I Feel Pretty | All American

What three words would you use to describe your style?

Mine would have to be casual, classic and simple.

Today’s outfit is all three.

This is what I wore for our Memorial Day festivities on Monday.  (If you want to read more about it, check out this post).  I wanted to wear something with a nod to patriotism without looking too kitschy…or dressing up like Uncle Sam.

Red Shorts Blue Oxford Full

Red Shorts Blue Oxford Close

Dooney Florentine Satchel Natural

Red Shorts Blue Oxford 34 2


It’s Your Turn:  How would you sum up your style in three words?  Tell me in the comments!

I Feel Pretty

It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty.  Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier.  Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along.  Just tell me what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

But first, let’s take a look at last week’s Pretty of the Week.

She’s Mrs. C. of Mrs. Jack of All Trades!

Read more about her sleek white suit and tribute to Angelina Jolie’s recent brave decision HERE.

Now on to this week’s party!

I Feel Pretty

Link up your outfits or anything else that makes you feel pretty. There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin‘)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretty peeps.

That’s it! Let the fun begin.

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  1. Shay Shull

    I love the shorter shorts with the wedges! Shorter shorts make everyone’s legs look longer and leaner (especially with a wedge!). So cute!

  2. MorganizewithMe!

    My style – comfy, casual, and coordinated! I am probably way too matchy/matchy… Love your shoes, I need a new pair of wedges!

  3. Sheaffer

    LOVE those shorts….LOVE your bag…..LOVE the wedges. You look great friend!!!!

  4. Priscila

    Love your casual, simple, classic style! Loving the short and wedges. If I had three words to describe my style it would probably be simple, cool and laid back. 🙂

  5. H&K Style Journey

    I love this look. It’s perfect for a weekend outing with the family! My style would be classics with a little twist 🙂 Heather

  6. Suzanne

    My style would be, quirky, creative, funky.

    Great casual summer outfit. Relaxed but you still look polished. How do you do that? : )


  7. Annette

    Fabulous and so appropriate for the occasion, Alison!
    Your wedges are super cute. And your legs…

    So nice to see the gorgeous Mrs C here!

    Lady of Style

  8. Jenna

    I LOVE your shorts with the cute button detail! Such a perfect outfit for Memorial Day and the 4th of July!

  9. Kristin

    This is a perfect look for the fourth!

  10. Ginny

    I love red shorts, and how fun with the chambray! Thanks for the link up!

  11. Niki

    Beautiful! This is the quintessentially perfect summer outfit and great for Memorial Day! I hope you had a great weekend!

  12. Amelia

    Just discovered your blog and link-up! Love your style!!! Love your outfit here.

  13. Carly

    Always so perfectly polished my dear:) Love the look. Kind of went for the same casual but still pulled together and a nod to the holiday…

    I always say my style is classic simple and modern…but who really knows? Some days it isn’t any of those adjectives.
    Hope you had an awesome Memorial Weekend…

  14. Mrs C

    Thank you so much Allison for this honor, you are too sweet 🙂 Thanks also for this week’s link up, always happy to be part of it. Looks like we are both in shorts!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)

  15. Rachel

    I love this look. It’s so classic with the tied blouse and pretty red shorts!

  16. Karri

    Love the classy style. And those shorts! I have to check those out at Target.

  17. Margaret

    Super cute outfit. Very patriotic 🙂

  18. Bobbie

    You look so cute in those red shorts. I need help with my causual wardrobe. I only have nice clothes for work, and clothes that look like I’ve been cleaning the garage.

  19. Marci McNair

    Love those shorts; going to check Target to buy a pair!

    My style is as clean cut and matching as I can make it. I know that the trend is to mix colors, but other than rhinestone necklaces, I have a really hard time stepping outside my comfort zone and mixing the colors that I wear……sad, but at five feet tall, sometimes, keeping it to one color is better.

  20. Alissa

    Uh, hello gorgeous! Those shorts are super pretty!

  21. Mo @Who is that girl Mo?

    Love this look! Classic pieces are timeless. 🙂 I would describe my style as edgy, comfy and versatile.


  22. Karen

    Hey, pretty lady! You look totally summer ready! I love the shoes.

  23. Ada

    You are definitely looking very American in your Red, White & Blue Outfit and I love the warmth that the Camel/Cognac Color adds. Those are some Great Shorts & Shoes.

    The Outfit you chose as the best last week from Mrs. Jack of All Trades was one of My Most Favorites of the week too. I also featured it on My Week’s Best Round-up. Loved that all-white. =)

  24. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    You really have me thinking about wearing shorts with wedge sandals. You look so great in them. I’m not sure I can pull it off, but I’m going to give it a try. Whether it makes it to the blog is a question mark at this point. Gave you a shout out in my most recent post Alison. I love your navy and orange that you wore recently!

    Sue xo

  25. Kristine

    Great color combo! I love seeing pinkish colors and shade of blue together. The button front shorts are a great piece, you can really dress those up or down!

  26. Stephanie

    Lovely! Those sandals are so pretty, and I really like the button detail on those shorts. Have a great day!

  27. Jessi

    Hmm… vintage, girly, romantic? I’m not sure how to describe my style, it varies so much sometimes! Your hair is too pretty girl and this is the perfect memorial day outfit! I love love how you tied up your chambray and those are the perfect classic shorts!

  28. Sharon

    Love your outfit! I don’t know how to describe my style but it’s probably very girly haha

  29. RoselyC

    Comfortable, casual and depending on the day colorful or neutral. Loving your look.

  30. The Cream To My Coffee

    You definitely look patriotic and classy at the same time – which is hard to do hah! I love those cute shoes and they look awesome with the red shorts!

  31. April

    You totally look like a model from a catalog or something! ; ) I don’t know how to describe my style…I feel like I’m always changing and trying new things.

    Knocked Up Fabulous

  32. Harmony

    I’d say my style is romantic bohemian chic! Your words are right on-and I love those shoes!

  33. Vodka Infused Lemonade

    Love your outfit today. Those red shorts are fabulous!!!!

    Don’t forget to link up to my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Link Up. Hope to see you there.



  34. Jennae @ Green & Gorgeous

    My style in three words? Easy. Evolving. Adventurous.

    I’m willing to try almost anything once. In a lot of cases, I never try it again, but I’m finally in a place where fashion is fun for me, so one day, I may wear a classic dress and pumps, and the next day, a body con mini skirt and sneakers. I wear whatever I feel like wearing each day, and I love that I finally feel free to do that 🙂

  35. Sofia

    This look can’t be any cuter! I absolutely love the vibrant colors and your shoes are so nice!

    If you get a sec, please check out my latest post. I would love to read your feedback. Thank you 🙂



  36. Silvergirl

    just the perfect classic look
    i am loving the button detail on the shorts

  37. Callie

    Adore your outfit!! it’s sometimes hard to style red, white, and blue casually and tastefully but you totally nailed it! Gorgeous.

  38. Rachel

    Those Target wedges are amazing!
    Love the color of the shorts. Have a great weekend!
    floral & fudge

  39. Mel @ The Larson Lingo

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your outfit!!! I have similar pieces in my closet. On Memorial Day I wore a denim shirt with white cropped pants & a red statement necklace. Keeping it classy 🙂

  40. emily | shell chic'd

    Such a cute outfit, and so perfect for Memorial Day! I am also wicked jealous of your hair, so pretty 🙂
    xx, Emily
    new blog! shell chic’d

  41. hl

    This post inspired me to look through my bag collection. All my purses are brown, grey or black. Blah! Now I’m on the hunt for an emerald green or yellow bag. I want a bag to add a pop of color to my outfits.

  42. Lauren @ Style of One's Own

    This look is fantastic on you! SO classic. Thanks for hosting. 🙂

    -Lauren @ Style of One’s Own

  43. Katie {Always, Katie}

    I love your first outfit! My mission this week was to find more ways to wear my red slacks, and now I’ll be on the lookout for a good deal on a blue or chambray button down 🙂 This is my first visit (over from the Pinspired linkup), and I’m a fan! 🙂

  44. Franziska

    I like your outfit because it’s something I would love to wear, but I REALLY love your hair – it’s gorgeous!

  45. Ashley

    Hi my name is Ashley. I’m an avid blogger and Creative Graphics & Web Designer. I am stopping by your blog from Aloha Blog Hop. I would love it if you would stop by ours as well. We have an awesome giveaway running right now. A winner will be chosen June 15th. Come join in on the fun!

    Website/Blog: http://www.ashleychapmandesigns.com/blog

    Thanks so much!




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