12 July 2013

A Short Story

striped shorts  striped shorts

Every season, I seem to glom onto one kind of item that I just wear to the death. A few seasons back it was gingham shirts in every color of the rainbow. Last summer I killed the color "modern red" from J.Crew. Then I went on a colored pant bender. And I'm continuously hit-or-miss with the big ole chunky necklaces.

I think I am on a perpetual lovefest with stripes, so when I saw these shorts, it was an easy decision for me to make July the month of the striped shorts. And here are just two ways that I've worn them recently. Before prepared to see them again soon. And again.

What items can you not stop wearing this summer?

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Top: LEC oxford (worn here - sim, sim)
Shorts: Gap striped welt pocket (no longer online, check stores - sim, sim, longer)
Belt: J.Crew (deal, sim)
Necklace: J.Crew factory cameo chandelier (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Bracelet: Ann Taylor pearl & pave cluster (worn here - sim, sim), Tag Heuer
Bag: J.Crew striped tillary (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Shoes: Sam Edelman trina (worn here - copycat, sim, sim)

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striped shorts

Top: J.Crew gondola stripe (worn here - sim, tee, 3/4-sleeve)
Shorts: Gap striped welt pocket (no longer online, check stores - wide striped, chevron, yellow)
Necklace: Asos boxchain collar (worn here - pricey, more classic, bolder)
Bracelets: C.Wonder pave initial, YuniKelley via Etsy (sim, sim)
Clutch: C.Wonder colorblock (worn here - sim, crossbody, pricey)
Shoes: Artisan by Clarks kyna wise (worn here - sim, sim)

striped shorts
(My sole souvenir from recent London trip).

53 comments:

  1. I love these shorts! I've been wearing patterned shorts like crazy, floral, paisley, whatever. Love them!
    Ginny

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  2. Stripes are definitely on my list two...I love the double stripes!

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  3. I've been on the hunt for a pair of striped shorts! Love yours!

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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  4. I love the souvenir....
    You always look so polished.

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  5. I can't get enough stripes either! That phone case is adorable...a great memory of your trip!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. I own these shorts too and they are my FAVE. Like, if I could wear them to work, I would. If I could wear them to church, I would. I would wear them ALL. THE. TIME. Your outfits with them are too cute!

    Taylor

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  7. Absolutely love the way you've worn those stripe shorts. This summer, I can't stop wearing black and white.

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  8. Totally understand the glomming. And you fully work it with the stripes. Apparently, this summer is my summer of orange; for work reasons, sure, but I think, truth be told, that I would've rocked orange anyhow even had I not done this Yale thing. ;p

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  9. lisa, those shorts are awesome. i love it with the denim and red. i'm on this major maxi skirt and dress kick. hahaha
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  10. Love those shorts on you. My fav is with the chambray top!

    xo, Jessica

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  11. this summer its been the statement necklace. i envy you being able to wear shorts - we are sucked in with fog here!

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  12. I love printed shorts! Yours are so lovely, and so versatile!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  13. Definitely shorts too - to think that the old would have jumped off a cliff before owning any shorts (body dismorphia rearing it's ugly head!)

    Now I can't live without them :)

    www.indulgingmywanderlust.com

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  14. I just love how you put things together. I just got the Factory version of that necklace in the mail (it was backordered for a while) and these are great styling ideas!

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  15. I love stripes too! I find that when I'm shopping,I am lured towards stripes.

    Rosalyn
    www.just2fancy.com

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  16. I ALMOST picked up a pair of striped shorts a few weekends ago and my husband pulled me away from them :(
    I adore your blue nails-

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  17. Woo-hoo for stripes! You go on and ROCK those striped shorts! I can't seem to stop wearing my t-bar flat sandals (I have them in black, pewter, and cream); they're in constant rotation this summer. :)

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  18. Love both of these looks, but I am especially crushing on the blue oxford one!!

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  19. I love those shorts and don't blame you for wearing them again and again! They look great with both the oxford top and the silk striped Gondola top. Your iPhone case from Harrods is also super cute! What a great way to remember your trip to London.

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  20. Since I am not working I am wearing shorts a lot this summer, cannot beat them in the heat, I don;t care how my legs look, lol. Love your stripey ones :)

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  21. Absolutely love the short and chambray look you've got here! So preppy and cute. It just says summer to me. :) Lately I've been on a bracelet kick.

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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  22. I love those shorts!!! I have a pair of shorts that I got from ON a few months ago and I cannot stop wearing them like a mad women! Therefore, I understand!

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  23. love these shorts on you. I love stripes and I have the stripe pencil skirt. I'm the same way, always grabbing the same items over and over again.

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  24. Great pairing with the stripes, and I completely covet the iphone holder- and the London trip!

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  25. My striped dress from eShakti. It's perfect for summer and I'm wearing the heck out of it.

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  26. Love it, Lisa. Love seeing the colorblock tote, too.

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  27. Love the double stripe look! I have that same stripe top and have been surprised how much I have been wearing it. Great looks!

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  28. These shorts are adorable! Can't seem to go without my Lanvin flats this season. Luckily I got them at a consignment store. I am dreading being without them for F/W-- they're pink satin in this sort of tropical looking pattern, so I won't be able to wear them during the winter :(

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  29. I'm OCD about stripes matching up across seams so I'm not looking their way any longer so as not to make myself crazy. I'm overdoing Liberty prints in skinny jeans, shirts and even PJs and shoes.

    You are looking danged cute in the striped shorts.

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  30. Both looks are adorable but I can't get over how cute the stripe on stripe looks!!

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  31. I recently bought a pair of shorts very similar from Ann Taylor. I loved them so much, I ended up buying them in the 2 colors offered. Love the double stripes look!

    Alice
    www.happniessatmidlife.com

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  32. I love that jean shirt with those shorts.

    http://www.simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com/

    Dawn

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  33. You really rock these shorts. Love both outfits AND the jewellery.
    I vote with a 10.

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  34. loving the print on your shorts. :)) It looks so good on you!
    xx
    Janicethitran.com
    (◕‿◕✿)

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  35. you look great in those shorts! I think this is my summer of statement necklaces...and I also can't seem to get enough of my neon pink Cece flats :)

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  36. cuteness! love how versatile your striped shorts are!!

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  37. Love those striped shorts! Adorable :)

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  38. These shorts are adorable! They definitely deserve to be worn all of the time. Love the look with the button down especially!

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  39. i tend to wear things to death too. haha. and then i have items that i buy but hardly ever(sometimes never)wear, sigh.

    Maggie
    lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com

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  40. Those shorts are SO cute on you, and I love the stripes on stripes!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  41. Mine is stripes, too. It's not my fault it's "in trend" this S/S and I already have lots of stripes to begin with! Well, that and also monochrome. I can easily whip up bazillion outfits in my wardrobe in monochrome. Heh.

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  42. Loving the stripes on stripes, and that iphone case is darling too!

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  43. I am in love with those striped and the jewelry. You look like a J.Crew Model.
    Incredibly well done Lisa!
    XX,
    Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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  44. These are such cute outfits!! I especially love our accessories... so gorgeous :) I totally know what you mean, lately I've been wearing polkadots to death. My husband is starting to make fun of me by trying to connect the dots on my clothes everytime I wear polkadots. But hey, when you find something you love to wear, wear it and be happy!!

    Christy
    Sunnywithasideof...

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  45. I love how you paired it with denim. :)

    XX, IamJenniya

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  46. Love the look with chambray shirt! Also love both those bracelets! What a good price for the JC knock-off!

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  47. Cute shorts! I have never been a shorts girl until, ironically, this summer. I've been wearing them like crazy at every opportunity!

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  48. Those shorts are so chic & very versatile....love almost everything you paired it with!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  49. I think we are all guilty of 'binging' on one particular thing over and over again. I have like five striped dresses now and enough statement necklaces to choke two horses.
    Love these shorts too. Must wear my striped ones soon.
    Chic on the Cheap

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