bright and sunny

April 11th, 2013


I love that you can always see me coming a mile away!  While I have a bunch of little black dresses in my closet, there’s nothing I love more than a pop of color… or several!

These shorts are by the awesome designer By Smith — and they were also in the Cotton runway show!  As soon as I heard about them, I knew they were the perfect up-and-coming designer to spotlight — but now that they’re in almost 90 stores across the East Coast and the South, I feel like I may have even been behind the curve!  If you don’t have them on your radar already, I guarantee that you’ll be hearing a lot more about them a year from now (if not sooner)! 

I love that spring seems to be hitting the rest of the world lately — I’m so happy to leave winter coats behind (not that I ever really wore them in Texas anyways)!  Let’s face it: brights are always at their best when it’s warm and breezy outdoors! 

Gifted By Smith shorts, gifted Lilly Pulitzer top, gifted Desigual bracelets (similar), NANIS Italian Jewelry bracelet, Beso Beso ring, Brian Atwood heels.





Tags: style

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Caffy Bundana // Apr 11, 2013 at 6:19 am

    You look like you HAVE to be drinking a lovely cocktail beside a pool. Lovely, lovely, lovely colours!


  • 2 Mariah // Apr 11, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I love how the top feels vintage and modern at the same time. I’m loving all these colors! Eye candy!

  • 3 Kay // Apr 11, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I drove to work in a “thundersnownami” this morning.  Thank you for posting up something bright and happy and reminding me that there is sunshine at the end of the tunnel up here!  LOVE the top!

  • 4 I Showed Up In Boots // Apr 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    This makes for a perfect resort outfit! Love all the colors and especially those shoes.

    My take on sustainable fashion:

  • 5 Josie // Apr 11, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Those shoes are gorgeous, and such a fresh style.  I can’t wait until next summer!!

  • 6 Emma // Apr 11, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I couldn’t agree more about the fabulous clothes and shoes, but it is the Desigual bracelets that really caught my eye – they have such a wonderful overlapping pattern of swirls and colours that I love so much in jewellery. I am going to hunt some down for myself!

  • 7 Cam // Apr 11, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    LOVING that top, it’s so juicy and springy!  Check out these photos ( for similar styles!

  • 8 Sarah // Apr 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    The shoes are amazing…LOVE the color combination. If only I could walk in them..
    All roasted vegetables are delicious. Roasting certainly does bring out the sweetness in them.

  • 9 new wheels | Sugarlaws // May 20, 2013 at 5:29 am

    […] guys know how much I love By Smith (they were part of the Cotton 24-Hour Runway show and also in this post!), but this top is my favorite of all.  It’s so luxe and chic, and I love the bold, […]

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