Happy hump day, friends! First up, thanks so much for the love you heaped on the kids in their latest back to school post! I read your comments to them, and they were both grinning from ear-to-ear…so thank you for that kindness! If you’re still shopping back-to-school, don’t worry because I’ve got a few more posts planned!
Eighth grade is well underway for Little Miss, as evidenced by the pile of paperwork she brought home for signatures. They even start athletic try-outs for the school’s volleyball team today! And tomorrow is the day I’ve been dreading for the last year…well, 18 years to be exact…the day our son moves to college.
We’re all a mess of emotions, and honestly, I just want to get ‘that moment’ over with! The moment when we drive away. I’m paralyzed with fear of what that will feel like. My maternal instinct is at war between letting him fly and holding him close. I don’t know that I’ll ever be ready, but it’s time to just rip off the bandaid, and begin the new chapter of parenting a young adult. From afar.
But let’s talk of happier things…darling summer outfits! School may be here, but we’re still months away from cooler weather, with no sign of sandal season ending any time soon!
Shorts often fall in two categories…workout wear or weekend afternoons. But there’s also the statement short, that happens to be perfect for casual parties, weekend brunches, and even dressed up a bit for a fun night out.
Style them as you would a skirt, and wear them to most any occasion, while staying cool and comfortable. These fun shorts are a crisp cotton poplin with a wide waistband and oversized tie. I love the bold mix of colors for pairing with a range of tops, and wear them with both flat sandals and wedges.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2, but they stretch a bit thanks to the stretch, so I’d prefer a 0.
I’m wearing them with a soft cotton tee with a cute poplin flutter tee, from my favorite Nordstrom house brand, 1901. It’s fitted through the shoulder with a slim fit through the body…basically, your favorite tee with a kick! When the weather cools a bit, I’ll pair them with a chambray shirt or a tank and jean jacket.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS tee.
Surely I don’t need to tell you about my beloved Miller sandals…I’ve only worn them 1087 times on the blog. Approximately. They are hands-down my most-worn shoe, and worth every penny. They go with everything from cut-offs to dresses…plus they’re comfortable!
Fit Tip: I size up half, and mine are the leather ‘makeup’ color. A great neutral to go with everything, plus leg-lengthening!
Are you counting down the days until Fall, or hanging on to every last moment of Summer? I’m definitely a Summer girl! But ask me again after another week of 100+ degree days! Find all my Summer of Style looks here.
Sidenote: Did you hear Nordstrom has reached 100% pay equity among all races and genders within their company?! Just another reason I’m so proud to partner with such an incredible brand and company!
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*Photos by the darling and talented Mary Hafner. This post is created in collaboration with Nordstrom and ShopStyle, but all product selections, styling, and sidewalk prancing are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*