J. Crew Love: Nautical Stripe Shorts and Embroidered Jacket

I'm back to loving all things J. Crew for this post.  I haven't bought shorts in probably five years.  All of the ones I have are worn and have lost their fit.  It's all about the fit.  So when I hopped over to J. Crew South Park for a little one on one with my girl Meghan, J. Crew Personal Shopper Extraordinaire, I was super excited that she pulled these shorts for me to style.  Since then, I've been wearing them a lot.  Most recently, I wore them casually on Independence Day Eve.  If they weren't so well made, they'd be on tap to join all my other worn out pairs!  This look is everything I love about J. Crew: tailored, fun, classic and cool.  To offset the variation in pattern, I added my Grandmother's flaming red sash, taking classic to vintage classic.  For a more casual look, I unzipped the jacket to reveal a basic solid aqua tee underneath and exchanged the neck tie for a splash of color tied to my clutch.

Shorts: J.Crew, Jacket: c/o J.Crew, and here's the print in a dress. Shirt: c/o J.Crew, Wedges: Michael Kors (old), here's a similar pair, Clutch: Coach, (old), but here's a perfect summer bag. Sunglasses: Blinde, here's a similar pair. Sash: My Grandmother's. Necklace: Cache (old). Rings: Melinda Maria, Tiffany, Custom by Diamonds Direct. Bracelets: Stella & Dot here and here, J. Crew. Earrings: old, but here's a pair I love.

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For the love of cool summer style, thank you so much for reading!!