May 25, 2013

A Short Encounter

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


  1. Those shorts are adorable, and they look incredibly chic. I am so picky with shorts too; I don't like denim shorts and it seems that's all anyone carries. This is a great find!

    May the force be with you.

  2. so happy to finally wear shorts and for the WARM WEATHER! :)


  3. Hehehe i like the name of the blog post and these are very cute shorts!