Pink Tie Waist Shorts.

pink tie waist shorts | grace atwood, the stripe
jacket // tank // shorts // heels // bag // necklace

How was your Memorial Day Weekend? I was all “woe is me” about not having an fancy plans, but that was just silly – staying home turned out to be just what I needed. I didn’t get home from California until well after 1am so I slept in on Saturday, got a manicure/pedicure, and then met friends for a late brunch in the West Village. On Sunday my sister had a barbecue at her gorgeous apartment in Gowanus. She and her husband just finished renovating their back yard so it was really fun to sit outside in the sun and eat a LOT. And then yesterday I don’t even know what I did. Put together furniture, went to the gym… really riveting stuff! 😉

Anyway, these shorts are a new fav. You know that I have a problem with denim shorts, so these are a fun alternative. I love the tie waist, and I love this shade of pink. They sit a little higher which makes them perfect with a crop top. I layered on a pretty statement necklace and my fav fringe jacket and we were good to go. Also I know I talk about these J.Crew Factory wedges a lot but just in case you don’t remember… they are the most comfortable! I got them last winter and wear them all the time… I can wear them all day long and walk all over the place and still be really comfy.

Outfit Details: Nanette Lepore Jacket (bought at TJ Maxx, last seen in this post – also love this, this, and this!) // Jigsaw Crop Top (old but this is identical) // J.Crew Pink Tie-Waist Shorts (also available here and I love the satin version too!) // J.Crew Factory Wedge Heels // Gucci Bag // Celine Sunglasses // BaubleBar Necklace (c/o)

pink tie waist shorts | grace atwood, the stripe

Don’t these photos look like they could have been taken in Paris? Lydia and I stumbled upon this cute cafe (around the corner from me in Williamsburg) while we were roaming around and it reminded me a lot of one that I shot at in Paris this winter. I think it’s the chairs. It was a bit of an awkward shoot. I ran into an old coworker from maybe 8 years ago (before I even had a blog) and he wanted to chat. But it’s hard when you’re on the clock with your photographer. I mean how do you even explain to someone who doesn’t read blogs why you are out and about taking photos in the street of yourself with a professional photographer!? Without sounding totally vain and/or self-obsessed. Oof. Embarrassment central. This has happened a few times (all with men – from either old jobs or college) and it’s always super awkward! I literally turn into the monkey emoji with it’s hands over its eyes.

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photography by Lydia Hudgens.


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  1. I love your bag so much! And those shorts are super playful and cute on you!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. seriously so cute- you look very french chic!

    xo, brittany
    mama swimsuit picks on my blog today!

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  3. Such a cute look, lady! I’m sure you played that situation totally cool – lol!

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  4. This look is so put together, Grace! I love it! It sounds like you had a great weekend – I also ate WAY too much 😉

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  5. Such a cute outfit and the cutest little cafe!

    Briana |

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  6. I’ve seen these shorts on a few people and that color is just so happy! Love how you styled them and sounds like you had a great low key MDW!


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  7. Obsessed with these shorts and a crop top! Love the proportions 🙂 I wrote a post a little while ago on this combo –

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  8. I have these shorts too and I’m obsessed! They are so, so cute. I love the color.

    And ugh, that does sound awkward. Shooting blog photos in the city can be moderately awkward regardless (espc when people stop to wait for you to finish and it’s like move along, i’m going to be here a while) so I can imagine it’s even more so when you see someone you know!

    x Diana // Pearl Girl

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  9. Adore this outfit! The whole scene has total Parisian vibes!
    xoxo, Jenna

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  10. These pink shorts are so adorable! This piece is something I totally see myself wearing! I also adore the necklace — it’s so feminine and chic!

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  11. Love the way you styled these shorts!


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  12. Natali:

    This is one of your best outfits, def. my favourite and so perfect for Summer!

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  13. Cathleen:

    Awkward! Even taking photos of scenery can be awkward with random folks around. I always feel rushed.

    That outfit reminds me of Legally Blonde. Love it!

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  14. You look beautiful <3

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  15. These shorts are too cute on you, Grace! I love the color and how you styled them!


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