style monday | flirtatious summer + the folly of white shorts

wearing: top (Anthropologie), shorts (Forever 21), sandals (Target), bag (Jessica Simpson), bracelet (gift from friend), necklace (Target).
Summer keeps flirting with us. One day it's really warm and humid--so typical for Virginia summers--and the next it feels definitely like spring again with showers and temperate days. This year I've been wearing shorts far more often on those hot days. I found these early in the season, and perhaps white shorts are--considering I have a baby and my own klutz tendencies--not the wisest choice. But white goes with everything, and I've been having fun dressing these shorts up or down. As my friend Sarah reminds me: don't sweat it--that's what bleach is for!

Can we also discuss for a moment how deeply enamored I am with this top?! Stripes and floral together. Last one on the clearance rack at Anthropologie too! Score! I've been wearing it with everything from skirts to jeans... A definite staple in my wardrobe. 

This was originally posted on Instagram as part of the #mamastylemonday I "host" each week. If you have some mama style to show off from the previous week, we'd love for you to join!


  1. Oh, I love that top! I need to go beyond using Anthropologie as sewing inspiration and get off to the clearance rack!

  2. that top is lovely - you could totally hack that with appliques cut from floral fabric!

  3. Wow. That top is fantabulous :0 SO gorgeous!


  4. Yes, white is a dangerous color to wear when you have a little one, and a tendency for spills . . . but it is the perfect color for summer. I love the bright pops of color from the flowers in the top. I would like to see how you pair that top with a skirt though - I can see it working with jeans, but just sure how it would look with a skirt (could be just me with my "safe" wardrobe choices).

  5. Stripes, floral and white - what more could you want. You look fabulous! And you friend's right; that's what bleach is for! :)

  6. That is SUCH a cute outfit! I'm definitely going to be saving this idea for whenever see something similar. Simple and jazzy.


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