Playful casual summer look

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wearing: mother of pearl and rose gold earrings / Chanel summer lipstick / Chanel sunglasses / white ruffle top  (under $60!) / rose gold cuff / Essie summer nail polish c/o / black leather strap and rose gold watch / boyfriend jeans / Givenchy Antigona / black espadrille wedges (under $100!!)

It is entirely possible I am obsessed with this season’s ruffle trend. I have stocked up on four tops this year with ruffles! I’m not counting peplum as ruffles; do you count peplum as ruffles? It seems like a lot of pieces from one trend, but when you love something, why not go all in!

You might be tired of seeing me in my boyfriend jeans, after all, I have owned them for a couple of years now, but they really work well with all of the ruffle tops I’ve aquired for 2017; and they create a daytime ruffle look which is comfortable and easy to wear. When paired with skinny jeans, I find ruffle tops take on more of an evening look; at least here in the Bay Area.

I wore this summer ruffle top outfit to meet up with my friend Dawn from She is one of my best blogging buddies, and she has turned out to be a great friend! If you are not already following her, be sure to follow along!

We met up at Pizza Antica at Santana Row for lunch to catch up on life, and talk about new trends in web design. When you blog, you work alone, so it is nice to have other blogger friends to talk to about things like web design, and other business topics related to blogging. I’m always looking for ways to tweak my site to make it easier for you navigate, if you have any suggestions, likes/dislikes, feel free to leave them in the comments below!

After lunch, I went home and finished planning our summer camp schedule. I am a little frightened at how many camps I signed my kids up for! We have art camp, baseball camp, archery camp, tennis camp, lego camp, and writing classes! Whew! I might need to clone myself to drive my kids to and from all their camps this summer!!

This ruffle top was perfect for my busy day since the fabric was comfortable, and the off-the-shoulder sleeve actually stayed off without constantly popping over-the-shoulder like so many tops do! It can also be worn with both shoulders down, but I like how it looks one up, one down. Although it sustained a few wrinkles, they were not that noticeable, and super easy to iron out when I got home. I cannot believe it was under $60!! I think it will look cute dressed up this summer with a black pencil skirt for more of an evening look, and a small black shoulder bag.

Have you scheduled out your summer yet? Have you ever over-scheduled summer like me? (searching for beach days!!)

Thanks for stopping by!



*photo credit by Dawn/Fashion Should Be Fun

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6 thoughts on “Playful casual summer look

  • Dawn Lucy

    Had SO much fun catching up with you, Cathy, and totally loved this fabulous look. Actually you inspired me to get another ruffle off the shoulder top! It’s in the mail! So wonderful to have a blogging buddy to talk to about all this madness! Madness that we both obviously love!!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Bay Area Fashionista Post author

      Thanks Dawn!! So much fun hanging out with you too!! Can’t wait to see your new ruffle top!! You always inspire me to make fashion fun too!!


    • Bay Area Fashionista Post author

      Thank you so much!Yes, this blouse is fun, it can be worn one shoulder, or off both shoulders!


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