Wednesday, June 19, 2013

For the Birds

I've never been a huge fan of shorts - I find most of them way too short for my comfort and it's nearly impossible to find a flattering cut for my body unless they are a loose, flowy shape.  So I was thrilled when I found this distressed boyfriend style in a slightly slouchy fit & just-right length.  They're easy to throw on with casual basics for the weekend or dress up as I did here with a fun mix of prints and a new bright bag.  {Full disclosure: I ended up changing out of these heels later in the day & into my favorite neutral oxfords for some  afternoon errands.}

What I'm wearing:
Gap jacket (similar save or splurge), c/o SheInside top (here), Gap denim shorts (here), Forever 21 heels (here), c/o JustFab bag (here), Michael Kors watch (similar), Bracelets: Forever 21 (hereheresimilar) & c/o ShopLately (here), Forever 21 ring (here), Ray-Ban wayfarers (similar), Lips: Revlon Moon Drops Hot Coral, Nails: Essie Lollipop



Ashley said...

I agree with you in the "shorts" department!! I am loving these shorts on you and that jacket!! Also love your lip colour..

Sincerely Miss Ash

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOVE that bird print. I used to HATE shorts on myself. But now that my legs are in a little bit better shape (thanks to stroller strides!), I have totally warmed up to them. Obvi, right? It's kind of all I wear now...ha ha!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

FootprintsIntheCity Inna said...

Ok a- how cute is that top?!?! Love it! Im also loving that bag, its similar to the Louis, but at a fraction of the cost! B) I am totally with you on the shorts! I dont really wear shorts, as I find that they not really flattering on me, but that pair you are wearing in this look is perfect! The length, color, and fit- seems like something most people can pull off.
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Cathy said...

Distressed denim shorts paired with a classy blazer...fabulous juxtaposition and a fun summer look!

Natali said...

Fantastic bag and jacket!

SP said...

I accidently came across your blog and find it amazing. I like your styling as it is quite close to my tastes. Also, I love the fact that most of the items can be found at a reasonable price and are not the "designer" duds that most people can't afford.
If you don't mind could you share the sizing of your clothes (eg how tall you are, and mostly what size do you wear in tops, bottoms and dresses), this really helps in seeing how the clothes (would) fit as some clothes might fit and look better on a size 4 or Small versus a large.
Thanks and wish you success.

Merrick said...

Such a fun printed top! You look gorgeous!

Styleclouds said...

I am loving your blouse, it's adorable!! Beautiful look! xo, Christina

Stephanie X said...

Great outfit! I love the jacket with the bag!
xx Stephanie (

Kimberly said...

Hi SP,

So glad you found my site - welcome! I am 5'8" tall and I typically wear a 2/4 in tops & but thanks to my pear-shape, I usually need a 6 in trousers & straight-cut sheath dresses or pencil skirts (depending on the brand - J. Crew, LOFT & Ann Taylor tend to run large). I hope that helps! Please feel free to email me directly if you have further questions!! :)


Rachelle Porsenna said...

I love these gap shorts and I had my eyes on them for weeks now I must have them lol. You look gorgeous and you styled it perfectly.

xo said...

Love this! I'll have to check out those shorts, and LUV the little jacket -- thanks for sharing!

TaraMixandMatch said...

The shorts look fantastic on you...and I am obsessing over your flamingo top!

FitTravelerAJ said...

I'm the same way with shorts, but the ones you're wearing look great on you! And that blazer is so cool, I love that its collarless.

-AJ said...

That top is so adorable! I have the same problem with shorts, minus I don't have your legs so I can't seem to find the right pair!

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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

Stop it right now...I LOVE this look!! I need those shorts and I'm already thinking of ways to steal that top from you!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

Amy Shaughnessy said...

These are the perfect length. Shorts these days are just too short and I'm not a fan of the underwear short.


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Alissa said...

I love those shorts! They are the perfect mix of destructed and chic!

Tiffany M* said...

Seriously obsessed with this shirt!! I love the birds and its perfect for summer. What size did you end up getting? Also, those shorts are perfect for dressing up or down. Killer heels!

Ladies in Navy said...

i have this jacket too! :) love the top
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Alyson said...

this blouse is so perfect, and so funny about your shorts post since I had the same discussion on Monday! These are a great length, and look so good on you. Fun to see them with heels.


Rachel Lynne said...

I really like these shorts and that top is super adorable!

Ashleigh said...

LOVE the shorts, dislike the wash but you can get away with light colored bottoms and I can't :) I don't blame you for changing out of the shoes!

Style-Delights said...

You have legs to die for!! BTW I hear aviary print - even though it has been overused lately!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Emma Finlayson said...

I am getting into shorts this summer but then need to be looser if they are very short. That keeps me from feeling over exposed!
xo Emma said...

Ah! I've been searching for the perfect distressed boyfriend shorts! These are perfect. I need to go to GAP now


Chelsea said...

LOVE the boyfriend shorts (and those cute flamingos)! I've been searching for a pair of flattering shorts this Summer and these look like they'd be perfect.

Chelsea & The City

Megan Maddison said...

Love that blouse. The pattern is adorable.


sarahsreallife said...

That flamingo print is adorable! I love that "non-traditional" animal prints have been popping up recently.

~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

Lili Morton said...

I'm in love with the flamingo print!! Heading over to SHeinside now! xoLili

An Nicole said...

That jacket is amazing. It definitely makes the look more dressy.


dana dimitras said...

Grogeous look!!You have a great blog :)
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Shannon Willardson said...

Loving that jacket!


Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

yup, that is short perfection right there!
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Madeline Veloria said...

Love the mix of stripes and flamingos :) And I like the longer denim shorts...kinda tired of the super short cutoffs. And the bold red bag is gorgeous!!

Veloria in Velvet

Sarah Petrie said...

I am totally obsessing over your flamingo cute!!


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Hanna Lee said...

Adore this outfit! So cute, light, & flirty :)

Alison Coglianese said...

Lerve that jacket so much! I'm such a sucker for stripes ;)

XO, Alison

Sandy a la Mode said...

i love the shoes and the jacket!!
Sandy a la Mode

Lubna O. said...

That's such a pretty outfit! Love everything from the striped jacket to the bird print top.