Peach + Purple

by Jessica Sturdy on August 2, 2012

I’ve had these shorts all spring and summer, but have had a hard time figuring out a top to go with them. Black works, obviously. A white top felt too boring. My navy tops are too heavy for the current weather. (Note to self: Buy a solid navy top in a lighter fabric!) A neon pink tee felt too casual for where I was headed. I finally pulled out this button-down shirt and it worked! The combination of orange and purple never gets old to me. Of course, the shades have to be right, but when they are, I can’t get enough!

Gap Button-Down Shirt / Gap Ikat Shorts (They also used this ikat fabric for a few other pieces – Tote, Dress, Shoes) / Sam Edelman Sandals / Ralph Lauren Aviators / Michael Kors Watch / J.Crew Pave Bracelet / I Spy DIY + Chloe & Isabel Bracelet / Sequin Bangles – one & two / gifted Kristin Hassan Leather Bracelet

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Stylitics (@Stylitics) August 2, 2012 at 8:08 am

Ooo love this combination, the perfect casual weekend outfit for NYC. Those shorts would be killer with a chambray top, too!


Kenzi August 2, 2012 at 8:14 am

I love a bold off color with prints :) I finally got myself those SE sandals (in black) I kinda wanna go back and get the awesome color-blocked ones as well!

I always love your arm candy (<–pretty sure thats the first time I said that "out loud".)



Silver August 2, 2012 at 8:36 am

I love it when you have a piece in your wardrobe that you FINALLY figure out what to pair it with. Well done! It looks darling.

Silver from A Silver Snapshot


pretty little things August 2, 2012 at 9:13 am

love that peach top — it looks lovely on you! xo


Alison August 2, 2012 at 9:27 am

Peach is one of my favorite colors as of late…so perfect for summer, but can just as easily transition into fall :) Oh, and those shorts are adorable. You look fab!

XO, Alison


Erin @ Loop Looks August 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

Great color combo! Almost a muted nod to the Fighting Illini as well :-)


Maja August 2, 2012 at 11:09 am

Great colour combo! Love those shorts!

Maja –


Sara August 2, 2012 at 11:22 am

Love the combination!


Lindsay August 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Loving the color combination..I would never think to pair the two together but they are so pretty next to each other

Lindsay @


Lindsay August 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Beautiful as always my dear! Love those shorts and love the arm party combo! :)



Rachel August 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Love those shorts! I have a similar pencil skirt, never thought about pairing it with peach! Great idea :)



Jaz August 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Sorry, but the look is a bit boring.


Raquel August 3, 2012 at 1:45 am

Oh my! You’re gorgeous! And I love your blog!


Stacey August 3, 2012 at 3:05 am

I love anything ikat print, these shorts are adorable!



Gaby August 3, 2012 at 7:33 am

you look amazing, love your shorts!


Kaitlin August 3, 2012 at 8:33 am

love the colors!


Jessica @ LittleMiss312 August 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm

So cute! I love those those shorts


Amy Shaughnessy August 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I love these shorts and think that the top goes perfectly with them. You look so cute!


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Kate Hein August 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Your mom told me all about your job and it seems to me you have another perfect fit – congratulations to you! And you look darling. NYC must be just right for you at this time in your life.


Pamela August 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm

hello! I just discovered your blog and I love it! your outfits are beautiful, with clothes that I love! I hope you stop by my blog. bye.


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