Tuesday, June 9, 2015

What I Wore: Summer Rainbow

Hailey is wearing the Dressbarn Multi-Color Textured Pullover and Lane Bryant Genius Fit Bermuda Shorts. - DivineMrsDiva.com

It is hot, hot, hot here this week!! (And has been off and on for a few weeks now.)  I can't say that I am a fan of the heat.  My perfect weather is 70 and mildly sunny with a cool breeze and zero humidity. lol  But I've already had to pull out the shorts and took the opportunity to style a fun summer outfit.


Hailey is wearing the Dressbarn Multi-Color Textured Pullover and Lane Bryant Genius Fit Bermuda Shorts. - DivineMrsDiva.com

A week ago, we had a full day planned, ending with Bunco at a friend's house.  This outfit was so great for staying cool in the weather.  This Dressbarn top is new to my wardrobe.  You may remember it from a Dressbarn fitting room post I put out this spring.  When I first put it on, I loved the look of it.  However, the crocheted material felt really stiff and scratchy so I didn't buy it.  Flash-forward to mid-May when I went out shopping with my mother-in-law.  I had some Dressbarn bucks to spend that week, so we headed to our more local store to look around.  I tried this top on again and found it much softer and not scratchy at all.  So I bought it!

Hailey is wearing the Dressbarn Multi-Color Textured Pullover and Lane Bryant Genius Fit Bermuda Shorts. - DivineMrsDiva.com
Hailey is wearing the Dressbarn Multi-Color Textured Pullover and Lane Bryant Genius Fit Bermuda Shorts. - DivineMrsDiva.com

I love the looser bell-shaped sleeves, V-neckline, and pointed hem.  I think it provides a nice coverage of the tummy without being too long and bulky.  It is really light-weight and, with the little spaces in the crochet, feels breezy enough for hot weather. I am wearing this in a 3X and find the fit to be spot on for me.  I feel like it accentuates my curves nicely and skims over things I want it to hide.  I paired the top with a bright apricot colored tank to keep everything light and fresh.  I actually found that I have so many tanks I could pair it with that give it a different look by making certain colors pop.  My brown and black tanks give it a depth and make the bright colors brighter.  Each tank - kelly green, neon green, turquoise, red, etc. - changes the look just a bit and brings out different colors.  It will be fun to try out different looks this summer and share them all with you.

Hailey is wearing the Dressbarn Multi-Color Textured Pullover and Lane Bryant Genius Fit Bermuda Shorts. - DivineMrsDiva.com
Hailey is wearing the Dressbarn Multi-Color Textured Pullover and Lane Bryant Genius Fit Bermuda Shorts. - DivineMrsDiva.com

I adore these Bermuda shorts from Lane Bryant (wearing a size 24).  You may remember I bought them last summer and wore shorts for the first time since middle school.  You can also see a couple other looks with them here and here.  I love these shorts because they are comfy and stretchy, but hold their shape pretty well.  They are long enough that I don't feel super self-conscious, cover any chub rub area, and seem proportioned to my body.  I'm really happy I bought them.  Some lady on the internet recently brought up that my legs are too white and pale and that I should "do something about them".  But I love my pale legs and don't want to fuss with self-tanners and refuse to lay out in the sun.  So that lady can take a hike!

Coincidentally, this new Charming Charlie necklace I bought a couple months ago goes perfectly with the top.  They have identical colors, so it was a match made in wardrobe heaven.

Hailey is wearing the Dressbarn Multi-Color Textured Pullover and Lane Bryant Genius Fit Bermuda Shorts. - DivineMrsDiva.com
Multi-Color Textured Pullover - Dressbarn
Genius Fit Bermuda Shorts - Lane Bryant
Kylie Sandal in Rose Gold - Trotters
Multi-Color Stone Necklace - Charming Charlie
Ribbed Tank - Old Navy


Hailey is wearing the Dressbarn Multi-Color Textured Pullover and Lane Bryant Genius Fit Bermuda Shorts. - DivineMrsDiva.com
Hailey is wearing the Dressbarn Multi-Color Textured Pullover and Lane Bryant Genius Fit Bermuda Shorts. - DivineMrsDiva.com



Do you have a favorite pair of shorts?  What do you wear to beat the heat?  What are your favorite things about summer outfits?  Let me know in the comments!


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2 comments :

  1. I LOVE this outfit Hailey! The colors and texture are so pretty. I also like that you can pair it with other colored tanks underneath to change up the look. I have not worn shorts in years and after a very hot summer last year, I refused to let this season go by without me having any to choose from. I now have several pair and prefer the style that is loose around the thigh for my body type. These Bermudas look great on you. And I too will be dawning pale legs as I have shown several times. I have started a self tanner regimen myself and I agree it is a pain to keep up on. I see nothing wrong with showing your natural skin tone, it's what makes us all beautiful in our own way. I do like to poke fun at myself saying you can never get lost in the dark when my glowing legs are around.

    Besides my new found love of shorts, I am still a huge fan of maxi dresses in the summer months.

    Janeane
    Designing From My Closet

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    1. Thank you, Janeane!
      I poke fun at myself too. Something along the lines of "My legs are so bright, you gotta wear shades", to the tune of that 80s song. lol I know they are pale and reflect the light. I just didn't think it was that big of a deal. Although, living in the Pacific Northwest MOST people are paler than the average. When I was a kid, I was super brown.

      I'm really glad I caved at bought shorts. I've worn them a few times already this year and don't think much of it anymore. It has definitely got me scoping out different styles and colors as well. I do like that these are a little longer, so I don't feel quite so self-conscious. They are great starter shorts for sure! As for the top, I am so glad I found this softer one because it tells me it will mellow out and not be scratchy like the first one I tried on. I am really excited to change it up with different colors. I may just do a whole blog post on that.

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