June 3, 2012

Lemon Drop Jeans






I know I'm preaching to the converted, but there really is nothing like a little shopping to brighten a grey day. Especially when that shopping involves neon yellow jeans. That's right. Newest addition to my wardrobe & it wasn't very practical at all. Who cares? I love them to pieces & I can't stop smiling.

I was wearing this striped top from Banana Republic when I tried them on, and liked it so much I decided to wear it just so. The shirt is admittedly ill-fitted, but it was the smallest size & at the time I had to have it anyways. Because it was a cooler day I paired it with a black blazer (somewhat fearful of looking bumble-bee esque, but it was my only feasible option). Steve Madden peep-toe heels to dress up the jeans a little, neutral coloured bag, & classic Ray Ban wayfarers. Which is where a story comes in....

It's not often I share random personal stories on the blog, but here is one for the books: I, at the ripe old age of 22, have developed a new phobia of birds. I could go into great detail but basically a few days ago I was attacked by a crow TWICE in one hour. As in out of nowhere it pitched on my head and started attacking me. After googling I discovered it's fledgling season, when mama crows are teaching their young to fly. This makes them protectively aggressive to passers-by. They also have great facial recognition, hence why I've been wearing sunglasses on grey days, feeling as if I'm hiding from particularly threatening paparazzi. If you live in Vancouver I suggest you steer clear of Hornby Street & other tree-dense areas (crow territory/the sight of the crime) until July.

Last but not least, my hair is pulled back for once! I'm not a huge fan of having my hair up (unless I'm at home where it's in a constant messy bun) so this is one of few times you'll see it this way. I did a little french braid in the front to make it a little less plain. The main reason it is up though is because I finally tested out the Wella conditioner I received in my April Glossybox (here). I should have known better. It made my hair (which is very fine) disgustingly greasy, & of course I was short on time so there was no fixing it. Some days ponytails really are warranted. 

I was wearing:
Yellow jeans - Gap (here)
Striped tee - Banana Republic
Necklace - F21 (old)
Peep-toe heels - Steve Madden (old)
Gold Chronograph watch - Michael Kors (here)
Vanilla Hamilton Bag - Michael Kors (here)

78 comments:

  1. those pants are so cool! and the banana republic shirt is lovely.
    your hair up and the braid just pull this look all together.
    xx

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  2. Those jeans are a great colour! They look good with that shirt!

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  3. great jeans!!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

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  4. You look gorgeous! First I thought I loved the jeans, then I knew I just loved everything about your outfit! You're rockin it!

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  5. I love this post and the yellow jeans are so adorable on you with the Banana Republic top!

    xoDale
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  6. that's a lovely outfit.. i wanna get myself some bright yellow pants like yours!

    <3
    -Giuliana
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  7. I love this outfit! Everything just works so well together- from the neutral bag to the striped tee- LOVE IT!

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

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  8. Love the color of your pants <3 I'm obsessed with color pants honestly and you styled them perfectly <3 just found your blog and loved it :) following now!

    Sabrilett's Armoire

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  9. Practical or not, those yellow jeans are SO necessary! They look really good with that awesome top. I don't get the bumble bee vibe at all, so don't worry :)
    Also, I loved the story!! LOL But that must have been terrifying! I hate when bugs have landed in my hair. I start twirling around in complete hysterics. I can't even imagine a crow attacking me! I loathe the mere sight of crows. Oh, and thanks for the useful info you googled. I love learning something new. haha

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  10. Love your pants! It's an amazing piece! you look so chic (and maybe it's your closet that is raid-able!) Oh and I love your tattoo, I've always wanted one but the boyfriend won't allow it :P

    - Che

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  11. Chic and super stylish. Love stripes and looks like that my wardrobe is missing gorgeous green&black striped top. Combo with yellow jeans looks so trendy!

    xoxo Ra

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  12. Very cool and funky combination! I like your statement necklace and bag a lot!

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  13. an elegant city look! love it!

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  14. omg those lemon pants are so amazing! i want them too! and i really love your hairdo!
    kiss,mary
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  15. Thank you for your sweet comment! Xx

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  16. Okay, first off, the outfit! I love love love those lemon yellow jeans. Who cares if they're practical, they make you happy and you look gorgeous in them :)
    And okay, that is seriously scary! I didn't know crows were so vicious. Ick, better lay low for a while. Aha, I don't blame you for the sudden phobia.
    Your hair looks good this way actually. I like the french braid you did in the front!

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  17. hi shawna thanks so much for following me i am so delighted to be following u now. u look gorgeous i love the yellow its so summery i agree wit u nothing like a bit of shopping. i love the whole outfit its so lovely great blazer have a great week kisses from ur new Irish follower xx leo.

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  18. Shawna, hi! What a great outfit! Looove the jeans! You look gorgeus in them!
    and about the birds. I live with that phobia since I was seven, when a huge pigeon (for a 7 year old it was huuuuge)collided with my forehead. The scariest thing ever!

    Anyways, I'm a huge fan of your blog! Following you now!
    Hope you'll take a look at my blog!

    xx
    Tatiana
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  19. love the colours this outfit is so cute :)
    thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!
    xx


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  20. what a fum shirt!:)
    - greeting from summery finland:)

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  21. This is such a nice outfit! I love the colour of your jeans, makes your outfit look really colourful! xo

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  22. I love every outfit of you! You have so much style<3
    Your bag is amazing and your hair like this is very cute!
    xx

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  23. Love the stripe top and the bright jeans, you look very cute :)
    am following, hope you'll follow back :)

    Have a wonderful day!

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  24. Adorable outfit and hair...you look really cute :)

    Hope you'll visit me :)
    Kisses,Elena

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  25. Your hair looks stunning like this! And I love your Michael Kors bag :) x

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  26. Those pants are awesome, and I LOVE how they look with the black & green stripes...so cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  27. I like this set!
    U have a tattoo, awesome!:)

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  28. So gorgeous as always! I am obsessed with those jeans! I love that yellow is all over the place right now.

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  29. i don't blame you being scared of birds when they are dive bombing your head! scary!! and i think your hair looks beautiful. if that's a bad hair day for you, then you're lucky!

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  30. You look so pretty! Thanks so much for your sweet comment and follow my blog :) I just post up "dress inspiration" hope u like!
    xx

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  31. I'm obsessed with these jeans!!! You rock it girl!!! xoxo

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  32. oh yes, you put on a great outfit here!!! (am obsessed with the bag!
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  33. Hattitude Style Blog

    shawna this neon outfit is AMAZING! i love the different greens and the black in no one way gives you a bzzzzing bee look! it's great paired together. love how you pulled this whole look together!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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  34. very classic look! that bird story is crazy sounds a little Hitchcock to me!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  35. I love that blazer! And your bag kinda reminds me of a Birkin! (Which I love!) I'm usually not a big fan of yellow, but neon anything is great for a rainy day. love the striped top too!

    -jen.

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  36. Love your bright jeans & necklace!

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  37. Oh my God, just reading about the crow gave me the eebie jeebies- I haaaate birds. Like if a pigeon is in my way I'll cross the street. But on a brighter note, I love this look! That striped top with those amazing yellow jeans goes perfectly. And I don't think you look like a bee at all ;)

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  38. omg, i love your tattoo!!
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  39. Ahhh, bright yellow pants. Love! I firmly believe that a person cannot be crabby while wearing neon colors.

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  40. these bright yellow pants are awesome, and I like how you paired it with the stripe shirt, lovely!

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  41. Great combination! Love how you put this together!

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  42. Following you :)

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  43. Your hair looks good pulled back. Wear it like this more often?! And cutest outfit ever! Love the color of those pants.

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  44. Your hair looks really lovely like that! You should definitely "get out of the comfort zone" again ;) Awww, cute jeans <3 I've been searching for yellow pair too, but never the right size available, or right colour.. :)

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  45. you yellow pants are great! I also love zour golg watch:)

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  46. You look amazing, I love the yellow jeans! And your hair is just adorable.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  47. I just love your first sentence :)

    The yellow jeans are really pretty and the green striped cardigan looks so good to them!!

    xx

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  48. I really like your blog! you´re so stylish :)
    love the pants! :$
    xo

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  49. I AM SO FOLLOWING THIS BLOG NOW. I love it...everything is just perfect. I hope you can check out my site: http://theproverbs.net and FOLLOW too. Hope to hear from you soon. Oh yeah I LOVE this blog :) !

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  50. I think you look amazing, the yellow jeans are gorgeous, I love bright coloured jeans. Thanks for the lovely comment too, the g-pigs are sweet :) xxx

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  51. you look stunning, thse bright jeans are perfect with stripe!!!

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  52. I love the little braid you added to the ponytail, makes it instantly cuter! And CUTE TOP! I love the stripes!!

    Watch out for crazy birds! I don't blame you for wearing your sunglasses on a gray day...

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  53. OMG how scary about the birds! I'm not a fan of birds either, and I would be frightened. I did get a little giggle out of the thought of you wearing sunnies to hide from the birds however. On a brighter note, I am loving the yellow pants! They are amazing, and look awesome on you!!!
    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  54. you are so pretty! love your jeans

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  55. Great yellow pants!! Would you like to follow each other?

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    -Kelsi

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  56. Everything about this outfit is amazing! Accessories and hair are beautiful. And I love your tattoo!

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  57. You definitely don't look bumble-bee esque. In fact, you look super chic! I thought about buying this shirt but couldn't quite get the right fit so I just didn't. This outfit really makes me regret that decision.

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  58. I love those jeans, I have the same pair! I like what you've done with the blazer, stripes, and statement necklace!
    --TS

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  59. I love your neon yellow jeans- they look so great on you! :) And that must have been so scary to be attacked by birds for no reason- I would have developed a phobia too! Here's hoping they leave you alone!

    Also, your hair is very pretty in a ponytail- I love the side braid :)

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  60. Cute!! I love your hair! xoxo
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  61. Thanks for your lovely comment. Great post!!!
    I'm following you right now on Google Friend Connect №263 & Bloglovin №59. hope you can follow me!!!
    хохо

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  62. If you told me you'd combine this top with the neon jeans I'd probably be shocked. But you've showed me - and that's why I love it. Great outfit!
    Be careful with the birds, because I'll be waiting for another outfit post.
    Followed you!
    xxx,
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  63. love the pants and color combination! hope crow doesn't attack you anymore!:) xx

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  64. I LOVE your hair in the braid/ponytail, it looks SO pretty! That is so crazy about the crow attack, I'd be terrified too!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  65. Those jeans are fantastic... I love them to pieces and you look extra gorgeous in these photos too! :) Hope your week is off to a great start, and yes, shopping always turns my day around!! xo

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  66. I love your top and necklace, they both are so pretty!

    xoxo Sootjeelina

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  67. I love this look and love your hair up... you should def. do it more often ;)

    Cheers on a beautiful blog!

    Maria

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  68. you really rocked the pants <3

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  69. Ah, this look is uber cute! The pants are adorable. (:

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  70. Gorgeous outfit, you are the Queen of the brights. These jeans look amazing on you !

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  71. Hi beautiful! tnks a lot for ur lovely comment!!
    I really LOVE ur pants!!! *-*
    Oh! Do u have a tatoo?? (:

    xx from
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  72. Beautiful hair style, and loving the color of your pants so much! :)

    Kisses,
    http://annchica.blogspot.com ♥

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  73. Love your neon yellow pants so so much!!! You look so gorgeous in that colour!!! I am a Vancouverite, so thanks for the tip :)

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  74. I love coloured jeans! These are amazing!
    Your tattoo is beautiful :)

    xo

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