Thursday, May 10, 2012

OOTD and my hunt for some summer shorts!

The other day I stopped by F21 to return this little number I ordered...it ended up being too short once I shortened the straps so it fit right on top.  It was also sheer on the bottom tier so you could see right to my belly button...no thanks.  =(  I decided to try on some of their colored skinny denim while I was there since I had no kids in tow.  I've always wondered how they'd fit.  Let's just say they were all major fails. They were all SO SUPER THIN and ill-fitting.  I've been spoiled by the likes of AG and even Gap with their fabulous fits.  Sorry F21, even your $10 price tags weren't able to lure me in.  Not this time.  While I was in the dressing room I snapped a few pictures of what I was wearing:


Shoe Love!

What I Wore
Bow-tie Top-Loft 
Jackie Cardi-J Crew Factory (recent)
Toothpick Ankle Denim-J Crew Factory (recent)
Paso Fino Sandals-Anthropologie
Bardot Hoop Earrings-Stella & Dot
Tiny Heart Necklace-ETSY
Bracelet-J Crew
Candy Bowl Ring-Banana Republic

This was the first time I wore my new shoes and I loved them!  They are super comfy and I didn't get a single blister.  And as you can see I'm all about bright colored cardigans right now...love me a sunny yellow.   

I actually need to be all about SHORTS right now as well seeing as how I roasted to death in the almost 90 degree weather yesterday at the park.  A few years ago I gave up wearing shorts and have only worn cropped jeans/pants ever since, but I'm thinking this might be the year I need to adopt back the idea that shorts aren't so bad (even though I still don't think they look that great on me).  I have the knobbiest knees ever and they just aren't my favorite thing about myself so I'd rather hide them, however, vanity might not win out this summer.  Another option many women opt for is capris, but for now, I have no interest in these.  They're not my favorite look or style.  So some cute, knee-length shorts is what I have on my radar (Bermuda length--about 12" inseam).  And seriously, they are next to impossible to find (at least the style I'm looking for is).  I have chicken legs so finding some shorts that are more fitted rather than baggy would be better for my body-type I think.  Here are a few options I found (most are pretty pricey though):




(come in a lighter denim, black and white)

Do you wear Bermuda length shorts?  If you see any I haven't mentioned, do tell!  I'd love to hear any suggestions you have on where to find some!


26 comments:

  1. I would check out GAP. Stopped by there last week for a price adjustment and realized they had a nice variety of shorts in terms of color and length. They also had bright-colored chinos. I agree with you on staying away from capris!

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    1. I'll give them a look again, for sure...thanks for the tip!

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  2. oops. I love your blog ! Great combos, and tons of inspiration. I, too, have sworn off shorts in years past...hated my legs. Trying to get better at self-appreciation. I just bought some bermudas at Old Navy. I am 5"2, and these are not too long, they are just right.As I am having a serious kelley green and navy moment...I bought the navy. They have several colors. I think they are great. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks so much! I will take a look there as well...colored shorts that are knee-length are even harder to find then regular denim it seems!

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  3. I love the J Crew Summer weight shorts, they're 9" inseam I think I love that they cover most of my leg. They are light weight, come in a wide array of colors and are super cute!!!

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    1. Thanks Molly...unfortunately 9" are a bit too short for what I'm looking for. I need around 12". I know, I'm difficult, right?!! lol

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  4. I have a pair of the J Crew summer weight. I got the purple, in the bermuda length. I have worn them several times already. Check them out.

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  5. Ahh, the Bermuda hunt. I eagle-eye watch for them every summer season. I've bought several at J.Crew in season's past with a 13" inseam, and you can still find them on ebay. Here's a link to a buy it now in the EXACT shorts I'm talking about....you're a size 2, right?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/J-CREW-Womens-City-Fit-Classic-Twill-Bermuda-Shorts-Lot-of-2-Navy-Khaki-sz-2-/261018508501?pt=US_CSA_WC_Shorts&hash=item3cc5ea5cd5
    Anthro will come out with some bermuda options other than the denim ones they have already. I've bought at least 5 or 6 pairs of bermuda shorts there over the years that are plaid patterned. Good luck, Lady!

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    1. Thanks for that link Molly...good to know eBay may have some from years past...wasn't sure they ever had any 12". I'll check it out!

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  6. I am loving this bow-tie top!!!

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  7. Oh yay - I am so happy that the fit on the sandals worked out - they are so super cute on you! Love the sunny cardi, too! I do wear shorts in the summer when I am outside - it's just too sweltering! Bermuda's are awful on my short legs though. I hope there are some more options online for you soon, I will keep my eyes peeled.

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    1. Thanks Jan! Yes, LOVE the sandals...they're so fun!

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  8. Watch Land's End Canvas - they only have a few pairs up right now, but I love their shorts and have several pairs in lots of fun spring/summer colors!

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  9. Like you, I absolutely HATE my knees and avoid shorts like the plague, although with temperatures here about to hit the 100's, I might just have to deal with it. I do have a couple pairs of bermuda-length shorts, although since I'm only 5', I feel like they look a little funny on me. What's a girl to do? Stick with skirts, I suppose. ;) Love your bright cardi and those shoes!

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    1. Thanks so much! And I agree, what is a girl to do? =)

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  10. http://www.target.com/p/Mossimo-Womens-Bermuda-Short-w-Double-Belt-Loop-Fit-3-Assorted-Colors/-/A-13902884

    http://www.target.com/p/Mossimo-Supply-Co-Juniors-Denim-Short-Assorted-Colors/-/A-13932830

    Just saw these during my last trip to Target.

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    1. Oooh, thanks for the tip! I'll take a look at them next time I'm there!

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  11. I usually get my longer length shorts from BR: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?searchCID=25789&vid=3&pid=656134&scid=656134032

    They look cute with flats and a T or with a dressier top and wedges :)

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    1. Thanks for the link Michelle, I'll definitely look there!

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  12. You look gorgeous!! I love your hair and I keep thinking about those sandals .... should I or shouldn't I??? I am also the same with shorts but last year I found a great pair at gap and an amazing pair of Citizens at Nordstrom .... SO worth the money because I ended up wearing them almost every day! Good luck!!

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    1. Thanks Jess! And, YOU SHOULD! haha...How's that for being a bad influence? =) I looked through Nordstrom online the other day but didn't see much...perhaps I missed something or more might be coming since summer isn't officially here yet. I'll keep my eyes peeled! =)

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  13. I wear Bermudas against my better judgement- my butt looks HUGE, but I still love them, ha ha...

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