Sail Away in Breton

breton stripes forever 21 linen high waist shorts anne taylor espadrille wedges

sometimes, you just want to dress the part

breton stripes forever 21 linen high waist shorts anne taylor espadrille wedges

if it’s not fun, it’s not fashion

breton stripes forever 21 linen high waist shorts anne taylor espadrille wedges

okay, i had to. sorry.

breton stripes forever 21 linen high waist shorts anne taylor espadrille wedges

i am in love with the buttons on these high-waisted linen shorts

breton stripes forever 21 linen high waist shorts anne taylor espadrille wedges

it’s hard to salute and keep a straight face.

Yes. I am pale. But thanks to the popularity of vampires these days, I can occasionally bare my legs without fear of Casper jokes. Usually.

Thanks to Jessica for the Breton stripes challenge/inspiration! You may be wondering what exactly I mean by Breton stripes.ย Well, here’s a great article about Breton. They’ve been such a hot trend lately.

I thought there would be no better thing to pair this fun top with than some high-waisted, cuffed, sailor shorts. I love the brass toned buttons going up the sides – it’s exactly what I had been looking for in a pair of shorts! And they’re linen, also an on-trend fabric.

I had to glam up what could be an otherwise boyish ensemble – and you know me – with some cat-wing eyeliner, red-red lipstick, and hot red heels. Fun!

If you can’t have a little fun with fashion, then why bother at all?

What I’m Wearing

  • Breton striped top: Forever 21 ($10.50)
  • Linen shorts: Forever 21 ($18.90)
  • Heels: Frederick’s of Hollywood (they have some fabulous, inexpensive pumps!)
  • Bracelet: David Yurman, gifted
  • Watch: Tag Heuer, gifted
  • Earrings: Forever 21 ($3.80)

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  1. 05.11.2010 / 12:37 am

    I love sailor inspired clothing. Those shorts are cute!

  2. 05.11.2010 / 3:53 am

    Very cute! I crashed the Breton party with no name stripes. ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven't been able to get my hands on any yet!

    • 05.11.2010 / 5:59 pm

      get yourself the same shirt i wore – at Forever 21 for $10.50 – a total steal!

  3. 05.11.2010 / 4:34 am

    Nice outfit! A straw boater hat would look fantastic with it!!!

  4. 05.11.2010 / 7:37 am

    Very cute! I crashed the Breton party with no name stripes. ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t been able to get my hands on any yet!+1

  5. 05.11.2010 / 8:15 am

    Love those shorts with the top… and yes why not go all the way? meanwhile I wouldn't feel bad about the paleness… I'm exactly the same. i keep telling myself that oneday it will be a highly desirable skin tone… one day

  6. 05.11.2010 / 8:19 am

    Hey, Kristina! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I always love your outfits. <3

    But one question – Do Annika have a blog or something?

    • 05.11.2010 / 5:30 pm

      Hi Anne! If you mean Annika, my little sister, no she does not have a blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for the sweet compliments!

  7. 05.11.2010 / 8:20 am

    OMg that first picture is amazing!! I think your pale skin actually enhances the outfit! I love it! Those shorts and the pop of red is just too cute!

  8. 05.11.2010 / 8:29 am

    Hey there! Just found your blog through whatiwore. I love your breton stipes outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ – Very sailor-esque (obviously) and lovely!

    • 05.11.2010 / 5:57 pm

      Thank you Celine! I hope you'll come around more often! Lots more outfit posts coming up ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Jennifer B
    05.11.2010 / 9:12 am

    I love that you're pale. Helps us other pale ladies to feel better ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great outfit. I adore those shorts

  10. 05.11.2010 / 9:22 am

    Cute outfit, I am loving the shirt and the short, I really am into strips nowadays. You kinda remind me of a pinup girl. Awesome post

    • 05.11.2010 / 5:58 pm

      i have been getting the pinup girl comments today, and you know what's funny? i didn't even realize! y'all are so much smarter and more aware than i am, i swear…

  11. 05.11.2010 / 9:27 am

    I adore this look! I am all about stripes, so cute.

  12. 05.11.2010 / 10:31 am

    Saw you on Jessica's page today and I love your look for the Breton Stripes! I can't wait to get back into my high waisted shorts! (I'm 8 months pregnant and that's one look that I cannot rock with the baby bump!) Great photos!

    • 05.11.2010 / 5:59 pm

      I visited your blog and all I can say is you ROCK pregnancy, lady!

  13. Kristin
    05.11.2010 / 1:41 pm

    Girl, you look gorgeous! And so petite, geeeez! Love the shorts. I just might need to indulge in some online shopping to get my mind off Step…

    • 05.11.2010 / 5:57 pm

      aww thanks kristin! and yes, do indulge…but i'm probably saying that mostly so i have a partner in crime.

  14. 05.11.2010 / 2:06 pm

    Love it, I have a top very similar! Thanks for the hint on FH of shoes…I'd never have known!

  15. 05.11.2010 / 6:30 pm

    This outfit is great! love the stripes!

  16. 05.11.2010 / 8:50 pm

    love everything about this look, especially the buttons on the shorts and how you topped it all off with red pumps!

  17. 05.11.2010 / 9:41 pm

    Love the shorts! RT @PrttyShnySprkly: Breton stripes outfit post (challenge hosted by @whatiwore)

  18. Kookie Buhain
    05.11.2010 / 10:58 pm

    Dear, i love the layout of your blog! it's so clean and crisp! i also love this nautical outfit of yours. it's so chic!

    do send me some love over at ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. 05.11.2010 / 11:33 pm

    beautiful nautical outfit! Love the shorts!

  20. 05.12.2010 / 12:39 am

    You look absolutely stunning my dear! The colors are just perfect on you. That red… you make it glow. In fashion and yet so very personalized. Hats up from Paris… where Breton shirts are the name of the game for this season as well!

  21. 05.12.2010 / 9:13 am

    Those shorts look too cute!!

  22. 05.12.2010 / 9:32 am

    hi!! i hope my comment works.

    GREAT SHORTS! xo, Kim

  23. 05.12.2010 / 7:42 pm

    Love this outfit. Especially with the red heels! And your fair skin makes it even prettier.

  24. 05.12.2010 / 10:32 pm

    Those shorts are waaaay cute! I think I need to go get a pair. Also, love the red lips and eyeliner. It looks very chic with your fair skin ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. 05.13.2010 / 5:17 pm

    You look adorable. That top is cute, I may have to pick one up at Forever21 next time I'm there. I like the Breton stripes trend.

  26. 06.23.2010 / 10:15 am

    So Gwen Stefani. Love it!!!!

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