19 Jun Turning Heads Linkup – Yellow Lace Embroidered Top with White Denim Shorts
I mentioned in a recent post- Not Interested in Shorts? Try a Denim Skirt for Summer, yet I also mentioned that I do enjoy wearing shorts from time to time in the heat. I bought this pair of white denim shorts from Loft last year, and it was time for me to get them out of my closet. In a previous post, I wrote about wearing yellow for your skin tone, and I just love it! It such a cheery, upbeat color for summer.
Pittsburgh- Mom’s Party
Finally back from visiting at Moms in Pittsburgh- and she has back to Charlotte to then visit with my sis and I. We had such a fun time as my siblings all had been planning a surprise party for my mom, who never got a big bash for her 70th. She will be 74 this year and she had no idea! Our plotted plan, involved telling mom that she was getting ready for a photo shoot, and meeting us at a secret location. Our whole family was there, so she believed it. Working covertly, my sister and niece took my mom to get her nails done, pedicure and makeup while myself and brothers, husband, sis in law, set up for the party. It was such a great surprise! I am so goofy and emotional, I was almost teary eyed when all of her friends yelled Surprise and saw the look on mom’s face! Shannon, my sis in law and I decorated many of the tables with flowers and candle centerpieces, got the wine arranged nicely and made Prosecco grapes ( let grapes soak overnight in Prosecco, dry next day and roll in sugar). All of her friends were there celebrating and we had such a good time. The drive there was 10 hours, home 9, so I am recovering at least before the painters come on Wednesday!
Nothing like a pretty new lace embroidered top to get me in the mood for warmer weather. I don’t have a lot of embroidered items in my closet, but when I saw this on Zara, I bought it straightaway! The delicate lace detailing on the sides and bottom, as well as the bright yellow color was too much for me to pass up. I am making use of these fun statement earrings in white and yellow baubles.
I mentioned not all ladies like wearing shorts, but I find that these white denim shorts are fun to wear and go with everything! I could wear slip on sneakers for even more of a casual vibe. White denim and blue denim shorts are showing as an alternative to wearing jeans in the hot months! I don’t know how some girls do it, as I just don’t enjoy the feeling of clothes sticking to me!
I am never a fan of the “What women over 40, 50, 60+ should NOT wear….” I have always felt, that women should wear what makes them comfortable and confident. If you are looking for shorts, there certainly are different inseams that most women can be happy with and exjoy wearing. It really comes down to feeling good in your clothes. So if you want to wear shorts, go for it!
Linen shorts, with a trouser type feel, are very popular right now, and would keep you cool in the summer months. If you want a longer length, styles such as the Bermuda short are popular with over 40 ,50 ladies. I myself, prefer a shorter inseam, and if you want to show you legs, 4″ or so is a great length. Loft was showing some scalloped detailed shorts that tempt me.
I also like shorts a bit lookser, not tight in any way. ( Let’s face it, I don’t wear anything tight!, Why would you? Shorts that have a flat front look stylish, if you feel any pinching or undies bunching, go up a size. I like my shorts comfy on the hips. These are a size 2 boyfriend style. I am a 4 in most shorts.Besides denim shorts like the ones I am wearing, there are chambray ( a light denim material). They give the look of denim but are lighter material. You can see me wearing them in this post- CHAMBRAY EMBROIDERED SHORTS.
TURNING HEADS LINKUP – TIME TO PARTY! LETS JOIN IN AND LINK UP! PLEASE COMMENT ON OTHER BLOGGERS 🙂 AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS! My mom is visiting this week, so I will do my best to visit. Have fun!
Earrings- Charming Charlies ( sim)
Bag- Zara ( lst yr) LOVE this bucket bag
Do you enjoy wearing shorts in the summer? What style or length do you prefer to wear?
I’ll be back with the featured ladies next week. I am on my way back to Charlotte, after visiting my mom in Pittsburgh. Mom is visiting for a few weeks. Ill do my best with visiting blogs.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENTS AND LINKING UP! IT MEANS ALOT TO ME!
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AmandaPosted at 01:42h, 02 July
Beautiful outfit! I am so inspired with these looks. These are the best ways to style up with denim shorts. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks a lot for sharing.
MeganPosted at 12:53h, 22 June
Jess that top is perfect for summer! We have a style link and would love to have you join! We share our faves on our instastories. Check it out here: The Fashionista Momma xo ~ Megan
GlamorousandGeeky (@Gofashiondeals)Posted at 16:10h, 21 June
Love the yellow and white outfit! So pretty!!!
Carrie at Curly Crafty MomPosted at 15:40h, 21 June
Yellow is such a nice shade on you and I love the lace mixed with it! Some colors just look so good paired with white and those white shorts really work! I also love those neutral sandals and the cut outs on the front.
Amy ArnoldPosted at 11:30h, 21 June
That top has such pretty detailing, and I love the shorts on you!
Straight A Style
Roxanne BirnbaumPosted at 14:32h, 20 June
What a gorgeous top! And I love it with these shorts! You always put together the best outfits.
SahraPosted at 14:23h, 20 June
whata perfect, airy summer look!
Que Sera Sahra
KatiePosted at 13:55h, 20 June
Love the lace details on this top! The white denim shorts are perfect with it too! Thanks for hosting and have a fabulous week!
LauraPosted at 21:55h, 19 June
That top is so pretty! I love the yellow and lace combination! Your wedges are super cute too!
valeriePosted at 17:23h, 19 June
Hey Jess, looking fabulous as always, that yellow top is darling on you! BTW that new EU privacy law stuff is really messing with these link ups..now your link wont even show until they confirm your email adress…making it so much more tedious..:/
Also just curious what type of lens you use to get the blurred background on your images..I STILL dont have the right lens and need to get one..someone told me 35 mm for Nikon..
Anyway take care my friend!
Amy ChristensenPosted at 16:30h, 19 June
Absolutely adorable! I love the lace and the yellow!! So pretty. I’m glad you and your siblings surprised your mom! What a fun time. – Amy
Cheryl ShopsPosted at 14:26h, 19 June
Jess, that top is just GORGEOUS! I can’t believe you got it at Zara—it looks way more expensive! I am personally not a big fan of shorts on myself but if they work for you—and they do—then I say go for it!
Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net
Jacket SocietyPosted at 12:06h, 19 June
Such a pretty pale yellow and the embroidery is beautiful. It looks great on you and I love it with you white shorts. Your eyelet jacket was shipped out yesterday so you should recieve it by tomorrow or Thursday. I hope you like it!
JessPosted at 13:00h, 19 June
Thank you Nora! I would wear the eyelet jacket with these shorts too, thx looking forward to trying it on. Xx
JenniePosted at 10:52h, 19 June
Such a very pretty blouse! Beautiful shade of yellow and the lace and embroidery make it extra special. I really like it styled with the relaxed denim shorts and sandals. Your mom’s surprise party sounds like such a wonderful time. I am sure she loved all of the attention and love from her family and friends.
stinedurfdlPosted at 10:16h, 19 June
I wear everything lose, so of course I love these shorts. And that shade of yellow is beautiful on you! What a great surprise for your mom…how fun!
TheresaPosted at 10:04h, 19 June
You look fantastic in shorts. Me, not so much. I would wear that adorable top with capris though! Love the embroidered detail on it. And your earrings are fab.
cassidlPosted at 09:57h, 19 June
Such a lovely look and I do adore yellow. I think the key with loving shorts is making sure the length is right for your own comfort.
Jess JannengaPosted at 10:02h, 19 June
Thank you Linda! So true, you have to be comfortable and confident no matter what you wear! xx
ElisePosted at 09:27h, 19 June
This blouse is gorgeous!! Beautiful look!
Jess JannengaPosted at 10:03h, 19 June
Thank you Elise! xx
Is This Mutton?Posted at 09:12h, 19 June
A gorgeous look Jess! Those earrings are perfect
Jess JannengaPosted at 10:04h, 19 June
Thank you Gail, it must have been meant to be with the earrings! xx
AmyPosted at 08:39h, 19 June
Oh wow, I love this look! That top is gorgeous, and it looks great with those shorts!
polishedwhimsyPosted at 08:36h, 19 June
I agree about the shorts rules. A few years back I thought my shorts days were over. Thank God I got over that notion. We should not limit fashion by age!
Suzanne SmithPosted at 08:13h, 19 June
Your Mom’s surprise party sounds like so much fun…glad you were able to pull it off! I agree 100% about wearing what we want. It’s so hot here and I can’t imagine not wearing shorts or dresses. I love chambray and the shorts you are wearing are so cute with the feminine yellow top. Great outfit!
JodiePosted at 08:12h, 19 June
What a wonderful surprise for you mom!! It’s sounds like such a fabulous time!!
I love your outfit especially the shorts. I just bought some this weekend. It’s funny because I find myself wearing them more now that I’m older than I did 10 years ago!! I must be getting bolder…LOL!!
mummabstylishPosted at 07:43h, 19 June
I love a wearing yellow, and totally agree with you – it’s an uplifting colour to wear. I might have to steal this look Hun as it’s fabulous! Thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish
NinaPosted at 07:39h, 19 June
I completely love this outfit! It makes me feel cool and refreshed just looking at it! It fits you to a T the perfect summertime polish, cool and stylish! Somehow you make shorts look amazing—need your secrets! Hugs, Nina http://www.sharingajourney.com
awayfromthebluePosted at 07:28h, 19 June
Your shorts are lovely, but your pretty top is my favourite piece! 🙂 I’m with you, I can’t wear jeans in summer, too hot and humid! Skirts or shorts for me!
Thank you for the link up!
Hope that you are having a lovely start to your week! I’ve lost my voice so it could be better here, ha!
Away From The Blue Blog
MaureenPosted at 07:25h, 19 June
Your yellow lace top is a show stopper! It’s a beauty to behold and love that the color is vibrant and bright! That is such a nice surprise to have for your mom. I am sure she is still reliving the shock of it and of course, the memories! I love family get togethers. They just keep your heart full and there’s nothing that can go wrong. It’s so comforting and wonderful to know all those you love and care for are there.
Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com
passion fruit, paws and peoniesPosted at 07:00h, 19 June
The detailing on your top Jess are absolutely gorgeous!! Such a pretty summer time look xx Maria
Shelly @ The Queen in BetweenPosted at 06:52h, 19 June
So pretty lady and such great legs for shorts! What an amazing surprise for your momma . She is super blessed to have such sweet and thoughtful kids. I would have loved to see her face!
shelbeeontheedge1Posted at 06:51h, 19 June
Jess, this top is so pretty! I love the lace details and this yellow is spectacular on you. And the earrings are the perfect match! Such a great summer look!
thisblondesshoppingbagPosted at 06:33h, 19 June
Hello supermodel! Jess you rock these shorts with those long, beautiful legs of yours! I can see why you didn’t hesitate to order that top – the detailing is so feminine and pretty.
Love that y’all surprised your mom that way, what a wonderful idea. It was genius to tell her she was going to a photo shoot – I hate when the guest of honor has no idea about the surprise party and they show up under dressed and wishing they knew. I’ll have to remember that! We went to a surprise party over the weekend and that was the case – the guest of honor thought she was running errands with her daughter not coming to a fancy dinner party – oops!
Enjoy your visit with your mom!
Jess JannengaPosted at 10:11h, 19 June
You make me blush! My dad was tall, so i got the long legs from him! Yes, this top was love at first sight. We had an awesome time at the party, and we all spent the time setting up. without a hitch. Mom was tough though, she wanted to come home and change after they got the nails and makeup done, and we told her she couldnt as she had to meet us at the photoshoot location! Worked like a charm. It was beleivable too, as my brother came in with my new nephew who is 6 months old, and we were all there. Oh, that is too bad about your party as my mom would have killed us if we let her dress in sweat pants! I bet it was fun anyway. thank you! xx
pamelagreerPosted at 06:17h, 19 June
I think this outfit is perfect. I love wearing linen shorts in the summer.
Jill JamesPosted at 02:55h, 19 June
I do love your pretty lemon blouse Jess and it is so good with your white shorts. What a lovely surprise party your family planned for your mother’s birthday. Many thanks for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday.
Mutton_stylePosted at 02:51h, 19 June
You’ve got such great legs. It would be a waste not to wear shorts.
Jess JannengaPosted at 10:06h, 19 June
Thank you Anne Marie! These are quite comfortable, I appreciate the lovely comment! xx
NancyPosted at 02:40h, 19 June
What a lovely surprise! Great shorts Jess!
Jess JannengaPosted at 10:05h, 19 June
Thank you Nancy! Yes my mom didn’t expect anything, it was so fun! xx
LauriePosted at 02:16h, 19 June
This outfit looks great Jess. I’m actually managing to wear shorts in London at the moment! Here’s to good weather! xx
Jess JannengaPosted at 10:04h, 19 June
Thank you Laurie! i know, it is hot here, but i am happy to see the sun. x