Monday, April 10, 2017

Plaid + chino shorts

American Eagle boyfriend plaid top and chino shorts, made well transport tote
Sunnies: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Earrings: Kendra Scott "Addie"Necklace: Express (under $15 options here and here) | Bag: Madewell "Transport Tote" (cheaper options here and here) | Top: American Eagle (50% off!) | Bracelet: Kendra Scott "Candice"Shorts: American Eagle (similar here, here, here) | Sandals: Soludos (similar here and here)

Yesterday it hit 79 degrees and it was glorious!!! I live in chino shorts when the weather finally warms up. Anything + chino shorts = an outfit, and that is extra convenient! I decided to be just a bit preppy and throw on this plaid top with some clustered baubles because these baubles always pair best with plaid for some reason!

American Eagle boyfriend plaid top and chino shorts, beaded cluster necklace

This is my first plaid boyfriend top from American Eagle. Note that I say "first" because I'm sure there will be more. I don't *need* any more plaid tops at the moment, so I'm trying not to stalk their other colors, but I would even venture to say I love the fit and material of this even more so than my beloved plaid tops from Express. It's flannel, but very soft and lightweight, which makes it perfect for a transitional outfit like this into spring. It's relaxed but not super oversized. When untucked it's still long enough to cover all my bits with leggings (you can see it worn that way here.) It's 50% off as I'm writing this post, making it $22 and change. Worth the try for that price! I'm wearing a small for reference.

soludos espadrilles

As I was getting dressed, I realized I have a lot of pairs of cognac sandals, but they all serve different purposes. I tried on each pair with this outfit but this pair covered too much of my foot which conflicted too much with the light and airy feel of the look, this pair made the outfit too bottom heavy, and this pair felt like it dressed up the outfit too much. The pair I chose was just what I was looking for - a wedge to give me height, but a silhouette that was more streamlined. So when someone asks you how many pairs of cognac shoes you really need, the answer is, "all of them!"

American Eagle boyfriend plaid top and chino shorts, made well transport tote

In other news, my new reformer arrived on Friday and it is absolutely amazing! It is so so nice getting to work out in the comfort of my own home and at my own schedule! That was definitely the climax of my weekend! Though, we did get to go to our second baseball game of the season on Saturday and met some friends for a frozen custard date on Sunday. Any weekend that ends with frozen custard has got to be a good one right?

Have a great week! 

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  1. Oh yes that sounds like wonderful end to the weekend! :)

    I really like this outfit too, what a lovely shirt and the necklace is perfect with it.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you have a nice start to the week.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. The wedges are perfect for summer.They look really comfy xx

  3. This is such a fun outfit, and your sandals are perfect. x Jacqui

  4. You look so cute in your chinos and love this preppy look. Happy you got your reformer, I personally love working out at home so I'm happy for you.


  5. Super cute outfit! And I agree totally that you need all of the cognac sandals. I have about 90 pairs of jeans (not even exaggerating) and they all serve a different purpose. Different styles, different colors, different weights, different sizes! I really do need them all. And the same absolutely goes for the shoes!


  6. I love these cute shorts and sandals! Can't believe we are in shorts weather now. Thanks for the link up Carylee!


  7. Cognac is a color you can't live without in spring! I own a few pairs myself and they all serve a different purpose. Ain't American eagle flannel the best? I definitely love them more than express ones. Thank you for hosting


  8. I know what you mean about your shoes---it's not just the color but the shape & style that can make them wrong or right. Your story about them sounded like the 3 bears!! :)

  9. I have always loved the look of long sleeves + shorts and this is no exception. You are really selling me on those plaid shirts! I also don't need anymore plaid shirts but now I am intrigued!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  10. You make everything look so chic - teach me your ways!! haha! I love how simple and casual this outfit is but the way you've accessorized it makes it look so polished and put-together! Love it from head-to-toe and your hair is simply stunning styled like this!

    Trendy & Tidy

  11. Those shorts look great on you with the cute wedges!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. You are rocking plaid for warmer weather! Love those sandals!

  13. You look so chic in plaid and denim short! And I love your cognac wedges too. I'm jealous that you can wear shorts right now. Send some my way!lol!

    xo, jackie

  14. I love those sandals! They really are the perfect height and I like how streamlined they are. It sounds like everyone enjoyed the weekend, so can we go back?!

  15. That's a great outfit for alllll summer long!!!

    Thanks for hosting:)

  16. I like how you paired unexpected colors! I have those espadrilles, too. They are so comfy!

    Glass of Glam