. . . for Lauren and Lauren: You win some, you lose some.

August 21, 2012

You win some, you lose some.

 shirt: jcpenney  (similar)   shorts: loft (similar)  wedges: kohls (similar)

I've share multiple DIY projects that I've done on this blog.
I've yet to share a project failure, so I figured it was time.

I saw this post for these lace shorts and wanted to try.  I bought myself a white pair of shorts at Good Will for $4.  From then on everything went completely wrong.

I didn't buy enough lace and had to go back to Walmart.
I cut my shorts too short.
My shorts have pockets on the front and back which makes it incredibly difficult.
I ended up spending over $12 on the lace and didn't even finish.
Let's not even talk about the amount of time I spent on them.
I could go on and on.


Being the stubborn (and cheap) person that I am I didn't want to give up on this project and went back to it many times.  But I think it is time to let it go!

Especially when I tried on these shorts at JcPenney and they were only $10.
and WAY cuter than mine. 


But I didn't even buy them.  In my mind I already spend $16 on my failure pair of lace shorts, I couldn't add to it.  
So let's just chalk that project up to a lose!

Thankfully there are many "wins" with this outfit to hopefully make up for it:

 these $7 scalloped shorts

these $9 wedges

and this $5 bird shirt

Which makes this entire outfit $21.  So I really just need to let the lace shorts go.
But I just may be picking off the lace I added to save it for another project as you read this.

Let's hope that's not true.





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51 comments:

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Don't you hate when that happens? Trust me I have a gazillion craft failures sitting in my basement as we speak. In the end though you ended up with some pretty darling scalloped shorts! Love the shirt too.

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I hate project fails! But like you said, win some/lose some. Love those scalloped shorts!!!!!!!!

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awww I'm sorry the shorts didn't work out. It happens though! I think you should get the ones from Penneys...they look adorable on you!

Lily Garay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I hate wasting lace! Or anything for that matter:P But that's a super duper cauteeeee outfit! You are just a cutie:)

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

UGH! I am a horrible DIY-er! I've decided it cheaper to buy things the way I want them!

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh noes! so sad about your lace shorts :( but you, ma'am are braver than i. i would never attempt that!

navy and orange said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the scallops!

xoxo navy & orange

Daisy Nguyen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So funny! LOVe the new shorts you replaced them with, and for $7? With no time into it? THAT's a WIN! AND, I TOTALLY LOVE the print blouse!
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thedomesticfringe.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your outfit! You look adorable. Sorry your project didn't turn out the way you wanted though. You did get great deals, so that's pretty fabulous in the end.

~FringeGirl

thedomesticfringe.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your outfit! You look adorable. Sorry your project didn't turn out the way you wanted though. You did get great deals, so that's pretty fabulous in the end.

~FringeGirl

J9 STYLE said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

At least you tried! I would just try the lazier route and buy them!

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I've been lusting over lace shorts too. JcPenny, seriously has the best deals lately. I'm digging the outfit that you got instead!

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww that stinks! You get an A for effort!

Love your outfit and the top you're wearing trying the lace shorts! So cute!

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

P.S. run to Penny's and get those shorts! They were made for you!

Carolyn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love you posted a "failure." Good to know not everyone posting projects are Martha Stewerts! Love your scalloped shorts and cute shoes!
Carolyn

Kristen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Super cute! Ah, i totally know what the losing some is like! :)

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh no!!! Well you can say you tried!! That shirt is adorable. You are my kind of shopper!! Love your deals!

Windy City Mama said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute outfit! The shorts are great and the price is right!

Tara St said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I try to stay away from DIY clothing projects. They always end in disaster for me. I'm better at finding the $10 shorts...haha. I do applaud you for trying.
Tara
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s said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i LOVE those scalloped shorts, sooo womanly and femenine. You are so pretty. btw, thank you so mcuh for finding me and for the sweet comment on my blog recently ~ such a compliment seeing how amazing you look. hope you continue to follow and will do the same! xO!
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Brittany TYD said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

To repeat what has already been said... I LOVE those scalloped shorts! Way cute :). And as for those lace ones... we can't all be perfect.

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's so sad about your shorts :( You are seriously the bargain queen. I wish we could go shopping together! Those shorts are amazingggg. I saw similar ones at Old Navy that I think I 'need.'

xo,
Angela
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Joyce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

awww oh no about the shorts, I had a DIY shorts projects gone wrong too. (Except I was trying to dip dye) Oh well, these other clothes you got totally makes up for it! I LOVE those shorts and the cute print top :)

Giovanna said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute look! Loving your top! I totally know how you feel! I hate starting a project and it not turning out the way I pictured it! So disappointing!

xx
Giovanna
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Katie Q. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This sounds like how 99.99% of my diy projects come out!
I do really like your black shorts, I'm so fond of this type of hemline, it adds an extra special look to shorts. :)

Stylishlyme said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The shorts you ended up finding were so cute and affordable. This is one of the reasons I hate doing DIY's because I get more failures than successes. I'm not really a crafty person I've come to realize.

-V
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Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute wedges!

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this outfit! You look classy and fun. You are so beautiful, sister!

Heather said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Super cute! Are those birds on that shirt - LOOOOVE!!!! And those shorts are super cute - the whole look just makes me happy :)

XO
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Heather said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Super cute! Are those birds on that shirt - LOOOOVE!!!! And those shorts are super cute - the whole look just makes me happy :)

XO
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Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aw...sorry the lace shorts didn't work out, but LOVE the scalloped shorts and those wedges - so cute!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww, sorry the lace shorts turned out to be so difficult! I'm too lazy for most DIY projects and it's easier for me to just buy things :) I LOVE that your entire outfit was under $25 though! Soo cute!

-Sharon
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Amy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

if at first you dont succeed....

who cares, at least you tried! Love the brid top!

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Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOL :-) We all have those failed projects!

Love the outfit; especially the bird shirt!

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Stephanie @ henry happened said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

what a cute top! and love the scallop shorts, too!

Erin Rethemeyer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I hate when a project doesn't turn out! But it happens to all of us!!!
I do love the black shorts!!!
Happy Wednesday girl!
<3
Erin
www.cali-landchic.com

poziomka said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the wedges!
xoxo

Katie Cook said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

hahaha LOVE your honesty. you are too cute in pretty much everything:) love Katie

Gina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I like the black ones much more on you anyway, I actually love them! They are adorable and so is that shirt, and shoes, and you! :)

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Go back and get those shorts!!! They are way too cute!

But I do love your scalloped ones!

April said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the print and tie on that top!

Annie L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hahha...This outfit is adorable...and hey, at least you tried! And I can't wait to see the white denim lace covered bag you make ;)
xo Annie
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Daryl said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Scalloped shorts! I LOVE THEM. You look so great :)

<3 Daryl
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Mary said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Gah, I can't even begin to tell you how bad some of my projects turn out. It sucks big time especially if I'm trying out a project from pinterest and I know people have done it a billion times but for some reason, I can't pull it off. I guess sometimes you win, sometimes you don't. Lol

PS. I love your outfit and even more because it's so inexpensive. I'm a sucker for cute cheap clothes!

Michelle fallman said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love those wedges!! Super cute!

Kathryn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I HATE when a project doesnt go how you hoped! Such a downer. But at least you look re-donk cute in your bird tee and scalloped shorts!! :)
xo, Katie

Kacie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That looks like one of my DIY projects. I'm not crafty at all and the husband usually has to fix my messes. At least you got a good deal on your super cute outfit! :)

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Meganne said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
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Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How could you have NOT bought the shorts?? Argh! I'm a sucker for a great pair of shorts.
I hope you had a super lovely 1st day back at school!

CC said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I hate when that happens. Although those shorts at Penney's are quite awesome. And your scalloped shorts are adorable! Love!

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It's always so disappointing when a craft that you've worked hard on simply won't turn out right! thanks for sharing though, it happens to all of us!