Casual coordinates // waffle tee + linen shorts

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If you love the look of rompers but not the inconvenience, an alternative I’ve been loving is coordinated separates! I don’t usually rave about tee shirts, but this textured one is so good, you may want it in multiple colors. It has a figure skimming cut (not too boxy or long) with a waffle knit texture and small cuffs at the sleeves. I got my usual size, but in hindsight wish I sized up for a more slouchy fit and to account for shrinkage if I were to machine dry it!

These linen blend shorts are another warm weather staple, with pockets, side vent slits, and a drawstring waist. I was mostly drawn to these by the soft color options, and was happy with the fit. A+F has really impressed me lately with their petite-friendly, feminine twist on basics. Also check out their high waist shorts (see fit photo at the bottom of this blog post), this super comfy cozy button up top with just the right amount of slouch, and this chic little puff sleeve top. Both of the tops fit TTS and bonus: are nursing friendly!

My straw circle bag is a very affordable find from last year and is still one of my favorite warm weather bags! I have yet to find another functional bag at such a great value with a zipper, lining, and crossbody strap. I only wish the strap were removable (I just tuck the strap into the bag when not using it but then the zipper can’t close all the way).

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25 thoughts on “Casual coordinates // waffle tee + linen shorts

  • Reply Lauren June 23, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Hi Jean. I’ve been curious about mules like this- do they slide off your feet while you’re walking?

  • Reply Roses for Fridays | by mia June 24, 2019 at 12:52 am

    So cute, love ♥️the tee and shorts colour, so sweet and lovely as always!

    >🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Janine June 24, 2019 at 1:08 am

    I freaking love matching sets like this one! I adore the color, it suits you so well!
    xx Janine

  • Reply Rena June 24, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Wow, your look is super cute!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses June 24, 2019 at 4:08 am

    I love your outfit, Jean! I love waffle tees and sweaters!

    I hope you have a great Monday,

  • Reply susan r rawls June 24, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Love this outfit. So cute. Pretty shade of color. This is a great idea for long waist women like myself. It is hard to find rompers or jumpsuits long enough. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Reply Kelcy June 24, 2019 at 11:33 am

      Another woman with a long waist here. I’d forgotten why I stopped wearing rompers. My thoughts exactly.


    • Reply Janice June 25, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      Agreed . I’m petite but with a long waist and jumpsuits never look right!

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog June 24, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Oh gosh, the all-pink overalls are so cute! I love how casual it is. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Carissa W. June 24, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Hi! Do you have the straw bag in khaki or beige? Thank you for sharing the find!

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite June 26, 2019 at 9:23 pm

      Hi Carissa, mine is the lighter Beige color!

  • Reply Anika May June 24, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Love the soft pink colour, so pretty!

    Anika |

  • Reply Friendly helper June 24, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Unrelated to post, have you tried installing a water softener to Nori’s bathtub for her eczema?

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite June 26, 2019 at 9:24 pm

      Hi there – A few people have suggested that before and I’m really interested in trying it for both Nori and my husband! Thank you for the helpful reminder. I’m going to research some options since it definitely doesn’t hurt to try!

      • Reply Friendly helper July 1, 2019 at 11:41 pm

        I hope it works out! I have a friend who has tried everything for her baby and finally the water softener worked!

  • Reply Elizabeth T. June 24, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    This is such a cute and cozy outfit <3 🙂 I love the color palette so much!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • Reply Mireia June 24, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Love the color of the set!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Reply Leslie P. June 24, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Great idea!! Random question on this look are you tucking in the shirt all the way around and blousing it a bit or are you doing a french tuck?

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite June 26, 2019 at 9:24 pm

      Hi Leslie! I just have a half tuck going on since I like the look of it untucked in the back (also much more practical since a full tuck usually comes quickly undone for me).

  • Reply Valeri Pighini June 24, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    I agree with everyone else, this is a great color. I decided to order it and give it a try on me. Great suggestion. Thanks. Love, Val

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite June 26, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      Let me know what you think, Val!

  • Reply Steph June 25, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Great idea to do the coordinated look instead of a romper! I just cannot do rompers.

  • Reply Miri June 25, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Oh dear I adore your outfit! I really love to wear linen in summer! Great post.

    lots of love,Miri

  • Reply Grace June 25, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Too stinkin’ cute! Love the play with textures.


  • Reply Kim June 27, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Love the cute, non-boxy top! Bummed that I didn’t read your post till after the blush sold out in my size. I seldom visit A-F but will start.

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