Hi-Rise Shortie with American Eagle

 Tee: GAP (similar here, here, here) | Shorts: American Eagle c/o | Hat: Target
Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita (order 1/2 size up; similar) | Bag: Old Navy | Lip Color: MAC 'Lickable'

Happy Friday! Today I'm so excited to be partnering with American Eagle and guest posting on their blog to launch their new Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie in 'light destroy!' American Eagle has always been a denim destination for my sister and I, starting way back in the day when I was a size 0 Long in high school and no one else carried that size. I was apprehensive to style a true short short, but I have to say that the denim of these is really soft and stretchy, so they hug your curves and lift everything in a really flattering way!

I don’t know if there’s a more iconic summer clothing item than high-rise denim shorts though! They’re the epitome of classic summer cool, and can take you from the beach to a family BBQ and anywhere in between. For this look I went back to some tried and true classics to create an easy go-to summer outfit. Sometimes I really over-analyze how to style denim shorts, but basics always end up being my best bet. 

Head on over to American Eagle's blog to read my guest post, and shop all of their adorable denim shorts, which are BOGO 50% Off right now (with site-wide free shipping)!


Some other summery pieces I'm loving from AE...


Summer Date Night

 Top: Old Navy (comes in 3 prints + 2 solids; wearing size 'Regular S') | Jeans: Topshop via Nordstrom (follow size in parentheses)
Heels: Steve Madden (similar here, here) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Hat: Sole Society
Bracelets: Loren Hope, Lily and Laura | Tassel Earrings: Mad Jewels c/o (LOVE) | Lips: MAC 'Lickable'

This is my perfect spring/summer date night look if I'm not in the mood for a skirt or dress! What's even better is that Trey picked out this top for me in Old Navy, so I know for a fact that he loves it haha. I actually love shopping with Trey because he's a guy who doesn't mind shopping (and often is the one who suggests we go) and because he always picks out great stuff for me to try. They're often things I wouldn't necessarily pick out on my own because I tend to be self-conscious of strappy tanks and dresses, and shorter skirts/dresses/shorts (I know, shocking that a guy would pick out those things...), so sometimes he helps me take more risks, which I love!

Also, you'll notice by the end of the week that I will have worn hats in every outfit post this week! A) I'm a total hat lady at this point. B) I am long overdue for a hair appointment, so Thursday afternoon cannot come soon enough! Speaking of hats though, I wear them enough at this point that I'm probably about ready to invest in a great quality one. Shopbop has a great selection of hats that I've been browsing recently!



Go-To Tank

 Top: Pleione at Nordstrom c/o (14 colors/prints | runs big; wearing size XS) | Shorts: June & Beyond Boutique c/o (similar here, here, here) | Sandals: Steve Madden via Nordstrom (sizes available here & here; similar 40% off) | Hat: Target | Bag: Old Navy (5 colors) | Watch: Fossil | Lips: BareMinerals 'Fly High'

For each season I like to come up with a handful of go-to outfits that I can throw on quickly with little thought when I'm in a hurry, and this outfit will definitely be one of mine this summer! This tank is so soft and comfortable, and I love the longer length and color/print. I've talked about Pleione before, but their tops really are some of the very best. The tank I'm wearing comes in 14 adorable color and print options, so I'm thinking I'll need to pick up another one...if I can even decide on which one to get!