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Casual Look with Denim Shorts and Loft Red Tank


Morning friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend as we delve into summer a bit more.  This is always the time of year where I start to crave Fall clothes and shoes, so I got a bit of a head start and found some amazing sales. I wrote about Things i Love About Summer in this post,  as it isn’t over yet!  Speaking of summer, this is a fun and casual look from LOFT that I put together, as I love red and halter tops are the thing when the heat is on!

Last year I wrote a post about Wearing a Romper ( shorts “jumper” for those in the UK) as I feel ladies of any age can wear shorts if they want to! I bought these medium rinse denim shorts at Loft Outlet and they were a whopping $18! The top I had seen on another blogger, Lisa, and I loved the neckline and flowy, peplum style, not to mention it is in red. I love this rich, vibrant, shade – one of my favorites.

For an even more casual look, I could have worn my white Seychelle leather slides, or a pair of my new converse sneakers, but I decided to go for a bit more funkiness and fun with my Jambu gladiator sandals in a deep red color. A women in Loft said she loved my shoes- i do get asked about Jambu when I were them! Stay tunes on the blog for some Fall styles and  a discount code from me.

Denim shorts are one of those staples that are great for the summer. They go with everything and look current . There are denim shorts with embellishments, details, and longer more “Bermuda style” shorts.  Varying lengths for everyone’s taste. I folded the hem to the shorts up once, as this is the style and they are loose and comfy. For reference, these are a size  2 in Loft, a size down from my jean size.


Had a great time at one of our favorite places, The Cottage, as they host a wine dinner each weekend. Since I don’t eat meat other than chicken and fish, I had to let them know. We had a great time with the 5 wines ranging from a White Bordeux from France, a Pinot Griogio from Italy to a California Pinot Nior and last, my favorite, a Spanish Tampranillo. Sometimes, I think I daydream of owning a vineyard and enjoy the fruits of the labor. I know it is hard work, but I truly enjoy learning about various wines and climates. The dinner was scrumptious with a starter of apple tart accompanied by the White Bordeaux, the dinner a chicken, orzo and spinach meal with a medium bodied Pinot Nior and dessert of peach pie/whipped cream with the final wine. I didn’t quite make it to dessert, so hubby graciously finished mine off~


You all know by now I am a purse girl. I just loved the circle shape of this bag, a vintage feel and the colorful floral embroidery. Another Poshmark find, this bag is from Zara. i do plan on doing a post on some wonderful thrifting deals i have found recently.

In the Summer I am not one to wear a lot of heavy jewelry and sometimes forgo necklaces altogether. Iv’e been enjoying buying some statement earrings from Baublebar, where I purchased these white floral drop earrings .

As a Jambu Brand Ambassador, I knew I wanted to wear a red shoe with this look, and these strappy gladiator sandals were the perfect mix.  The Sugar Too I have posted about HERE, a fun a beautiful, red shoe. I’ve done many posts on Jambu, and the fact they have have a memory foam footbed make them so easy to wear all day. Not to mention, stylish! I’ll be posting more on Jambu in the Fall!

Past Posts- Check out other ways I have styled different denim shorts

Yellow Lace Top and White Denim Shorts

Chambray Denim Shorts and Black Blouse

Do you enjoy wearing denim shorts?  How do you style them?

Ive found some shopping links for you all. These links are affiliate links that may provide some small commision if you purchase.


Top -Loft also in a Gingham print

jean shorts Loft Outlet

jambu gladiator sandals c/o Jambu

purse- Zara ( Poshmark)

earrings- Baublebar ( out of stock, but love these)


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  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 18:31h, 14 August Reply

    Pretty pretty pretty. love the whole outfit. Jacqui Mummabstylish Thanks for sharing on the #linkup x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:19h, 15 August Reply

      Thank you Jacqui! I love red and couldnt pass up this top! xx

  • passion fruit, paws and peonies
    Posted at 03:11h, 14 August Reply

    How cute are those booties with your denim shorts Jess!? Your legs are made for looks like this xx Maria

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:15h, 14 August Reply

      Thank you Maria! My Jambu shoes are made with memory foam and I wear them often ! Glad you like it! xx

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 05:38h, 13 August Reply

    Great look Jess. I love your red top. I have been avoiding cut of jeans for year and finally treated myself to a pair. I love wearing them again now 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Hope you can join us today.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:59h, 13 August Reply

      Hi Claire!
      Yes to treating yourself. These are so comfy, from Loft and I couldnt resist the red halter! Thank you! xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 20:52h, 12 August Reply

    what a fabulous look on you. You look beautiful in red and this printed peplum blouse is no exception. You are also rocking these fabulous denim shorts. I wish you a very happy weekend head.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:54h, 13 August Reply

      Thank you Elle! It is a bit more casual that I am used to, but fun! I love the flowiness of the top and red is a fav color. Jambu sandals are so comfy too! xx

  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 20:53h, 11 August Reply

    Jess, this look came off great. Love everything about it. That top is perfection on you. So happy you got it and love it as much as I do. Happy Weekend!! XOXO

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:53h, 13 August Reply

      Thanks so much Lisa! Its a fun casual look, and I just love red! Soon as I saw it on you, I thought it looked great! xx

  • Lori Jo
    Posted at 11:43h, 11 August Reply

    Hey, Jess! Love this halter style top and the drop earrings, very eye-catching and flattering. I really enjoy a pop of red when it can be worked into an outfit, even if it is just the shoes for a fun surprise. Talk soon 😀

    Lori Jo – 50 With Flair

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:49h, 11 August Reply

      Thank you Lori Jo! I love red- ive been interested in a red bag to add to my collection. Glad you like the look! xx

  • Bojana Krienke
    Posted at 10:00h, 11 August Reply

    This entire outfit is perfect, from the cute a d Bild red top,to the accessories and the shoes 😍. It All fits together seamlessly but you have so many interesting prices and details. Love it all.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:04h, 11 August Reply

      Thanks so much Bojana! It was funny as when I bought the top, there were 2 other ladies in line with it too. Red is one of my favorite colors. xx

  • Jana Style Blog
    Posted at 12:27h, 09 August Reply

    Love the red and print of that top! So pretty on you! xo Jana |

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:32h, 09 August Reply

      Thank you! Red is one of my favorite colors. xx

  • Kim
    Posted at 17:49h, 08 August Reply

    What a pretty outfit. I really like those sandals, I’m going to check out Jambu shoes for sure!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:37h, 09 August Reply

      Hi Kim!
      Thank you. I am a Jambu ambassador and can attest to them being my most comfortable shoes. They have a memory foam footbed. xx

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 12:52h, 07 August Reply

    WOW! You look amazing in this top! Such a fun design, and the shaping is great. Like this one a lot better than the gingham design.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:31h, 08 August Reply

      Hi Alexandra, thank you! Me too, I love red and it caught my eye. 🙂

  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 20:56h, 06 August Reply

    Hi Jess! I really love this cute top from Loft! I don’t know what it is, but I can always find something there! I’m definitely going to get this one because I’m with you…red is a great color and with the heat we’re having, this one will go right into fall! I also love love denim shorts!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:53h, 07 August Reply

      Thank you Suzsnne! I just loved the flowy style and color. You would look great in this too! xx

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 15:17h, 06 August Reply

    Such a pretty red top! I tried this on in store and I think it looks better on you! 🙂

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jessica Jannenga
      Posted at 16:08h, 06 August Reply

      Thank you Amy! Ibet it looked great on you too♥️ xx

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 12:19h, 06 August Reply

    A great summer look, Jess – your legs are gorgeous and look two miles long. I see a bit of a pup in one of the pics too, love that. xox


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:52h, 06 August Reply

      hehe, yes Patti! They just sit on the sidelines while my hubby takes pics. Glad you like the look, its hot here!! xx

  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 11:23h, 06 August Reply

    I really love this gorgeous red piece! The print is so cute, and the denim shorts are a great fit for this top! Your legs look so long especially with the gladiator shoes!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:51h, 06 August Reply

      Thank you Laura! I loved the neckline and the red . I have been wearing denim shorts alot lately! xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:19h, 06 August Reply

    This is such a great look, Jess. I still haven’t found any denim shorts, yet they work so perfectly for the summer!!
    I’m glad you had such a nice weekend….we were painting and cleaning up from painting ….will it ever end?? Ha ha!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:26h, 06 August Reply

      Hi Jodie
      There are some great deals now on denim shorts, you should snag a pair. I linked mine and they were $25 shipped from Loft Outlet. Painting is hard work! You will feel so grateful when it is over and excited too. I was when we got our rooms painted recently, but we have a 2 story Great Room, so hubby and i weren’t about to get up on scaffolding- we had someone do it! xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:15h, 06 August Reply

    That red halter looks great on you Jess! It will be great with a jacket in the fall too – super piece! Love it with the denim shorts an of course those Jambu gladiators. You have the long legs to pull off this look for sure.
    Your weekend sounds great. Husbands are always good at finishing off desserts, aren’t they?

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:24h, 06 August Reply

      thank you Kellyann! At first I wasn’t sure if the peplum was too high on me, but that is the style and it is a flowy piece. Two other ladies in line also had the same top! I love red, so I hope to add some more pieces here and there. Yes! I love the idea with a jacket. We did have a nice weekend, so fun with the wine tasting. xx

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