Hi there! I have not, in fact, fallen off the face of the Earth. But I haven't been putting together very many outfits in recent days. I've been on call and sometimes I use that as an excuse not to get dressed and leave the house. And I've been on call for the last three days and I haven't gone anywhere. I was particularly bummed yesterday because though it started as a rather crummy-looking day, it apparently warmed up to 80 degrees. And I had JUST been bitching about being ready for summer weather to the Mister. And then I missed it because I watched too many episodes of Hoarders instead.
But! Today is a lovely 70 degrees and I decided to take my shorts out for a test drive and, well, I just don't know. The expression on my face in these pictures kind of cracks me up, because I was so over these shorts by the time I got to the Gap. My biggest complaint about shorts has ALWAYS been that they ride up in the crotch. And even now, even 50 pounds lighter, even with thighs that don't touch nearly as much as they used to, my shorts are still riding up into my crotch and that's awful awful awful. I felt super self-conscious of it the whole time I was out. It didn't help that people kept looking at my legs because I was convinced they were looking at my upper thighs, where the shorts were starting to bunch. The problem with these shorts is probably that they are a size or two too big for me. And maybe they're too short. I can't decide. As the day wore on, I guess I got used to them. Then in Marshalls, a girl told me, "Hey, I like your legs" and that made me feel a little better. But I'm still on the fence as far as shorts go.
Straw fedora & Floral cardigan - H&M; White v-neck tee - NextLevel via Amazon.com; Navy shorts - Forever 21; Blush patent platform wedges - Guess via DSW
As far as maxi dresses go though, I've found a winner that I will be wearing the hell out of this summer. I found it (where else) at Marshalls and have only had one opportunity to wear it, which I failed to document. I paired it with my H&M hat and my Guess platform wedges, because really, it's true love when it comes to those pieces, as well as a long black cardigan because it was too cold to go without. I have the idea to get a cute cropped blazer to wear with this dress. I tried on my thirfted Perry Ellis blazer, but it hits me too low on the hips to look good with this dress. I need something that's going to hit at my waist. So I'm on the look out for that. I love the pattern on this dress and I love that it has little spaghetti straps instead of being strapless. But what I love the most about this dress is that it is loooooooong. I have a short torso, but long legs, people. And this was plenty long to wear with my beloved platform wedges.
And speaking (again) of Marshalls (they really should pay me for all the love I give them), I ran into these amazing Guess platform peeptoe heels and I wish I had a reason to wear sexy shoes like this more often. Because they were only $29 and they fit so great and they were ridiculously comfortable and easy to walk in. I think I might be a fan of Guess shoes now, b/c seriously. These are sex. But I walked away from them because I don't have many opportunities to wear shoes like this, which would make them an unnecessary purchase and I'm trying to stay away from those.