The Short of It

My closet needs some updating. I mean I need some summer clothes. Shorts really. Now honestly, I don’t care much for shorts and summer clothes. I far prefer sweaters and coats and boots. I hate buying anything as I still have a wee bit of baby weight to lose but I am finding myself wearing the same thing every other day.

Now I’d like to look this fashionable (and maybe if I had those legs I’d like shorts. I bet I would like them quite a lot). I know we are suppose to be talking shorts but look at those shoes. I want them. No where to wear them or nothing to wear them with but still they are so cool. Yes?

Now J Crew is my favorite. I’d like one of each please. But since I like EVERYTHING I can never decide on ANYTHING.
Do you have a favorite brand/style of shorts? That maybe you like so much… so much so… they are like your favorite jeans of the summer? I can’t quite imagine this to be true but I’m on the lookout. Suggestions? Favorites? Do tell. I’m headed to the South where it is sure to be hotter than hot. Although it will be hard to keep cool… I’d like to at least try to look somewhat cool (ha).


  • The Huntress
    Commented on June 18th, 2010 at 2:32pm

    hi! is that third image from J crew, I need those shorts!!! Can't seem to find them on the website???

    I am a short girl and j crew always has great ones! Martin and Osa does too but they are going out of business :(


  • The Huntress
    Commented on June 18th, 2010 at 2:50pm

    found them, nevermind :)

  • Becky
    Commented on June 18th, 2010 at 7:28pm

    I've had a lot of luck with Ann Taylor loft petites. Garnet Hill has some really good-looking shorts right now. I also just bought a lot of inexpensive shorts (I tend to have sticky hands all over me throughout summer and hate wearing anything too nice) at Old Navy which actually aren't all that bad.

  • Exquisite Accessories
    Commented on June 18th, 2010 at 8:30pm

    Oh that outfit is gorgeous I could do with a set like that my favourite shorts are from a shop called Whitchery I dont know if that is in USA? But they do have nice quality clothes. Hope you find something to keep you cool :)

  • Alicia
    Commented on June 18th, 2010 at 10:14pm

    Ann Taylor actually has a great short for summer: not quite a walking short..a bit shorter.
    The fabric is a polished cotton for a crisp look & great cut.
    The price I couldn't beat cuase they're already on sale.

  • Simone - honeyandfizz
    Commented on June 18th, 2010 at 10:44pm

    You lucky things, enjoying summer sunshine. Here in Australia,its still chilly!Once you find the perfect pair of shorts you tend to live in them all summer :)

  • lisaroyhandbags
    Commented on June 18th, 2010 at 11:12pm

    Love the shoes, love the shorts, would LOVE the legs… : )

    Commented on June 19th, 2010 at 1:27am

    White House/Black Market & J.Jill have amazing things for not much $$.

  • LouBoo
    Commented on June 19th, 2010 at 2:36am

    Love Olivia P's look in this shot. Shorts are tricky for sure…I generally go with Boden. Lou x

  • Anna
    Commented on June 19th, 2010 at 5:11am

    For me now comfort is most important…especially after having a baby and your body hasnt quite bounced back yet..its been almost two years and I am only really getting my old body back …it takes a while. 3/4 pants are quite nice for summer if your not a real short shorts person? x

  • Small Burst
    Commented on June 19th, 2010 at 6:43am

    i like shorts; long ones, short ones. my fave is jcrew. i can keep 'em around for years because they fit well and have a classic look about them.

  • rikshaw design
    Commented on June 19th, 2010 at 10:39am

    its so sad..i have given up on shorts until i drop some lbs..
    seriously i tried on 10 different pairs of bottoms from jcrew and they all looked was depressing day in the dressing room..

  • paula
    Commented on June 20th, 2010 at 9:52am

    you know I love J.Crew! the only shorts I own are the cotton chinos from J.Crew. I own them in tons of colors. I figure they are a classic so they wont go out of style any time soon. I get the 3" but I am really short. Love all their pleated cuties too.

  • bink and boo
    Commented on June 20th, 2010 at 10:10pm

    Before I go any further, I would like to say that I used to be a wardrobe stylist, and I believe great style has nothing to do with deep pockets. Ok, here it goes -I am probably committing blogger suicide by typing this this but – Walmart has some very cute shorts right now. I just picked up a pair of blue ticking stripe shorts and a red pair. Anthropologie had very, very, very similar shorts (no joke) but I only paid $10 at Walmart.
    I don't like to invest in shorts, I prefer to wear dresses, so it doesn't make sense for me to spend over $25 for a pair.

  • jules @ The Diversion Project
    Commented on June 21st, 2010 at 10:27am

    hope you find the perfect pair – but i'm seriously crushing on that grey bag actually! jx

  • Anna
    Commented on July 2nd, 2010 at 3:49pm

    Ok so this comment is super late but I love jean shorts from pac sun.
    love love love them.
    and ae has cute cuffed boy shorts.

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