Lilly Pulitzer for Summer + a Misconception about Fashion Bloggers

Lilly Pulitzer Shorts and White Tee for Summer

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A big misconception about fashion bloggers is that we always look so put together and everything is always perfect when it comes to our outfits.  THIS IS WRONG.  Y’all, we’re human just like anyone else!  Case in point–this outfit. At first I wasn’t going to share this blog post with you. Why? Because we were shooting this blog post in a hurry the first night of our vacation and I didn’t notice that one sleeve was jerked up higher on one arm than the other:(  That’s real life for you, and since I like to keep it real here on the blog, we’re rolling with this tale of two sleeves.haha As fashion bloggers, we always try to present a picture perfect outfit, but that doesn’t always happen.  A hand tucked into a pocket may be hiding a chipped nail. Sunglasses may be hiding the fact that we have no make up on (sunglasses + a bright lip for the win!). Chances are, you’re not looking close enough to see an undone button, hanging thread, or scuff on our shoes.  So the next time you have an outfit mishap, remember that despite this misconception about fashion bloggers, it happens even to the best of us! 

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Top: Gap Factory (similar) // Shorts: Lilly Pulitzer (similar) // Crossbody: Rebecca Minkoff (50% off) via Ebay (also here and here) // Sunnies: Quay Australia Necklace: Sugarfix via Target –$13// Earrings: Charming Charlie–$10 //Sandals: Tory Burch via Ebay // Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington–save 15% w/ promo code BRIGHTONABUDGET // Link bracelet: J. Crew Factory c/o The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass // Cuff bracelet: J.Crew Factory 

Lilly Pulitzer Shorts for Summer

I wore this outfit out to dinner at Bohemian Bull the first night we arrived at Folly Beach, SC. I wanted something breezy and comfortable since I knew we’d be dining outside at Bohemian Bull. We love to go there to grab a burger and fries (or, if you’re being healthy like Chauncey, a salad).

I adore Lilly Pulitzer for Summer.  I first discovered the Lilly Pulitzer brand right after I started blogging–I love how bright and happy the prints are.  They’re also frequently ocean/beach themed, which I love. Here, I paired these fun print shorts with an oversized plain white tee to keep it simple and to show off my jewelry.

Y’all know I’m loving the pom pom trend! My necklace was a Sugarfix find for $13.  When I spied these pom pom Austin earrings at Charming Charlie, I thought they were a close match, but I was wrong.  The top pom of the earring is a PERFECT match for the poms on the necklace:) I’m also still obsessing over this Rebecca Minkoff Love Tassel Crossbody. While my color is sold out, the deeper purple shade is 50% off, and I linked two other colors on major sale. This bag is a great size.

There were four items that were on major rotation for my entire vacation.  First was my new Daniel Wellington Classic Petite Bondi leather watch.  Daniel Wellington sent me this watch right before I left for vacation. The white leather has grown on me, and worked in great with all my vacation outfits. FYI, you can save 15% w/ promo code BRIGHTONABUDGET. Second and third, for a mixed metal arm party, I added a gold link bracelet and cuff from J. Crew Factory. And finally, my Tory Burch Miller sandals were on major repeat.

Speaking of repeats, I also wore this outfit to Kane’s birthday party.  What outfit is on repeat for you this summer? Do you have any Lilly Pulitzer shorts for summer in your closet?


59 thoughts on “Lilly Pulitzer for Summer + a Misconception about Fashion Bloggers

  1. Elizabeth Ramsey

    You are inspiring me to want to try some brights! Normally I’m a very classic/neutrals kind of girl but I do love the pop and fun that brights bring to an outfit.

    Elizabeth /

  2. Ashley Hargrove

    I’m loving all of these pops of color!! And isn’t it so great to find looks you want to wear over and over again?? That’s the best!

  3. Ruth Maldonado

    Okay I LOVE this post! So many times I have thrown out pictures and posts because it doesn’t look perfect. I have learned that the imperfections I post are real life and that’s what I feel blogging needs to be more about! I love seeing pictures that aren’t perfectly staged because that is life!

  4. Amanda @ A Good Hue

    Ahh, isn’t it the worst after you get through with pics and then find something wrong (and un-Photoshop-able??) Messed up sleeves or not, this outfit is cute and so wearable– perfect for a trip!

  5. Lacey Anne Douthat

    You are too cute!~ Amen to the misconceptions! I always say I’m teaching others to live like their life isn’t a hot mess when it really is! lol!



  6. Nina Provenzano Rand

    I think this look is so cute! And you’re totally right, but a little perfect imperfection is real and great!

    1. Tif @ Bright on a Budget

      I agree! As bloggers, we often strive for perfection, and I bet some readers don’t even catch what is “wrong”. But I like keeping it real and letting people know that it’s ok because these mishaps happen:)

  7. Lisa Richardson

    Such cute shorts. Don’t you just hate it when you get home and look at your pictures and find a “sleeve malfunction” or something else. YES, it happens to all of us and our “photgraphers” all too often don’t seem to notice.😜 Thanks for keeping it real!

  8. January

    You exposed us!! Ha!! Yes, there are definitely mishaps on EVERY shoot! Love these shorts for summer on you!


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