Friday, September 4, 2015

Pineapples, Stars and Stripes.

Trends come and go and get revived. They get twisted, changed or modernized a bit as time goes on. This year we saw pineapples and flamingos everywhere as the "IT" patterns of 2015. But, wait a minute, my embroidered lavender shorts with navy pineapples were purchased in the Summer of 2013 from Old Navy. As a matter of fact I bought flamingo-embroidered shorts from there also, 2 years ago. And, as I dug into my closet later this Summer I also found a pineapple tote bag and a woven little pineapple purse, both of which I bought years ago. So, my point is, before you jump in to buy the newest trend: check your closet first. You might be able to shop your closet for free, rather that spend some money on the latest fad, out there.
Earlier this Summer, I paired my Lavender with Navy Pineapples Shorts with another pattern: a Striped Navy+Silver Tee. Silver with Lavender and Navy with Lavender are great color combos. I wore my American Flag Loafers also and to add more patriotic colors to my look, I added a Long White+Silver Beaded Bracelet, Red+Turquoise Bracelets and a Red Headband. Without the Statement Sneakers and the Jewelry, this outfit would have been just a pair of shorts and a simple t-shirt. The result  was a simple but thought-out casual look to run errands in. This outfit is the great weekend wear, especially with a little bit of Patriotism thrown in, perfect for this upcoming Labor Day Weekend. As a matter of fact this outfit was worn on a weekend, so I am linking up with "The Creative Closet" for the "Perfect Weekend Wear". 

How did I style these Shorts? Next Friday I will show you another way I have worn them this Summer, so stay tuned. =) And Thank you for reading. Happy Friday!! 
Silver Tone, Doouble-stranded Long Necklace w/ White & Clear Stones: The Limited (similar, on sale), (similar in white+gold beads by WHBM, best deal, love this), (similar multi-stranded option by RJ Graziano, great deal, my favorite).
Red Twisted Elastic Headband: Jumbo.

P.S. Also linking up with Adri with Jessica, Alice, Allison, Birdie, Christie, Claire, Dawn, Heather, 
I am passing on Stripes from this outfit for "Blogging Besties". 
Last but not least I am linking up with Ana Maria with Michelle for their Monday Link-up, 
which next week's prompt is "Stripes".


21 comments:

  1. Those shorts are adorable! Such a cute, casual look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. This is a great end of summer look! Those shorts look super comfy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  3. This is a great end of summer look! Those shorts look super comfy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  4. great post and blog :)

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.rs/

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  5. Such a fun casual look! Have a terrific weekend Ada! :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  6. What a fun look for start of the long weekend, hope you have a great one!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  7. Good point about checking your closet. It's amazing how trends come and go!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  8. You look cute in shorts, Ada! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday and have a fabulous weekend!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  9. I've started to notice that some of the pieces I've had in my closet for a couple of years have started to come back in style. Great advice to shop your closet first!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  10. Love your shoes Ada :) cute look!!

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop..

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  11. Those shoes are fabulous Ada!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  12. These pineapple shorts are really so cute on their own and simply fabulous on you! And what a lovely necklace! I have not a single thing with flamingos in my closet, damn!

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  13. Your pineapple print shorts are cute! It's true, trend come and go so quickly it's rare to have to rush out and buy something new to look trendy!

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  14. What a fun summer look! Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  15. matching shoes ( except mine were from Old Navy) Love the look and love the pineapples

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  16. matching shoes ( except mine were from Old Navy) Love the look and love the pineapples

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  17. Darling shorts! I love the color of them. It's such a pretty shade!

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  18. That is so true, pineapple print has been trying to make a come back for a while now - I personally love it - but have not purchased any yet.
    Great shorts.

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  19. What fun patterns to mix together. I would never think to toss pineapples into this mix, but its cute!

    michellespaige.com

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