craving. shorts.

While the temps are still relatively cool (typical spring weather as I like to call it), we've had a handful of sunny days that were practically made for quad-chilling + primetime people watching. Although I haven't broken out the chino shorts yet — heck, it's not that warm — shorts have definitely been on my mind.  So much so, that I've realized that I have yet to own an all-around, versatile pair of denim cutoffs. Trust me, every year I'm always on the lookout... somehow I either just never find a pair within my price limit or I wait for them to go on sale and then my size is sold out. Whoops.

With all that being said, any recommendations for brands of tried-and-true denim cutoffs or cuffed shorts that you swear by? Check out a few of the picks that I rounded up below. 

Shorts + Sweater Weather

sweater | cuffed shorts

The ideal way to wear shorts in the spring... with a playful, striped cashmere sweater.

#EverydayMadewellboyfriend shorts | bucket bag

I'm not sure how I feel about the paint splatter effect on these shorts, but I do love the fit.  Just as Madewell describes it, "not too tight, not too baggy."  As for the Mini Lafayette Bucket Bag, it's perf for the girl on the go.  
Color Index

By now, you've probably seen this floral J.Crew sweater all over Instagram and fashion blogs alike (Sarah Vickers of Classy Girls Wear Pearls pulled it off flawlessly!).  Well, I still love it anyway.  Not to mention that those shorts are pretty great too... aren't they just begging to be paired with a field jacket and gingham popover?

I'm totally digging/lusting over these white denim shorts w/ frayed edges.  For a more effortless fit, I would definitely size up as recommended.  Along with springtime shorts, I can't help but think that I should begin my search for sandals STAT.  Speaking of which, how pretty are these leather ones by Penelope Chilvers? #swooning

What spring staples are you lusting after?  Let me know in the comments below!


three. things.

Apologies in advance, life has been b-u-s-y — hence my lack of blogging lately.  I just wanted to take a quick second to share a few things that have been on my radar lately.  More in-depth post hopefully to come soon. Fingers crossed! 

1.  Layout From Instagram:  As soon as I heard about Instagram's latest app, I naturally had to give it a download.  In a nutshell, #LayoutFromInstagram allows you to create fun layouts consisting of up to nine photos from your camera roll.  While this concept isn't anything too revolutionary, it does whip up some pretty aesthetically pleasing collages in seconds.  It's especially great for compiling your favorite snapshots of the week or putting together your top #ootd posts as I've done above.

2.  THESE jeans by Industry Standard.  I've already made up my mind that as soon as they go back in stock, I'm ordering.  For under $100, how could I not snag a pair?  (This coming from a denim connoisseur who is constantly on the search for that perfect fit!) 

3.  A little self-promotion on this one... because why not?!  Just in case you didn't know, I'm a contributing writer over at Brit + Co, a savvy website that covers everything from style and beauty to food and tech.  That said, I will now direct you to one of my most recent posts --> 14 Circle Skirts You Need to Give a Twirl This Spring

Phew!  That's all for now!  What have you been up to lately?  Let me know in the comments below!

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