Floral Ruffle Neck Shell Two Ways
I absolutely adore this top! It’s such a fresh and pretty floral pattern for summer, and it has the perfect fitted-but-not-tight silhouette.
The v-neckline is flattering but modest, the straps are wide enough to be bra-friendly, and it’s cut nice and high under the arms. Plus, the ruffle detail around the neckline is so feminine and pretty.
This top is 100% linen, so be sure to wash on the delicate cycle and lay flat to dry, but that makes it super lightweight and breathable — perfect for the hottest summer days.
The 24” length is great too, so you can tuck it in or leave it out. It runs true to size; I’m wearing my usual size small.
Now that most of our dining is happening al fresco, I’ve been looking for some dressier shorts.
It’s too hot to wear my go-to white jeans if we’re dining out in the middle of the day, so these linen/rayon sailor shorts are the perfect solution.
The button-front pockets give off a nautical vibe, and they’re dressier than my typical denim or chino shorts. Plus, they’re lightweight and breathable. They’re also fully lined, so there’s no show-through.
These shorts have a 4″ inseam, and they run true to size; I’m wearing my usual size 6.
Unfortunately, sizes have already been depleted, but I’m hoping they restock. I’ll keep an eye out for you!
To keep the outfit comfortable yet classy, I opted for a flat sandal. These sandals have a padded footbed and adjustable ankle strap, and they’re such a fun neutral.
I love how the cork adds texture to the outfit, and the gold detail on the heel is an extra special touch. These are TTS; I have the 8.
This outfit is perfect for dining out, get-togethers with friends, or anytime you want a leveled-up summer look that will keep you cool and comfortable.
I went with a front-tuck to keep my proportions in check, and also to show off the buttons on the shorts; but in the next look, I’ll show this top untucked as well.
For my second look, I swapped out the shorts for these white frayed hem skinny crop jeans.
When I’m going to be outside in the evening or indoors in the A/C, white jeans are generally my go-to choice of bottoms, although you do run the risk of looking like everyone else in your dinner party.
If I’m meeting friends, I usually check to see what they’re wearing. Yes, I am that friend!
The frayed hem on these jeans is right on-trend, and these are the perfect crop length with a 26″ inseam.
I also swapped out my flat sandals for these gold embossed leather block heel sandals.
The croc-embossed leather adds texture and shine to the look, and the 2 1/4″ heel gives you a little extra height while keeping them walkable. Plus, I love the cylindrical shape for added interest.
They also have the square toe that is trending right now.
A straw bag is a great summer neutral that goes with everything, but unfortunately it just sold out. I’ll keep an eye on it for restocks.
I also wore these pearl and shell drop earrings. I like how they’re understated, but also unique.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get a good close-up of them, but at least you can get a good idea of their size. I was actually was expecting them to be larger, but I like them fine. You can see their up-close details better on the website.
With my dark hair, I like earrings that are light colored and have enough shine to be visible, especially when they’re on a smaller scale, and these are perfect.
I decided to leave the top untucked with this second look, although it would work either way. Because of the 24″ length, I still get that desirable 2:1 ratio, even with the crop jeans.
Also, the gold sandals are low contrast against my skin, so that helps elongate the lower body and make me look longer and leaner. #yesplease
ruffle neck shell // sailor shorts // cork sandals // frayed hem jeans // gold sandals // earrings // bracelet // straw clutch
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photos: Alison Cornell