Boho Meets Preppy

Rocks & Indigo top (similar) | L. L. Bean shorts, thrifted (similar) | Comfortiva sandals (similar) | Talbots belt (similar) | Earrings, Bracelet (similar) | (similar)

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.  Psalms 103:11-12

The Challenge
Is it possible to make a pair of preppy shorts, like this madras pair, strike up a friendship with Boho styling?  Wha'da ya think?  Let's check it out!

The Details
I've liked madras for a long time.  I was even contemplating getting a pair of shorts or a skirt this year when I ran across one or the other somewhere online this spring.  Then Saturday I went to not one, but two, thrift stores and found the above L.L. Bean shorts.  I didn't try them on at the time, but held them up and decided they were worth a $5 roll of the dice.

See, I told ya!  June 2011 from when I had a home style blog.  ~This was my attempt at "long," straight hair!    

I was racking my brain and holding them up to different tops in my drawer and closet and kept thinking a red top with a Boho vibe would be perfect.  It took me an embarrassingly long time to remember this red crinkle top.  Um, all kinds of perfect!  Plus, July 4th perfect, too!

[To my DYT friends, the shorts have navy in them.  I decided to overlook that this time, which I rarely do!  They were dyed in 2T. tan + 1 teas. lemon yellow dye to take off the bright edge.]

The Takeaway
So what do you think?  Did I hit my goal?  Do you have a renewed desire for some fashions from your past, but not sure they will fit in with your current style?  Consider (1) style pairings or (2) color combinations that will help them harmonize with your "today" looks.  

I can't wait till it gets a little cooler and I can wear my orange or green cardigan with them, too. Hopefully, Muffy won't want her shorts back!

Rocks & Indigo top (similar) | L. L. Bean shorts, thrifted (similar) | Comfortiva sandals (similar) | Talbots belt (similar) | Earrings, Bracelet (similar) | (similar)
Hmm, where did I set my margarita?

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