Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pink Floral Portifino & Confident Twosday

pink floral portofino sleeveless shirt, distressed jeans, lace up heeled sandals, straw clutch, summer outfit, casual summer outfit
Top-Express (savesplurge) | Jeans-c/o The Hidden Trunk (savesplurge) | Sandals-Sammydress (savesplurge) | Clutch-J.Crew c/o thredUP (savesplurge) | Necklace-inherited (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD
Last week my hubby gave me the night off. It had been a stressful week for several reasons and it was so nice to have a few hours to myself. I was able to get a new book to read (I'm done with my course now so I have time to read! Well, besides the new Harry Potter book because I finished that a while ago...), use a JCP coupon, and check out Express. I've been admiring the Portofino and Barcelona tops on Gina and Rachelle for a while and needed to try them out for myself. 


pink floral portofino sleeveless shirt, distressed jeans, lace up heeled sandals, straw clutch, summer outfit, casual summer outfit

Not only was I able to find this fabulous sleeveless Portofino on sale (not available online, but maybe in stores), but I got a Barcelona cami and 3 pairs of jeans! The Portofino and Barcelona cami hang so well it is easy to see why they are so popular. I highly doubt these will be my last ones. 

Their mid-rise legging jeans were super comfortable and actually fitted enough at the ankle. I did end up sizing down in the super soft wash since the waist is a little big. I ended up getting them in 3 washes, but I'm wearing a pair around the house to see how much they stretch out. There is nothing worse than jeans that begin to sag throughout the day. In my opinion, I want a belt as an accessory, not a necessity when wearing jeans! Overall, it was nice to go into a store and come out with a sizeable bag. I can't remember the last time that happened, especially since I tend to shop online. 

pink floral portofino sleeveless shirt, distressed jeans, lace up heeled sandals, straw clutch, summer outfit, casual summer outfit
Top-Express (savesplurge) | Jeans-c/o The Hidden Trunk (savesplurge) | Sandals-Sammydress (savesplurge) | Clutch-J.Crew c/o thredUP (savesplurge) | Necklace-inherited (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD

pink floral portofino sleeveless shirt, distressed jeans, lace up heeled sandals, straw clutch, summer outfit, casual summer outfit

pink floral portofino sleeveless shirt, distressed jeans, lace up heeled sandals, straw clutch, summer outfit, casual summer outfit

pink floral portofino sleeveless shirt, distressed jeans, lace up heeled sandals, straw clutch, summer outfit, casual summer outfit
Top-Express (save, splurge) | Jeans-c/o The Hidden Trunk (save, splurge) | Sandals-Sammydress (save, splurge) | Clutch-J.Crew c/o thredUP (save, splurge) | Necklace-inherited (save, splurge) | Watch-c/o JORD
What is your favorite thing from Express?





51 comments:

  1. How nice of your hubby to let you have a little retail therapy! :) Hope your week improved afterwards :)

    I really like that floral shirt, it's so nice contrasting with the distressed denim :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  2. Pretty floral top Laura, great styling with the distressed jeans for an edgier look.

    ~ xo Sheree
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  3. LOVE your jeans, you look so casual chic :) xx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  4. This top is the prettiest, love the print.


    xo
    PinkSole

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  5. It's good to get some time to yourself. Love the blouse, so pretty. Thank you for hosting x
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  6. You look ... delicious!! :D

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  7. I absolutely love this top! The color and print is so pretty and loving your new jeans too. You found some great items on your break. :)

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  8. So pretty! I love the contrast of the feminine floral top and lace u sandals against the super distressed denim. My husband just sent me to the mall on Friday night for an evening alone shopping and getting pampered in preparation for a fancy banquet (post coming soon)! It was very relaxing and much needed!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  9. I love how you styled this sweet floral top with the edgie distressed denim! Great look!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  10. That top though babe!! So cute!! We would love for you to stop by and link up with us on Tuesdays :)

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  11. Soooo lovely!!!

    Share my excitement in the second installment of my collaboration with Los Angeles brand TOBI this week at the blog - I am sure you'll love it as much as I did!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  12. Love this edgier look on you, those jeans are amazing and perfect with the pretty top!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  13. Floral with distressed denim is such a great combo together, why haven't I tried this yet? Your hair is on point, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  14. Love the contrast between the preppy top and the distressed jeans, such a lovely one! Looking so stylish! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  15. Yay for nights off and a little retail therapy! I love that floral blouse, especially with those jeans--such a great contrast. I need more floral in my life I think!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

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  16. Glad you got a little time to yourself! I personally prefer in store shopping to online, but I don't make it to the store as much either. Love your new top!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  17. Obsessed with this top and I need it in my life. YAY for a night off, mama!

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  18. You nailed it with this look! Glad you some some alone time!!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  19. You top and shoes are gorgeous! I am glad you got to enjoy some shopping time to yourself!

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  20. I absolutely love this outfit! The distressed denim really balances out the feminine top and shoes. I have a similar top in my wardrobe, I may be casing this look!

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  21. This top is so pretty! I have added several Portofinos and Barcelona camis to my wardrobe thanks to Gina, but haven't tried the sleeveless Portofino yet. I really like the mix of hard and soft with this look.

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  22. How wonderful to have some "me" time---I think we all need that for our sanity!
    And shopping can be such good therapy--not that we have to always buy stuff, but it's true it makes us feel good!!
    I do love this blouse on you--the colors, the print---very pretty & feminine.
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  23. What a pretty top, and I love how you paired it with the distressed jeans! Glad you got some you time, I could use a little myself.
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  24. So nice to have some me time and find some great deals. I have a few of the Barcelona cami and really do like how the fit.

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  25. Sometimes a good break is all we need to recharge and help us through the week. I love shopping therapy and you found a beautiful top, you are looking lovely in it.
    Rachel xo
    www.garaytreasurescom

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  26. Loving the whole look! You look amazing! That watch is so cool!

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  27. Love the look, pretty coloreed top, great fitting jeans and those shoes are adorable! Love them!
    have a great week
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  28. I love this look! This top and those jeans look fab!!
    Thank you for hosting,
    xo
    Melissa

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  29. How nice that you got to get away for some shopping! The top is beautiful - love the print & colors! You look great!

    Thanks for the linkup & have a fabulous week!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  30. I love your jeans! It's nice to go into a mall every once in awhile and shop! I'm an avid online shopper too, but enjoy getting out to shop once in awhile!

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  31. I saw this amazing floral and could kick myself now for not getting it! You look amazing, it's one of the prettiest florals I've seen!!

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  32. Noooooooo!!! The top is sold out, Laura :( I'm so sad now. I mean, I could just keep looking at yours and continue to drool, I suppose ... GRIN

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  33. Ohh, I love Portofinos. This one is so pretty! I haven't looked at their selection lately but now I'm curious.

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  34. We're both style twins this week as I'm sporting a clutch too!
    Isn't it great when you find a pair of jeans that actually keep their shape and don't sag. And the lace sandals look sweet with the floral top.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. love this look! perfect top. You look stunning, love your hair! so pretty
    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  36. Such a pretty, cute blouse I love the look. I'm not a fan of the ripped jeans on me, but I love them - think I may be a little old for them - lol Great to link up. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  37. Love your shoes! love the whole look as per usual

    Life is just Rosie

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  38. I love the print on the blouse. The style looks pretty versatile too.
    http://tresfly.blogspot.com/

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  39. That was so sweet of your husband to give you the night off, and I'm glad you were able to relax and enjoy your shopping trip. I'm with you - nothing worse than buying a pair of jeans that fit great in the dressing room only to have them end up baggy sacks at the end of the day.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  40. Such a cute summer time look, love those lace-up heels! Thanks for hosting, I’d love to have you join my link-up here: http://bit.ly/2bcBk25

    xo,

    Kelly

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  41. I love the print on this top, and these jeans are fabulous!!

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    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  42. Wonderful gentle look! Beautiful blouse! And I like the shoes))
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  43. I love distressed anything, but am even more loving it paired with floral!!

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  44. LOVE this whole outfit, but especially that shirt! So pretty and girly--perfect with those distressed jeans! And I also hate *having* to wear a belt, so I know that feel all too well!

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  45. Pretty top! It looks lovely with the distressed jeans and those fab lace-up shoes :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  46. Pretty smile to go with that floral top!

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  47. This top looks gorgeous on you!! And I'm so glad you decided to give Express another chance! For the most part I feel like their jean leggings don't stretch enough to size up. And they don't give me saggy butt issues, but everyone's built different so you may have a different experience, but I hope you end up happy with your choices. Thanks so much for the shout out!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  48. Ah, that is s lovely top, and I am LOVING the jeans, and the whole is so pulled together with shoes, excellent styling.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  49. Girl you really have been killing it lately! I love this outfit - especially with those lace up sandals. :)

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  50. If I could pick a look that seems to me to be really representative of what I think your personality is like, it would be this one right here. That top is just gorgeous. So sweet, so feminine just like YOU. Love the soft color and floral pattern. And then there's the edgy sassiness of your jeans...I imagine you are a bit spunky, too. Love this on you, friend.

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