…my new Pinterest. I know, I know, it’s blasphemy. But for real, I’m lovin me some Tumblr. All the blogs I follow just post pictures that make me feel good inside, like I’m on the beach, with a puppy, sipping on some Chick-fil-a lemonade…ahhh. Check out mine here!
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Since the summer is officially here in South Carolina I’ve been updating my wardrobe for the warmer weather. Jeans technically aren’t “summer-y,” but dammit, I want a pair of white jeans! They’re just adorable. But here are some problems I’ve run into:
- They’re too see through. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve gone into the dressing room so hopeful because I’ve found a pair that were the right length and cut, only to be let down because I could see my underwear in the mirror. Through the jeans. It’s ridiculous.
- They were too tight. I’m definitely not into loose jeans, but I’m not liking these white jeggings that are in stores. At least with jeans, even if they’re a little tight, you don’t see every single detail in your legs (at least if they’re a dark wash). White jeggings leave no secrets.
- I don’t look like Gwyneth Paltrow. And it’s really, really upsetting.
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Here’s my problem: I’m a little picky when it comes to shorts. And when I say a little picky, I mean I literally have two pairs I’m willing to wear. When I was younger I used to just wear jeans in the summer because I hated how shorts looked on me. And that’s because I was shopping at American Eagle and their shorts are literally like two inches long and your butt hangs out more with every step you take. I just couldn’t do it.
So now that I’ve expanded my shopping horizons I’ve gotten some more options. Obviously Target is a favorite, but even theirs can be super short. I usually like my shorts (and when I’m talking about shorts here, I’m talking about denim shorts, cutoffs and what have you) not so short with a cuff at the bottom. Therein lies my problem. I like my shorts to have just a little bit of wear or something, so they’ll look a little worn in and comfy.
I really really do not like these shorts:
They fit most of the criteria I’ve set: they’re not baby shorts, they’re a darkish/medium wash, they have a little wear, and they’re cut-offs. But they don’t have the cuff. And they fray too much at the ends, so it just looks like I bought them like that…which just kills me.
I also like my shorts to be super relaxed so that if I sit down or do any kind of activity they won’t cut into my legs, which seems to be a problem no one in the shorts designing community understands. For instance, these seem way too close to the leg for my taste.
Not that there is anything with liking these shorts. I’m just ridiculously picky when it comes to my own shorts. On other people, these shorts would probably be totally fine. And I might even like them on you. But not me.
Here’s my dilemma: I’ve found my dream shorts. I know where to get them. They’re in my size. They’re in stock…but they’re so out of my budget for a pair of worn-in looking, denim shorts it’s ridiculous. As in $80-$170. Someone help me out and say that J. Crew or Shopbop will have a 50% off sale because I need it now. Like right now.
I’m dying over the shorts in some of these pictures. So jealous.
This first week of classes after Spring Break is being so mean to me. This is what I’m telling myself I’m doing instead of going to class. What about y’all? Where do y’all “go” when real life is rough?
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While I’m on Spring Break lounging around home, literally doing nothing besides waking up late, reading, and enjoying the pretty weather that’s (for now) been gracing South Carolina with its presence, there are people going somewhere even warmer, and a little more tropical. It hit me today that girls have actually already begun buying bathing suits (in February!) and are galavanting around in them on white sand beaches in places like Costa Rica and St. Thomas and the Bahamas.
I know that Target and Victoria’s Secret and department stores stock up on their swimwear ridiculously early, but during the winter, right after Christmas, THEN Valentine’s day, I’m in absolutely no mood to go shopping for bathing suits. So since I won’t, I’ll just look at the ones I do like. Here are some of my faves that I will not be touching with a 10 foot pole for at least another two months.