Thursday, July 12, 2012

What To Wear:Backyard BBQ Edition

I am so excited to be joining up with Sharon of The Tiny Heart for her first ever link up! She has started the "What to Wear" series to help answer that life-long question for every occasion. When I saw that this first week's assignment was going to be "What to wear to a backyard BBQ", I knew I had the perfect outfit.



Being from the South I kinda feel like we probably invented the backyard BBQ, so I may just have a leg up on this competition ;) It's summer and it's HOT, so it's essential to stay cool when outdoors. The easiest way to accomplish that- short of nudity or a great vintage-style bathing suit- is the timeless classic of cut-off shorts and a tank top. I've stepped it up a level by combining a brightly colored pair of cut-offs with a printed tank, but it's still the same thing, just a little dressed up.


 I am most excited about my AWESOME new jelly shoes. They are Crocs, and I know, I know- Crocs are supposed to be so uncool, but these babies are rocking! And the best part? They totally change color in the sun. Okay, so I sound like a five-year-old, but come on! Who doesn't smile at color-changing shoes? You'd be the hit of the BBQ. Fashion and entertainment all rolled into one! The only thing missing from this outfit? The copious amount of bug spray I had to put on to keep from being eaten alive by mosquitoes. What can I say? I've got sweet meat! 

If you're visiting from The Tiny Heart, I'd love for you to leave a comment so I can check your blog out! Be sure to go to The Tiny Heart by clicking on the What to Wear button below to check out all the participating bloggers!
BBQ Outfit


Top
target.com

Old navy
oldnavy.gap.com

Bracelet
etsy.com

Ring
bluecollardistro.com





The Tiny Heart

53 comments:

Bloggingforjoy said...

What an adorable outfit! The colors are so fresh and bright - very pretty! :)

I know what you mean about the croc stigma. But I was won over once I realized how practical they are in the summer (waterproof!). Our kids love them. Yours are so cute and go perfectly with our outfit.

Sharon S said...

You look very cute and comfy in this fun color palette! I'm totally intrigued by these color changing Croc jellies! It reminds me of a t-shirt my hubby has that changes color in the sun. Thanks SO much for linking up, Katie!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Jenny said...

That is a great backyard BBQ outfit! Perfect mix of style, color and comfort. Looks fabulous!

<3 Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Cara said...

You are BBQ perfection! I love all of the bright colors, that tank is fab! I knew Crocs was working on some new stuff, but those shoes are too cute, I may have to find myself a pair.

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

You look so adorable in this summer outfit Katie....you're really rocking it!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Rebekah said...

I have been debating with myself over buying those crocs for weeks now...after seeing this I've decided that I will buy them! Thanks!!!

Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

Love this paisley print on your shirt. And jelly shoes that change colors?! I need a pair. Really bad. And mosquitos are my enemy. I swear my husband doesn't ever get any bug bites while I am eaten alive! Maybe I have sweet meat too?!

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

Always Maylee said...

LOVE your backyard bbq outfit! The green shorts and that top look perfect on you. And you're totally right, those crocs are rockin... never thought I'd say that! :)

xo, Yi-chia

Keesha said...

Ohhh I may have to get some of those Crocs! They really change color???? This is the perfect bbq attire :)

Alicia said...

I love those Crocs! How fun to have color-changing shoes and Sharon S. below me, I had no idea there were color changing shirts either! The whole outfit is really cute!

Selah said...

These are particularly good photos! Tell Curtis he did good :) I LOVE that you include close ups of the accessories. Love the colors in the top - how is the fit? I tend to be between a Large and an XL.

Dancing with Ashley said...

Green is so my favorite color and this outfit is darling. I love the green bottoms with a funky top!

sharon lei said...

Hi Katie!! You are too cute.. I adore those jelly flats. and omg, really?! Crocs? I would never have guessed. hee hee. Hope you're having a great day!

xx Love & Aloha
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Chris Williams said...

OK I love that top and it's the perfect backyard bbq outfit!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It was love at first sight, and I've worn it at least twice a week! ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

These shoes are so comfortable and so fun!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yes, Keesha! SO fun- and there's a pink color too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I never thought I would say it either, but it's true! Thank you so much- I felt pretty cute ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

They were absolutely worth the money- of course I waited till they were on sale. You've definitely got the sweet meat, that's the official term BTW! If the mosquitoes ignore everyone else that's a tell-tale symptom of Sweet Meat!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Totally worth it Rebekah! I will absolutely be buying another pair!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Rebecca!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Crocs are really working on their dorky image! They even have wedges!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Jenny! Definitely more fun than a plain tank and cut-offs!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

That's exactly what it reminded me of too! I love these Crocs.

And you are so welcome! Could you tell I have been looking forward to it since I heard about it!?

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Definitely great for summer (and kids). And it doesn't get more comfortable than a pair of Crocs!

kristian satterlee said...

If they make you happy, who cares if you sound 5? You look very cute btw; hope there are many bbqs in your future!

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Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Sharon! I was shocked to see how fun the Crocs are now! I am going to check out your blog now!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Ashley! That's exactly what I loved about the outfit too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It was a juniors brand at Target, so I went up a size to the XXL. It's boxy already and has that hi-lo hem, so it's a tricky one!

woolyworld said...

Where I'm from (Maryland) Crocs are all the rage! Every child has a pair or 3. Moms have been getting in on it too. I Love the color changing Crocs! Totally takes me back to my 80' jellies wearing days! I'm diggin the cool colors of your outfit! Your style is soo cute! You are a major fashion inspiration!!

Kacie Ellis said...

This is the perfect BBQ outfit!

P.S. Thanks for following my blog :)

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still being [Molly] said...

i LOVE this outfit, katie! oh man LOVING your blog, girl. thanks so much for stopping by mine and it's so nice to meet you! i want color changing shoes now!!!

Melody said...

hahaa.. color changing shoes sounds awesome! Oh my goodness I must have some really sweet meat cause mosquito have been eating me up!! lol

I really love that top-- the colors and print is so cute!!

Kim@TheSimpsonSix said...

Love the green, love the bracelet, and I'm still loving your bangs!!

Tashia G. said...

I really can't believe those shoes were made by crocs. They are too cute!

Sarah With A Bow said...

That is, quite possibly, the best BBQ outfit ever. Those shorts rock and I dig your color palette here. (:

beauty tips said...

The best ever BBQ outfit.She looks stunning and awesome .The shorts,shirts and the glasses all are adorable and looking so latest.Love the effort for this gorgeous post.

Elena said...

Hi dear,
How are you?
Check out my blog where I posted the illustration of your look!
Thank you for the inspiration!
let me know if you want me to send this illustration on your emal.
Xo
Elena
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Vicky TheGoldenBun said...

Wow! This looks so wonderful! Going to follow you through bloglovin!!!
Vicky

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Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks, Vicky!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you again! This is so awesome :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Sarah! As soon as I saw the top, I knew I had to have it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Right!? I want another pair, I just can't decide what color!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Kim! They've been growing out this summer so I can pull them back on super hot days, but I'm definitely ready to trim them up again!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Sweet meat is a serious medial condition! It's tough for us!

Thank you so much. I was super excited to find this top. I can wear it with my coral shorts too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much, Molly! I love meeting new awesome bloggers!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Kacie!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It totally reminded me of my childhood jelly shoes days too- that's why I had to get them! Thank you so so much for the awesome compliments and I hope you'll come back!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

They definitely make me happy! And if we could get the weather to cooperate down here in the South then maybe I can go to some BBQs! :)

jugglingchic said...

I love those little shoes! Your outfits have been so colorful and cheerful!!!

Shaye said...

I love those Crocs. I have two pairs (orange and aqua) and wear the living daylights out of them. They are super cute and great knocking around shoes in the summer. (They also make great river shoes!)

Quiltnutcreations said...

Love the shirt!! I just had a pedi the other day and was wondering about yellow polish; your toes look so cute.

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