Hey Shortie

Skort not withstanding, this is the first time I've worn shorts on the blog this year. It's probably only the fifth time I've worn shorts all summer. For many years I've had a love/hate relationship with shorts. There was a long span of time when I refused to wear them outright, but as with most things I previously swore off, my persistence in being part of the blogging community persuaded me otherwise. I found light, swingy shorts that looked and felt more like skirts, I discovered their eases and advantages, but I still haven't gotten over my number one issue, the attention they draw to my thighs.

Shorts now exist in my wardrobe of course, I even bought a new pair last month, though I've yet to wear them. Every time I try them on I convince myself they are just a little too curve hugging for comfort, and retreat to the safety of this baggy boyfriend cut, no matter how bad my derriere looks in them.

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The Rundown
Lace Cold Shoulder Top H&M similar
Boyfriend Shorts Old Navy similar
Espadrilles Soludos x Lemlem similar
Palma Wide Fedora Lack of Color
Vintage Macrame Tote Etsy
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Nail Color "Fishnet Stockings" Essie

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  1. Wearing shorts is such a major psychological challenge. I wish it weren't, but that's just reality. I have one pair of denim shorts that I absolutely love the idea of, but I usually only make it about half a day in them before I feel too exposed. If it's too hot out, I will then move on to my other, way less flattering but far more substantial denim shorts, which I've had for years and were, until recently, the only pair of shorts I felt comfortable in. I say until recently because I found a pair of longer paper bag waist shorts from Zara recently and they have completely changed how I feel about wearing shorts in general. It's amazing what a longer, less fitted cut can do for your self-esteem. That said, I think you look fabulous in these shorts - I love the whole effortlessly summer look of this outfit.

  2. Well I think you look great in these shorts! And too funny about not liking the look from behind! I think some of my shorts probably aren't the most flattering from that view either but I've stopped worrying about that this summer. I'm also with you on blogging pushing me to try a lot of things I wouldn't otherwise!! Funny how that works!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  3. I have so many different types of shorts. I definitely have a pair like this and I love them even though my but looks baggy too ;) Sometimes its comfort over style, hah!

  4. I pretty much avoid shorts for similar reasons - it's amazing how many of our personal anxieties get presented in our clothing choices. For what it's worth, I think these shorts look brilliant on you.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. Gorgeous look. This blouse looks super cute on you. xx

    Nina's Style Blog

  6. Loving these shorts on you! I was so huge on skirts and dresses over the years, that I'm surprisingly myself this year with a huge shorts kick <3
    Green Fashionista

  7. Outfit is very cute, you look very youthful and dynamic. love


  8. They are cute shorts, I love the white top with them! You definitely have the legs for shorts - you don't need to feel self conscious at all, you look awesome in them! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  9. I'm like you...I don't wear them much. But I definitely wear them more now than I did 5 or even 10 years ago. I figure, life is short...wear what we want. And you have such great legs, so there's no reason not to!

  10. I love shorts and your looks so cute on you. This entire outfit is perfect!


  11. I never wear shorts except workout shorts. I just think skirts are more comfortable!! But everyone else always look super cute in them. This is such a great summerly look!


  12. I have a similar relationship with shorts, and also wear a similar style more often than anything else. But I'm trying to just forget my hangups and wear them anyway--it is so hot after all. I love how you styled this pair, I think they look flattering with the flowy top and espadrilles!

  13. WOW this is a nice style, love the bag, so unusual!


  14. You look wonderful in shorts! I think you should wear them more often. Honestly your legs look great!

  15. That top is sooo cute on you dear! Love the details, chic and sooo elegant on you! Love your Espadrilles too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  16. I've been looking for a pair of denim shorts that hit the thigh right in the middle... of course its yet to be found.
    Like you I become very conscious and self aware when I wear shorts. I worry about how to sit, if I cross my legs or not, or just sit on the edge of the chair, because that way cellulite will not appear so evidently...
    Over they years I almost stopped wearing them but now have about 6 -

  17. I forgot to add that you look really good here and that I am pretty sure the attention to the thighs is in your head.

  18. OMG we are tweens?!? I have that exact blouse from H & M and just Yesterday I was thinking I need to wear it again and now I have outfit inspiration 😉