Summertime Sadness

 Jacket: Abercrombie (SO old!)

Tank: Forever 21 

Shorts: Hope’s (bought in March) – (other adorable options from Hope’s HERE and HERE)
Shoes: Target – Identical HERE 
Necklace: Borrowed from sister:)
Bandeau: Victoria’s Secret PINK
Ring: ‘Floral Fantasy Ring‘ – Jewelmint 

The title of this blog post not only states my melancholy feelings towards the changing seasons, but also my absolute OBSESSION with Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness. I would be lying if I told you I didn’t have this song on repeat for the past month in a half orrrr that I blast it while driving and sing at the top of my lungs. Yeah, it’s definitely a thing, guys. Lana’s voice is eerily beautiful and the lyrics are fantastic…

“I got my red dress on tonight

Dancing in the dark, in the pale moonlight

Done my hair up real big beauty queen style

High heels off, I’m feeling alive”

Case in point.

Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey on Grooveshark

Anywayssss, I wore this outfit in Hawaii back in March, but for some reason none of the pictures turned out. It was pretty depressing, but luckily, it was the perfect outfit for date night with the boy and allowed for photo op number 2.
When I saw these shorts at Hope’s, I became obsessed and went to order them immediately, when of course, they were completely sold out. I was devastated. Is that not one of the worst feelings everrrrr, guys? I started stalking the Hope’s website hoping for a re-stock, but once they re-stocked they sold out of my size in minutes. It was at that moment that I knew I needed to step up my game. I was at work when I received the email announcing a final re-stock and knew this was my last chance. I set my alarm and waited, refreshing the Hope’s website repeatedly, until I alas, they put them up and I snagged a pair in my size. Score!
The pictures don’t do these shorts justice, as they are a bright, vibrant orange. I paired it with a sheer tank, black bandeau, nude wedges (yeah….I wear these WAY too much!), and a turquoise necklace for a little pop of color.
Fall doesn’t officially begin until September 22nd and I’m milking whats left of summer for as long as I can.

The only picture from Hawaii of this outfit that turned out. My sister and I sure make cute faces…

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  1. September 12, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    I hate when none of the pictures look good, especially if it was some taken on your vacation! But the second time looks SO good. I love love love those shorts, I could only imagine how much more amazing they are in person. Now I'm going to be on the hunt… glad you managed to snag them 🙂

    Lana is always a lovely lady to have on repeat, and you look gorgeous (so loving the red lips!)

    Angela @ Pens & Peonies! 🙂

  2. September 12, 2013 / 6:12 pm

    Such a cute outfit! Ever since I saw The Great Gatsby I have been so into Lana Del Ray, so I totally understand needing to have it on repeat! I've got a great mix of her and Lorde on my pandora station an it's the only thing that I put on for taking my outfit photos.
    xx Amy
    Sugared Rush

  3. September 12, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    Haha, you and your sis are too cute.
    Dang, these shorts were certainly well fought for! That's crazy how fast they sold out. Glad you snagged a pair though, they look awesome on you 🙂

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  4. September 13, 2013 / 3:29 am

    What a great outfit! I love floral and denim together! I'm glad you're embracing summer while it's still around rather than being OMGallthingsfall 😛

  5. September 13, 2013 / 5:39 am

    This outfit is adorable 🙂 How did you get your hair to stay curly/wavy in Hawaii?? I've been trying.. but living in Hawaii makes it kinda difficult :/

  6. September 13, 2013 / 7:31 am

    Love the song too 😀
    You're such a doll, I'm in love with your jacket ^_^

  7. September 15, 2013 / 5:11 pm

    I just found out your blog, you have such a lovely style! 🙂
    I love this outfit, your printed shorts are so beautiful!!

    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

  8. September 16, 2013 / 6:48 pm

    I am so glad I stumbled across your blog! You have such cute style… I am a new follower!

    I love those brightly colored shorts – I am glad you had another excuse to wear them because they are so pretty!

    Oh and you and your sister both have gorgeous hair!

  9. July 3, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    Hi! I'm sorry to ask a silly question, but what is the brand name on the tag on those shorts? It looks like you just got them from a boutique but it's not their brand, is it? Let me know!

    Thank you!

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