Peach + Purple

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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  1. 8.2.12

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

  2. 8.2.12
    Kenzi commented:

    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".)


  3. 8.2.12
    Silver commented:

    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

  4. 8.2.12

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

  5. 8.2.12
    Alison commented:

    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

  6. 8.2.12

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

  7. 8.2.12
    Maja commented:

    Great colour combo! Love those shorts!

    Maja –

  8. 8.2.12
    Sara commented:

    Love the combination!

  9. 8.2.12
    Lindsay commented:

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

    Lindsay @

  10. 8.2.12
    Lindsay commented:

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


  11. 8.2.12
    Rachel commented:

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


  12. 8.2.12
    Jaz commented:

    Sorry, but the look is a bit boring.

  13. 8.3.12
    Raquel commented:

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

  14. 8.3.12
    Stacey commented:

    I love anything ikat print, these shorts are adorable!


  15. 8.3.12
    Gaby commented:

    you look amazing, love your shorts!

  16. 8.3.12
    Kaitlin commented:

    love the colors!

  17. 8.3.12

    So cute! I love those those shorts

  18. 8.6.12
    Amy Shaughnessy commented:

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


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  19. 8.6.12
    Kate Hein commented:

    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.

  20. 8.6.12
    Pamela commented:

    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.