White Banana Republic Top and Teal LOFT Shorts

One thing you should know about me is that I am kind of a sucker for a bow.  I love them on shirts and dresses and shoes and I especially love them at the waist of a pant or short.  My friend Brandi had these shorts last summer and I have to be honest that I was coveting them a little.  I mentioned to her how much I loved them and she gave them to me…  because she is awesome like that.

So truth be told I never thought they would fit because Brandi is teenie tiny and they were a medium but {insert praise hands} they fit me!

I paired them with this white Banana Republic top because I loved the crisp white against the deep blue and it’s the perfect little top to tuck in and show off the bow on the waist of the shorts.  I chose a casual wedge but this outfit would work with a dressier strappy sandal or even a flip flop.

Also, the neckline and back on this top are incredibly flattering.  It looks like a simple white tank but Banana Republic always takes things to the next level.  The straps are thin but well made and thicker than they look.  The top is also lined which will actually help you look thinner when you wear it because the fabric won’t cling to your skin.  The biggest thing that makes this top more than just a simple tank is the back.  The placement of the straps on the back at the mid point of your shoulder blades is a flattering spot for most ladies.  It makes your back look smaller but it also highlights any work you have been doing in the gym.  This is also the perfect top to pair with a lace bralette.

Simple.  Fun.  Sexy.

Photo Credit: Melissa Breedlove Photography

Top: Banana Republic here.  Similar here and here
Shorts: Ann Taylor Loft (last season).  Similar here and here
Shoes: Purchased at a local boutique but similar ones here and here
Necklace: Golden Lily here
Earrings: Golden Lily similar here



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