Bells and Scallops

Happy Friday!  Otherwise known as “Day 2 of the #NSale Early Access.” Have you shopped the sale yet? I spent yesterday at the beach with my bestie. What a great day! It was just the two of us – no kids, no husbands! In other words, 2 ladies, 2 chairs, and a little Moscato, absolute perfection. I had been toying with the idea of driving the 2 hours to Tampa and checking out the sale but the beach was a much better idea!

Before heading off to the beach I did check out the sale online. Let me tell you, Nordstrom DOES NOT PLAY. I had to input my Nordstrom card to get access just to look online! Holy cow! After perusing 46 pages of the women’s sale I did purchase a few things. So, yes, I broke my shopping ban. However, I am not planning on keeping everything and I mostly ordered to share here on the blog. That’s what’s so awesome about Nordstrom’s free returns! I was very pleasantly surprised to see quite a few pieces that those of us living in warmer climates can wear. Of course that’s where I focused my energy. I promise I’ll be putting together a quick post on what I purchased from the sale but in the meantime I am sharing a couple of pieces I mixed and matched to put together 3 outfits perfect for this time of year.

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These scalloped shorts are a favorite of mine, I am in love with the fabric and the color!  A favorite color combination of mine is pink and black.  I purchased this bell sleeve, gingham blouse at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago for $19.99. This one is similar but a splurge. This blouse is so versatile, it’s great now and will be perfect in cooler weather as well (at least by Florida standards). I’ll add a scarf when (and if) it cools down.  My advice is to check your TJMaxx and grab it!  I added my white beaded necklace and nude sandals.

So a funny thing happens when I want to get blog pictures.  The weather gets crazy!  Really.  Either the wind picks up or storm clouds start rolling in.  That’s what happened Wednesday night when these pictures were taken.  Yes, I tried to lighten them up a bit but nothing replaces natural sunlight.

In Wednesday’s post I shared with you all my copy cat skills. Well folks, I hope you enjoyed it because I’m doing it again! This time it’s the beautiful Blaire from Peaches In A Pod providing the inspiration. I absolutely adore her outfit and since my pieces were similar I used what I had. Pink and turquoise pair so well! My white blouse from Loft and my turquoise necklace from Accessory Concierge work with great with my shorts.  I kept my nude sandals and grabbed my very favorite clutch.  Honestly if this bag were bigger I would carry it every single day, it brings a smile to my face!

In the last look I paired the gingham top with a pair of black shorts I’ve had for years.  They’re from Express and I really like the length so I don’t plan on replacing them anytime soon.  I changed my shoes and put on a pair of black wedges from Chinese Laundry.  I’ve had these shoes for years, I think I purchased them from Macy’s.  They are comfortable enough for me to wear to work.  I kept the necklace and bag to add a little color because that’s how I roll.

I love taking a few pieces and combining them in clever ways to create new looks.  By taking a few key pieces and adding in some accessories you can mix and match and come up with new outfits without spending a bundle!

Have a wonderful weekend dear friends and thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



Shop similar pieces here:
Tie Back Ruffle Cuff Top • LOFT • $39.99
Riviera Shorts with 6 Inch Inseam • LOFT • $29.88–39.50
Express Knot Platform Sandal • Express • $59.90
Express Fly Front Cotton Shorts • Express • $49.90
Express Gingham One Shoulder Puff Sleeve Top • Express • $59.90

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