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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