set fire to the rain.


Zara biker jacket | H&M floral bow blouse | F21 anglaise broderie shorts | Zara leather court heels | H&M recycled plastic heart print bracelet

A biker jacket may not have been the wisest choice in apparel to wear on such a humid day, but to my relief it was short sleeved and lightweight. I felt that it added the necessary edgy contrast to the rest of the dainty outfit. My demeanor is not usually one to wear my heart on my sleeve, so the heart print bracelet did just the trick. And I love the doily pattern of these shorts! I feel like a child in a candy store when I wear them, because they feel like layer after layer of lacy confection.

These days of sunshine are longer, the air is sweltering, and summer has begun to unravel her eagerness to awake from hibernation. This fiery weather only makes me eager for my trip back to Los Angeles and its seashell studded beaches that much more. Less than a month to go. Home sweet home.

       


89 darling comments:

Raspberry Jam said...

Love your shorts!

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xoxo

Miss Donata said...

love the contrast of the doily shorts with the leather! =)

John B. Marine said...

Super cute outfit with a chic (and tough) jacket. You look outstanding, Jamie!

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Stylepint said...

What a great mix of feminine and edgy elements! Those lace shorts are sure making their rounds on the blogosphere...but I enjoy your version best. =)

Gal Meets Glam said...

I love your crochet shorts! those are so cute :)

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Petite and Hungry said...

i really like your shorts!

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Carlinn said...

Love your shorts! I really need a pair they look so cute for summer!

Jo said...

Your skirt is so pretty! It reminds me of a similar one by Nishe! Gorgeous!

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Michelleesque said...

I love your shorts! I just wish they didn't come with the thick elastic band. I almost bought them online :)

In a Dolly's World said...

Love the juxtaposition of the edgy look pair with the demure crochet! For some reason I always like your second pic of your posts the best! Yay! Less than a month to go before you come back to sunny So Cal!!! :)
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Tea for Two said...

I want those shorts! Love them!!

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Gawgus things... said...

Those shorts are amazing and I love how the girliness has been toned down with the leather gilet! XX

Kate said...

Gorgeous outfit, love the biker jacket in contrast to the lace!
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Josie said...

Oh, I LOVE those shorts! You look absolutely adorable and so classy.
xo Josie
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internodiciotto said...

you always have just gorgeous outfits!

Mary said...

Gorgeous outfit, i adore those shorts!

Stacee said...

Little bit in love with the broderie anglaise!
It's such a cute touch to the shorts :)
Looks so sunny out - I'm jealous xx

shanice said...

Those shorts are adorable! Such a good idea to pair it with the leather jacket too :)

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

What a beautiful fountain. You look lovely. x hivenn

Margaret's eye said...

I fell in love with your shorts! They're awesome;)

KANI said...

thanks for visiting my blog, jamie! <3

M said...

The weather is beginning to change for the better here, too - I love the feeling of summer!
Cute outfit, the shorts really are gorgeous.

Nikki said...

Loving the delicate lace shorts mixed with the toughness of the black vest. You pull off the sweet and edgy thing so well!

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rose petals said...

I love the shorts :) X

Sherley S. Wijaya said...

lovelovelove your style!

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CessOviedo said...

Leather and lace, the best of both worlds, gorgeous!

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Precious said...

Beautiful outfit!!



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Stiene S. said...

That's such a cute skirt!
And I love the jacket :)
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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i feel you on wearing jackets on hot days... welcome to... my life! but you gotta do what looks cute and you def look cute :) love the tiered lace skirt!

<3 steffy
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Christine said...

totaly love you added the jacket with the lace shorts, adorable! :)

CollegeCurl13 said...

oh my gosh! gorgeous!!!

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Becky said...

What a cute outfit - I loooove those shorts!

BB said...

Amazing jacket! I love leather clothes:)
Beata

michelle_ said...

those tiered lace details are really cute !
i love how they bring a romantic feel to the look :)


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Frannie Pantz said...

That skirt could only be more perfect when layered with this leather jacket. Love this look on you!

Amanda said...

Very cute!

Kaya Joanna said...

gosh, those shorts! <3

LyddieGal said...

how could i not love those shorts?! they are such a sweet pair, and i do like that you paired them with the biker jacket - heat be dammed.

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November Grey said...

So adorable! I have very similar shorts. What a cute way to rock them. xx

Sassy said...

Nice location :D

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Ashley said...

those shorts are from F21?? I'm obsessed!

Molto ❤ Fashion said...

What a beautiful skirt! I adore lace things- they're so romantic, and I do love the contrast you created by styling it with such chic items like the leather jacket at the black pumps. xx

MIRIAM said...

Great bracialet!!! I like it!!!
Interesting blog!!!
A big kiss from Italy!!!
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BB said...

Like always ! amazing :)

Angie said...

LOVE this look, lady! That vest is amazing.

xo.

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marialĪµ said...

gorgeous skirt!
xx
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Beckerman Girls said...

Jamie you look beautiful! That lace is darling :)
Love your blog!!
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La Mode En Rose said...

hi! nice blog! i would like to have new blogger friends! I always follow back = )


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Sonia said...

I love those shortssss!


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Desirae said...

I love the shorts!! So sweet and pretty.

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Natalie Liao said...

hi Jamie!

I love your shorts :)
&thanks for all your sweet words!

xx natalie

psychho said...

Thanks for the post. You inspire me to start my own blog-I'm also in a conservative industry and working closely with the docs. Would love to see some creative ideas on wearing suites.

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shanice wynter said...

i loved how you turned a sweet soft look into a edgy one!


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Ivania said...

absolutely love how you combined the leather with the lace :)

derek said...

i like the contrast between the two styles!

Rohini said...

Those shorts are adorable! :)
xx

mariska said...

love the outfit, it's cute yet sweet
<3

xoxo

Sofie said...

Your outfit is AMAZING!
Your blog is,too!
I'm following :)
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Angela said...

Ta jupe est tres sublime!!!;)


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Fashion fly said...

Love the shorts!!
xxx, Ana

Margot et/ou Marine said...

Perfecto is one of my favourite cloth, that's sure ! Des bisous de France !

Essiefashion said...

Very cute outfit :D
Love youre style, I follow you!
xxx

Fashion Fabrice said...

Adorable utfit! Love he shorts and jacket really much!!:)

XOXO

Farah from FashionFabrice

Jazzabelle said...

beautiful outfit, i adore your shorts! x

fashiondevotion said...

Great oufit! I so love those shorts xxx

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CottonCandy said...

wow mazing blog :)

Olga♥ said...

great outfit :)
love it ♥

Enitan said...

lovely shorts!!

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Aura said...

The shorts are incredibly pretty.

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Ivana said...

What a cute outfit! I love the skirt, the bracelet, and I LOVE your blog and am following you now :)

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This Charming Style said...

I always love contrast in an outfit, I think it works everytime! This is no exception, the vest with the girl shorts and top is perfect. <3

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Annabel said...

those shorts fit you perfectly! in love.

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Veronica said...

I love black jackets and skirt :)

LaurenSchoon said...

Love that top and that skirt is so cute!!

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t said...

Cute outfit!

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Arnold Teja said...

Cute outfit! Love the short!

fhenny said...

such lovely combination!!
totally love your shorts!
and i have just followed your blog
xoxo

Brenda said...

I love it!

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fineandfeathered said...

gorgeous skirt and sooo adore that jacket!

Shasie said...

I've been following your blog for a long time, and girl I have never seen an outfit I didn't like, and this is no exception. You style is impeccable!

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The.Red.See said...

Great outfit, love your skirt!

simplyvonne said...

wow i didnt know those were shorts! i might have to make a trip to f21!

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Fash Boulevard said...

you look incredible. this skirt is beyond perfection. another amazing post love. be sure to swing by for all the latest celebrity fashion news as well as see pics from my recent day trip to the OC. xoxo

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WendyB said...

Very pretty!

Bren Herrera said...

i love the skirt! looks so great on you! :) :)


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cillaey said...

I never see someone combine leather and lace, but you just rock it! I just knew that leather and lace could be good together. The outfit is outstanding. Love every piece of it!

xoxo
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A. said...

Le sigh...love those shorts! Love how you toughened it up a bit with the biker jacket! -A.

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