friday's fancies #140

This week, #FridaysFancies is all about your "short" stories. I don't know about you, but for years, I stayed away from shorts. I convinced myself that jeans were a more optimal choice for year-round wear. {Crazy, I know.} Three years ago, I made the plunge and purchased a pair of J.Crew 3-inch chino shorts in a simple khaki. Since then, my short "collection" covers a rainbow of hues. This summery number maximizes a fun pair of shorts, while the weather still permits it...
Madewell Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Harvest Wash   |   J.Crew Tiki Shorts
Kate Spade Trick Flats   |   BaubleBar Mini Pavé Links Bracelet   |   Michael Kors Runway Watch in Gold
Ray-Ban Original Aviator 58mm Sunglasses in Gold/Blue

If you blogged about fashion this week, your post is fair game for Friday's Fancies. You're more than welcome to add your post below :) The themes are only a suggestion--you don't have to follow them to participate. If you'd like, click here to join the #FridaysFancies mailing list! Be sure to hop around and say're sure to discover the most supportive + wonderful bloggers when you do.

Are you a fan of shorts--or do you prefer dresses or skirts in the summer?
Many thanks to those of you linking up today :) Enjoy your weekend! xoxo {av}


  1. I personally prefer dresses and skirts... because I can wear them in more occasions. But shorts are good for the weekend and the beach.
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!

  2. Thanks for the link-up! I wish it was warm enough here for shorts, haha!

    Away From Blue

  3. Such a cute look! I love the glitter shoes :)
    Suzanne from written by suzanne

  4. oops, sorry, I got distracted by the glitter flats :P

  5. Those shorts are adorable and I need those flats!

  6. Absolutely LOVE every last detail of this ensemble Ali! Those flats are too cute. I will likely spend the rest of the day attempting to restrain myself from purchasing every single item... dangerous! Happy Friday! xx

  7. Love this look! Such an easy outfit to pull together, but still looks great.

  8. I think patterned shorts are so cute! I personally don't like to wear shorts (my thighs rub) but I'm glad more and more styles are coming out to fit everyone's body type!

  9. I love those shorts from J.Crew! I may have to order some. Great outfit.

  10. link up complete :) can't wait for our next fro yo date/my relocation at some point. have a fun dinner date tonight!


  11. It's been awhile since I linked up with you! And now I come back from a long break with a new blog and I see the new link up button and your little makeover! That's a lovely surprise :)

    I linked mine up a little late. But, better late than never right!