Scallops and Stripes

It is my unofficial goal to better utilize these shorts this summer. Perhaps it should be my goal to better utilize my entire closet, and it is most definitely time for another clean out. Never mind the fact that after my clean out last November it took a solid five months of driving around with a giant rubbermaid bin full of clothes in the trunk of my car before I finally donated/consigned all of them.

And I think the sad part is, all the money I made from cosigning, I spent right then and there! Even worse, is that I haven't even worn seven of the things I bought. Seven is a big number, and I didn't even think it was that many until I just now looked, counted, and grimaced. All of the purchases were between $1 and $5 so of course I thought nothing of them at the time. But now, I either need to wear them, or they need to go right back from where they came!

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The Rundown
Striped Boatneck Tee Old Navy similar
Scalloped Hem Shorts H&M similar
White Sandals Ferragamo via Coco's
Woven Clutch London Fog via TJMaxx similar
Panama Hat Gap similar
Earrings Market in Italy similar
Anchor Bracelet Knotical Knovelites
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry similar
Opal Ring T Tahari
Nail Color "Tangerine Crush" L'Oreal


  1. Such a cute look!
    And yea, the one good thing about my French challenge is it stops me from buying tons of little things, I really have to think about it. (except, you know...that time :p)

  2. A classic, pretty look. I love that nail polish. You always have the best colors.

  3. Love how delicate and feminine the shorts are! Great look!

    Happy weekend!

  4. Those scalloped shorts are so pretty! I used to have a bad habit of buying things and then never wearing them. I've gotten better about it lately!

    The Tiny Heart
    Spray Tan Giveaway!

  5. I'm not good at utilizing all of my closet either, but I think that's because I'm still holding on to some stuff that I don't like anymore. I love these floaty scalloped shorts that you're wearing here!

  6. Beautiful girl, beautiful look and beautiful bag, perfect, like it.
    See you soon

  7. God I love those shorts - I'm sure you'll get a lot of wear out of them...then you can move on to getting more wear out of the other items.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  8. This is such a perfect beach weekend look!! Love that clutch!!

    <3 Shannon

  9. Those shorts are so pretty and I'm in love with your clutch! Great classic outfit!
    Marta, xo

  10. Well that sounds like a good goal and to be honest I would have normally probably done the same thing with my consignment money. Hey, at least you didn't spend extra money right? I love these stripes and scallops!

  11. The scalloped shorts enter the scene again… these continue to look great -now I am just admiring how you wore your hair with the hat.

  12. I have learned my lessons as well. Now I try to choose less and really think of things what I love & need. It kinda helps that I'm sharing my wardrobe with my fiance, so there's not lot of spaces to fill and if something new is coming, something old have to go. I never thought that it would be so hard to find striped top, because my last one I have worn to death. It's such a great basic and I have soft spot for stripes. Your top is gorgeous and paired with scalloped short looks so pretty. You look gorgeous!

    xoxo Ra

  13. I really like what you did here. The mix of classic stripes with something cool like scallops is a thoughtful choice. :] // ☼

  14. That clutch is absolutely adorable! I sometimes get caught with the thrifting bug and end up with items I never wear. It can be hard to think when a $1 price tag is staring at you! ;)

  15. The curse of the overstuffed closet - I know it all too well. I think this is why, although it's so tempting, I've never let myself get too good at thrifting. When something is a bit more expensive, I'm more prone to considering my purchase carefully. If something is five dollars, it's mine, without a second thought. That said, I hope you wear these shorts more because every time I see them, they are even more fabulous. I never thought I'd see the day when I wanted a pair of scalloped shorts but, thanks to you, that day has come.

  16. Oh I LOVE this nautical look, you look gorgeous!!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  17. LOL I can definitely relate with selling your clothes and instantly buying something (usually from the same place!) right after. I sold some clothes last winter and bought a pair of boots with all the money, which was definitely worth it. It's a good trade!

    I love how the stripes on that top start a little below the neckline. So so cute! Also, I saw about that dress with the sailboat you wanted and hope that somehow there's a way you can get it--that must be so frustrating! I'm assuming it's out of stock online then. :(

  18. You look adorable. Love those shorts. And I must ssy you have very nice legs for wearing shorts.
    Glad I found your blog.

  19. Ooh I love this mix--the classic stripes complement the flowy scalloped shorts perfectly. I have a really hard time getting rid of clothes too, but somehow not as hard of a time buying new ones :)

  20. Keep on wearing the shorts! I love the combination with stripes. We are all a bit guilty of wearing/buying a few items because they're cheap. I hope you wear those pieces soon!

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  21. Today is scallop shorts Friday, you look so cute, love your clutch too.


  22. Awesome outfit! I love the striped tee with those scalloped shorts. Looks so pretty together. I've made purchases where I never wore the item. It drives me crazy, because either it doesn't match with something, or you can't find something to go with it or you don't feel right in it. I usually just give it away. It always comes to that.

  23. Love that anchor bracelet, girl! Such a cute, nautical look! :)


  24. Those shorts are amazing! Love how feminine they are. Glad wearing them more is your goal!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  25. Awesome outfit and pics
    Great job!!

  26. The shorts are so cute, and I love the striped tee!

  27. Stripes and scallops are two of my favourite ever things. So amazing. Also, what a pretty place for photos.

  28. Love this outfit hun, great summer look!!!!

  29. I need to clean out my closet as well as there are probably some great items waiting to be worn. I really like these shorts and that clutch is too cute! This is a perfect summer outfit!

    Nicole to the Nines

  30. omg!!! those scalloped shorts!!!! LOVE!! :D

    Animated Confessions

  31. I absolutely love this outfit! Scallops and stripes look great together, and the outfit looks so cute but yet comfy! I love your blog, I am now following! Looking forward to more posts from you :)

  32. Love those shorts! This entire look is perfection

  33. These shorts are too cute. And I'm loving that bag!!

  34. Those shorts are SO cute! You should definitely wear them more often!
    Jeans and a Teacup