A Mid-Summer Pastel Obsession:
Lilac Shorts + Sleeveless Floral Top


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I traditionally associate pastel colors with springtime; however, Florida usually jumps straight from what we call winter into full-fledged summer. There’s no real interim (sorry spring), so this mid-summer pastel obsession is my Floridian ode to easily transcendent spring fashion. Although I’ve always been a pretty pink princess type of girl, I can’t get enough of these lilac shorts! The purple shade is more of a neutral than anything, and it pairs nicely with a wide range of spring/summer colors. My lilac shorts are a 00 with a 5″ inseam, and they’re literally a perfect fit and length for any occasion, including Casual Friday at work. I’m 5’7″, so it’s rare that shorts hit me at such a flattering length– so I also purchased a pair of Banana Republic Bold Color Shorts in crimson and white. If you happen to browse the Banana site on one of their 40% off site-wide days, which I swear happens just about every other day, these lilac shorts cost less than $30! Scroll to the bottom of this post for full outfit details!

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Oh, and then there’s this sleeveless floral blouse, which has quickly become my go-to happy top. It hits right near my nips and pairs perfectly with virtually any color jeans (black, dark wash, white, you name it) or shorts. Note: It is fully lined, so the fabric feels a bit thicker. I don’t recommend trying to tuck it into anything, although I’m sure this gem of a floral top would look cute with the right bottoms– just not with anything I tried on.

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Happy Saturday, lovebugs! PS- Don’t forget to enter my $50 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale giveaway and to check out thredUP for savings on hundreds of designer brands, like Lilly Pulitzer, Tory Burch, and Kate Spade New York (plus take 40% off your first order with code WOW40). Enjoy your weekend!

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