Short Stories

So, remember how I hate shorts so much that I made the move to all skirts/dresses, all the time? Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.

Friday, I had an assignment for work that required me to be outside and on my feet for 3 hours. It was in a setting where I would have looked stupid in a skirt, but I didn’t want to wear jeans because it was upwards of 80 degrees out. So, I found my years-old American Eagle Menswear bermudas and tossed them on with a polo and my Target wedges. I need to find new flat sandals to wear for occasions such as this — flip flops would have been too informal, but 3 hours walking around in wedges was pretty dumb. My feet were not pleased for a few days.

Shorts: American Eagle (old). Top: Old Navy. Shoes: Target.

Saturday was more time outside in the heat. I’m a marching band kid, and it was drum major audition day. Two hours inside watching the candidates conduct, two hours outside on a parking lot “learning” how to march. For summer band camp, a yearly event that normally takes place in 90+ degree weather, the standard uniform is “Wear the smallest amount of clothing possible,” which usually translates to a tank top and “cheerleader” shorts. Only acceptable in a band camp environment, right? Because it’s the off-season, and I was seeing people for the first time in months, I wanted to put in a little more effort. Still a tank top and shorts, but a little classier. I love these shorts — got them from Heritage 1981 on the recommendation of Girl’s Life, of all things. One of my best guy friends calls them my “Joseph shorts,” as in, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Super pretty daffodils outside my dorm! Pardon the trash bag.


I didn’t crop my head this way, it’s just how the picture came out, but I like it.

Shorts: Heritage 1981 (old). Tank: Old Navy.

I dislike most shorts, but I’m okay with these because they’re not *super* short. Still, I have trouble getting shorts to work — I always think the proportions are off, and they’re making my legs or my torso look short (that first outfit is particularly awful, ugh). Petite ladies, how do you avoid that? I’ve seen you guys rock shorts and look great — teach me your secrets! 🙂


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