Warm weather staples

I never imagined I'd be one to embrace a crop top, but somehow I got sucked into the draw of their cuteness and the ease of not having to worry about finagling the perfect half tuck. The gingham shorts are from my outlet trip, and I love the classic summery print. All the shorts at the Loft Outlet were on sale for only $15, and had the pair of chambray scalloped shorts been in my size, I would have snapped those up to, because I'm a scalloped hem addict.

I've also realized I only want to buy nude sandals this summer. Even though I've been wanting something bright and fun, when it comes down to the actual purchase I keep ending up with nude. This pair now makes three. Oops. But at least I got them at DSW, combined two coupons and a gift card and didn't have to spend a cent out of pocket. They are super comfortable and I'm wondering if it would be wrong to get them in black too.

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The Rundown
Eyelet Lace Crop Top Gap (altered) similar
Gingham Shorts Loft similar
Sandals "Glorious" Franco Sarto via DSW
Micro Perry Satchel Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop
Starfish Cuff St. Thomas via TJMaxx
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Fifth Avenue" Essie



  1. Crop tops have come a very long way since we were teenagers. I wasn't really allowed to participate in the trend the first time around but with hindsight, I decided my mom was right not to let me - only to fall in love with cute eyelet crop tops this season. As much as I am a fan of the half tuck, which, when you get it right, can be so perfect, the ease of just throwing on a pretty crop top and going is endlessly appealing. And those gingham shorts are too cute!

  2. Those shorts are seriously so cute - gingham is such a perfect look in the summer.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. It works, I love the shorts.
    And I can totally relate to going for nude sandals, they elongate the figure and will match everything in your closet.

  4. I love the styling options of a crop top! This one looks great on you and perfectly summery with your shorts.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. Blogging can do funny things to your "I will never" lists for sure. At any rate, you look great in this top and I am in love with your shorts!

  6. Yay for the cute new shorts!! And who doesn't love a nude show (well, me...but only on myself, haha. I can never find a shade I like)

  7. What a perfect summer look! That cuff is so artistic and different!

    District of Chic

  8. The shorts look so cute. I love them paired with the starfish cuff.

  9. This is such a cute summer look! Love the gingham and eyelet :)

  10. Love this outfit on you! So summery <3

    Edye | Http:/gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  11. I'm in love with this top! It's so gorgeous with your gingham shorts!

  12. OMG I love those shorts!!

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  13. Love that the crop top hits you at the perfect spot making it sophisticated and fun. Great deal on the sandals.

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  15. You can totally work that crop top -- and can't go wrong with a deal on shorts!


  16. While I love bright sandals, I find myself wearing the neutral ones the most, so I don't blame you. I love this pair! And the crop top is adorable paired with the gingham shorts!

  17. That eyelet top is beautiful on you, and perfect for summer! :)

    I love neutral shoes. I have a couple pairs of statement shoes but most of my collection is neutral - can't beat a good neutral shoe I find :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  18. Flawless! I'm in love with those gingham shorts!

    Adi xx

  19. I don't have a lot of crop tops but I have one that I am always wearing. I love this perfect summer outfit!


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