The Long & Short of it

| tank: gift (Target) | shorts: Old Navy | sandals: Target | watch: c/o JORD |

Sometimes you reach in your closet for a pair of shorts, and nothing else will do. I rarely wear shorts, and hadn't bought a pair in literal YEARS; until this year, when I bought four pairs. Now I finally have some shorts that fit, flatter, and I feel comfortable in. 

I saw these in stores first, and eventually ordered them online for super cheap. I was immediately drawn to the fun pattern and tailored look. and I love how colorful these are, they'll match with so many different tops/shoes. 

Since I got out of college, I've very gradually gotten rid of all the "too short" (imo) dresses and skirts I own (and shorts too, not that I had many to begin with.) I realize I'm still pretty young, and can get away with most fashion risks for now, but I just haven't felt comfortable in anything short anymore! Especially in the office (le duh), but also outside of work. These are the perfect length, and though they can be really casual, still feel polished. 

I took this whole outfit home to wear for Jacqui's bachelorette weekend, and also wore it this past weekend, hanging around with friends and picking up Ethan from the airport.

Hope your week is off to a great start! This week I'm working on bachelorette stuff for next weekend, and getting ready for Coren, Marisol, and Carina to be joining me in town on Friday! And 99% of the time I am the most productive person in the world, but yesterday after work, I crashed for another life-changing nap, and went over to Hunter's to finish up True Detective. Let me know if you want to talk about it, but my consensus is- disappointing! Talk to you soon!! 


Danielle Wallace said...

LOVE these shorts!! It killed me all summer that I wasn't able to buy any cute shorts. They just dont make cute shorts for pregnant women! And if they do, they're ugly. -__- I can't believe you have even more bachelorette stuff to do! By the time you get married, your girls better throw you an EPIC bachelorette party! :)

Meghan @ Hayes Days said...

Finding shorts that fit right and are flattering is a hard feat to manage. These look fantastic on you though. I love the pattern.

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

Super cute shorts. I also over the shot shorts.


Priya said...

Aww bummer. And I know, right! It's been a lot of fun, but also a LOT to keep track of!!

Larissa said...

Oh Priya, of course I still wanna be friends :D You are so cute! I think its not at all about being perfect in any sense, I am soooooooooooooooo far away from it. Its just about being conscious... I thinnk if we all are just a little bit conscious then the world will already be a lot better :)
Your shorts are hyper cute and look great on you! I also love colorful shorts this Summer and bought two new ones... and now I spend my Summer in northern Germany where the Summer is so cold that I can hardly wear them ;)

Lauren @ Exploring My Style said...

Those shorts are adorable! I've been loving patterned shorts lately. I haven't owned short-shorts until the past few years so I'm still getting my wear out of them while I can!

Ash @ The Nashvillian said...

I'm the same way with shorts. I never used to wear them except for recently I bought a pair of high-waisted shorts that I seem to live in every weekend. And I'm holding onto one pair of short shorts that I just can't seem to get rid of even though I feel really uncomfortable wearing them (unless it's Bonnaroo lol). I love the pattern on yours - now I want to go shopping! :)

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

I hardly ever wear shorts! I think I just need to find the right pair. I have a few jean shorts, but maybe I'm just self-conscious but they also feel so short! This pair on you is super cute!
Sincerely, Sara

reshma said...

I hear ya, about shorts and short dresses and skirt. I have yet to buy any shorts this year, and come to think of it, I can't recall where shorts this entire summer. But these shorts look perfect! Great cut, length, and colors. I like this simple look with the black tank, but I can totally see you dress it up as well. Great buy! :)

I wish I could claim to be as productive as you. Although, I'm generally not... this past 2 weeks I can definitely say I've been 99% productive as well and totally crashed on the couch last night after a glass of wine.

Brynn said...

Oh, girl! You look amazing in this outfit :) Those shorts are so much fun, and with all the colors, they could be paired with so many different tops! I'm so picky about shorts, and I honestly don't have very many pairs either. They're never really flattering on me at all :(

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