May 5, 2017 - Easy Outfits, Friday Favorites, Style

Alison’s Friday Favorites

TGIF Pretties and welcome to another edition of Friday Favorites!  If you’re new around here, Alison’s Friday Favorites is a weekly list of anything that makes my life a little easier, prettier or happier.  Here are a few things that checked those boxes this week.

Favorite #1 – Embroidered Tops

I may be slightly obsessed with embroidered tops this spring/summer.  They just make it so darn easy to look cute! Seriously, just throw one on with your favorite pair of jeans or denim shorts and voila!  Instant outfit.

The top in this flat lay is from last year and is now sold out but this embroidered top has similar colors in it. It’s perfect paired up with my most favorite jeans and a pair of red sandals.


[Embroidered Top:  Similar/Frayed Hem Jeans:  Same/Wrap Bracelet:  Same/Earrings:  Same/Sandals:  Similar/Saddle Bag:  Same]

I bought this chambray one last week, you can expect to see it on the blog soon.

caslon top

[Chambray Embroidered Top]

This embroidered yoke tank is really cute and would go great with fray edge white shorts.

yoke tank

[Embroidered Yoke Top]

This one breaks the bank but it’s a STUNNER, right?

madewell top

[Embroidered Cotton Top]

Favorite #2 – Age Appropriate Shorts

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Want to know why I’m making that face?  Because last week I went out on the ultimate shorts shopping mission – to find age appropriate shorts.  Tune in next Wednesday for the full report of my findings – including the pair that made that face happen!

Favorite #3 – Multi Colored Beaded Necklaces

News Flash:  Summer is hot in Texas.  HOT, I tell you!  Which means it’s 120% harder to dress cute (that’s an arbitrary number that I just pulled out of my you know what).  But you get it.

Since layering is out of the question (unless you’re into spontaneous combustion) accessories are KEY to taking an outfit from ho hum to something special.  One of my all time favorite ways to jazz up an outfit is to add some colorful beaded necklaces.  This beaded necklace has so many great colors in it and it’s a steal!

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[Multi Color Beaded Necklace]

Favorite #4 – Tie Shoulder Tee

I’d be lying if I said I haven’t already worn this gray tie shoulder tee five times in two weeks.  By my math, that’s nearly 38% of the time since I’ve owned it!  Yes, I love it that much and it seems to go with everything from my frayed hem jeans to distressed white jeans and bright shorts.  I can’t quit it.


[Gray Tie Shoulder Tee]

Favorite #5 – Mother’s Day Sale

If you’ve been wanting to get one of the silk scarves from the GYPO Collection, there’s never been a better time.  Through Tuesday, May 9th at midnight you can get $10 off your total order with code GYPOMOMS. These wearable art silk scarves make a unique gift and a portion of proceeds goes to benefit Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support. So you can feel good about your purchase!  Check out the collection HERE.


It’s Your Turn:  What are you loving this Friday?  Tell me in the comments!

Linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites.

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  • I love a colorful necklace!!

  • Stephanie

    I’d love to see a cute pair of denim shorts. Another blogger recommended the 1912 shorts from L.L. Bean, but $44 for a pair of shorts seems high to me. I’d like to see some other options.

  • Sue W.

    LOVE this post! You nailed it with cuteness! :). Just wondering about the sleeveless chambray Pleone shirt sizing? Does it run tts? Have a great weekend!

    • Thanks Sue! It runs slightly big although I didn’t size down. For all intents and purposes, I’d go ahead and call it tts though. Have a wonderful weekend!

      • Sue W.

        Thanks for your recommendation!

  • kathy pope

    I love these tops and others that you have shown. But I am SOOOO long waisted that they end up being too short on me. Any ideas?

    • Hi Kathy! I’d go with a tunic style. That gray top is a little on the shorter side. The Pleione chambray embroidered top is longer though. It would probably work for you!

  • So many cute options here. That gray top looks so good on you. I cant wait to cross rhe border next week and load up on summer items at some of the stores we dont have here in Canada.

  • Claire

    I love this style! And so glad to hear you live in Texas! Only just discovered you via the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle and I was reeeeally hoping you would get to the summer clothes soon; we live i northern California and it has already hit the 90F! Help! 🙂

    • Hi Claire. Welcome to GYPO! The GYPO Summer 2017 challenge opens on 5/19. It is just around the corner. Look for more info to come!

  • So glad you liked it! 🙂

  • Karen Julia Yee

    I never wear shorts. I have a large surgery scar on my knee. I think it is very unsightly. So I always wear skirts that cover my knees or wear long pants. Hope you have options for that too. Or maybe a really long short that doesn’t look nasty. LOL

    • Hi Karen! I’ll be featuring some pairs of capri/ankle jeans. Trust me, I’d live in jeans year round if it didn’t get so hot in TX!