This is so embarrassing to admit, but I have only owned one pair of shorts for the past five or six years. They were a pair of denim "short shorts" from American Eagle that were frayed where the hem should have been. I noticed that they seemed to be getting shorter and shorter every year (they were washed a lot, because hey, I only had one pair!). Well I finally decided that this was the year they needed to go, and I obviously needed a replacement. I sort of loath shopping, so it was a chore to find a new pair. I struggled finding something that didn't make me look like I was trying to relive my teenage years, but also something that didn't say "mom shorts."
These J. Crew shorts ended up being perfect for me. Yes, the ones with only a 3 inch inseam. People, I am a short shorts kinda girl, mostly because I am short and anything longer than 3 or 4 inches looks almost capri length on me. Seriously, I loved these so much I bought another pair in pink. Now that I will have the opportunity to wear shorts more than just the weekends I figure I need more than one pair.
I wore this outfit on Saturday, which was hot and muggy - and a bit rainy. Usually in high humidity I opt for a basic pony tail with my hair, because anything else just ends up a hot mess. However, I have been trying to make a bit more of an effort lately. As a result I came up with this idea to do two half french braids pulled back into a pony tail. It has been the perfect solution for me, and I repeated the look again on Sunday.
Honestly, I think my style is still a bit in limbo here. As I mentioned in my previous Pretty Mommy post, it has been a bit of a difficult transition between my classy office look that I loved, and now my mostly SAHM look. I miss dressing up in skirts and dresses, and while I know that some moms can still make that look work - I just haven't be able to.
While I am still trying to determine my style, this outfit does have a few elements that are totally me. Fun shoes and bright colors. I can't forget to mention that the loose fitting top does make nursing a hassle free event.
P.S. - here's my photographer's attempt to get me and Baby Girl in the same photo. She's constantly on the move!