Tropical vs. Fruit Print

Tropical and fruit prints are all over right now!  Everywhere I look I find something new that has one of these two prints on them.  I love that they come in bright and fun colors that scream summer!  Need inspiration for summer fun? SheIn knows and is offering a summer contest.  You can register for it here.  In the meantime if you can’t wait to see if you have won you can check out some of my favorites!

 

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Summer Trends: Distressed Denim Shorts

SALE Alert:  These shorts are currently 50%!  All shorts at Loft are either 40, 50 or 60% off!

I have been wanting a pair of distressed denim shorts for a few summers now.  I have not been able to find a pair though that fit my requirements.  One I didn’t want to much distressing.  I didn’t want all of my bits hanging out for the world to see!  Two I needed a pair that were long enough!  I hate the feeling of not being fully covered and having to pull down my shorts constantly.  The last requirement was of course the overall fit!  I have always loved Loft shorts so I was excited when I saw they had some with distressing.  I knew I had to try this pair!

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Outfit Details || Shorts: Loft[](50% off) || Shoes: Sperry|| Necklace: Target || Bracelets: c/o Centered Jewelry || Tank: Lane201 ||
I ordered these shorts originally through my friend Kristin (@Kleightstyle) over the phone at her Loft.  I went with my normal size 4, and waited anxiously for them to arrive.  I was hoping to take them on spring break with me!  They ended up arriving in time, but they were a tad snug.  I wanted a looser fit and for the shorts to sit at my hips.  I ended up taking them back and found them in my store!  I tried a size 6 and the fit was exactly what I wanted.

 

 

Outfit Details || Shorts: Loft[](50% off) || Shoes: Sperry|| Necklace: Purple Peridot via Outer Grace || Kimono: Outer Grace || || Bracelets: c/o Centered Jewelry || Tank: Lane201 || Shoes:  Macys ||
I knew I would love these shorts, but I never thought I would want to wear them all the time!  I have to force myself some days to choose another pair!  They are incredibly comfortable, and I love the way they look with so many of my current clothes.  They have definitely become a closet staple! How do you like to wear your distressed denim shorts?

 

Outfit Details || Top: c/o Shein || Shorts:  Loft (50% off ) || Shoes: Convere || Bag:  c/o Vera Bradley ||

 

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Date Night with Koolaburra by UGG

Summer is in full swing here in our household!  I feel like we have been running nonstop since April.  Between baseball for both of our boys, and soccer for one of them we are running ragged!  Once a month hubby and I try to get a night out with just the two of us.  It doesn’t always happen especially in the height of sport’s season.  With the end of baseball we are planning a date night for just the two of us.  When we go out we love to have  a nice dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.  I normally indulge on these nights since they are few and far between.

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|| Sandals: c/o Koolaburra by Ugg ||

Since I know our date night is on the horizon, I have begun to outfit plan.  For date nights, I like something special that I feel confident and sexy in, without being over the top!  Summer is a perfect time to show a little skin yet remain modest.  This high neck top is in one of my favorite color palettes.  I am not sure why, but I am always drawn to neutrals.

 

 

I am also drawn to golds and leopard print when I go neutral with my colors.  I love the way that they casually accent one another.  These Marlana sandals by Koolaburra from UGG were the perfect pairing!  I love the slight wedge that helps elongate my legs, but aren’t too high that I will be uncomfortable by the end of the night.

 

Before collaborating with Koolaburra, I never realized that UGG made anything other than boots.  I was not disappointed by the choices on their site!  Koolaburra has everything from boots, sandals, sneakers, even slippers!  These Marlana beauties are extremely comfortable!  They have a padded insoles that makes these sandals perfect for all day wear not just for a night out!  The zip up back make it very easy to slip them on and go!  What is your go to look for date nights?

 

 

 

 

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4th of July Inspiration

Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with K.E.Y. Boutique

I cannot believe that the 4th of July is almost here!  Which means that my blog anniversary is right around the corner!  One of my first blog post was inspiration for the 4th of July!  You can read about the different looks here.  I was never one to dress for the holidays, but since starting Instagram I have loved how others have used holiday colors for inspiration.  When I received this Call Me Dot top from K.E.Y. Boutique I knew I wanted to create a 4th of July inspired look!

 

Outfit Details || Top:c/o  K.E.Y. Boutique ||Shorts: JCrew Factory || Hat: Target || Sandals: Old Navy || Necklace: c/0 Target ||

 

Here in Indiana, the 4th of July is always extremely hot! That means tanks and shorts are a must!  When I started planning on how to style this top the polka dots reminded me of the stars on our American flag.  With that, I knew that I had to add a pair of red shorts.  These shorts from JCrew Factory are the perfect length.  The elastic waist also helps for all the food I plan to eat!  To keep with the Americana feel I added a simple pair of stripped Old Navy Flip Flops.   With a few simple accessories for Sugar Fix this look is complete!  What are you wearing for the 4th of July?

 

 

 

 

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Summer Trends: Gingham Shorts

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One of my favorite things to look for at the start of each season is what is trending.  So let’s start talking about summer trends!  Gingham is showing up all over Instagram and in stores!  To see some of my favorite gingham pieces scroll down to the bottom of this post!  Most of them are also on sale!

Outfit Details || Top: Old || Shorts: Loft (currently on sale) || Shoes: Amazon || Necklace: Gift || Sunglasses: c/o Vera Bradley || Bracelets: c/o Centered Jewelry ||

 

I found these shorts at Loft and knew that I had to have them.  These shorts fit true to size.  The length is perfect so you don’t feel like you are constantly having to pull them down.  I decided for the inaugural wearing of these shorts that I wanted an easy and carefree look.

 

 

Since I have been trying to mix in older pieces lately, I decided to pull out this boho top from Target.  I love the embroidery details along with the flutter sleeves.  For my accessories, I decided to go for a bolder necklace.  My monogram came from my sweet friend teacherannie.  If you haven’t seen her Instagram page you need to check it out!  To even out the accessories, I decided to add a bracelet stack from Centered Jewelry and my simple Kendra Scott Tima earrings.  What is your favorite summer trend this year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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