Let’s Crop It!

It has been too TOO long, but I am back after the long fourth of July weekend with plenty of sun and smiles! With the sun blazing, my go to look is shorts and a tee, but not your ordinary tee… A cropped one!

I am wearing a burgundy cropped cotton/spandex short sleeve tee. I paired it with a cute pair of light wash high waisted shorts. They have cream floral detailing up the sides and a zipper on the back. I threw on a woven fedora hat, some boho suede sandals, and with my hair waved.

Crop tops are perfect for any day and any outfit! HOWEVER, THEY SHOULD ONLY BE WORN IF YOUR SKIRT, SHORTS, PANTS ETC ARE HIGH-WAISTED! I hate when people wear them, and their entire stomach is showing! That is a no! Leave a little to the imagination, ladies! An inch of skin or less is plenty! Let’s keep it classy and crop it!

So find your favorite cropped tee or shirt, and wear it proud! It’s a simple way to get “that” look (Brandy Melville style) and feel cool in this summer heat!

Top: American Apparel      Shorts: Urban Outfitters (Similar)    Hat: Forever 21

Shoes: Unknown 🙁

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

 

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A Sunday Meant for the City

Happy Sunday! The weather was beautiful here! Although there was some debate on what to do on this gorgeous day, I finally decided that time in the city would be perfect for an easy afternoon walk!

I am wearing a navy blue kimono with white daisy print. I paired it with a cropped, white eyelet shirt, also with a daisy pattern. For shorts, I threw on a pair of light wash denim with rips on the front. Sandals were simple flats with a little brown strap! The waves in my hair were from yesterday, (they stayed perfectly in place) and I wore a tinted moisturizer for SPF coverage!

Simple but easy style is what I look for nowadays with the sun blazing! The kimono added a cool, hipster touch to what could have been just a bland outfit! They are a great way to take shorts and tee to a whole other level!

Stay cool on these warm summer days, but always remember to enjoy your style too!

Kimono: Forever 21 (Similar)        Top: Topshop (Similar)      Shorts: Forever 21   Sandals: Old Navy (In Previous Posts)

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Courtesy of my Instagram! #SundayInTheCommon

-XOXO Navy and Lace

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Shades of Summer

I slowly, but surely feel my style transforming into the true summer vibe. With my skin getting tanner and my makeup being applied less and less, I’m turning to my closet to form outfits that show my love of the summer heat and bright skies. My fave item lately?! Light weight pattern shorts! Throw it on with a loose fitting top, and your outfit is complete!

I am wearing a pair of daisy pink pattern shorts with a cream background! The shorts are a light material with pockets and an elastic waist band! They can be worn higher or lower depending on your mood! I paired a simple, white sleeveless blouse with a V in the front. To accessorize, I paired my gold and peach face Fossil watch, a pair of simple sandals, a pair of white drop earrings, and my translucent brown baroque style sunnies. Makeup was kept on the more pink/peach side today, and hair was left straight!

If you do not have a pair of these shorts in your closet, then I recommend getting a bunch of them! They are so comfy, yet so stylish! They can be worn casual with a loose crop top to the beach or worn more put together with a strappy sandal and loose blouse like I did! Accessorizing is key to transforming this pair of shorts from easygoing to very dolled up! Mine are from a store located in Charleston, SC called Willy Jay’s! Check them out on Facebook or Instagram! They also have a website that I’ll link below.

Find a fun pattern that you love and wear them everywhere! I promise you, these shorts will change your life!

Shorts: Willy Jay’s     Blouse: Forever21    Sandals: Old Navy (In previous post)

Sunglasses: So Good Jewelry    Watch: Fossil      Earrings: Francesca’s

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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Pinks and Floral

You can never wear too much pink and floral, right? Of course not! My two favorite things were a necessity while trying to get ready on this very gray morning! I am tired of this dreary weather and wanted to wear something that brightened my mood and matched!

I decided to pull some light pink/ peach ripped shorts out of my closet and paired it with a floral sleeveless button down! I wanted to feel “matchy” today and like the sun was shining! (Even though it was not.) The style was simple and easy for a day of errands. I threw over a jean jacket when I needed it and just added a pair of simple sandals! I didn’t do much with my hair except keep it straight, so I could easily pull it out of my face when needed!

These shorts are very on trend and can be paired with nearly any shirt in your closet! Below are the store links and similar pieces! Enjoy my loves!

Shorts: Forever 21       Top: Nordstrom Rack (Similar)     Sandals: Old Navy

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P.S. Just upgraded my camera! Better photos from here on out!

-XOXO Navy and Lace

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In Paradise…

A lot of you may have thought that I have been MIA lately, but trust me when I say that I am back! I was on a little vacay with my family in South Carolina and did not forget to blog! I was able to capture some of my fave outfits with some lovely scenery! Our first stop was Myrtle Beach where I was able to bask in the sun and get my well deserved tan! For dinner, I wanted a fun, yet casual outfit. With a cute pair of shorts and halter, I was able to feel a little boho while in my own paradise!

I am wearing a pair of pattern, light weight shorts with blues, creams, and black! The pattern is tribal and perfect for day or night! I paired a very flowey halter blouse with lace detailing that was semi cropped. The top created a boho feel to the entire outfit and perfect for a humid evening! The colors are great for summer, adding neutrals with a beautiful blue hue! I paired a simple pair of sandals and kept the rest of the look very plain, letting the shorts do the talking!

These shorts are the best trend to develop this summer! They are so comfy and light weight! The patterns dress up a boring old short and top look, making it chic and put together! Forever 21 is the place to buy these adorable pieces! Check them out!

So, wear the shorts! Don’t let the shorts wear you and always feel fabulous, even in the hottest of summer weather!

Shorts: Forever 21  (Similar)   Top: Forever 21        Sandals: Aldo

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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