independence is addictive.


United Colors of Benetton bell sleeved top | F21 distressed hot shorts | Jeffrey Campbell 99 Tie leather wedges | F21 zebra print scarf

As I type, I have almost completed my packing, as we leave for L.A. tomorrow. So I will be keeping this post short and sweet. There was a day of relief from the humid sun this week, so I decided to take out my bell sleeved top one last time before returning it to the dark caverns of my closet. Pink shorts have been all the rage lately. I am quite an ardent fan of the black and pink combination. Anything paired with black, really.  And I have become quite fond of the striped horse, as I picked up this scarf at the store the other day. I have my sights set on a zebra cropped top, which I am waiting until I empty my entire wallet in L.A. to come to a decision whether or not to get it. Of course, the weather was too sweltering to wear a scarf without garnering a few curious glances from the public eye, so I ended up making it useful as a belt. 

Alas, my suitcase is calling me. I must get back to my vacation duties. I will keep you posted on my L.A. adventures! And to my stateside readers, have a lovely and fun Independence Day weekend! 

       

154 darling comments:

E said...

I love those cute pink cut-offs!!

Tonya said...

I LOVE this top!! The sleeves are totally adorable.. so cute!

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Julie Khuu said...

Love the bell sleeves and zebra! Just posted jungle fever today :D Looks like we're on the same page sweets!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

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girl in the poodle shoes said...

Love, love, love the bell sleeves and the neckline on that top!!
Great outfit,
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John B. Marine said...

Absolutely love the bell sleeve top! The jeans and lace-up wedges are lovely too. The zebra print scarf (used as a belt) is a lovely touch to go along with the rest of the outfit.

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mestizay said...

gorgeous top perfect for a boho look!

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Precious said...

A lovely outfit, I adore the scarf!



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Natalie Leung said...

those shorts look very pretty. nice work on adding the scarf! so unique :)

natalie
http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

Gal Meets Glam said...

I love your top! very 70s

xo Julia
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Frannie Pantz said...

Have I ever told you that I love your hair? Well I do. And this top is phenom!

Pixie said...

Cute pants and I always aodre your hair!

Aissata said...

so cute. love your style

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Carlinn said...

The scarf through the shorts looks so cute! have a fab vacation! :)

Please may I? said...

Love the outfit. That scarf is fab!

Have a great holiday hun.

X x

Jenny Ong said...

Yay for bell sleeves! See you and Kathleen in a few days girl!

Eda ♥ said...

This outfit is so lovely, the long sleeves with the little shorts and the colour combination too!

Eda ♥

Valencia said...
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Gawgus things... said...

Those bell sleeves are amazing! And loving the 'Isabel Marant-esque' shorts :)

BB said...

this top is amazing !

rasta222 said...

I love this combination)

maRimaR said...

lovely, great look! ;D

Yo no soy una it girl said...

Great look!! XOXO

The milk thief said...

love the shorts

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Adele said...

Black is so easy to wear! Love your coloured shorts.
Have fun in LA xoxo
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Dída said...

amazing shorts :)
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Saray said...

Amazing!!!:)

LyddieGal said...

Those shorts with a zebra crop top would be amazing!!

Sarah said...

Love black and pink together and LOVE that scarf! You always look fabulous darling :)

-Sarah
http://pencilskirtsandlattes.blogspot.com/

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

the sleeves on that top are amazing!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

michelle_ said...

LOVE YOUR CUT OFF PINK DENIMSS !
you're so gorgeous here !

Elisa said...

love the shorts!

x

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A Fine Balance said...

Have a Great time in LA and you look fab in the F21 shorts. The colour is perfect for you.

TheStreetFashion5xpro said...

Gorgeous!!!

Audrey Leighton said...

love that top! def. going to start using scarves as belts! super pretty!

love from paris
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xxxx

Tanja-Mia said...

I really like your blog!

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Adinda Aditya Mahakita said...

ah i love your wedges <3333

xx

misspouty said...

You've got a fabulous blog! Love your pink shorts! So hot!!


xoxo,
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In a Dolly's World said...

Adorable as always! Can't wait to see you here in about 12 hours!!! :D

effortlesscool said...

gorgeous outfit! Love the scarf as a belt with the pink shorts, such a great contrast!

XO Sahra
EffortlessCool

Rachel Nguyen said...

Darling as always! Ah, you'll have so much fun in LA!

eloiselabetise said...

Love your shorts, shoes an top! xxx

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DediLovesFashion said...

love your shorts. great outfit. =)
xo

Erika said...

Wow, you look absolutely stunning as always. I adore the sleeves on the blouse, so flowly and feminine!

I hope you have a wonderful time in L.A, dear!

whitemaskgirl said...

I hope you will enjoy LA, I envy you going there! And i really liked this outfit, the white thing hanging from yourt shorts though, is it the pockets?

L said...

Cute idea for the scarf as a belt!

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Mary ♥ Mur said...


Cute post!!
Love your blog so much.)))

I need your help...
In August I depart to Greece on two weeks. I don't want to sit there on one place, I want to look at all most beautiful places.
You were sometime in Greece? If yes, that there it is necessary to look and where it is possible to make beautiful photos?

Thanks for earlier.)

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

love this look! Great use of the scarf...xo

jejo said...

cute idea to transform the scarf into a belt!

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ClosetCravings said...

Love those pink shorts. =)

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Sherley S. Wijaya said...

love your pants! :)

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Neiry said...

Cute shorts and your shoes are hot! Hope you have a great vacation!

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Sabrina said...

Gorgeous! Amazing shorts and shoes dear ♥

Phuong said...

your pink short is lovely!

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Style Worthwhile said...

Cute socks! You're adorable!


Jacquelyn
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Tea for Two said...

Love the bell sleeves of your top!

<3 Kristina

www.mycupofteafortwo.blogspot.com

Iulia Romana said...

I love the idea of a scarf worn as a belt - looks amazing !

Hugs from Julls ♥

t said...

Cute shorts!

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Molto ❤ Fashion said...

I adore the bell sleeves on this blouse. The look could almost be edgy, but the blouse brings in a little whimsy- so pretty!

UneDandizette said...

you look so sweet! love your shorts and the scarf combination :)

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Giulia Sulis said...

lovely blog!!

G.

Jennyboo said...

LA sounds like so much fun. You look lovely, as always. Loving the black and pink combination! xx

Judith said...

That top is DARLING! You look very cute.

Judith

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Theonlyfashionprincess said...

you look so gorgeous, girl x

Miss Woody said...

lovely !

Mio Tamura said...

love the shorts! so cute!!!!

Linda-Mari said...

Cute outfit!
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J'Adore Fashion said...

Love the cut off pink short!

xoxo
Stella

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MK said...

These shorts are so popular now. Love your outfit and I like how you used scarf as belt, it makes entire outfit amazing :)

xoxo

http://randomgirl-ishstuff.blogspot.com/

district5 said...

What an amazing outfit! Great combination! The zebra belt is so cool!

Christine
http://district5-fashion.blogspot.com/

Lindsay said...

i love the color of your shorts! the way you used the scarf as a belt make this a very unique outfit ;)

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paulyne. said...

Ohh, great outfit!
I invite you to my blog.
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kisses ♥

Wynne Prasetyo said...

no, really, look at those boots! me want!

sbot said...

love the hair!

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-Stephanie

El said...

Such a cute outfit! Have fun in LA!!! :)

CLASSY & FABULOUS

xoxo

knockedupfabulous said...

Love the print brought in by the scarf! Very cute!!

lefashionparadise said...

this is amazing...great post!



xx
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bloggybetty said...

lovely shorts sweetie!

Bloggy Betty ♥ ♥ ♥

Mi Armario En Ruinas said...

Amazing outfit!!! Love your shorts and that zebra scarf

xoxo
Ester·My Cabinet is in Ruins

Oakley Seal said...

I love your top, shorts, and scarf...Basically everything!

Oakley Seal

www.brilliantbblog.blogspot.com

diana kang said...

what an amazing shirt xx

Laura said...

Great outfit! Perfect for a festival.
Have a nice weekend!!

M.V said...

you look fantastic, so beautiful


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Irusja said...

The shorts are amazing! The outfit is stunning!

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Lexi said...

Love the sleeves on that top!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Katjusha sleepless in Berlin said...

the shorts are definetely hot! I'm mean you have good legs so it suits you good! :D but what colour is it exactly? orange or pink?

Btw I'm doing a GIVE-AWAY where you can win a cambridge bag and a tanktop with a universal print!

would be happy if you could join the give-away!


greetz,

katja

the girl never gets older said...

oh, you look marvellous! the zebra accent is so cool :) ✿

Vicki said...

Lovely! I bought a pair of similiar shorts last month :)
xoxo

Empress said...

ohh love the scarf belt, fierce!

-Shanny

http://truequeen.com

Jennie said...

you look awesome, love your blog! i'm going to follow RIGHT NOW :)

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Very beautiful!

Chloe said...

Totally loving the pink shorts! Hot shorts gone so, so chic!

Looove them!

xoxoo
chloe ** flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

marie hamm. said...

awww wow you look so beautiful!!!!
i love this.

<3m
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melindaaa said...

i love these shorts, you are seriously soo stylish!

Rebel Attitude said...

hi honey, fantastic your "belt"!!!

jill said...

you're gorgeous, and I love how your outfit is sexy/whimsical at the same time! your blog is great, definitely following. come visit me!

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MIRIAM said...

Wooooowwwww...I like your outfit!!! I have decided to follow you on Bloglovin because I love your style!!! Compliments for your blog..it is fantastic!!!
A kiss from Italy
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Pieter said...

Lovely top and shorts! x

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Aissata said...

lovely outfit. great blog

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over-easy said...

ahhh since the isabel marant shorts came out, pink shorts have been all the rage. i love it on you, esp with the scarf as a belt! have a blast in LA!

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Michelle Lee said...

Love your outfit :)

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Karin said...

you have the Midas touch, everything looks so incredible and dreamy on you xxx

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

i absolutely love your hair!


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christie said...

Your hair is amzing - how do you get it to have so much volume in the top/back? I love it! xx

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Jade said...

i love this outfit!!! i'm addicted to zebra print so i realy love scarf/belt :)

InesT said...

Love that shirt :D

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Sarah Whitney said...

I am so digging that top, bell sleeves are one of my favorite looks right now!

Sassi said...

that outfit is perfection!
X

Lucia Del Pasqua said...

wow!

Angela said...

Superbe tanue!:)

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Hadera Burki said...

Adorable shorts, just beautiful.

- Hadera

http://haderablog.blogspot.com/

Grazziella said...

Great otfit !!
My favourite one is which one with the denim dress !! such a great look ^^
Come see mine please
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Sara said...

You look super cool :)

Kiss,
sara

Liza said...

I love the touch of zebra.

x

Nicollette said...

Great photos! Love your shorts <3

Nicollette from:
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Daly said...

Lovely outfit! I love the feel that the zebra scarf adds to it. If you have time, I would love for you to check out my blog. I've already followed you, but I would love the support.

xoxo

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Monroe Steele said...

Great post. Love this outfit. New to your blog. Following! Visit me soon.

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC

Anastasia Siantar said...

YOU are addictive!! OMG and your shorts is amazing! lovely pink shorts worn by a lovely lady <3

cherie said...

the zebra accent is so cute! must try it sometime :)

Flashes of Style said...

Lovee your shorts dear! Have fun in Cali ":)

xx,

Bonnie

John B. Marine said...

The bell sleeve top is totally fabulous. When wearing the zebra-print scarf as a belt with these short shorts, the look is cute and casual. I probably would have went with some peep-toe platform pumps, but these lace-up wedges are very nice to accompany this look. Fabulous, Jamie! Much love to you for this look!

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Clairedontcare said...

Very cute. Love how the pockets hang out of the shorts. I love black with anything. I can't wait to go to LA later this summer so have fun

Nicoletta - Scent of Obsession said...

Lovely outfit.
Really like your short ♥

kisses
Nicoletta

noura. said...

i really really love this

Kristen Leotsakou said...

what a cute outfit! love it! <3

Mela said...

Hey, Iam your 999. follower!!:) Hope you follow me back...
Mela xx

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elizabeth s. said...

Love this outfit!! You have beautiful hair!!

xx

e.

Isabella Éclairés Rakonić said...

nice post, love the photos! and you're blog is great! :)

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Shasie said...

Love this look! I love the use of the scarf as a belt

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Lili Rahilka Kukovska said...

ADORABLE!
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B a la Moda said...

How lucky you are going to L.A. Love your shorts!


xoxo
B* a la Moda

Isabella Éclairés Rakonić said...

Nice blog and post. Photos are great! Look at mine too maybe follow each other ? :)

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Sara Louise said...

another perfect outfit - you are always flawless

Emilie said...

Great outfit, love the pink shorts!

Miss Molly said...

incredible! i love this outfit!

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Vera said...

Gorgeous! Loving the outfit xxx

Sick by Trend said...

those shorts are stunning!!!! they rocks like u!! :D

xx

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Autilia Antonucci said...

cute shorts, love !!! x

Martina said...

Thanks for visiting :) Love your blog! Cute shorts..I follow you

JP said...

great bohemian look!
love your blog ;)

kisses from Russia,
Juliet

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Duty of Style said...

Love your pink shorts!!! <3

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Lynzy said...

Loving that adorable top and the shorts with the belt! You look great! Have a fun trip to LA! :)

xo Lynzy
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Melina said...

loove your outfit, the shorts are amazing
x

CHOUCHOU-ROBINE said...

Amazing blog and outfit!

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Živilė said...

I like this outfit and i like ur outfit!
following :)
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Lucija said...

I love everything about your look!


XO,
Lucija

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Gem said...

great idea to use the scarf as a belt, love it!

The Little Dust Princess said...

Love the scarf as belt and your shorts!

Meggstatus said...

The sleeves on your top are so amazing!

purse 'n boots said...

look at you, you adorable little thing!!!! love the shorts and the gorgeous bell sleeves on that top! i hope you had an amazinggggg fourth and and amazing weekend!!!! and i can't thank you enough for all of your awesome sweet comments---they always make me smile!!! muchhhhh love pretty!!

xx
ash <3

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CENDRITYSS said...

Lovely look !
xx

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Lauren said...

Ahhh that shirt is ammmmaazzing!! I love how you paired it with the pale pink shorts and a pop of animal print! Loved this post girl.
xoxo
Lauren
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Lilith said...

Love the blouse!

xx
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