloé
Ooooh, those neon sandals are AWESOME! I’m in love–especially with those beyond cool studded shorts! This outfit is too cool! Can’t wait to see you show off more things you’ve bought in LA! Like I told you yesterday–don’t feel guilty about splurging; after all, how many times are down there? ;)
I want to tell you how much I adore your style, your creativity, humor and just overall you seem like a positive person! I follow you on twitter, Instagram (stalking much? lol) and have been following your blog since day 1. I have loved everything you put together and being the reader it seem like your pictures are getting better and better but you never talk much about your personal life. On a previous post you talked about your wedding and it was the first time you mentioned something personal. I’d love to know more about you and what does KTR or KT stand for? :) Just curious! I’m your biggest fan! xoxoxoxo
I love the shoes! I can never find my size at Zara, too. I’m a 7, but some of their 7s are a little too big for me. I might just be a 6 like you. :) I love the distressed denim look. You pull off everything so well, and I’m so jealous! Haha! :) You’re looking gorgeous as always!
Love this outfit KT! Especially the clutch! :)
Love and your blog!
I can’t stand you, you have the cutest little figure! Not to be a lesbian but your legs are amazing, they are so nice and thick and has the perfect shape to them (not a fan of skinny legs!). Hah, anyway, I love that you’re so creative and I saw your DIY but I want to make the bleached white shorts. How long did you leave the bleach on the shorts? And where do you reccommend soaking the shorts (bucket, sink, etc.)? I ordered the studs from ebay today and I’m excited to go find a pair of mom’s jeans to make myself a pair!
Lovely shoes that you picked up! I love your DIY denim shorts project, these turned out great. I might need to try that project one day =)
I absolutely love this outfit!! It is so super casual and chic!! I am obsessed with your studded shorts! Great Friday OUTFIT! :)
Great shoes! I’m a 36 at Zara too and whenever I see a pair in my size I have to get them…haha (Although depending on the style, sometimes the 36 is too big, sadly.) I feel your pain! :P
Are those as high as the Zara basic suede heels that everyone has? (I have that pair in 2 colors, but find I’ll most likely ever wear them around the office, as they’re too high for me to commute and then stand around in when I go out!)
Hey Jess, I think they are 3.25″ high and are really comfortable!