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Sometimes a conversation with my parents is like a fun game of Charades.  They can’t think of a name or a word so they give me obscure hints until I guess what they are trying to say.  The above quote was my mom telling me she bought a tee from the Phillip Lim for Target collection in….?  Yep you got it – CAMOUFLAGE!

It would take me an eternity to list all of the reasons why my mom is the coolest person on the planet so I’ll just focus on this one.  Not only did she head to her nearest Target and fight the southern Cali crowds to score my sis and I some swag, but she also found a tee in the mens collection and knew that her 32 year old daughter would love it!

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Mixing casual pieces with dressy pieces is a quick way to look trend savvy and pulled together.  I decided to sport this tee with the cuffs rolled and knotted into a crop to fem/sex it up a bit.  Leather and suede shorts are the perfect transitional item, especially for Cali weather, to look Fall forward without sweating your face off.  Here are the shorties from my arsenal that I would wear with my new tee along with flat booties for day and cut out lace-up heels for night.



Blue and black leather high waisted shorts are vintage.  Similar one’s found here at Topshop.

The suede were an amazing score from F21. Cute scalloped version here but also love these BCBG cargo’s and these zip fronts by Minkpink.

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Shoes are Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal found here and studded flat booties by Mossimo at Target found here.

Some of the latest mags have even taken a cue from old mom in regards to a blue hued version of this popular military print (some would say it’s the other way around but I prefer to give the cred to big mommma):

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Thanks Mom!