Dressed for: Afternoon Grilling

Already Pretty outfit featuring blue floral button-front shirt, white Lee walking shorts, John Fluevog Haight sandals, navy leather bag, sunglasses

Shirt – thrifted – similar
Shorts –Estelle Walk Shorts courtesy Lee
Sandals – John Fluevog Haight (no longer available) – similar
Bracelets – thrifted, self-made, Target
Necklace – self-made – similar
Earrings – The Mexican Shop – similar items
Bag – eBay
Sunglasses – The Mexican Shop – similarbudget

This weekend-y outfit was worn for an afternoon of grilling and chilling on my in-laws’ deck. This lightweight shirt is perfect for warm summer days and I felt so smart protecting my arms from the sun and bugs. AND YET. I have two mighty mosquito bites on my left shoulder. Gah.

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6 Responses to “Dressed for: Afternoon Grilling”

  1. Mia

    What a great shirt! This outfit is so light and fresh. I haven’t yet gotten any summer bug bites, but I have gotten a summer sunburn. Sigh.

  2. A.B.

    Love the shorts! I’ll have to try Lee and see if they’re long enough on me. I tend to like more of a 9-10″ inseam on shorts but I bet Lee has some in that length.

    I live in FL and get bug bites in the winter. Burt’s Bees Res-Q Ointment is my go-to treatment.

  3. Monica H

    I love the shirt, so fun and vibrant! I also love that the white shorts manage to look casual and polished at the same time, I may need to purchase some. I have been reading your blog for a few months, and was wondering today what kind of clothes you wear on the weekends, since most of the outfits you post are quite nice but seem dressy to me. I was thinking of this because I am challenging myself to at least look put together and nice when I’m not at work, and looking for some ideas. This gives me some good ones.

  4. sue

    I like the shirt, but do you think the dark brown, heavy shoes go with such a light, summery look? I think shoes in a lighter tone that aren’t so “thick” (for lack of a better word) which would be much more elongating to your leg. Those kind of shoes tend to cut you off at the ankle, making your legs look shorter. Or do you disagree?

    • Sally

      Indeed! Sandals of this style cut the leg at the ankle. Here’s why these still work: With pale shorts and my pale legs my leg line is still somewhat elongated from the top down. These are platforms, so my height/leg length is boosted by the shoes as well. I am a brunette, so brown shoes bookend my looks. Finally a paler sandal would definitely have worked, too, but with dark shades in the shirt print and also in the bag balance is created. As for their heft, I am partial to chunky sandals because they work better with my aesthetic and proportions.

      It’s all about taste, priorities, and preferences!