Trendy On A Budget

Looking good shouldn't cost that much!



If you raid my closet, you’ll notice that I have amassed a large collection of button-down shirts. There’s a mix of work and play in that collection, some working overtime as both. So it should come as no surprise that I have added yet another one to my wardrobe.

You see, from the front, it looks like any traditional perfectly white button-down (business up front). Until you check out my backside and see the crossover detail (party in the back). I love finding classic pieces with an added twist, giving an outfit just a bit of oomph. Same goes for these LBS (little black shorts). The scalloped edge gives them a touch of femininity, balancing perfectly against the crisp lines of the top. And I couldn’t leave this black and white outfit without another twist (literally). A pop of color with these cute lace up sandals, which I wore all weekend long.  This simple outfit definitely packs a punch thanks to all the details. It’s always worth picking up staples with an added twist to keep your wardrobe up to date.

Outfit Details:

Sunglasses: Westward Leaning (old-part of a ShopBop sale). Here’s a very similar version by Westward Leaning, $185.

Crossover Back Shirt: Halogen via Nordstrom, $27.30 (sale). This is definitely a steal since I purchased mine at $49!

Scalloped Shorts: Loft, $49.50. They are 50% off, no code needed!

Sandals: c/o M.Gemi (the nautico). Use code linda201 (lowercase L) and save $40 on this or any other first pair from the site. If this is a bit out of your budget, you may want to check out the braided gladiator lace up sandal from Soludos, $99 or this pair from TopShop, $21.99.

Mini Pashli: 3.1Phillip Lim via Nordstrom half yearly sale, $509.98 (originally $850).  This was a #treatyoselfmoment. Keep an eye on these for the upcoming Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. In the meantime, I found a similar one in silver/black/white on sale, $595.



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4 Comments on Crossover

  1. Sam
    June 23, 2016 at 9:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Hey girl hey! Love this look! The crossover back and the scalloped hem are just perfect. Also, always a fan of a pop of color and those sandals are super cute.


    • Linda
      June 27, 2016 at 6:59 pm (2 years ago)

      thanks Sam!!! i am a sucker for minor details on clothing. Hope all is well, lady!

  2. Jenna at Boston Chic Party
    June 23, 2016 at 10:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Love those shorts- I have the white from last year, but obviously need to add the black to my collection! Super cute outfit as always, Linda 🙂
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

    • Linda
      June 27, 2016 at 6:58 pm (2 years ago)

      black and white, always needed!!!