I Feel Pretty | Chambray, Pink and Whales

My style goal this summer was to break out of the daily summer rut of my typical tank top, shorts and flip flops.  It may not sound that hard but it has been.  Mainly because it’s HOT in Texas so that severely limits my options, especially when it comes to layering.

So when I paired up this outfit wearing my favorite chambray, a bubblegum pink tank and my embroidered whale shorts, I was pretty excited.  The layers are light enough to work even on a hot day and let’s talk about these shorts for a second.  I may have squealed with delight (and embarrassed my daughter) when I found them at Marshall’s.  They are just so darn cute!  Every time I wear them, I get compliments from strangers.  (You can find some similar pairs here and here.)




[Chambray:  Similar/Tank: Same/Shorts:  Similar/Earrings:  Same/Bracelet:  Same/Wedges:  Similar]

It’s Your Turn:  How would you pair up these shorts?  Tell me in the comments!

*I’m taking a blog break through 7/20 Even though I won’t be able to respond to comments, I still love reading them!  In the meantime, you can follow along with our family’s adventures on Instagram.


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 us what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

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2. Link up your pretty post.

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That’s it, now go have some fun!




  1. Susan Jeffries

    Alison I love these shorts! They are so cute! And I added that J Crew chambray top to my wish list! It is a must have! Have a fabulous time with your family! Susan

  2. kathy

    You always look so fresh and pretty!

  3. Sheaffer

    SO FUN! Love the whales. I need some shorts like that for sure. And I love pink and denim together!

  4. Sarah @ Tucker Up

    SO cute! They would be so cute paid with kelly green, too!

  5. Caitlin @ Greater Than Rubies

    I love that you get compliments from strangers when you wear these shorts. Hilarious and awesome. I hope y’all are having a great vacation! Thanks so much for hosting- love seeing all the looks!

  6. Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades

    I absolutely love the pink peaking out of the chambray! And those mini whales on the shorts are adorable. Hope you’re enjoying your vacation. ~Cynthia

  7. Inge

    These shorts are adorable! It has been really hard lately to want to layer in these hot temperatures, but this looks like a breezy outfit!

  8. Kelsey @aslolife

    The whale shorts are super cute! I love that the shorts are basically neutral too, so you could basically pair them with anything–though I love the chambray!

  9. Jill

    The whale shorts are so fun! Such a cute, casual look! Love the short sleeved chambray!


  10. Laura

    Love those shorts! They are so cute!

  11. Blaire Bingham

    You know I love printed shorts! This is something I would definitely be spotted wearing! You look beautiful.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  12. Sarah C

    I die, those shorts are too cute! I think you paired them up great. Have a great blogging break!

  13. Willfully Elegant

    You look so pretty Alison, and adorably cute!! Those shorts are awesome and paired with pink and grey make for the perfect summer outfit…

  14. Sheila P

    Super cute, Alison! I especially LOVE the earrings! (wink,wink) Hope you are enjoying your Summer!

  15. Niki

    I love this outfit, and I want those shorts!

  16. ADA

    Love those shorts. Short with a Chambray Shirt for the Summer is one of my most favorites. I saw a similar outfit on another blogger today.

    Happy Wednesday Alison!

  17. Shannon Geurin

    Ok I have to admit, I have tried to stay as far away as I can from those shorts with the little animals on them! But you make them look so cute!!! So thats that! I’ll be on the hunt for some!!! Way way cute!

  18. Jessi

    Short Sleeved Chambray tops are so perfect for layering or pairing with everything in the Summer! I can’t stop wearing mine – I’m wearing it today! Love those adorable whale print shorts too!!


  19. Kara

    Love those shorts! I really need some pointers on what to wear with the blue ones with green whales tho. I seriously tried on 6 different shirts and then decided I needed to buy a coral or yellow top to go with them 🙂

  20. Lana

    I think I would have squealed over those shorts too! My boys won’t go shopping, so no one would have been there to witness it 🙂 Very pretty outfit on you – love your shoes!

  21. Sofia

    What a cute outfit. I have these shorts, but with little palm trees…. of course. LOL Great look for the summer. You have the prettiest smile.



  22. Mo

    The whale shorts are super cute! I totally can see why there was squealing involved. 🙂

  23. marie

    ack! yes, hard to wear anything layered until October in this part of Texas, but it could be worse. I still layer in case of blasts of a/c. Love your shorts!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

  24. Shybiker

    Those shorts are so amazing; they look like they were designed just for you.

  25. Fashionista Momma

    Those shorts are totally cute!! And I totally know what you mean about trying to get out of the tank top rut. It’s been so hot and humid that cute hair and cute outfits seem wasted on sweat and frizz. Lol

  26. Stephanie

    Cute shorts! Hope you are enjoying your vacation!!!

  27. In Mama's Wardrobe

    I would of squealed in delight it I had found those shorts too Alsion! So cute! I would wear them with a black cami, birkenstocks & a denim jacket but love the pop of pink you’ve added! xx

  28. Bailey

    I love this outfit – it’s inspired me to make a nail polish look based off of it! I just need to practice my whales 🙂

  29. Janise

    LOVE those shorts, Alison! You look so so pretty!!!


  30. Ginnie

    Those are the cutest shorts, and I think I’d wear them just as you did … with a bright top:) Have a great vacation!



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