Style, Summer

Growing Into a Style

High School Emily would have laughed out loud at this outfit. Tucked in top, in shorts that aren’t meant to be high waisted? Not a chance. But High School Emily didn’t necessarily have to worry about metabolism slowing down or shorts being too short (not that they were then… but still, teacher status here). And y’all, this has become my favorite outfit for those days when I’m not feeling too confident in the visibility of my stomach. Truth be told, I really think it has to do with the size of the shorts. Which also happens to have colors starting at $8… no lie.
tucked in tank easy summer outfit tucked in tank easy summer outfit tucked in tank easy summer outfit tucked in tank easy summer outfit tucked in tank easy summer outfit tucked in tank easy summer outfit tucked in tank easy summer outfitTank Top // Shorts  // Purse // Jack Rogers // Kendra Scott Necklace and Earrings

Does this outfit necessarily elongate me? No. But it does flatter my waist, which I’d vote is worth it to skimp on the added illusion of height. I also think this outfit would be really cute made even more laid back with the addition of a ball cap, I just can’t rock those (#curlyhairproblems).

On another note, I should have done a better job tucking my shirt in, but that’s what I get for changing in a car. 🙈😳Also, these Kendra Scott earrings? Thanks to Rocksbox being one of the best subscription services ever, I got them for a whopping $9. They are originally $55! The necklace and these earrings are, reluctantly, the only things I’ve kept from my Rocksbox, not for lack of want though. Feel like giving it a try? Use darlingdearestblogxoxo” to get a month free!

Friends, how is your summer going? I’m finally home from two absolutely wonderful weeks of vacation. It feels so good to not have an agenda right now. Fingers crossed that this will mean the return of a normal blogging schedule and an a bit more engagement on my side of things:)!

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  • I think tucking in shirts do elongate you, especially with this pretty top. I def hear you on growing into a style because of our age. You look great and I love Rocksbox too, such a great service with ton of options. Hope to see you stop by my Wednesday linkup!

    xo Sheree

    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Abby Castro

    That tank top is my favorite from this look! It pairs beautifully with the navy shorts.

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  • I love this outfit! The struggle to find shorts that are flattering but not booty shorts is REAL! You’re adorable.

  • Jessica

    The perfect summer outfit!
    xo Jessica

  • Kelsey H

    You are too cute! And that top is amazing, perfect for summer!!

    xo Kelsey |

  • Nicole Leffew

    You are so cute! I always change in the car too for shoots lol love those Kendra Scott earrings!! Xo

  • Mary

    Those shorts are so flattering, which is hard for me to find personally!

  • I NEVER wore shorts in high school because I was so self-conscious about my legs. I still don’t love shorts on me but it’s too hot to worry about that sometimes. Isn’t nice gaining confidence as you get older?

  • This is such a cute, classic summer look, and I like the way the top looks tucked in! It’s always an adjustment getting back after a vacation, but I hope you had a wonderful time!!

  • Lauren Browning Neal

    I love this! Looks fabulous, love the color combinations and the braided belt. Old Navy has the best shorts at the best prices-and yes they certainly look great even though we are not the same size we were in high school!


  • Nicole C.

    Love this look! And you have such beautiful hair!! XO, Nicole

  • Such a cute look! I am the same way, the things I wore in high school..haha xo C

  • tayloraube

    Your hair is perfection! This post was amazing and your style rocks!!!

  • Great post, babe! You look gorgeous! It’s funny to think how our personal style can evolve over time. I know mine has definitely changed in even just the past year!

    xo Lacey

  • Breana Newton

    love the look! and i agree that personal style evolves over time and once you know what you’re look is its smooth sailing!

  • You have such gorgeous hair! And I love this tank tucked into your shorts!


  • Tiffani at Breton Bay

    Evolving personal style is so interesting. Age and oh the kids…both play such a role in what you wear and how you wear it!! Metabolism and post pregnancies affect us so significantly but you grow wiser with age too, which I am so GRATEFUL for even more. YOU LOOK FABULOUS!!!! Those shorts are PERFECT


  • Shan

    You look gorgeous love!! Love your shorts and you know I love a good tuck in 😊

    Have a great day
    Shan xxx

  • Savvy Southern Chic

    Growing into a style is something we all do. Some parts of style will change with seasons of life. You look great!

  • Such a sweet look Emily, that top is gorgeous!!!

    Rachel xo

  • Your hair is so pretty!!
    xo, Syd

  • This is the perfect summer look! The tucked-in look looks so good on you. Definitely checking out those shorts!