Weekend Wear

Monday, July 14, 2014




There is nothing better on a summer Friday than trading those stuffy corporate clothes for breezy weekend wear. I spent a part of this past weekend at a barbecue with friends, complete with night swimming and marshmallow-roasting. It was the epitome of summer. There's something about those spontaneous late nights that makes everything at the time seem perfectly in place. I often forget to relax without worry, but everyone needs a little breather from time to time.


Top: H&M (similar here & here)
Shorts: Forever 21 (similar here & here)
Sandals: Forever 21 (similar here)

I actually shot these photos minutes before heading off to the barbecue. Since we were spending the entire night outside, I wanted to wear an outfit that toes the line between breezy and cozy. What better piece to wear on a summer night than an off-the-shoulder blouse? With the combination of a light fabric, long sleeves, and bare shoulders, you'll be set for the changing temperatures. I've been loving the bare shoulder look this summer because it is the unexpected alternative to the crop top. In my opinion, shoulders are just as (dare I say) sexy as the subtle hint of midriff that results from wearing crop tops. Pair the top with a simple pair of shorts, and you have a look that is just the essence of summer. Have we found ourselves the new crop top?

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  1. Very cute, Christina! I've always loved tops that bare the shoulders!

    Jen
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  2. You look so effortlessly cool! Love the bare shoulders top + necklace combination! :)

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  3. Such a cute top! Looks great on you!
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  4. cute off the shoulder top! loving that style for summer

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  5. I agree, the off the shoulder look is getting so *hot* this summer! :P I need to find a top asap! Glad you had the chance to relax! You look great!

    xo Kina
    thelovelylook.com

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    1. Thanks Karina! I hope you find one! :)

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  6. bbq and swimming and marshmallow roasting...the perfect summer night. i miss spending summers like that. glad you got to go out and enjoy yourself :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get to enjoy a night like it soon!

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    1. Thanks so much Michele! I seriously admire your blog!!

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  8. Loved this outfit as soon as I saw your Instagram pic of it! It really is the perfect outfit for those summer nights.

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  9. nice :)
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  10. This is definitely a breezy and cozy look! I don't own any off-the-shoulder tops, but I think that needs to change. Lovely look. I hope you had a great time at the bbq.

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

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    1. Thanks Lauren! You should definitely find one for yourself :) I did have a great time! Hope you had a great weekend as well!

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  11. very chilled and chic look. I like it.

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  12. This is SUCH a cute outfit, very bbq-and-no-more-work appropriate ;) and i haven't roasted any smores yet but now it's gonna have to happen. before summer is over!!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you get to munch on some smores soon! They're my favorite summer snack haha

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  13. such cute look, i love it!
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  14. Great casual look for summer weekends! :)

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  15. You look great! I love this relaxed yet chic outfit :)
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  16. That top is a great find!
    xx
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  17. You look great in this off shoulder top <3 Very cute :)))

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    xoxo, Claire from Vancouver, Canada

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  18. Love the off-shoulders top!

    xo!

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    1. Thank you! I've been loving them as well!

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  19. A very classy outfit, your look elegant and perfect styling. And those legs are just amazing.
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    1. You're always so sweet, Sophia! Thank you!

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  20. Love this off the shoulder top so much!! I just got my first off the shoulder top recently too. Can't wait to wear it.

    xo freshfizzle

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  21. you are gorgeous, and nice outfit by the way ;*

    x
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  22. I love that top, babe! Such a casual look!

    xx,
    Diane
    www.modernisticphoenix.blogspot.com

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