Well, this is uncharacteristic of me. As much as I love fashion, I don't tend to buy a lot of things. I'm willing to bet that over half my wardrobe consists of hand-me-downs or gifts, and when I do go on the hunt for a specific piece, the entire process can take months - I require both good quality and price, which is like finding a needle in a haystack. But something is keeping me cheery this summer (landing a great job, perhaps?), and so here I am, having bought yet another thing from H&M:
As I mentioned before, I had wanted to buy a pair of floral pants and a pair of shorts this summer. Looks like I accomplished both my goals earlier than I thought I would! In terms of shorts, I had three specific designs I steadfastly avoided: denim, frayed ends, and pockets showing from under leg holes. These three things are either so "teenager", or so tacky. What I knew I wanted was structure, side pockets (very, very important), and a trouser-like waistband. I found all of this - and more (floral!!) - from H&M. Club Monaco was obviously the store with the best selection, but considering my wallet isn't bursting with money, and that these H&M shorts are essentially a shorter version of my beloved floral trousers, I'm fully satisfied with this purchase. My parents were worried I would go on a short-shorts shopping spree, but dear mother and father, have you not realized I have more class than that? Although these shorts are just slightly shorter than I would like, with my mom's approval, and a look at the price ($9 after a coupon...I finally found shorts that don't cost more than my trousers), it was clear that this was The One.
Image Source: H&M