Summer Boyfriends

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Ive been obsessed with boyfriend shorts all summer. Something about the baggy fit and distressed finish makes it perfect for high temps. I love to pair them with heels as I’ve done here, and a silk Sophia Reyes blouse. 

What I love about the blouse is the details – it is nipped in at the waist in the back and the cap sleeves have a great shape adding interest. You can also wear it two ways

I’d just as easily dress this blouse up with skinny trousers or a pencil skirt, but for now I’m loving the boyfriends. What about you? Do you wear boyfriend jean shorts?

Outfit Details: Blouse: Cecil Tunic thanks to Sophia Reyes (30% off of your order with code LoveZahra)
Locket Necklace: J.Crew Similar Style Watch: Skagen 
Bracelets: Charming Charlie Ring: Tissh by Gloria Lee
Hat: BCBG  Shorts: H&M Similar Rag & Bone style 
Heels: Zara Similar Style Clutch: Marshalls Similar Style

Do you ever rely on technology so much so that you lose your own common sense? I definitely did that today. On the way to visit a client, I plugged in the address into my gps and for a second I wondered why I had to go all the way to the Cicero exit if I’m just going to the financial district in Chicago. Then I blew off my own concern and thought it must be a different route or something. I ended up in a residential neighborhood waay on the South Side of Chicago before I realized my own silly mistake. I also blame Martha Stewart radio for being so darn interesting and distracting me. Luckily, I always factor in ‘getting lost’ time when I have meetings. I’m so not kidding about that – when I first got into sales, my husband bought me a gps because he knew how directionally challenged I am.   Thats when I knew he really ‘gets’ me – haha. Lesson learned, do not blindly trust technology – especially Google Maps.

Have a good one!



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