A White Blazer and Floral Shorts & a Mel Boteri bag

May 22, 2016
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Hope y’all have had a great weekend!

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Today was a nightmare.

I spent my entire day at urgent care because I hit my hand on box while doing box jumps on Friday (uggggh).  To be fair, I went to more than 3 different urgent care facilities, but omg y’all it took 4.5 hours of my day.  And honestly, it was a total waste of time.  Because of where I hit it, the treatment is the same whether it’s a fracture of bruise.  To top it off, my phone DIED when I got to the clinic.  So the productive Sunday that I planned for (returns, answer emails, blog posts) did not happen.  UGH.  Ok, thanks for letting me rant, I’ll stop whining now.

Tonight I am going to a discussion with the attorneys that represented Steven Avery (Making a Murderer)!!  If you haven’t seen Making a Murderer, go watch it NOW.  It’s a documentary about the justice system, and one man’s case(s) in general, which takes place over a 10 year period.  It’s SO good you guys.  Getting to see Dean Strang and Jerry Buting speak is going to totally make up for my waste of today!  I’ll let y’all know how it is.

I’m a sucker for a white blazer and floral shorts.  It screams sophisticated summer chic. And let me tell ya, it’s hard to look chic in 90+ degree weather in Dallas.  These floral shorts are so light and breezy, they are going to be a go-to of mine this summer.  There’s nothing worse than tight shorts in the summer when you’re at a bar sipping margs, it’s 100 degrees outside, and the backs of your legs are literally sticking to the chair.   And this white blazer, swoon.  The cut is everything.  It’s so, so flattering.  The back is longer than the front and gives it a little dramatic effect, which I love.  I’ve been wearing it over everything lately for work.  This gorgeous pink bag is from Mel Boteri.  I love the adorable pink tassel!  Courtney Kerr sported the same version in blue.  Everything else is linked.  Hope you love!   Xo, AL


p.s. this post contains affiliate links through rewardStyle and Mel Boteri let me borrower this bag to show y’all it’s greatness – but don’t worry, all opinions are my own!

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  • Bella B (xoxoBella) May 24, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Your blazer will be such a versatile piece in the summer. 🙂

  • Oksana May 24, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I have more blazers than I care for, but a white one – now, THAT is gorgeous! I love the clean, classic look of the open lapels.

  • Merisa May 24, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    So jealous of you getting to hear Steven Avery’s lawyers speak! I loved Making a Murderer and pulled all of my friends into discussions about it whenever I could. haha Hope you hand feels better by the way. Your outfit is totally on point for the weather warming up now! xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

    • thefashionbrief@gmail.com May 27, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Wasn’t it so interesting?! Have you listened to the Serial podcast? It’s a different story but I think you’d like that too!! And thank you, you’re so sweet!!

  • Tiffany Khyla May 25, 2016 at 7:41 am

    I only watched the first two episodes of ‘Making a Murderer,’ but I fully plan to continue watching it and finish up the series. It was so intriguing. That’s awesome that you were able to attend a discussion with Steven Avery’s attorneys. So neat! I’m also really loving this outfit. I love wearing white and florals during this time of year.

    • thefashionbrief@gmail.com May 27, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks Tiffany!! You’ll have to let me know what you think when you finish the series. I thought it was so good, but I’m a total law nerd and into anything like this!

  • Elana May 25, 2016 at 8:49 am

    LOVE your purse! It’s so classic and you can’t go wrong with a blazer.

  • mindy May 25, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Love that purse! This is such a cute look Xoxo Mindy

  • Teresa May 25, 2016 at 9:35 am

    This look is so chic. That purse is so versatile!

  • Alix Maza May 25, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Sorry about your hand, but at least your shorts are adorable!

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  • Jenny May 25, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Such a cute look! I love those shorts.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • Amanda | Glitter & Spice May 25, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Love your blazer! Also your pink bag – too cute!!
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  • Jordyn May 25, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Though I am sorry to hear that your weekend was so awful at least your outfit is super cute and springy! Your bag is so on my wish list!

  • adriana May 25, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    This is such a cute look! I LOVE patterned shorts, so perfect for summer and SO happy I found your blog! 🙂

  • Sara Kate May 26, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Very chic!! I love the blazer and earring combo!

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  • Jen @ Skirt The Rules May 26, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Obsessed with this look! It’s so perfectly spring!

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  • kenzie May 26, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I love this white blazer it seriously makes the whole outfit pop! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

  • Elana May 26, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Love this outfit!

  • Tamara May 26, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Wow gorgeous! Loving this outfit and the bag is fab!


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  • amy May 26, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Loving this look! Just picked up a blazer to add to my wardrobe (lol, and I call myself a business major..) and I can’t wait to style it!
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  • Kayleigh May 26, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Such a perfect touch for spring!

  • Ashley Brooke Nicholas May 29, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    1. I am so sorry about your hand- that sucks! 2. That is SOOOO cool that you got to listen to Avery’s attorneys. Let us know what they said!! 3. You look GORGEOUS. This outfit is perfect on you!

    • thefashionbrief@gmail.com May 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you Ashley!! You are so sweet! Avery’s attorneys talked a lot about the justice system in general. They also discussed Brendan’s confession when the police were interrogating him, why the police are allowed to lie when they are interrogating someone (they can lie if they think the person they are questioning is lying), and how Brendan’s confession wasn’t used in Avery’s trial, but was used in Brendan’s trial. Basically, their story for Brendan’s trial was that what he said in his confession was what happened – in Avery’s, the prosecution’s story wasn’t the same. It was really interesting to hear their insight!!

  • ENDER LEGARD May 30, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Hi Alex, are you on any affiliate platform at the moment? We’d love to work with you.

  • Vicky May 31, 2016 at 9:27 am

    The outfit is so cuuuute!

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