Monday, June 23, 2014

Flying Solo


This past weekend was odd because I flew solo, away from my family. Each one of us went our separate ways. Husband went fishing. Oldest went on a mini-vacation with her best friend. Youngest was pumped to play BIG cousin with family. I kept myself busy by having dinner with college friends (sisters), catching up on laundry, dabbling in online shopping (I know, went against what I said on Friday), sleeping in and cleaning up an eerily quite house. It was nice and peaceful, but I was ready for the chaos to come home by Sunday afternoon. As I am typing, all is back to normal in my household and there isn't any better way to spend the evening. Having a little time apart every now and then is healthy in my book. As they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder. I actually missed hearing little voices shout, "Mooooooooom!!!" every ten minutes.


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I picked up these J.Crew Factory floral, tropical shorts on super sale (the sales ends tonight). Yes, the print was what got my attention, but their length sealed the deal when it came to making the final purchase. They are 5" in length which can be difficult to find...especially in cute, non-frumpy patterns. I also bought this print a few weeks ago in the same cut and style and wore them in this post. The quality it typical J.Crew, AMAZING, and the fit is true to size.

HUGE NEWS: I was flipping through my People Style Watch magazine and came across a deal that I had to share. You ladies know how obsessed I am with Kendra Scott Rayne tassel necklaces. I own four and want more. They normally run $80 no matter where you purchase. Well, I found a 20% off code in my magazine. This will save you almost $20. So, if you have been on the fence about purchasing one, now is the time. Use the code rayne20 at checkout. They come in over twenty different colors. I seriously wear one at least four days a week.

Happy Monday and shopping! xoxo

Shanna

55 comments:

Ladies in Navy said...

very cute! loving those shorts lady! :)
Ladies in Navy

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute shorts! And what a deal on those Rayne necklaces... I have one and it is so tempting to get a second. Glad you had a chance to enjoy some quiet time and recharge!

Alice Warren said...

I have been thanking about getting these shorts. They look great on you! I have been away from my boys for a week and I miss them dearly.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Love these shorts, you look adorable. Thanks for the coupon. If you get the chance, please share your amazing post on my link-up today.
xo
​PinkSole​

Susan Jeffries said...

This is my perfect summer outfit! I have to watch wearing short shorts now that I am over 40. I love the 5 inch length - I dont want to look like an old lady;) I just may pick up this necklace and save it back for my hubby to give me for Christmas. I have been wanting one forever. Do you wear yours in the winter too? Susan

Charnele Michel said...

Those J Crew shorts are summer perfection! Need them in my life

xo,
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

Erica McLeod said...

I also saw that Kendra Scott coupon code in my Stylewatch mag. I am so excited about it! Definitely going to take advantage of that deal before it runs out. The hard part is deciding which color!
Erica
www.thedecorina.com

Country Girl's Daybook said...

That top is ADORABLE! And the shorts!
Country Girl's Daybook: Jesus, Photography, Fashion, & Food

TaraMixandMatch said...

I love your adorable shorts! I'm sure having some time for yourself was a nice change of pace, but its always best with your loved ones :)

April Parrish said...

Super cute shorts! Love the whole outfit!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

LLLLOOOOVVVVVEEEEE those floral shorts! Seriously. Love.

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

Those shorts are so adorable!! And of course I'm loving the chambray too!

LV said...

Very cute. I love the shorts and your accessories are gorgeous. Those cobalt sandals are quite eye catching. Love everything!

http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com

Paige Flamm said...

I'm loving the print of your pants!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Alissa said...

Everything, right down to the accessories is perfect about this post!

Audrey Solheid said...

I just love printed shorts! Look great on you:) I know what you mean about missing the "Mooooooooom"
Funny!

Audrey
www.audreysalutes.com

TheTinyHeart said...

I love your sleeveless chambray shirt! It's on my shopping wish list (along with a million other things, ha).

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Juicy Couture Giveaway!

Rachel said...

I'm loving those sandals. I usually stick to neutrals since they match everything, but these are fun!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Time apart makes you better able to appreciate the time you're together!

Sweet deal on the necklaces.

courtney parker said...

Adore your shorts! The pattern is beautiful!

Love&Clothing

Carly said...

Ohhhhhh I've been wanting another KS necklace! Off to purchase now!

Helene in Between said...

OMG i have been dying over a kendra scott necklace!!! thank you for the promo code!!

and second, sometimes flying solo is the best!

Rachel Lynne said...

Such a cute summery look! Love the denim top and floral shorts!
Rachel's Lookbook

Jane {In The Pink & Green} said...

This outfit is so cute, I love the shorts and those sandals are awesome! Glad you had a nice quiet weekend to yourself, but it's definitely nice for things to get back to normal I'm sure! :)

Because of Jackie said...

It IS weird how having a little quiet around is becomes odd, right? I can be driven crazy by the noise and constant action of my little's, but take it away from me and I am lost. Glad you and some fun and a little time to recharge!

Lewis Lane said...

Thanks for sharing the coupon code. I have been wanting that necklace to complete some outfits. Just not sure I can afford right now. I just posted a pic of me in one of the shirts you recommended and I need the necklace to go with it lol

Rebecca Harasym said...

Sounds like a busy but fun weekend! Glad you got to hang out with some friends and who doesn't love online shopping! Your shorts are fabulous, I adore the print and who could resist them for such a good price!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Adri Lately said...

Love this easy summer look! Sounds like you had a nice relaxing weekend!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

SydneysFashionDiary.com said...

Those shorts are so adorable. Love the print! Hope you're enjoying your Monday!

Lindsay Truax said...

Cute necklace! And love those shorts.

pinkandnavystripes.com

Tori said...

I have been drooling over that Kendra Scott necklace--man, now I have no excuse not to take the plunge :) Thanks for sharing! And you look lovely!!

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

Kelsey Long said...

Love that necklace!! So cute. I am tempted to get one as well now!

Kels
www.excusemyblog.com

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

That is such a great deal on the Kendra Scott necklaces! I've always wanted one! And I agree that some time alone is healthy once in awhile! That's so sweet that you missed them!

Kelsey Bang said...

darling floral shorts and cute necklace! great look!

kelseybang.com

Angela Amores said...

Love your cute outfit!!! Your floral shorts are just perfect. Love that they are on sale as well!!! Thanks. These are on my list now. :) Hope you have a great week!!
xo,
Angela
www.prettyinherpearls.com

Jasmin daily said...

Love these shorts and all the cobalt blue! xxx

Jasmin
www.jasmindaily.com

Becky M said...

Those flats are so so cute! Love the cobalt and all the strappyiness going on :)

www.madeintheshadeblog.com

Caroline said...

Sounds familiar :) Ever since I went off to college, my entire family is rarely together. My dad and sister are usually traveling for work, I'm away at school, and my mom's either in China or at home, ha. It's so hard being away from my favorite people in the world for so long, but you know... the bright side IS that I appreciate them and my time with them a million times more than I ever would have before :)

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

those shorts and sandals... perfect!!!

Tracy Miller said...

I just picked up those shorts a few weeks ago and wore them in a post last week. You are right. The fit, length, and fabric quality are so good. My kids have been at my in-laws for a week and I miss the chaos. A few days alone is great, but I can't wait for them to come back this weekend.

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

that's why i love crew...great quality!! i'm biased to the price because they always seem to have great sales...and my teacher's discount doesn't hurt either lol!! you look wonderful!!

Charlotte Noordsy said...

I love those bright blue shoes!
I don't know if you're into Lilly, but Lilly Pulitzer makes shorts in a great 5in. length in so many fun prints and colors (the elephant one is adorable!), and they're really reasonably priced too!

xo, Charlotte
http://thelittleorangedress.blogspot.com

Amy said...

I love this whole outfit. The color of those shoes is amazing!

xo Amy
www.urbanfrill.com

Nikki said...

Sounds like you had a nice quiet weekend. Sometimes I really need those to recharge. Love this outfit! Those shorts are too cute!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Erica Zar said...

That sounds like the most perfect weekend! I can't even imagine what my house would feel like to have just me in it. Oh, all the stuff I could get done lol!! Love today's look!! I have been desperately trying to find a great sleeveless chambray top! Thanks for the options!

Have a great week, love!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

The Real Arnolds said...

Great outfit but then again all your outfits are great! Hope you enjoyed some alone time!

xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

understatedclassics.com said...

Thank you! Someone that can rock the 5 inch shorts! I love it! Rock on!


Clare
Understated Classics

snippetswithalex.com said...

I'm glad you had a fun time away! :) Looking great!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

snippetswithalex.com said...

I'm glad you had a fun time away! :) Looking great!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

Head to Toe Chic said...

I'm loving the length of your shorts!! It's so hard to find shorts that aren't insanely short. Such a fun print too!

xo,
Angela

Darcy said...

I love this look! I am glad you had a good weekend to yourself. When my fiance travels during the week I usually enjoy the "me-time" for a day or two, but by the end I am more than ready for him to come home, haha!
www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

OccasionallyAJ said...

I love the length of those shorts, very appropriate for someone over 30...like me! Thanks forsharing the coupon code too!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Ashleigh said...

Very cute! I love the shoes and bag, and what a great deal on the necklaces!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all said...

What a great look! I love the necklace, shorts, and the cobalt blue sandals. Great that you got some time away from "mooooom" for a bit :)

Janna Renee said...

Awww...the girlies are growing up. I know my parents hated when we were all gone. Absence makes the heart grow fonder ;)

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