Holy Scallops! | Playing with Patterns from Pitaya

Jack Rogers sandals. Lilly Pulitzer dresses. Colorful pants. Most monogrammed items. There’s a whole list of stylish things I appreciate… from a distance.

In case you couldn’t guess, I read a lot of fashion blogs, many of which feature styles that I admire, but don’t necessarily wear. I use my day job as a place to fulfill any desire to wear a sweater set and pearls, but even there I still can’t get away with a mint lace skater dress or a popped collar. (Okay, I don’t actually want the latter, but I couldn’t think of a more extreme example. You see where I’m going with this.)

Case in point: the blogosphere (like here and here and here and practically everywhere else) has been buzzing about preppy scalloped-edge attire and accessories, and I’ve been dying to jump on board. But major bummer alert: Every time I’ve seen some scallops, the item has been too girlie-girl for my taste or too expensive for my budget. Can I get some sad brass instruments?

I can surely appreciate blush-colored scalloped lace shorts as much as the next gal, but I just can’t picture myself wearing them. Since I saw my first scalloped shift dress appear on a fashion blog, I’ve been desperately waiting for a scalloped item I could afford and adore. A fun print and a price point under $50 sound reasonable? I thought so, too. Alas, I couldn’t find what I wanted.

So when I saw this leopard skirt hanging in Pitaya, complete with a $36 price tag, I obviously fell in love. FELL IN LOVE.

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Currently wearing… Flutter Cap Sleeve Lace Top in Black c/o Pitaya [HERE] | Leopard Print Scallop Hem Short Skirt c/o Pitaya [HERE] | Mossimo Supply Co. Lakitia Sandals in Cognac, Target [HERE] | BCBGeneration ‘MEOW’ bracelet, Nordstrom Rack [try eBay?] | 01:53 PM Watch c/o May28th [HERE] | Cara studded wrap bracelet, Nordstrom [SIMILAR] | Cara rhinestone bracelet, Nordstrom [SIMILAR] | St. John ring c/o Neiman Marcus [SIMILAR] | Forever 21 earrings [SIMILAR] | Kensie belt, DSW [SIMILAR] | Merona clutch, Target [SIMILAR]

I fell in love and now it is mine. The skirt is mine all summer with crop tops. It is mine all winter with tights and boots. And it is mine if I ever decide to be a character from The Flintstones for Halloween. Three cheers for scallops!

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