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A Shein Ruffle Top and a Day Out in South Hampton

Summer is nearly over and I always have mixed feelings about the demise of this season. I will miss the warmer weather and longer days and spending time at the beach. But I am equally excited about fall which has traditionally been my favorite time of the year—sans the decade when I lived in Seattle and it just meant the start of the very long rainy season.

I love the crisp air, the fall colors, and the sense of change in the air. We use to call it sweater weather—that time of the year when it is cool enough for a sweater but not cold enough for a coat. Those days are still aways away so I am still enjoying the beach life so to speak. And I did indeed wear this look to the beach, though much later in the day at sunset. This look is semi new: the top from Shein is new, but I bought it last year on a whim.

Yes it is fast fashion but I must admit the low price tag did play a role in my impulse purchase. It is very comfortable and quite light for summer and cool with the open shoulder.

Though being fast fashion the ribbon came out of the collar so I just had to tie it on independent of the top, but you still get the effect. I paired it with my super high waist wedgie jeans from Levis and my western zebra print boots from And Other Stories. The bag is from Paris and was a gift from my step family when they were visiting last week. The sunnies are from Forever 21 and the hair clip is from Zara. And I have to say it was a bit of a miss.

The design is cute but it does not lay flat against your head and has an arched clip which I did not care for. I think maybe it was intended to hold a ponytail? But I tried that as well and it did not work. I wish it was designed to lay more flat. I only paid $5.99 for it so at least I did not break the bank.

I wore this look for a day in South Hampton. I had a lovely day of window shopping, dining at a curbside cafe and sitting on the beach. I even got my makeup done at Trish Mcevoy. South Hampton is a lovely quaint, seaside town and is very picturesque. And the homes here are quite grand and beautiful, all hidden behind tall topiary walls. It is like being in a maze; a quiet green maze. A world apart really. A magical and very expensive world. But I can afford a day trip to this rarified magical setting.


  1. I am surprised that the top is from Shein as the quality looks really good. And I agree with the hair clip, it doesn’t seem to rest well on your hair.

  2. This is such a cute top, love ruffles!! Paired with those cute shoes, so lovely!! x

  3. What a cute top! The pattern is adorable with the ruffle style. Love how you styled it with a pair of jeans too! Xx


  4. This top is so cute!!

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  5. OMG, such a gorgeous blouse, very stylish with lovely prints. You have paired it with this comfy pair of jeans and lovely boots. I love your bag too, so summery…All the pics are beautiful and I’m sure you would have enjoyed your shopping.
    Have a pleasant Monday.
    Kisses <3

  6. I love how you played with proportions and well as pattern mixing with this look Allie! The hair clip is cute even though it didn’t really sit right. Can’t tell so much from the photos and at least you didn’t pay much for it.

  7. Nice outfit! I really like the boots.
    Have a nice day,

  8. Hi Allie
    Your shirt is amazing!! And your hairclip…and your boots!! All together makes a great outfit!!


  9. That is a really pretty top. You look great. I am looking forward to sweater weather!

  10. The ruffle top looks so amazing on you

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  11. I love your outfit! I love the tiered ruffles, print, colour, the look of the fabric of your blouse, and the complementary contrast of the blouse with the high-waist Levis blue denim jeans. I also love that bag! You looked fabulous on the sidewalk on the South side of Nugent Street (7th photo) in Southampton. I noticed Stitch Hamptons Boutique (stitchsouthampton dot com) in the background. Fancy! It’s been a while since I’ve shopped in Southampton. I used to love shopping in Complements Lingerie on Main Street (now closed, although there is still a Complements in Bridgehampton which I also love). I also remember getting doughnut holes from Crutchleys bakery in Southampton (also now closed) when I was younger.
    Yes, things do get very pricey on the East End during “the season”. The traffic is daunting near the Bridgehampton Commons and Marders right now what with the Hampton Classic in full swing on Snakehollow Road in Bridgehampton.
    It is unsettling how rapidly time flies by. It was Spring just yesterday and now Labor Day is almost upon us. Hopefully there will be better bargains and less traffic after that, but I’m not looking forward to cooler weather. Time just goes by way too fast.

  12. I have never visited South Hampton but it seems like a place I would enjoy. Love the top.

  13. Love this top! So chic!
    xo, Jane

  14. I am love with the ruffle top, I want summer to come back and these rains to go.. though its a bit sunny today. That s the problem with these barretts and hair pins they sometime don t sit properly or sometimes it is just so small than in pictures that they disappear in our hair

  15. I love how your top screams party! You definitely looked so chic and stylish in that <3


  16. The blouse you bought last year is not only beautiful but had also a really good price! And I understand why you love fall but also why you enjoyed this day in South Hampton!
    xx Rena

  17. I love this look from head to toe and your top is everything!
    Btw, amazing pictures!
    Kisses, Paola.


  18. Todo lo que nos enseñas es divino ! Me encantaría verte pronto por mi blog ! Que tengas un excelente día ! ♡♡♡

  19. Gorgeous post Hun, I love this top so much! Have a lovely week 🙂

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  20. This is such a fun and stylish outfit, Allie! I love the style and print of your top. So pretty! XXX

  21. These are great shots, especially love the last one. My favourite is the zebra boots though, I’d wear those pretty much every other day, haha!

  22. I look at your boots and the word that comes to mind is – snazzy! Fab!
    And summer isn’t ending, say it isn’t so, I need moooore, boo hoo, but I’m sure as hell going to make the most of it while it’s here! Have a lovely week ahead( :

  23. the top is so cute
    Hope you are having a good day?
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  24. Such a cool look- Love the ruffles to- it’s awesome. You look stunning

  25. Love the top! Looks like an amazing day. Congrats!

  26. Such a gorgeous top. I love the styling here.

    Gemma x

  27. OMG I love this top and shoes:)

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  28. Hi dear, you look fantastic. That top is super beautiful. Kisses!

  29. For me the zebra print boots and this fun top steal the show. So so great!


  30. What a fun top! i can see why you had to have it, and it’s nice print mixing with the boots! 🙂 Such a shame the hair clip was so uncomfortable to wear though!

    Hope that you are having a great week 🙂

  31. Oh gosh this top is so cute.
    I love that it’s asymetrical and the soft material.
    Such a nice combination my dear.

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  32. What a chic combination of different colors and textures dear! The ankle boots and the one-shoulder top both stand out.
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  33. I loved the outfit! the blouse looks great on you

  34. Happy Friday super fashion girl!
    Kisses, Paola.


  35. The blouse is wonderful, love your style and the coice of accessories to complete this look.

  36. Beautiful top and outfit.

  37. You look fabulous! and the top is so cute
    Happy Weekend


  38. I am so glad you had an amazing day Love your top and your bag is gorgeous Enjoy the last days of summer xoxo Cris

  39. Beautiful top! I’ll allow myself to get inspired by this outfit since I already have a very similar red and white top.


  40. I love your ruffle top! It looks very stylish and I love the off shoulder look. The color and pattern looks great as well. The pairing with the bag is a big hit! Even though I try to limit fast fashion purchases as much as possible, I still find myself getting my hands in one once in a while. $5.99 is great!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  41. This top is a total DREAM on you- and I love how your sassy ass paired it with some loud booties! Exactly a move I’d make- great fashion minds think alike!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  42. These pictures are so stunning!! I love the look! I hope you are going well! Just wanted to also say many thanks for your comment on my post the other week <3 It really meant a lot to me xx Hope you have a nice weekend.


  43. Your top is absolutely beautiful, doll.

  44. cute bag
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  45. Such a nice outfit and good to hear you enjoyed your summer days!

    I loved the shape of the sunglasses and the unexpected prints of these boots… the best about them is that you can definitely rock them in fall too!


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