Two Warm Weather Looks for Spring Break

Spring Break is on the horizon, and it sounds like a lot of you have fun plans. We were actually going to make travel plans to a beachy location over Easter weekend, but two of our three kids don’t have any time off from school so we’ve decided to lay low and hang out here at home.

If I did have fun plans for Spring Break in a warm weather location, I would definitely be packing the two outfits in this post, both from Nordstrom.

First up, a graphic tee with linen drawstring shorts…

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Boden Robyn Scoop Neck Tee with Caslon Linen Shorts

How fun is this scoopneck graphic tee from Boden? Yes, you can now find Boden pieces at Nordstrom! I love a graphic tee, and this one is a bit classier than most.

The quality of this t-shirt really stands out. It’s made of a nice sturdy cotton fabric that’s not too thin and not too thick, it has a flattering shape through the waist, plus the scoopneck and cap sleeves give it an extra touch of femininity.

This top runs true to size; for reference, I have the small and it fits perfectly.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Boden Robyn Scoop Neck Tee, Caslon Linen Shorts, Eileen Fisher Lee Espadrille Flats, Nordstrom Bethany Leather Bucket Bag, Maui Jim Mele Sunglasses in partnership with Nordstrom

I paired it with linen shorts in a breezy navy crossdye that resembles chambray. It’s not easy to get me to cheat on my jean shorts, but these linen drawstring shorts managed to do just that.

I love the relaxed cut and the cool, breathable linen fabric. These shorts are just begging to go to the beach. In fact, I may have to plan a beach trip just for them.

They also come in black, olive, and an ivory/black stripe. For size reference, I have the small.

Boden Robyn Scoop Neck Tee + Caslon Linen Shorts

Sandals or sneakers will look great with this outfit, but I recently discovered these Eileen Fisher espadrille flats, and I love how they level up this casual look.

I’m a sucker for an espadrille flat in spring and summer, and the d’Orsay styling and elastic straps makes these a little extra special. Plus they’re incredibly lightweight and flexible.

Sometimes shoes with a jute sole can be stiff or heavy, but these are neither. They’re also leather lined, so they’re as comfortable and gorgeous inside as they are out. Definitely a bit more of a splurge purchase, but well worth the investment if this is a style you’ll wear a lot.

For reference, I sized up half in these to an 8.5.

Eileen Fisher Lee Espadrille Flats

This outfit is perfect for a day of sightseeing or a round of mini-golf when on vaca, or to hang out in the backyard and host friends on the patio at home.

Just add a great pair of sunnies and a few pieces of simple jewelry and you’re good to go!

Outfit Details:

Boden Robyn Scoop Neck Tee | Caslon Linen ShortsEileen Fisher Lee Espadrille Flat | Nordstrom Bethany Leather Bucket Bag | Maui Jim Mele Sunglasses | Alex & Ani Bangles | hoop earrings

I also styled another casual Spring Break look with a camo-print paperbag waist skirt

A casual skirt is a great alternative to shorts, especially after a certain age. I still love my shorts, but sometimes I feel more comfortable in a skirt or dress.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Caslon Slub Crewneck Tee,Caslon Paperbag Waist Skirt, Treasure & Bond Miles Slide Sandals, Nordstrom Bethany Leather Bucket Bag in partnership with Nordstrom

This “paperbag waist” style is on trend right now, and I love how easy it is to pull it on and go.

I went with the camo print, but this skirt also comes in olive and chambray. It runs true to size; I’m wearing a small for reference.

Both this skirt, my grey tee, and the shorts above are the Caslon brand — one of Nordstrom’s exclusive brands. This brand nails effortless, everyday style at a moderate price point, and it always washes and wears well for me.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Caslon Slub Crewneck Tee,Caslon Paperbag Waist Skirt, Treasure & Bond Miles Slide Sandals, Nordstrom Bethany Leather Bucket Bag in partnership with Nordstrom

These sandals are from Treasure & Bond, another Nordstrom-exclusive brand known for its laid-back style and uncomplicated aesthetic. I love how these take the traditional slide sandal and turn it up a notch with the slices in the vamp.

These shoes have a cushioned footbed, and the blush suede is on trend and highly versatile. They’re also true to size; I’m in my usual 8.

I kept this look simple with a grey slub crewneck tee on top.

This Caslon tee is a great closet basic that every woman could use in her closet. It has the perfect crewneck, in my opinion. It’s cut lower than some, which helps elongate the neck just a bit — not as much as a scoop or v-neck, but sometimes it’s nice to have a crew neckline.

It also has a seam up the back that’s a nice added detail. Again, it’s TTS and I have the small.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Caslon Slub Crewneck Tee,Caslon Paperbag Waist Skirt, Treasure & Bond Miles Slide Sandals, Nordstrom Bethany Leather Bucket Bag in partnership with @nordstrom

When I’m traveling or sightseeing, I like to carry a small crossbody, and this small leather bucket bag is super cute. The magnetic-flap closure keeps it nice and secure if that’s a concern of yours, plus I think it’s such a fun feature.

This bag is made of a gorgeous pebbled leather, and it’s priced just under $100. It also comes in black and brown, but I love ivory bags right now, and I think the painted edges show best against the lighter colors.

Well, I guess I better get started making some Spring Break plans, now that I’ve got the wardrobe for it. Ha!

Fortunately these outfits will come in just handy here at home… whenever spring decides to arrive. Such great closet basics that can be mixed and matched with other pieces in my wardrobe… or yours!

Best of all, you can get them delivered right to your door for free with Nordstrom’s everyday free shipping, and returns are easy and free as well. Need them right away? Don’t forget about the Buy Online & Pick Up in Store option and their convenient Curbside Pickup. Or you can opt to Reserve Online & Try in Store before you buy.

And if that’s not enough, now through 4/14, Nordy Club members earn Double Points on all Nordstrom Made brands!

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Caslon Slub Crewneck Tee,Caslon Paperbag Waist Skirt, Treasure & Bond Miles Slide Sandals, Nordstrom Bethany Leather Bucket Bag in partnership with Nordstrom

Outfit Details:

Caslon Slub Crewneck Tee | Caslon Paperbag Waist Skirt | Treasure & Bond Miles Slide Sandal | Nordstrom Bethany Leather Bucket Bag | Alex & Ani Bangles | hoop earrings

Thanks to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.

photos: Alison Cornell

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26 Responses

  1. Cute outfits. I love the bag but dont pay that much. I’m fickle when it comes to bags. Get tired of them after a season. Then donate. But I do have a couple I’ve had several years. BTW you have a beautiful backyard and pool so staying home not so bad. 🙂

  2. Wow these are some really cute outfits! I love the Boden tee but I don’t think the cap sleeve is a friend to my upper arms. The espadrilles are so cute and I love the camo skirt too. I’ve put them both in my Nordstrom cart to contemplate. 🙂

  3. I love both of these but especially the short outfit. I really wish the shipping for us Canadians was the same as you guys have. I see so many cute things but just too high in the extra costs to get here. I know they’ve opened some departments stores in Canada but none close to me… they would do well to come our way… well we had 10 cm of snow last night… grrr 😬.. but should hopefully be gone by tomorrow. So much for the few spring days we had lol. Have a good one😀

    1. I agree, we get charged waaaay more in Canada both cost of clothes and for shipping. Free shipping??? What’s that? That would be nice but not the case for us. Makes on line shopping more expensive. Hope Nordstrom and other retailers make changes.

      Sorry about the snow….. Thats too much, too late. Hope you get spring soon.

      1. Thanks Yelena.. hopefully it will melt quickly.. and glad I’m not the only one who notices how hard the online shopping can be for us… 😀

    2. Hey Karen (and Yelena) – as another reader from Canada I feel your pain. I am lucky to have a Nordstrom here in Calgary – but it doesn’t always have the same styles. Sigh…….. and I totally agree about the pricing! 🙁

      1. Yeah agree… crazy why the same stores will offer different brand names and styles. Just like when Target came. Even our Walmart doesn’t carry that new line Tried and Tru … hope things soon change:) 

        1. Ok, Jo-Lynne has got us Canadians chatting it up a storm about the shopping challenges in Canada! I’m in Calgary too so glad to have Nordstrom and now Nordstrom Rack but the selection is not the same. Can’t find the same Caslon tops that Jo-Lynn features and can’t justify paying for shipping here and then back if it doesn’t fit.

          And don’t get me started about Walmart!😂 Why don’t we get the same clothing lines and products here?!? We don’t have Time & Tru or Lord & Taylor or Ellen Degeneres’ line or Drew Barrymore’s cute new furniture line. Grrrr…… What gives?! Hope this captures the attention of retailers. Thanks for letting me vent!

  4. LOVE the first outfit. Enough to put the top and shorts in my cart. I too wear jean shorts 95% of the time. I particularly liked that the graphic draws the eye away from the fact that it’s a crew neck. I think it’s interesting that you observed that the t-shirt was a nice quality and one of the reviewers stated just the opposite. I always like to read reviews, but go with the general consensus. I like the second outfit, too, but find myself grabbing a maxi sundress rather than my skirts these days so I’m trying to resist the skirt.

  5. Perfect timing as it is going to be high of 90 in South Texas today, so no more jeans and spring sweaters for us. I really like the camo skit and I may even be able to get by with wearing this to work. Enjoy your workout and glad your feeling better. 

  6. Both outfits are so cute, and you look nice in them.  Way to go on stepping away from your denim shorts, jeans, and skirts!  We are having a weather warn day due to the possibility of severe weather.  It looks very nasty and mean outside now.  Have a fabulous day!

  7. I have a question for FB live but wont see it til later. Do you know anything about Juice Beauty? Also is cream blush better than powder as you get older.

  8. Love! Love! Love! Both these outfits are totally me. 🙂 Now to see if they have them in Canada!

  9. I liked both of those outfits. What do you put in a small purse like that for your credit cards/cash/driver’s license etc.? Also, how do you keep your Alex and Ani bracelets from looking tarnished? Enjoy reading your emails and blog everyday. Thanks.

  10. Love the outfits!   As someone knocking on 50’s door I try to keep my short inseam at 4+ inches. I wish there were more options in the 5-6 inch inseam in shorts—Old Navy has some a few years ago and they have disappeared!  I don’t like Bermuda’s—but I’d like a little more coverage than I’d did a few years ago. Any suggestions? 

  11. Outfits are very cute. Don’t usually wear skirts, but might try one. Another poster asked how you keep your ALEX and Ani bracelets from tarnishing? If you could address this sometime I would appreciate it. 

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