Summer Clothing Obsession: Blouse, Shorts, Wedges

This year, I have started to put much more effort and care into getting dressed.  It’s been a personal transformation of sorts to really start believing I am worth the time, effort and money to get dressed in a cute outfit and start allowing myself to be “seen.”  Mrs. L is a bit of a fashion role model for me, and I couldn’t agree more with this post.  A blousy top, shorts and wedges will make you feel like you are hot shit. -Stephanie

I have always loved a flowy, blousey top, but something happened while out on a date night in NYC with my husband. An epiphany of sorts.

I don’t know about you, but I love knowing my husband thinks I am sexy and that he appreciates when I put in some extra effort to make myself look good. In return, I feel better about myself, too. It’s easy to get in a rut when you stay home with a kid all day and I really could live in workout clothes (despite not ever actually working out).

Okay, so onto the epiphany. I was rushing to get dressed and decided on a pair of Ikat light blue Gap shorts, a flowy lacy sleeved Lauren Conrad shirt, and some amazing Tory Burch wedges. Let me tell you, the outfit was a hit! He loved it and told me over and over how hot I looked (amongst other comments to be kept between a man and his wife or a bagillion readers if you’re E.L James).

I realized shorts with wedges is hot, but if you were to add a skimpy shirt to that, it is just too much or rather not enough. So a slighty sheer, flowy top is perfect.

I have put together some options from Polyvore, but it’s not really about the specific items but more of the idea behind them. Plus, this is totally a look that a mama can pull off, even with a little extra leftover baby padding in the midsection, not that I know anything about that, mine is definitely all cupcakes! Wedges are also ten times easier to walk in, and as ungraceful as I am, I can manage at least 10-12 steps without stumbling.

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Hi, I'm Lauren! You can find me blogging over at Simply Inspired Mama, a blog about all things Mama and home. And my struggles to get my kid to eat, play nice, all the while trying to get a gorgeous picture, and make a curtain.


  1. This is one of my favorite outfits for any occasion. I am always on the search for cute shirts and shorts that fit and can mix and match for this purpose. Love these outfits!!!

  2. Candace says:

    I too LOVE this combination this summer! And the look can be created anywhere! Old Navy, Gap, Jcrew, all have awesome shorts and tops this summer which makes it so nice to be able to get more than just a few great looks :) TOMS has some fabulous wedges out as well for 80 bucks! :)

  3. Love the outfits and I couldn’t agree more! :) I’m dying to go shopping for some new wedges now…

  4. I love wedges! You’ve inspired to put a bit of extra effort into my daily dressing. I tend to just throw on “whatever” but I love the idea of something fun and sassy.

  5. umm, photos please of your cuteness!!

    seriously, this is one of my fave fave looks for summer. super comfy, easy to wear while chasing after little ones, and wedges make your legs go BAH-ZINGAH!

    ps- tar-jay has some seriously cute shorts right now for 18 dollars in trendy bold colors.

    • Love target!!! They also have some of my favorite maxi dresses there. I’m assuming your requesting photos of Steph’s cuteness ;) she can do a pair of wedges some serious justice with those yoga momma legs!
      -Mrs. L

  6. Loving this outfit idea! It would even work if you are pregnant. Blousey tops with a baby bump, shorts and wedges will still be sexy and comfortable. Thanks for the tip!


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