Thursday, July 10, 2014

Neutral in Shorts, Tees and Tank Tops.

Oh it has been a stressful but productive day. I have been to the airport and back. I have comforted my poor little girl who has been crabby and teething. And in between all these I got a lot of cleaning, organizing and getting rid of things, done, done and done. That is why I am posting later than usual. One of these days I will get to scheduling posts ahead. That rarely happens due to my busy schedule and having a little toddler who I must guard at every minute because she is everywhere, wants to touch and open everything. You know - very normal stuff for her curious little age.

Today's Outfits are as simple as can be but when it is really hot and muggy out, simple and casual and (usually) shorts are best, am I right?! I wore my Tweed-looking Greige (Gray+Beige) Shorts and Ruffled Nude Tank first and 2 days later, I wore my Beige+Orange Plaid Shorts with a Nude Graphic Tee. I accessorized both Outfits with the same Coral Dangly Earrings. They are super light and not fussy at all. I kept my hair simple in a little knot pulled back and wore some Coral Lipgloss. For the Plaid Shorts Outfit, the little Light Coral Bow Belt matches both the Earrings as well as brings out the Orange/Coral from the Shorts. The first look is definitely the most Neutral/Pastely, so for a pop of Color I wore my Red Patent Leather Sandals. I had on similar Thong Sandals with the second Outfit as well, except I kept the entire look monochromatic. What do you think? Do you reach for your Shorts and Tees/Tanks on hot days for your daily casual activities?

Awww. The cutest thing.
Vivian's Outfit:
Coral "I am Loved", Short-Sleeve Onesie: Wal Mart.
White+Red, Strawberry-Print Shorts: A Local Children's Boutique.
Navy Blue w/ Hot Pink Polka Dots & Lace, Bear-shaped Hair Clip: DIY by Me.
Baby Blue Bow Barrette w/ Polka Dots: Carefour.
Neon Yellow Socks: Ruum.
Baby Pink, Strappy Sandals w/ Bows: Target.
Nude Cotton Tank w/ Pleated, Chiffon, Tuxedo Ruffle on the Front: White House Black Market (similar, this year's option by WHBM, on sale), (similar tiered tank, best deal), (gorgeous crochet option, great deal), (similar nude swing tank by Express).
Coral, Zebra-Print, Light, Dangly Earrings: A Local Boutique (similar, best deal), (similar, great deal), (gorgeous Kate Spade option, love these).
Baby Blue Crystal & Silver Ring Stretchy Bracelet: A Random Street Vendor (New) (similar).
Pink-framed, Green/Rainbow Mirror "Wayfarer" Sunglasses: Random Street Vendor (New) (identical, best deal), (very similar, great deal), (gorgeous Ray Ban option, love these).
Dark Red, Patent Leather, Strappy Sandals: Aldo's (very similar in bright red, great deal), (similar), (similar, best deal).

And speaking of Shorts, there is another Blogger who is also a Busy Mom like me who always looks so chic and put together in her Shorts paired with Tees and Tanks. I am talking about JILL from Doused in Pink. She has only been blogging for a few months but go ahead and check out her very relate-able blog and real Mom Style. After seeing the pictures from these 2 Outfits, I definitely thought of her.  =)
Khaki/Olive/Orange Plaid, Cotton Shorts: Old Navy (very similar, best deal, love these), (very similar, love these), (similar, best deal).
Coral-Orange, Patent Leather, Skinny Bow Belt: A Local Accessories Boutique (New) (very similar, great deal, love this).
Coral, Zebra-Print, Light, Dangly Earrings: A Local Boutique (similar, best deal), (similar, great deal), (gorgeous Kate Spade option, love these).
Blue & Silver, Stretchy, Rhinestone BraceletGifted from a Girlfriend (similar, great deal, love this), (similar, on sale).
Twisted Neon Orange Plastic Bangle (part of a set): A Local Boutique (similar, braided, best deal, love this), (similar, on sale, love this).
Pewter, Neutral-Metallic, Beaded, Thong Sandals: Old Navy (very similar, in gold), (very similar, in silver, on sale), (similar, best deal).

Before I leave for today, just a reminder that starting Monday next week, I am having an open link-up every day of the week, with Maria. Join us for a day, two days or all 5 days. We are doing budget posts with this Summer's biggest trends, keeping our outfits under 75 bucks. So here is what our week consists of:
Monday: Maxi Skirt/Dress
Tuesday: Statement Necklace
Wednesday: Graphic Tee
Thursday: Midi Skirt/Dress 
Friday: Gladiator Sandals

Thank you for Reading. Enjoy the Weekend Everyone!!

P.S. Linking up with Allison, Elle, Erin, Jena, Jo-Lynne, Lauren, Rachel, Renae and Tara.

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  1. Sounds like you had quite the productive day! Way to go! And I feel like you've nailed a hot weather outfit. Shorts, light-weight shirt, and a pop of accessories. You are looking good, as always :)

  2. I finally bought a pair of shorts yesterday at Target on clearance for $6, and a pair I have seen a few bloggers style in the past so I can't wait to be inspired or wore them. I finally own two pairs of nice shorts and it does feel nice :) I can't wait to wear them out and about this coming busy weekend. Your shorts and top are cute. Rachel xo

  3. Love the second outfit with the plaid shorts, Ada although I´m pining for those earrings in your first look! I´m a shorts girl and top girl usually when the weather gets warm in here and thong sandals are in order too. ;)

    Kisses to cutie patootie Vivian!

  4. I hope Vivian feel better soon. I'm digging those earring.

  5. Shorts and a tank top is my summer uniform. Love both of these looks, especially the plaid shorts! You have the best shoe collection! Those red sandals are great!


  6. Cute look and the cutest little girl ever!!!
    Dawn Lucy

  7. Shorts and a tee or tank have totally been my go-to look so far this summer. Love what the coral earrings add to each look.

  8. my go to outfit for the summer!!! your daughter is gorgeous :) Thanks for your lovely comments in my blog :) Happy weekend!

  9. hi Ada! Such cute summer ensembles and your cute little one is adorable. Thanks for your devotion to Fashion item Friday each week. I know I can depend on you eventho my health and such makes me not get to my computer enough during the week. THANK YOU! ♥

    1. and ... thanks for your well wishes and such. Yes, August like, mid August I hope to be having super energy return. can't wait.

  10. It's nice to have a casual summer outfit to get things done in! I love the red sandals in the first one.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  11. I think I missed your last paragraph after the 1st outfit when I started clicking on the links to check out those red sandals! Thank you so much for mentioning me and your sweet comments!


  12. It sounds like you had a very productive day! Such a great feeling getting so much stuff done!

    I am so with you on shorts and tank tops. Actually, they might be my favorite clothing combination. That is why I love summer so much. You look great!

  13. This is pretty much my summer uniform too! I really love your fun earrings and your graphic tee. So cute!

  14. Cute and comfy, Ada! Love the red sandals paired with the neutrals. Have a great weekend!


  15. Hey, ADA! I nominated you for a Liebster and I hope to read your answers to my questions some time soon!

  16. That first top is so pretty with the detail in front! And I love your plaid shorts! Vivian looks absolutely adorable! Her pigtails are so cute!


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