August Pin-spired

Hello friends!
It’s August.  It’s that time of year when you look into your closet and start thinking about what you won’t be wearing again until next May…you start thinking about what staples you’ll need to add to your wardrobe this fall and you begin to figure out how to transition your summer clothes into your fall clothes while the weather is still warm.

This month, I took my inspiration from this photo I found on Pinterest

…navy and leopard and ran with it.

I love my navy skirt because it looks great with bare legs and strappy sandals for summer but it also pairs perfectly with leggings and boots for fall and winter.  It’s also a great alternative to black.  I paired my skirt with a boyfriend shirt from Gap…another great transition staple.

The boyfriend shirt can be rolled up and paired with a great pair of shorts or rolled down and layered with a cute jacket and jeans.  It is comfy, easy to wear and a great closet staple no matter the season.  

I also changed out my polish from the bright pinks and oranges of summer to OPIs most popular shade, I’m Not Really A Waitress, for a more toned down (almost to fall) kind of shade.

And of course my leopard pumps.  Leopard is a neutral.  Trust me.  Between my leopard booties and my leopard heels, I wear leopard a lot on my feet.

Since it’s August and summer is coming to an end, I decided to recap some of my favorite Pin-spired staples from the warmer months of spring and summer…because so many of them are on sale right now!  If you haven’t checked them out before, now is the time!

I know.  I talked about these wedges on Tuesday…and I’m talking about them again.  But when I think back on the summer of 2013, I will think of these wedges.  If the putty color isn’t your fave, then check out the other three colors too.  Summer is ending but seriously, these wedges would look so cute under skinny jeans or cropped pants for fall too.

And then there are these white shorts from Gap.  I have worn them to death!  They have the perfect amount of stretch in them, so they fit comfy and hold their shape.  You can also find them on sale right now plus the navy top and striped tank (both of which are in other colors as well).

And then there are my Wellies.  Oh, how I love my Wellies.  They are comfortable, easy to walk in, warm and truly keep your feet dry.  I’m really in love with the new fall colors that they have out right now.  Click here to see the entire line of fall Wellies.

Ohhhh!  And my J Crew Chino Shorts!  Please tell me that when you see a pair of colored shorts, you think of me?  Maybe that should go on my tombstone? 
Here lies Shay Shull.
She loved short colored shorts.
And she’s buried in them now.
That about wraps up August Pin-spired!  Make sure you check in with Mel and Sheaffer to see how they’ve been inspired by Pinterest this month.
If you missed what I posted on Tuesday, I listed everything I like to wear/read/take on a trip and a lot of it included really practical summer essentials that are on sale right now.  Click here to check it out.
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  • Rachel August 1, 2013 at 10:20 am

    that boyfriend shirt from GAP looks so good on you! I just wrote in my Pin-spired about how I love my new mint J Crew chinos!

  • Aubrey August 1, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Love those Hunter fall colors! Outerwear is on my must-purchase list this fall/winter…after I shed this giant belly, that is!

  • Kelly Jo August 1, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Awesome suggestions for fall!

  • Katie Paladino August 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Love your looks Shay! Always fabulous:) I rocked short colored shorts in your honor today!:)

  • Ashley August 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Now if Texas weather would just start recognizing that we start fall in August, not November….Time to burn the pumpkin camdles and start making soups ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Caravan Sonnet August 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    So cute! I love that navy skirt with the green boyfriend shirt from GAP! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the great tips and inspiration! I definitely want to try that polish by OPI!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Rebecca
    p.s.- hahaha I definitely did the opposite and am trying to stretch out summer as long as possible with my post today! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} August 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    People need to listen. LEOPARD IS A NEUTRAL! And I loved your round up of your favorites of summer 2013! I agreed with every single one of them!

  • Shesabigstar August 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    LOVE the leopard heels! Love!

  • Style Journey August 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Super cute looks! The purple wellies have me drooling since that's my favorite color. Thanks for hosting the link up. Heather

  • Sandy Portis August 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I did think of you when I walked past the new JCrew store at the new outlet mall bybour house.

  • Katie Waldron August 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I just have to tell you how much I look forward to your darling blog(s) every single day. It's like a little something special I have to look forward to as a mom. You do such an amazing job with the variety you post & have so many great tips. Thank you for being such an awesome example of a great mom & friend! XO

  • Katie {Always, Katie} August 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I TOTALLY do think of you when I see colored shorts now! I saw this table full of great colors (NY&C or Kohls – don't remember) and "they're cute on Shay and other bloggy girs" was definitely part of my internal debate! And I think I've almost come around to the leopard-as-neutral-shoes camp, too… just keeping my eyes peeled for the perfect pair.

  • Michelle Sanford August 1, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I for sure think of you when I wear my colored chino shorts from jcrew! I love them!

  • mel @ the larson lingo August 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Between you & Sheaffer, I am totally convinced that leopard is a must have in my wardrobe! Love how you paired your heels! Super cute, as always!

  • Jenna {Real Simple Girl} August 1, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    I love your green, navy and leopard! Funny story… I actually wore that same exact shirt with navy pants to work today, and then when I read your post I saw that I was practically wearing your Pinspired outfit!! I totally need a navy skirt for church, though!

    I adore those purple Hunter boots. I keep eyeing them online now that they're marked down, but I just haven't convinced myself yet that I'll get enough use of them.

  • Angie August 2, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Wellies are on my to buy list!

  • MorganizewithMe August 2, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I do think of you when I think of colored shorts from Jcrew. I think I shall get my own pair! xo Morgan