Tuesday, May 21, 2013

{Fashion} Lavender Shorts, Stripes & Lace

*photos by michaela noelle designs
Details | Shirt: Nordstrom; Shorts: J.Crew; Wedges: Tilly's (similar) , Bracelets: Tiffany's & gift. 

And this, my friends, is why I heart California. Last week was so warm and sunny, so when I saw the sun setting, I grabbed my friend and the camera and went smack dab in the middle of the street to take some photos before we lost the light. Perfect timing is an understatement.

I have these same shorts in berry and recently added the lavender ones to my closet {hey, I can't help it that my mom bought me them as a sweet gift while I was on my spending freeze!} If you know me in real life, you know I hate wearing shorts. I was never allowed to wear them to school growing up, because we had a dress code at the private school I went to. Then I went to college in Seattle for three years where, let's be honest, you can't really wear shorts! Now, anytime I wear them I feel like I'm breaking the rules. These Chino shorts are great because they're not too short. {Sorry, but my pet peeve in fashion is girls wearing tight, short-shorts that they have no business wearing!} These are every bit as comfy as they are cute, which makes them my favorite shorts eva. Yep, eva.  This shirt is another favorite as it combines two of my favorite things: lace and stripes. Throw on some sandals and it's the perfect beach day outfit, but with wedges you could even go out on the town for a casual summer evening. 

Is it warming up where YOU live yet?! Also, in case I haven't stated it yet, you should probably get these shorts. You won't be disappointed :)

Happy Tuesday!
xoxo
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44 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous look! I love your top. xx

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    1. Thanks Erica! My mom picked it out for me-- she's got great taste! :)

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  2. So pretty, Michaela! I have a similar scalloped shirt, and I love pairing it with pastels. It totally works together!

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    1. Thanks, Alyssa! Yes agreed! Pastels with this top is great :)

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    1. Thank you! Was so excited about the sun!

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  4. Love those shorts, and that shirt is gorgeous!

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  5. So pretty! Looks so warm and summery too, made me smile. Checking out those shorts now:)

    Laura

    www.lauradrodesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you! You will not be disappointed with those shorts :)

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  6. I love that scalloped shirt! And the pastel shorts are cute as well!

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! I felt a little like an easter egg, but loved it :)

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  7. So perfect! I adore colored shorts! They are perfect for both the beach of hitting the town

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    1. Agree completely! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I love the J.Crew chinos! I have them in mint, pink & white and I'm always itching to buy more! Definitely a summer staple :) You look adorable!

    Amanda
    thesequinedspaniel.com

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    1. OH I was so in love with the mint and hot/neon peach, too! I may have to go back for more :)) Thank you!!

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  9. I can't believe those wedges are Tilly's! They are the perfect summer wedge!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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    1. I couldn't either! They are my friends :) But they're soooo cute! I've never been in a Tilly's before, but these made a great first impression!

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  10. You look absolutely adorable!! Totally heart this outfit!

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  11. i hate wearing shorts. but i know i will probably end up getting a pair or two of jcrew shorts this summer. i am always afraid that i will be the person whose shorts are too short and doesn't know.

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    1. Ha!! Yeah. That's my worst fear, too! :)

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  12. love love! you rock it out in the middle of that street girl! lol
    It's suppose to be 82 here in Atlanta its been raining something serious lately, I don't even think I've worn shorts yet! (ahhh!)

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    1. Hehe thank you friend :) Goodness! Still raining there?! Move here! :)

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  13. Love this outfit! I want it! Especially the wedges!

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    1. They were surprisingly comfy, too! :)

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  14. I wish it was warming up here, we had a few gorgeous day and now it's back to rain and cold! I love this outfit you look so cute! I have these shorts in neon peach, I might pick up another colour this year!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Five Minute Style 

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    1. LOVED the neon peach ones, too! I want those. Let's trade :)

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  16. Haha I had to chuckle at your pet peeve... I'm with you on that! It's winter here but we are coming to the States in July and I definitely need some new shorts - I'm looking online all the time but can't find any that without bumcheek visibility... hehe. These ones look perfect.
    xo

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    1. Yay for your visit to the states! These are perfection. Promise :))

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  17. LOVE this outfit!! I hate when girls where too short shorts as well. I don't want to see their butt.

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    1. I just want to tell them their shorts are inappropriate when I see it haha :)

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  18. These shorts look great on you! And AMEN to the no short short booty shorts!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  19. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! These are my favorite pictures of you ever!!

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  20. Beauty! Love how casual chic you make this look.
    California...sigh. The most amazing weather.
    Cheers to spring!

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  21. Perfect outfit!! I've been loving this weather too! It's sooo dreamy (:
    I need to get me some of those j. crew. shorts! I love all the different colors and that they're not TOO short ;)

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  22. You are stunning! I need some wedges badly!

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  24. You look so adorable :) I absolutely love shorts and wear them any opportunity I get! Believe it or not, it was actually shorts wearing weather for nearly 3 weeks straight here in Seattle...up until yesterday (couldn't last forever, I suppose). I will definitely check these out...that lavender is so pretty :) XO Brynn

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