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Every summer since I don’t even remember when, I’ve been dying for a pair of high-waisted distressed denim shorts. Just the idea of distressed denim shorts reminds me of summer. I associate a pair of worn in shorts with great memories of road trips, bon fires, and friends. Like I said, I’ve been wanting a pair since forever! But I’m a super cheap person and ironically, destroyed denim shorts are $$$$$! I finally gave in and went to Pac Sun to buy the shorts I have been dreaming about. Yes, kind of pricey for the new “broke college kid” but I know that they will be a staple in my summer wardrobe. I can’t wait to make some memories in these babies:)

So I apologize for my neglected blog :(. As said in the previous post, which went live before I could actually finish it, life has been busy! I lost my remote for starters which meant taking pictures became a lot harder. By the time I ordered a new one, it was the end of the week and another obstacle had risen: my grad party. Family all the way from Canada came down and getting ready for it was busy busy busy. But I had a blast! Now that it’s over, I can finally get back to my bloggy blog. Thanks for the patience guys:)

Love, Olivia

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distressed denim shorts high waisted satchel heart necklace bracelets stacked heart sunglasses white crochet lace crop top

This week’s Celebration Comments topic: A Weekend Away. Has anyone or will anyone be taking any weekend trips away? How did you pack for it?

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73 responses to “Distressed Denim Dreams”

  1. Nicole K. (Nikkie) says:

    Ooh, Olivia, you use self-time yourself for your outfit pics? I should definitely do that as my sister constantly complains about having to take my outfit shots. Anyway, I always wanted a pair of destroyed shorts too.. and a pair of high-waisted shorts too, and shorts that were coloured, and yadda yadda.. the list goes on.. there are just too many combinations, haha.. and definitely too much for me, one with no job! 😛 Anyway, god job for breaking out of the money issue to buy this pair of shorts- it looks so cute in this outfit! :) By the way, wheere did you get those sunnies?

    I think you’re doing a good job of maintaining your blog, actually. Once I neglected mine for a few months and everytime I thought about it.. the pain!!X

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Hahah that is basically my list of clothes too… Unfortunately, I don’t really have a picky taste in clothing so that calls for a mile long wish list! I really try to restrain myself from the clothing buying but every once in a while, I’ll splurge and buy something I’ve been dying for for months!
      And yeah whenever I neglect my blog for awhile, it kind of eats away at me! Like a serious pang of guilt or something:(

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  2. Mariah says:

    I totally understand the busy thing. Having been involved in theatre since before I started my blog, there are things that just take up a crap ton of time. I’ve never had a remote for my camera since I use a point and shoot, so you’re one step ahead of me!
    This summer, my sister’s the one taking all the trips. She worked at a summer camp, went to Canada with her youth group at church, and she has band camp next week. She’s been pretty busy. I however, am stuck here because I have to take dance for the fall. I’m saving up for a big trip when I graduate. There was recently a post on R29 about how to pack for a trip. Here: A Guide to Packing

    Theatricality by Mariah

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Hahah yeah-sometimes life gets ahold of you and it’s hard to blog. I’m actually really scared about going off to college and forgetting about mine or not having a enough time to do it. It’s been my baby for the past four months now so I really don’t want to forget about it!
      Anyway, I totally think you should go to a digital slr because it’s amazing. Kind of pricey but definitely worth the investment/easier to take pictures/nicer pictures. I got mine for my birthday so I didn’t have to spend a ton of money…Maybe for yours?:)
      And thank you for your tips! I loved reading the article..quite helpful:)

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  3. Amber says:

    This outfit is so cute and so summery! I also love a good pair of denim cutoffs in the summer time. They’re a great staple! And I love that you paired them with this delicate lace crop top.

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much! They’ve definitely been worn too many times since I’ve gotten them:)

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  4. Rebecca says:

    Glad you finally got a pair of distressed denim shorts! They look great and I am sure you will make great memories with them! Cute lace top too!

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Aw thank you so much! I’ve already worn them so many times already:)

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  5. elmundooo says:

    I like the sporty Outfit…..the Shorts are very cute and the crop top suits so well with it <3 You look nice :)

    http://www.theeche.com

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much!:)

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  6. thebeautysuitcase says:

    Such a cute lace top! <3

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much!

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  7. alimackin2013Allie says:

    Oh love how you styled your cut-offs. I just did a post on this! You will have to stay tuned for my post on how I wear my cut-offs. Good job!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see it:)

      Reply
  8. Ashley says:

    This is such a perfect summer look. I love the distressed denim! I totally wish I could pull this off :)

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much, Ashley! And I totally think you could:))

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  9. Laura says:

    I keep meaning to buy a self-timer, but asking my hubby is so much easier! 😉 Glad you found the perfect pair of denim shorts! They look great on you!

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Oh it is so much easier to have a remote! But it’s always fun when Ryan takes my pictures although I feel kind of awkward:P

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  10. Deborah A says:

    Olivia, you look freaking cute and adorable in this outfit! I love the high waisted distressed denim shorts on you and they are definitely a great buy! I can only dream of pulling this off so effortlessly :) Well done dear!
    http://www.chiclyyours.com

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Aw thank you so much! And I’m totally sure you could do it:)

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  11. Lady Lilith says:

    Your shorts are a nice light denim.

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much!

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  12. Tanya (@mustwearthat) says:

    Wow, I love your short, way too cute, so adorable on you:).

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you Tanya!

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  13. carmen says:

    nice shorts!
    http://www.mrsnoone.it
    kiss

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you!

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  14. Jessica says:

    you look perfect!

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Aw thanks!

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  15. mademoiselle mode says:

    I m in love with your shorts ^^

    Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much!

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  16. junebiswas says:

    Cute summery outfit Olivia! Glad you had fun while you were away! Love your heart shaped sunglasses! New post on the blog – http://www.junewantsitall.com/2014/07/swap-your-style-with-swapzaar.html

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much! I’ll be sure to check it out.

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  17. Sam @ Frills & Thrills says:

    Hi sweety, your lacy cropped top is so pretty and feminine and these uber chic shorts show off your perfect figure so well! Have a great week further dear :)

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much, Sam:)

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  18. IndianSavage says:

    Hi beautiful Olivia.
    Love your shorts
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you Maggie:)

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  19. skinnedcartree says:

    I think it’s fine to spend a bit more on denim shorts and jeans as they can last you for years if you look after them and it can be hard to get a good fit! These look stunning on you =)

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Yes, that is what I think:) Thank you for you lovely comment!

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  20. Jessica says:

    Aw very cute look! 😀

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you Jess:)

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  21. Sam says:

    I have those days too that I have other priorities than blogging, lol but I get back on track again and get myself busy about blogging. I really really like this shorts. I know for a distressed worn out shorts pricier than a pair of jeans is crazy but shorts means easy breezy summer to me so I will suck it up and buy me a good pair.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Yes, sometimes life gets ahold of us and blogging becomes less off a priority. But if I don’t do it for a long time, I feel pretty guilty and also that I am letting people down? I don’t know but posting a lot is nice! Anyway, thank you for this great comment! I enjoyed reading it:)

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  22. Christine says:

    LOL girly, I feel your pain. One think I have found to love is upcycling- it takes time and is fun and feels better at the end and also is better for the environment. I have found some really cute things from Salvation Army that I have upcycled. :)

    Anyways, I hope you can come by and visit my bloggie now too. I just posted about macaroons and they are “beary” special. I look forward to your visit! Let me kmnow if you want to follow each other too!

    Blessings,
    Christine
    http://www.beyotufiulhope.blogspot.com

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    • oliviamonop says:

      What a great idea! I love going to the Salvation Army to pick up some fun clothes…most of the time, the jeans are HUGE on me but I have found some pretty great stuff. Great comment, it was a lot of fun to read:)

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  23. Latitude of style says:

    Very cute outfit. You look so lovely on this outfit. Loving that top.
    http://blogthebutterfly.wordpress.com/

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much!

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  24. My Closet In a Suitcase says:

    Love crop top and shorts!!
    xox

    http://myclosetinasuitcase.blogspot.com.es

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you!

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  25. Alexis Grace of North On Harper says:

    I am a firm believer in a pair of distressed denim shorts. I feel like I wear mine at least once a week (and I do so year round in Singapore!)– they are just that much of a staple! For that reason they are totally worth the price point. And yours are super cute :)

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    • oliviamonop says:

      OH that must be nice that you can wear them year round! Lucky you:) Anyway, thank you for this comment!

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  26. mindy135 says:

    You look super cute in your shorts and I’m glad you got yourself a pair! They are just perfect for summer!!
    I know how you feel about blogging!! Recently, I’ve decided to take a break from my blog as I am on vacation in New York with my family. Just do what you like =) For my trip, I had to pack for a month which was so hard especialyl since they told me to pack light haha! I think packing is very hard for girls since we always have so many “what if” items we must bring!

    http://www.mybrokeneggshells.com

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much, Mindy! And it can be hard to keep up a blog but I’m trying my hardest to catch up to everything:) Thank you for your advice!

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  27. Ashley says:

    Love the distressed denim- so cool for summer!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thanks Ashley:)

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  28. dev says:

    love this look !
    xo

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you Dev:)

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  29. Anna says:

    Super cute Summer look <3 I wish I could pull off the girl next door thing. I'm too weird, I think. Haha. You do it so well, though! 😀

    – Anna

    http://www.melodicthriftychic.com

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Ah yes but you do have quite the fabulous outfit yourself:) Thanks for the comment though!

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  30. Lily says:

    Hey girl! No need to apologize–sometimes life just takes over and that’s important. Glad you had a wonderful grad party :) But I am glad to hear you have a remote again! Such an essential blogging tool haha.

    I missed much again, so first I want to say that I loved reading all the Celebration Comments–it’s nice to knkow there are many others who feel the way I do! And since I missed the last topic, I just want to say that I comment to spread some positivity around the blogosphere; there’s nothing like knowing that someone really did read everything. And I also do it to confirm my presence–invisible readers are an intriguing concept to me, but I say that if you’re reading, I want to hear your thoughts!

    On to the outfits–I absolutely love the Zooey Deschanel inspired look. The glasses are a hip touch to the pretty pieces. It’s a simple but gorgeous look! I can also so resonate with your thoughts of being “cheap” haha. I’m exactly like that too! I hate spending more than $15 on a single piece. But these shorts were a smart splurge because they suit you perfectly and will be so versatile! My philosophy is that if I do splurge, it’d better be on something I can wear A LOT in many different ways. Also love that pretty crop top with them! High-waisted shorts + crop top = perfection.

    As for weekend getaways, I don’t have any planned, but if I were to pack, I always start with the essentials. So for me, that’s running gear, socks and underwear (I mean, you have to have it haha), toiletries, and then some versatile pieces. Like for example, my pajamas are often a t-shirt and shorts I can go running in, but fashion-wise, I pack basics that I can dress up–like a plain red long-sleeved shirt. And then I finish it off with a pair of shoes that go with everything, like keds or oxfords!

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    • Lily says:

      Oh, and I forgot to mention that I saw a cute sketch of a beautiful dog on your instagram and I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you’re feeling all right–if you need anything don’t hesitate to let me know!

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      • oliviamonop says:

        Thank you so much Lily for your sweet comment:) I always love hearing what you have to say… it is so thought out and helpful! And thank you so much for your kind words. It was actually my aunt’s dog up in Canada and my mom gave me the idea to do a drawing of him for them. He was such a great boy but suffered from massive tumors the past few years. Ben will always be in our hearts, even if he is not with us here. But again, you are so sweet! I love your support, it means a lot<3

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  31. gabby says:

    high-waisted jean shorts are a great investment because you’ll wear them year after year! don’t feel bad about spending $ on pieces that will last! they look adorable.

    xo,
    gabby
    http://www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much for this great comment:) Loved reading it!

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  32. rooth says:

    I’m all about distressed denim – it’s comfortable, as clothing should be. My family used to make fun of me all the time for paying premium prices for “ruined” clothing

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Honestly, it’s great to have these shorts:) And yeah, my mom thinks the same way but again, I love them! Thank you for this great comment!

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  33. gail says:

    Distressed denim is a good choice for this Summer! And you look great :)

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    • oliviamonop says:

      It really is, thank you for the lovely comment:)

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  34. luxessed says:

    The shorts look great! I always pack light whenever I’m travelling – just in case I find nice things to buy when I’m away :)

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Great tip and great comment:) Love it!

      Reply
  35. OneUseFashion says:

    Such a cute outfit, love your shorts and your glasses :)

    http://oneusefashion.wordpress.com/

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much:)

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  36. icantaffordmylifestyle says:

    What a cute outfit! Love the shorts and the bag 😉 Best, CD. ican’taffordmylifestyle

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    • oliviamonop says:

      Thank you so much!:)

      Reply

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