Cut Offs: Ping Pong Piece No. 4

With it being my turn to choose the Ping Pong Piece this June 20th, I am sure it comes as no surprise that I went with my summer (or pretty much year long) staple: cut offs! These particular cut offs are my absolute fave; meanwhile my husband (and one of my sisters) hates them. He can stand how big they are, but that’s what I love about these Wrangler, DIY, grandpa-like cut offs. They are so comfortable: the wash is perfect, there’s the proper amount of distressing, the leg holes are nice and wide, and the waist is a little big. Basically I feel like I’m in a pair of pajama bottoms when I wear these cut offs–granted I don’t care if it looks that way! I had to wear this tee for this month because summer has started, and yet I already don’t want it to end! I suppose this is very spoiled of me to say since I do get a 7 week break. Not everyone has that sort of summer break, but as a teacher, I’m going to embrace every single day I’ve got.

Ruth from My Little Nest

Since it was my month to choose the theme that means I also got to invite someone. I invited Ruth from My Little Nest–who has the most contagious smile ever! Ruth is also from Seattle, so I was pretty excited to invite someone from the PNW. For as much as I may complain about Instagram, I should not! I have made some pretty neat virtual friends, Ruth being one of them. She is always, so sweet, very sincere, and just a kind virtual friend. I am hoping I may get to meet her in real life this weekend when I’m in Seattle! She would be the first Insta friend I will meet. Aside from being a really nice person, Ruth also has amazing style. I often see what she’s wearing and think, “I’d wear that!” Maybe it’s a Pacific Northwest thing…. I mean look at those cut offs! They are RAD!! Thank you for joining us this month Ruth. If you want a super nice friend on Instagram, do follow @ruthyannie and make sure to start reading her blog too: My Little Nest.

Samantha from Fake Fabulous

I have a pair of white cut offs, so I’m not surprised to see Samantha in a pair. What does surprise me is the pairing with neutrals. Sam is usually so bold, so I was startled to see a more muted color palette this round. The great thing about this lady is she makes me think about doing new things with my own style. I would never pair my white cut offs with a nude, khaki sweater, but wow! It’s such a classy look. Thanks for giving me style inspo once again Sam!

Anna from Anna’s Island Style

Anna is also sporting some white cut offs…. from me! We brought back a bit of the Ping Pong Post this month as Anna was pushed a bit with cut offs as she didn’t own any. Well, I’ve got denim coming out my ears! Easily I was able to make her to pairs of cut offs: a pair of white denim cut off bermudas (worn and shown here) and cut off denim white skirt. Again, Anna proved that white cut offs look great with neutrals. I’m going to have to try this with both my white denim cut offs and my white denim cut off skirt. What would I do without all these amazing friends I’ve made virtually via blogging and Instagram!? Thank you for more style inspo Anna, and I think you look great in cut offs. I hope you wear them all summer long!

And me, Kremb de la Kremb

These pictures were taken the weekend before we came home for our summer. Near our home in Hong Kong we have a variety of beaches to choose from–it’s actually really awesome. All the public beaches have fire pits to barbecue on to, so this was our first and last barbecue for the 2016-2017 school year. It’s so fun to pack up a picnic of food and barbecue on the beach during the sunset hour. I almost lost the sun in these pics; it went down so fast! Luckily my stellar photographer got the pics!

Look at my buff photographer: she set her mind on abs during the month of June, and by golly she got some!!

When in Idaho….

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When in Idaho…do as the Idahoans, and to me that means adopt Wrangler jeans when I find them. Every time I travel, whether it be to some exotic location or a homecoming to family and friends, I always notice that my style adapts a bit to my location. Granted, I am more apt to have style liberty while living in Hong Kong, but the moment I hit Idaho, I tend to shift my approach to dressing. After almost 20 years of returning home to the summers in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve gotten used to it. I remember I used to pack my low, see-through sexy tops worn in Venezuela only to be shocked at how out of place they were in Idaho. I also remember packing all sorts of colorful, vibrant prints to wear to the grocery store only to be gawked at our local Miller’s. Oh, don’t get me wrong: I’m still forever and always over-the-top. I’ve just become more subtle in my ways–like a pair of booty hugging, cowboy Wrangler jeans. Now those totally fit when going to market in Spirit Lake, Idaho! When in Idaho….when in Idaho!

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Shop for Wrangler-like Jeans

Wranglers rock! Like seriously–whenever I’m in a second-hand shop and there are a pair of Wranglers in my size, I nab them. You’re probably used to seeing these Wrangler cut-offs all over my Instagram account! They were also picked up sedond-hand.) Therefore, since mine are used, I wasn’t able to find this exact pair. I did find some very similar options included in this gallery–I’ve let you know when they’er Wranglers (I found two pair), but unfortunately I could not find this exact style. Who knows how old they are!? But I know they’re gonna get a lot more use!! Get some Wrangler-esque jeans too!!

What do you think?

Do you like it when I include shopping options? I love doing it, but I actually never know if it’s worth your while. Please give me some indication of a yay or nay. You could tweet me (@krembdelakremb) or email me (annkrembs at krembdelakremb.com) if you’d prefer not to comment.

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I like to make special mention of the location where these pics were take, by my cutie pie niece Maeve. (You’ll be seeing more of her!) These pics were taken at my lovely sister and brother-in-law’s mom’s lake home out at Coeur d’Alene. Carol and Mike are such special people. Mike passed away last summer from early Alzheimer’s Disease. It was a sad summer remembering how hard last summer was losing him, but there was definite happiness refilled and found back in this lovely home. Carol is always so gracious to allow us a weekend up there. It’s usually the weekend right after we’ve left our own lake home, so it has become the perfect tradition, relieving us from the pain of leaving yet rejuvenating us for the long trip home to Hong Kong. Thank you for having us Carol, Julie, and Matt!