Versatile Style by Tracey

My New Favorite Outfit Formula

Posted on: June 9, 2015

I am not a big fan of shorts, but I found a way to wear them that I actually feel Great!  

The magic formula is a 7 inch length shorts  with a peplum top!  

Every combination I tried like this I loved, of course the wedge shoes help, too! 

Longer shorts and wedges really are best for my petite height , especially with the longer top


With my style descriptors as “Feminine, Colorful, Sassy, Boho and Maximal”

This looks hits them all…I feel the most sassy in skirts and dresses, but these peplum tops 

are similar to a dress in feminine flair, which is why I am in love with this silhouette.  

My top is Isaac Mizrahi via QVC  and comes in several colors… I now own it in green and hot pink too!


I missed my youngest son taking my pics today and settled for my daughter, but she isn’t the perfectionist that he is , as he would have caught my necklaces being off to the side…

The life of a Mom Blogger!


My shorts are from Old Navy found, Here! 

I had to settle for basic colors for them as they don’t come in brights, but that’s just fine!  

Still taking pics on my phone as my missing camera has not turned up!

Dear Readers. It feels like such a relief to have a way to wear shorts and feel my best self, somethng I’ve been searching for.  I do live in a very humid, hot area , so shorts are something I am glad to have in my style in a more comfortable way than in years past.  Of course wearing them with Kimonos for my boho side will be on the horizon soon as well.. 

Do you like shorts or have you given up on them?  


I am grateful for my daughter’s help in cleaning out one of the coat closets today, as we continue our whole house purge. 

I am grateful that my oldest was here for the entire day, hanging out as he waited for his car repairs to be done. 

I am grateful that my husband calls me throughout his work day in between appointments. 

I am grateful that my daughter helped my youngest by keeping him on track with his homeschooling today! 

I am grateful that my home-schooler started back up today after a few week break when his sibling first came back from college.  

I am grateful that as the countdown begins to saying goodbye to my daughter as she heads back to Boston College for Summer school, that she understands how hard that is for me and reassured me that she was coming back for most of August   


7 Responses to "My New Favorite Outfit Formula"

I love the top with the shorts, you look great in them. My legs look like a road map with spider veins, so I avoid shorts to wear out.
I wish now I would have ordered the top, I saw it the night it was the TSV…may yet order it 🙂 I have been looking for new tops & not having much luck.
Have a blessed day Tracey

I really need to put TSV’s on my Facebook page when i place an order to give my readers the heads up in the future… I am done shopping for the season now…

You look wonderful! You are so good finding the right combinations that look good on you. You & I have the same body shape, so this is one I’ll be getting! I wear shorts, but not as much anymore. When it’s really hot, though, I just don’t care…being cooler wins over! 😉 Have a GREAT day!

Thank you for commenting Amy, nice to know someone else understands dressing a curvy body. Don’t get me wrong, love my curves, just want to highlight them in good way!

That top photo is one of your prettiest to date! Nice combination on you. My legs don’t look good in shorts. I am pasty white and also have a lot of prominent spider veins at 63. And I am finding that my newer and slimmer summer pants – while looking nicer and more on-trend – are hotter. Yikes! Think I may be wearing my maxi and midi skirts again more this summer!

Suzanne I wonder if linen pants would work? Of course skirts are more fun, in my book…

Or all the light weight “soft pants”.

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