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Happy weekend!! We are still busy over here with getting settled in. I know Ken and I will be utterly happy when we don't have to do anything extra to do...just a normal day-to-day routine plus our dates on the weekends. We will at least be on more of a schedule this coming week, as our kiddos start at their new school! And I've managed to get on a bit of a schedule with work, with just a few extra things on my to-do. I hope you all have a good weekend and enjoy some of my favorite links from the week. Grab a cup of coffee and sit back and relax. Image via Chevrons & Eclairs.

Women's Printed Shorts {and How to Wear Them}

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Dressy printed shorts are still on trend for 2014. I love the look, because it's a comfy way to be dressy casual in the hot summer months. The trend still focuses heavily on tribal and ikat prints, though florals look great too. The printed shorts for this summer tend to be high-waist like the ones last year. The only update for 2014 is that some are loose-fitted and flouncy, like the ones pictured below on the left. If you want to keep the look completely casual, go for printed denim shorts. Pictured above: Free People Eclipse Hi-Rise Shorts


Shop the Look ~ Pictured above (left to right):  



How to Style Printed Shorts

You'll want to pair printed shorts with a simple top; if they're black and white, go for a simple white tank, but if they have a colorful print, you can pick up on one of the colors with a solid-colored tee or tank. If they're high-waist shorts, you can pair them with a crop top or hi-low tank. When it comes to accessories, I like to pick up on the overall feel of the print. Like with the tribal prints, a boho-chic fringed bag or a beaded wrap bracelet is just the thing. With a more nautical print or the floral print shorts pictured above, I'd go with a nice woven bag. Because the printed shorts tend to be somewhat dressy, I'd go for some nicer sandals as opposed to casual flip flops.

Pictured above: Free people shorts / Ulla Popken Women's Matte Jersey Tank Top / Ted Baker Women's Tabbey Sandal in black / Barlow fringe handbag / Dorothy Perkins pink jewelry


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