Striped Shorts once more and Outfit 34.

Today's post will be a long one. We will be covering 2 Outfits, so let's get to them shall we?! First I wanted to show you a Shorts Outfit worn a couple of weeks ago when it was quite warm. I was with Vivian, another mom and her 2-year old daughter having coffee and dessert and doing a little Fall/Winter Clothes Shopping for our girls. I have already packed most of my shorts away since a month ago, but I left a few pairs out that I saw as possibilities to wear through October when weather cooperated. This Striped Chambray pair definitely deserved at least one more wear before next May or June. I paired them with a very fun, girly, one-shoulder top, in a silk-like material. Love the frilly shoulder detail and the fact that it is almost tunic length. It is by one of my most favorite stores - The Limited. My husband said this top and these shorts didn't go together at all (he was home that Saturday afternoon, before we left the house), but I think Chambray and Neutral Stripes go with everything, no? After all I am the fashion blogger, not him. LOL
Bright Lavender, One-Shouldered Top w/ Origami Bow detail on the Shoulder: The Limited (similar, gorgeous burgundy option, best deal - this would be great for Fall and the Holiday season), (similar in hot pink satin, great deal), (similar option by Helmut Lang in purple, on sale).
Light Blue & Light Heather Gray Striped Chambray Shorts: Old Navy (similar w/ stripes, love these), (similar plain chambray), (floral chambray, best deal, love these).
Dangly Earrings w/ Burgundy + Silver Crystal Beads: White House Black Market (similar by WHBM), (another gorgeous option by WHBM, love these), (dangly cluster, best deal, love these).
Lavender Plastic & Gold Metallic, Pyramid, Elastic Bracelet: Vigoss (New) (similar beaded lavender+gold pyramid bracelet, love this), (gorgeous lavender+lucite cuff, love this).
Dark Silver, Thong-Wedge, Beaded Sandals w/ Black, Gray & Silver Beads: Nine West (very similar, love these), (similar w/ bows, great deal, love these), (similar, intricate design, best deal).

Vivian's Outfit:
White+Baby Pink Leopard Romper w/ Yellow Giraffe on the front: Carter's.
Baby Pink, Grossgrain Ribbon Rosette Hair Clip: Buy Buy Baby.
White+Taupe Mary Jane Socks: Jumbo.

From one pair of Striped Shorts to the next. This is the last time I wore Shorts during my 30 for 30 (there are still a few more Outfits, I know, I know - such a repeater lol). On the contrary from the first Outfit (above) the Bold Color here is on the bottom (the Shorts) and the Neutral Color is on top. I layered one of my Lace-trimmed Camisoles from WHBM with the Black Tank (also from WHBM). I have layered Tank Tops with Camisoles before, have you ever tried this look? Just a simple outfit that kept me comfy+cute on a bright, sunny day.
Black, V-Neck Tank w/ Silver+Black Crystal Embellishments on the Neckline, Ruched off the Side: White House Black Market (very similar, on sale), (similar, gorgeous option by Express, best deal, love this), (similar w/ gold sequins by Vince Camuto, great deal, love this), (gorgeous tunic style by Vince Camuto).
Skinny, White Belt w/ Chain Detail: Piazza Italia (very similar, best deal), (very similar, great deal), (similar, on sale).
Dainty Silver Chain Necklace w/ Semi-Precious Square, Orange Stone: Lord & Taylor (similar w/ teardrop stone, love this), (similar, best deal).
Fuschia Velvet Button Earrings w/ Gold Rim: A Random Street Vendor (New) (very similar, love these), (similar by Betsey Johnson, great deal, love these), (similar, cubic zirconia, best deal).
Bronze, Metallic, Glittery, Bootie Sandals w/ double Buckles off the side: DSW (similar by Blowfish, great deal, love these), (similar strappy brown gladiators, best deal, love these), (similar by Naturalizer, on sale).

And, since this is the last time I remixed my Coral, Neon-Dye Shorts during this challenge, I wanted to show you all the ways I have worn them.
(1, 2 - today, 3 and 4.)
I have tried White on top, a brighter shade of Coral and Black. Though White looks great with them, Today's Outfit and the one with the Coral Tee are my faves. Both pairs of Metallic Sandals and my Neon-Striped Wedges look good with the Shorts.

(To view all of my 30 for 30 items and rules for this challenge, click here.)


  1. Lovely as always dear! Love the shorts!

  2. I love your pink striped shorts, and amazingly it goes so well with various tops you have.

    From Jing at

  3. Great looks! That purple is gorgeous on you!

    Clothes & Quotes

  4. You both look so cute! Love those shorts and that top is so fun!

    <3 Shannon

  5. I love the pink striped shorts and the four ways you styled them! Such cute outfits!


  6. You sure know how to rock printed shorts

  7. I love how you've styled both shorts outfits! Its making me miss the warm, summer weather :)

  8. I especially love the coral pair and so funny I have a top from Gap that looks almost identical to that print! wish it was still warm enough to wear tank tops in NM!

  9. Love the purple tank with the ruffle detail in the first look and the striped shorts. I know what you mean about husbands! Mine seems to think he is an expert on women's fashion. I totally agree that the two go together!

  10. It's too cold to wear shorts here but you are so rocking both of these sweet lady!! Love the pictures with adorable Vivian too. Thanks so much Ada for your very kind and thoughtful comment today, it really made my day:)
    Marta, xo

  11. The shorts are too cute. That purple top is so pretty on you and your baby girl is so adorable. Ha, ha your husband is funny, well he knows nothing about fashion then.


  12. love the top!


  13. Love the purple top with the shorts in the first outfit! That is a great color on you. Vivian is getting so big!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  14. what a gorgeous blouse and the colour on you is perfection.

  15. purple is so pretty on you!!

  16. I love printed shorts - I'm definitely sad to be packing them away. Hope you found some great new fall pieces on your shopping trip!
    Chic on the Cheap

  17. Thank Ada for linking up with us again at Fashion ITEM Friday. I am not that fond of the term FIF (it has reference to the f-word) So I and just calling plain and simple Fashion ITEM Friday and placing an emphasis of the ITEM IN ALL CAPS. LOL.
    O and I love lavender too.

  18. Whoo I wish it was warm enough to wear shorts here, so cold today I am wearing lots of layers !! lovely outfit, love your purple flower top :) Aww Vivian is growing so fast, beautiful pictures :) Thanks for linking up :):):)

  19. That blouse is AWESOME! Love the color.

    Thrifting Diva

  20. That purple top is so pretty and I really like those pink shorts!

    Nicole to the Nines

  21. Oh wow! Those neon shorts are so much fun! I love the bright color! It reminds me of fun in the sun summer! :)

  22. What a lovely purple top! Pairing it with neutrals really makes it pop!

  23. I love so much about this post:
    1. That gorgeous purple fun!
    2. The quote and the picture with Vivan. I'm pretty sure she is the most gorgeous little girl ever!
    3. The neon shorts...I want them in my closet!!


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