Summer Boyfriend

IMG_0785IMG_0799IMG_0852IMG_0833IMG_0900IMG_0840Details: (gifted) Blush Boutique shorts | Brandy Melville top – similar | Michael Kors heels – similar | canvas clutch

Another denim shorts look I know, but when I received this pair in the mail I had the perfect outfit in mind. Thus, leading to this post. For about two years, I’ve re-pinned and saved images of distressed boyfriend shorts and outfits that make the relaxed fit look effortlessly chic. Of course, the best combo around, in my opinion, involved a basic white top and heels – can’t get any more simple.

Can you believe it’s about to be August!? No better time to make use of nautical-themed apparel & accessories – drawing attention to my starfish/shell canvas clutch from my sister as a birthday present this past June. I love the neutrality of it and how versatile it can be for multiple outfit options. And I know kitten heels aren’t for everyone but if you’re like me, you can maybe withstand a two-three hour window in anything with height. I’m quite proud to say I wore these to an event in New York a few weeks back and survived! Best part? They were scored at Marshalls – cha-ching! Shop similar below:

(Linked up w/: Watch What I’m Wearing, Sunday Funday, Monday Morning Gossip, Let It Shine, Mix It Mondays, Visible Monday, Creative Mondays, Mingle Monday, Manic Monday, Little Miss Monday, Monday Bloom)

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* To Be Bright is partnered with Blush Boutique for the authorized promotional use of gifted products. All opinions are my own.



  • Reply Becky July 28, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I can’t believe it’s almost August either! I love those distressed shorts and the sandals you put with them! Such a great casual summer look!

    • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

      Thank you so much! I love these shorts too! :]

  • Reply fizzandfrosting July 28, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Such a cute, relaxed combination! I love the classic white top with the distressed shorts!

    • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 8:59 am

      Thank you thank you !! :]

  • Reply mlcarter94 July 28, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I love this look! I’m not usually a fan of light wash jeans but I really like these!

  • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Thank you!! :]]

  • Reply jillian July 28, 2014 at 10:11 am

    i love that top! cute. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you so much! :]

  • Reply Michelle July 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

    This summer has flown by. Here comes August 🙂
    I hear some schools are actually starting this week.
    Our son goes back to college in about 3 weeks.

    • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Oh wow! That’s so early. Time to embrace the last month of sunshine. I’m ready for the humidity to leave though!

  • Reply Nicole July 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I love this look! It is so effortless yet chic!

    Nicole to the Nines

    • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you so much! :]

  • Reply courtney b July 28, 2014 at 11:54 am

    i love these shorts. love the ripped up look. very nice

    • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you! I love them as well :]

  • Reply mariep July 28, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    That is an amazing white shirt look!~

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

    • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you! I got it ages ago and it’s unbelievably soft now :]

  • Reply pumpkinsfan76 July 28, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    This look is adorable! I love the shorts the most.

    • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you! These shorts are one of my new favs :]

  • Reply Cami July 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Love the clutch. So simple and pretty!

    • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s the perfect size & color :]

  • Reply Patti July 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Great summer look and love that purse! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

    • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you so much! :]

  • Reply katie h July 28, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I love the shorts and the bag! So fun!

  • Reply Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen) July 28, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Love this look. The distressed shorts are so edgy, you’ve styled them well with the classic white shirt. Great clutch!

    • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you thank you !! :]]

  • Reply TrippyCusp93 July 28, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I love that this look is not only stylish, but looks extra comfy….something you could wear all day without getting uncomfortable. Love it!

    • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you!! Yes, it’s definitely an all-day comfy outfit :]]

  • Reply Claire July 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    You are always way to cute to handle it! 😉

    God bless,

    • Reply Claire July 28, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      You are always way to cute I can’t handle it! Is what I meant to say..ha.

      • Reply Tilden July 28, 2014 at 9:13 pm

        Hahah thanks girl!! :]]

  • Reply sonyakeith July 28, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    I love that outfit. Especially the shorts they look so comfortable. Thanks for the give away

  • Reply Michelle S July 29, 2014 at 12:28 am

    I like this look a like, “stylish casual”; cute.

  • Reply Mo July 29, 2014 at 12:30 am

    The shorts are really cute! Nice clutch too. 🙂


  • Reply Barbara Adams July 29, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Very flattering, not something everyone can pull off but, that’s the point of style, knowing what works for you

  • Reply Mai Tran July 30, 2014 at 7:30 am

    What an adorable clutch you got there, lady! Lovely.

  • Reply cpresto July 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Love this look! I’ve always steered away from longer shorts but this is making me thinking it’s time for some change!

  • Reply Kristine Foley (@tffunedited) August 2, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Totally casual chic! I could live in this outfit! Thanks so much for linkin up to Sunday FUNday!

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