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!!
Lavender Twill Shorts w/ Embroidered Navy Pineapples: Old Navy (very similar by Vineyard Vines, Splurge, love these), (similar denim option with embroidered yellow pineapples, great deal, my favorite), (cute option by Boohoo, best deal, love these), (soft shorts option by Vince Camuto, on sale).
Navy, Loose Boat-Neck Tee w/ Silver Metallic Stripes: Martin & Osa (similar, on sale, love this), (similar by J. Crew, comes in different colors, best deal, my favorite), (similar by Nordstrom w/lace sleeves, comes in 4 colors, my favorite).
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).
Real Gold, Dainty, Open Heart Necklace: Lord & Taylor (Gifted) (very similar by Tiffany & Co, great deal), (gorgeous pave option by Nadri, for a steal, love this), (similar fun option, fantastic deal, love this), (similar w/ triple hearts by JC Penney's, on sale, love this).
Bright Turquoise Chain Rubber Bracelet: A $1.00 Boutique (gorgeous option w/ Persian turquoise & pave fireball, best deal, love this), (w/ beaded turquoise beads & crystal by Chico's, best deal, love this), (fun bamboo bangle option by Fornash).
Red Chain Rubber Bracelet: A $1.00 Boutique (gorgeous option w/ silver chain & red beads, Splurge, my favorite), (agate beaded option, love this), (pretty macrame option by MK, comes in several colors, best deal).
Pastel Coral+Gold Tone Cocktail Ring: A Local Beach Attire Boutique (New) (similar in coral+gold, best deal), (very similar by Kenneth Jay Lane, on sale), (stunning option in square by French Connection, great deal, love this).
Red Woven Bracelet w/ Gold+Pave Rings & Baubles: Random Street Vendor (similar by Gucci, Splurge, love this), (enamel bangle option w/ sequin stars, best deal, love this), (wrap style w/ bow by Chloe, great deal, my favorite).
Baby Pink Crystal Beaded Stretchy Bracelet: A Local Boutique (similar by Sydney Evan, Splurge, my favorite), (gorgeous option by David Yurman), (similar in hot pink+fuchsia, best deal, love this).
Red Twisted Elastic Headband: Jumbo.
American Flag-Printed Sneaker Loafers: LT Sport via Lord & Taylor (New) (very similar, best deal) (similar slip-on loafers, love these), (similar striped option, best deal, love these), (lace-up sneaker option by Charlotte Russe, for a steal, love these).
P.S. Also linking up with Adri with Jessica, Alice, Allison, Birdie, Christie, Claire, Dawn, Heather,
Jaymie, Jennie, Jolynne, Lauren, Leelo, Lisa, Lizzie, Megan, Molly, Rachel, Tara, Vicki and Whitney.
I am passing on Stripes from this outfit for "Blogging Besties".
which next week's prompt is "Stripes".