Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Comfortable, Yet Romantic

H&M Top (option) (option) // Old Navy Shorts (option) (option) // Target Sandals (exact) // Target Belt (exact) // Express Bag (exact) // Target Hat (option) (option) // Kendra Scott Ring (exact) (option) // Kendra Scott Earrings (option) (option)

Does this style look familiar? Well, it kind of is. I posted a few pictures of it from our vineyard excursion in yesterday's post. I thought I would dive a little deeper and give you the full effect. Hope that's okay.

I knew I wanted to be comfortable and casual when we traveled a few hours down the road. At the same time, I wanted to find a way to incorporate a little romance into what I wore. You know, it was a weekend getaway with my man.

What is more romantic than a little bit of lace, some leopard, a dash of sparkle and of course the ring I got for Mother's Day.

See, it is possible to be road trip comfortable while feeling a little feminine and fun.

In other news, as I have mentioned already, it's summer in my house meaning my girls are out of school. We have camps, pool time, snow cone dates and coloring contests. My days as of late have been super busy keeping kids occupied and out of mischief...like coloring mustaches on their faces with markers. Yes, it happened. Just look at my Instagram.

Anyway, my blog is important to me, but my girls take lead when it comes to how I spend my time. So, my posts over the next few months will be more on the short and sweet side. Most likely you will continue to see my personal style, just less chitter chatter. I promise to put together some fun summer looks in hopes that you will still enjoy coming back each day.


Speaking of kiddos, my long time blog friend Katie with For Lauren & Lauren is having one of her very own in a few weeks and I couldn't be more excited for her. I have followed her heartfelt journey to become pregnant, was there when she announced her BIG news and have been watching her belly grow for the last several months.

A few words come to mind when I think of Katie and her blog: genuine, real, adorable, spiritual, and inspirational. I know that when I swing by her space it's going to be nothing but real life and a real girl; whether it's about her random life, her marriage or daily struggles, Katie lets us all into her world. Blogs like hers are hard to come by these days and I look up to her for opening up and welcoming us in each and every day. 

Katie is also giving, gracious and kind. So much so that she is offering one reader a chance to win $25 to Target or PayPal cash. Winner's choice.

Go visit Katie at For Lauren & Lauren. Mark my words, you will be visiting her on the daily after today.



Shelley said...

This is such a cute outfit!

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

I may just be stealing this outfit idea for some summer event in the near future ;) Especially once I find a neutral color fedora!!

Carly said...

I love everything about this outfit, and I've been stalking those shoes at Target!!!


jenn~the stylish housewife said...

This outfit is just my style...love it!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Anonymous said...

Love this casual chic outfit! Sounds like you girls are going to have a fun summer! :)

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I was thinking this outfit looked familiar. Glad you paired the full pictures though since I love that top and shorts paired with the fedora. I'm going to have to check out those top option you listed. I love this but still romantic and girly outfit.

Charming Lucy said...

I love this outfit and put the purse on my wish list! Thanks for the romantic and feminine style idea! Susan

Unknown said...

This is such a romantic look. LOVE it!!!


Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Such a fun look!!!!! The top and the bag are my favorite!

Ashley said...

I love this look on you, Shanna. I don't think I've ever seen you wear something like this, but I'm loving it! You sure do know how to rock any outfit you wear, that's for sure! Enjoy those sweet girls this summer! I've been enjoying the cute pics!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love this. It is so cute!! Everything is perfect together.


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Anonymous said...

Your shirt is so pretty you are absolutly lovely !

Anonymous said...

I love this look! It is totally adorable for summer! :):)

Because of Jackie said...

You DO look romantic and pretty! And I agree about summertime blogging, the replies get less, the posts are shorter and I can't put as much in. Gotta keep the kids from trouble! P.S. My daughter signed all her pictures in her room (bought from stores) because she wanted to be an artist. With permanent marker. Yikes.

Lauren {By Lauren M} said...

I love all the different textures you mixed in this outfit. It's the perfect laid-back summer look!

Fizz and Frosting

Kimberly said...

I have been searching for a top like this - love the mix of the feminine top with the cut-offs & fedora...they balance each other out so nicely. And seeing your braid really makes me miss my long hair!


TheTinyHeart said...

I love the boho vibe of this cute outfit with the fedora and crossbody bag! I think it's totally understandable if your posts in the summer are shorter...priorities!

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Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

My two favorite bloggers in one post. Love it...and you ladies!! I have those sandals from Target. They are so fun! That top is beautiful :)

The Grass Skirt Blog said...

I love the outfit! I'll definitely check out the blog. I love new recommendations!
The Grass Skirt

HIDING IN HEAVEN by Lolita said...

Love the casual yet feminine outfit !

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Rachel said...

I love your top! I'm all for lacy, boho-inspired tops for sumemr

Helene said...

I agree! It's fun to look both, so pretty! And I love Katie too!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

You look comfortable and effortlessly gorgeous. Great outfit!

Meraki said...

effortlessly feminine and so comfy look ! like it a lot : ) you are one stylish and amazing mom! looking forward to future posts about kids' activities..sounds fun!


Laura said...

Loving this neutral/beachy/casual look on you. Stunning!

Kiki said...

this is such a fun and cute outfit! i love everything about it especially the fact that its simple yet pretty!

Annie said...

That is the PERFECT outfit for a little wine excursion...you look totally adorable Shanna! Love the top and love the hat on you :) Your IG photo was hilarious (of the marker mustaches)...and I love Katie and her blog...what a sweetheart!

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Unknown said...

Love this casual look. Chic yet fashionable and comfortable.

Don't forget to link up this thursday for my weekly tres-chic fashion link up. Hope to see you.



Always Maylee said...

Your outfit is perfectly casual and romantic! You look so pretty. And I totally loved that you drew on the girls' faces with marker, haha. I love Katie, she's so great and also one of my favorite daily reads!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

jackie jade said...

love this outfit - that top is so pretty! and what a fabulous giveaway too :)
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Very cute look! I love the romantic top and cut off shorts!
Jeans and a Teacup

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I like this outfit. Box it up and send it on my way.

Unknown said...

This is the cutest outfit! I really want to steal that hat..

Unknown said...

Oh I love this outfit and all the colors!


Unknown said...

I love this laid back, casual look! Perfect for those cooler summer days.


Chelsea Oliver said...

Don't apologize! Kiddos come first! Love this outfit, it's perfect for those cooler days of summer and so beautiful. Hope your family enjoys the summer weather...and those snow cone dates!


The Marcy Stop said...

Great look! Love the hat and leather accessories!

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Kate said...

wow really great pictures, you look amazing!
xx Kate

The Style Department

TaraMixandMatch said...

So pretty Shanna...I love the texture of the top!

Unknown said...

Great look!

cat x


Franziska said...

I think of all the kinds of outfits you wear, these somewhat country, somewhat romantic, are my favorite of yours. You just look so pretty :)

Head to Toe Chic said...

Loving this look!! Your shirt is seriously so pretty and romantic!


Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

I love the lace and denim together, such a soft and pretty mix of textures. You look beautiful!

Unknown said...

Great casual outfit :) Love the mix of textures. And the hat is the perfect finish!!

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Ashlyn | Let It Be Beautiful said...

you look so cute girlie! & i am so with you on making things short + sweet. your girls need all your loving! happy tuesday!


Susan said...

OH and I'm in LOVE with many of the styles particularly the long cream maxi with halter neck.
I need to order a few as soon as I arrive in Fla next month. Great pricing!!

Ashleigh said...

I LOVE your hat and bag! So summery!

FitTravelerAJ said...

I didn't know it was possible to look romantic in cutoff denim shorts, but you TOTALLY pulled it off!! Great look, love!


Unknown said...

such a cute casual look! you pull off this look flawlessly :)

Janna Renee said...

I love Katie and am SO happy that she is about to have a little nugget!