This is such a weird time of year for clothes. I’m ready for Easter to get here so we can just wear white pants and sandals and get on with the summer festivities.
I mean, it’s been over 80 degrees here all week. Winter? Is done.
In fact, I’m not sure winter ever really showed up. We had a few chilly days but that was about it.
And now I’m ready for flip-flops and skirts and white jeans.
But I’m not ready for shorts. I don’t know that I’ll ever be ready for shorts again. It’s like I told a friend this week, shorts are tricky. When I think they’re a good length while I’m standing up, they’re going to be too short if I try to sit down. If I get them to a length where I feel comfortable sitting down, then I look like I’m on the LPGA tour when I stand up. Which is fine if you’re playing golf, but not if you just want a cute pair of shorts to wear to the grocery store.
Or maybe I just have shorts issues.
Anyway, I’m not featuring any shorts this week because I’m not sure they fit in my life anymore. Maybe the only shorts I’ll wear from here on out will be running shorts.
1. afternoon sunshine lace dress
This happy little yellow dress is so cute. And I love the lace. It would be perfect for Easter.
The other day I was talking to my friend Sophie and she mentioned that she was looking for a pair of colored jeans but with a flared leg. And I think I said something along the lines of “That doesn’t exist”.
But then curiosity got the better of me and I consulted the google. Lo and behold, such a thing does exist. You can also find a more expensive version by Elizabeth and James for $225.
I really like this tunic. It’s different than other tunics with its cute button details and fun collar.
I mentioned yesterday that I’m on the search for gold sandals. I know I want something really simple and so these are definitely a contender.
Noonday has in their spring collection of jewelry and I saw this necklace and it was love at first sight. It’s so beautiful.
I looked for these in the store at Gap yesterday and they didn’t have them. But I love the way they look online. And they come in a bunch of different colors.
Of course I would like the gold.
Another Gap item. Dear Gap, Are you trying to woo me back after I’d sworn I was done with you forever?
8. mosaic cuff
Swoon. Love the colors in this.
This is just the cutest. Love the bright colors and think of all the variations of colored jeans you could wear with it.
10. one stop shopper tall tote
I thought this bag was a cute summer option. Love the hot pink detail on the bottom.
That’s it for this week. I’m about to head out for a night with the girls. Imagine how bad you’d need a night out with your friends after spending all day in a cave with a bunch of third graders.
And know that I need to go out even more than whatever you just imagined.
Y’all have a great Friday.
Lovely photos of pretty clothes and such … but just had to say for the record: enjoy these days of wearing little strappy sandals with tiny soles and no support – because sadly the day will come when you long for sensible comfortable shoes because otherwise your feet they will not function and they will hurt!
Or maybe it’s just me — about the time I turned 45ish I had to wear sensibler shoes.
good news: sensible shoes are getting a bit cuter.
Enjoy your night out!
I’m 33 and HAVE to have foot support with my shoes. My poor feet can’t take it anymore! I do love those gold sandals but I know what those cute little things would do to me.
Have a great weekend!
So about 3 years ago I instituted a firm “no shorts” policy in my own life. Of course, I do not live in the San Antonio heat. But I was having the same qualms you are–and I have said the exact LPGA line to other people. I did break my policy last year and bought one pair of shorts from LOFT. But I think they will stand alone. I totally understand. Why do shorts have to be so difficult?
I think I’m too old for shorts, big sigh. This summer I’m going to be the skirt lady. I may be too old for tank tops too and that really makes me sad. These over-50 arms of mine are about as toned as they’ll ever be at this point in my life but the jiggle factor forbids sleeve-less. But I love the cuff and the neckless you profiled, really cute!
Meant to write ‘necklace’.
LOVE that bracelet !!
Question for you-I’m 40 and chunky, could I pull off the colored jeans, or should I stay clear?
Thoughts. . .
Haha, I was thinking the same thing…those might be better suited for my 12 year old 🙂
I burst out laughing and continued to laugh for the next 5 minutes over the shorts thing. I’m so glad it’s not just me!! It’s the bane of my existence (not quite, but we all know that drama is fine here) that I can’t find a good pair of jean shorts to canoe in, or a pair of cargo shorts that actually, well. STAY ON ME. what?! So I was falling over laughing over the shorts description because THAT’S EXACTLY IT. Bermuda shorts are fine, but then they are thin, and THEN they scrunch up in the waist because I’m not stick thin. hahahahahahaha.
So great. and SO frustrating! ack. hahaha.
Thanks for the great laugh, Big Mama.
~ Jean Marie
Shelly the Chic Crafty Chick
I love the color of the jeans, but I am not a flare person. And I love the colors in the cuff too. I just purchased a white jean jacket at Old Navy and I’ve been wanting to wear it. I may throw caution to the wind and just do it.
I made my best friend buy that crochet peasant top at the Gap in Huebner Oaks yesterday. It looks fabulous with skinny denim capris. It also looked way better on her (she’s 5’5″) than me (5’8″) because of where that ruffle hit on the hips.
I swore off Gap (and Old Navy, Banana Republic, and any other affiliates) when I found out they are on the child labor/sweat shop list.
I’m so glad to see that I’m not the only one with the shorts dilema. All I can find are either coochie-momma short or maw-maw long. What happened to the nice regular length shorts that look good on a mom in her mid-40’s?? They just don’t seem to exist anymore!!! 🙁
Living in super duper hot South Texas I have no choice but to find some that will work. Heck the high her today is supposed to be 88!!! 🙂
I completely agree on the shorts. Very tricky item to wear if you aren’t 17.
Love the tote. Have a great week-end.
Ahh….shorts. How badly I want thee—and how much do I despise that I can’t find thee. I’m under 40 and it good shape, but it’s still a monumental. Two choices out there: too long or too short (throw some ‘too tight’ in there, too). Too frustrating.
They only have a few of these left but I really like them. And they fall below the $15 mark.
Also, shorts are an enigma for me, too. 🙁
They have the gold flipflops at the Gap outlet in San Marcos. I just left there.
Well, they have some similar gold flip flops . They aren’t the exact same ones, but they are all gold like those.
I pulled the shorts trigger this year. I KNOW. Only because I can’t stand another summer of trying to survive the heat in white jeans. So I took a chance, and bought a couple of pairs of colored denim shorts from the Gap. They arrived last week, and I’m happy to say that they fit and they’re cute! At first, I was scared to walk outside in them. BUT THEN, when I did, and I realized how much cooler I’ll be this summer, I embraced it. No turning back.
This comment has nothing to do with fashion…but I had to share this with you…I’ve recently fallen in love with Downton Abbey. When I was telling one of the doctors I work for about it he pulled up a spoof that is maybe the funniest thing I’e ever seen…do a search for “Downton Arby’s”…if you haven’t seen it, I promise you’re going to be laughing out loud! Enjoy!
I’ve decided that I need to starve myself for a good six months or so, in order that the size 0 colored skinny jeans available at H&M would fit. Because that’s all they have left, at least at the store I visited. How, if over half the population is a size 12, do they under stock on anything over a size 8 and overstock on 0’s and 2’s?
First. World. Problems.
This post made my heart sing…you are speaking my language sister…bring on the white pants! Also, That tunic was a must have but apparently everyone else thinks so too-sold out :(. Thanks for the fun read!
Totallly! I can’t seem to find perfect-fittingg shorts ANYWHERE! Whatever happened to the hip walking short back in the day?! :O I knew, I should have stocked up for this generation…but also, I love the gold shoes and bracelet! 🙂
Must tell you – I loved the Gap tunic and it tricked me into shopping Gap online and finding not one but four spring cardigans plus that top! Loved it! (And I blamed my purchase totally on you when I discussed it with my hubs!)
Oh do I have shorts issues! It gets so hot here, New Orleans area, you HAVE to wear shorts…But, I turn 40 (!) next month, and really, does shorts have a place in my life? I do not know. I do not like long shorts…short shorts are just wrong. What kind of shorts do we wear at this age? Maybe they are called Capris! Lol