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OUTFIT {PINK SCALLOPED SHORTS}

Looking for an affordable pair of pink scalloped shorts? I've been searching ever since stumbling upon this pin sometime last year. And I can finally say I've found them: the perfect pair of pink scalloped shorts for just $38. I can't resist preppy brights in the summer (more evidence herehere, and here) so this look is something of a seasonal uniform for me. Easy breezy top, bright shorts, comfy flats for walking. And an ice cold lemonade because, hi, have you stepped outside lately?

 

But back to the shorts. They're the perfect shade of hot pink — not bubblegum, not quite neon — and I can't get enough of the scalloped edge. Yes, linen is prone to wrinkling, but it's also one of the only fabrics I can fathom wearing when the temperature hits 90 in New York. The fact that they match perfectly with my colorblocked espadrilles is just the icing on the cake.


One of the biggest takeaways for me from your feedback a couple weeks ago was that a lot of you want to see more affordable finds mixed in with the more wishlist-worthy items I feature on Design Darling. And I want you to know: I read you loud and clear. Thankfully I'm past my days of scooping up $6 "going out tops" at Forever 21 (why? WHY?), but there are plenty of ways to look preppy, polished, and put together without breaking the bank. Am I still going to splurge on classic pieces I can't live without? 100%. But when I find an awesome $25 t-shirt or $54 dress, you're going to know about it. Deal? Deal.


Henri Bendel bag c/o ($478)  //  C. Wonder sunglasses (old, similar)


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23 comments:

Whitney and Blaire said...

Very Cute! Love those shorts!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Freckles Olives said...

Love those shorts! I may have to consider getting them in both the blue and pink...
xoxo
Hannah
www.frecklesandolives.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Such a cute summer outfit! Those shorts are adorable!!

P.S. I really appreciate you finding more affordable pieces and actually loving and rocking them. As a college student, it's a little frustrating when bloggers only wear designer clothes. I can't really afford that with my tiny budget! But anyways, thanks!!

Oh Buoy Boston said...

What a great find, and at such a good price point. May have to pick up a pair...
Oh Buoy Boston

Hannah said...

Those shorts are perf!

http://www.thepolishedpearls.com

Samantha Tananbaum said...

What a great find! Love the color coordination + the tux details on your shirt.

xo
Sam

Lily L-M said...

This weather, I know! how can they tell us global warming doesn't exist...

x Lily
http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/

Scarlett said...

I am in love with those shorts! Love how you styled them too!
xo, Scarlett
The Trendy Chick

zoe said...

Those shorts are perfect! I need to find myself a pair..the linen would be so perfect during this time of year. Dressing for summer is so hot when you want to look sweet, but be comfortable. xx

The What's In Between

Sylvia Dennis said...

Lovely outfit :) and gorgeous pink colour!

Sylvia

kTm said...

Love your outfit! This summer I can't get enough of bright shorts - they go with everything and are super easy to put together!

kTm
Pick Your Beau

MODE LAB said...

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Holly said...

So cute and the price on them is great! It's great to invest in classic pieces, but save on trendier stuff.

amy stone said...

Such a perfect outfit! And I love that building - the color is fantastic.

Vett Vandiver said...

those shorts are the absolute cutest!!

Seersucker Sass said...

Such a cute outfit! And your shorts are amazing :)

XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

Makeshift Munch said...

Adorable as usual! Loving your espadrilles!

Makeshift Munch

Small Town Sisters said...

So cute! Love those shorts!
-Meg
www.smalltownsisters.blogspot.com

preppylove said...

They look absolutely perfect with your espadrilles! Super cute!!

Kasey
http://www.preplovelove.com

Lauren said...

That outfit is so perfect! I love those shorts, they are precious!

Lauren,
http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

Sam (Savvy City Chic) said...

Adorable outfit! And there is nothing better than a cute find that is also a steal.

Sam

Savvycitychic.blogspot.com

Connie B said...

You are one of the cutest bloggers out there, Mackenzie! Love the shorts!

Constance || Prep Northwest

Heather said...

Those shorts are pretty fabulous- ASOS has been one of my favorite retailers this year! Will look forward to the mixing of affordable + wishlist!

Heather | Port City Prescription