Who wears short-shorts? NOT ME.

Saturday, July 31, 2010
Being modest is hard in the summer time. I often opt for skirts because I like a little breeze now and then. Then there are mom-shorts..... It's hard to pull off bermuda/walking shorts. The secret is to have a looser fit and to roll up the hems like you just don't care...but you really do and spend hours trying to achieve that perfect J.Crew roll. (I didn't.) (No...I did.)
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After playing around with different tops and accessories, I decided to do a classic, casual look with the ruffle neckline and pearls. I didn't want it to be too dressy so I added these wedges.
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Wearing faux pearl necklace ($5), secondhand necklace ($.75), J.Crew Outlet tee (gift from my mom), Gap shorts ($11), Old Navy wedges ($15), H&M sunglasses ($1), and thrifted quilted purse ($4).

66 comments :

  1. You look great! I am sure you would look even great in short-shorts!!! But then you look good in everything :)

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  2. SO beautiful and I love your hair like that!

    Elaine, you ARE an inspiration!

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  3. This is so darn chic! I love the I didn't. No... I did. That got a laugh out of me, for sure.

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  4. i love this. i really LOVE this especially your shoes. heels and bermudas are such a fun combo!

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  5. I love this look paired with pearls. Looks great!


    -Amanda
    (The Pretty Pauper)
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  6. love this outfit. love love love! wish i were wearing it right now.

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  7. Beautiful look, you wear knee-length shorts so well.

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  8. Love the look of the shorts Elaine, something different and cool. I also like your wedges plus the bag....brilliant idea love

    take care always
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  9. You look so great in these shorts! Short-shorts are so hard to pull off unless you're like 12, so if I wear them, they're usually much longer. Love your wedges!

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  10. I love your styling of simple t-shirt, shorts, and pearls lately! And you are absolutely right - Bermuda shorts are tough to style! But you absolutely nail it :)

    Small Time Style

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  11. oooh! I'm totally digging this! Your shorts look magnificent! I like the roll a lot. And I hate shorts too. Breeze please! Actually I don't think I even have any shorts this summer, I've been wearing pants rolled up to capris. (Actually they aren't hemmed so I can't even wear them as pants)

    and of course pears with white and ruffles are a sure way to win me over every time.

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  12. LOL, you could, I'm glad you don't! =) This looks great.

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  13. You pulled off this look with grace and style. Looking good lady!
    noguiltfashion.blogspot.com

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  14. Such a cute outfit! And your hair is adorable! How are you making it so curly/messy? I would love to know!
    Natasha
    http://www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  15. You look really tall in the last photo and this outfit has a really cool, laid-back silhouette. I absolutely adore your purse and your sunnies are pretty boss. :D

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  16. you're so right! talk about the perfect j.crew roll!! LOL you look amazing as always!
    xx

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  17. you look super chic <3

    love,vdcouture

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  18. haha, nice jcrew roll!! it looks great. i never wear short shorts either!! maybe i should give bermuda shorts another try--your outfit looks so cute!!

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  19. Cute shorts. Looks like you got the roll just right. :)

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  20. great look. i wish i had this exact look in my closet...well, i wish i had your cute body so then i could wear whatever i want! ;)

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  21. Great look! Casual yet classy. Lovely.

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  22. You look so cute in these! Being modest in Summer is hard. I love fall and winter for that reason! But you rock this!!

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  23. Cute, you really pull this look off. I have a hard time getting longer shorts to look "right". I think your advice about looser and rolled is great.

    Also, you are just stunning in these photos, as usual.

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  24. You look great in this outfit! Definitely one of my favorites for the summer. Oh, I wish the sun will shine over San Francisco already. I truly do miss it.

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  25. Love this outfit! Very nice... I think the shorts look great. I love bermudas.

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  26. lovely top <3<3

    @gabriellaudrey
    http://littlemissaudrey.blogspot.com/

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  27. THIS IS OFFICIALLY ONE OF MY FAVOURITE LOOKS FROM YOU. E.V.E.R.

    simple, chic & classy

    and the simple roll of the hems is genius!!!

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  28. I love the way these shorts look and such great accessories, too.

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  29. great great look!
    Im gonna try this one, even tho i know it wont suit me as much because im curvier on the bottom, but ill still give it a go when its warm!
    love the bag too! great find!
    :))

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  30. You look great! I love how the shorts look with the wedges, still comfy but not that sporty. I don't wear short shorts either..I don't feel comfy in them!
    Have a great week!

    Diana
    Songs and Fairy Tales

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  31. I am loving this outfit so much! :D

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  32. Okay wow. You make those shorts look so chic - I would never consider a length like that but damn girl! x

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  33. I love the whole look, I think the sandals really pull it together!

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  34. Great outfit, you look both casual and chic at the same time :) Perfect.

    L x

    Half Dressed

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  35. I definitely agree that it's hard to be modest in the summer time. It's just so hot - I don't want to wear anything but a swim suit. But I'm pretty sure no one would appreciate that... You look way cute (like ALWAYS) and I love the J. Crew roll :)

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  36. I think bermuda shorts can be a great element in a woman's wardrobe, but I tend to like mine a little more close-fitting. That way I can wear a blousy top and not look huge.

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  37. I love them all, especially those shorts!

    Happy Sunday!

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  38. Simple and chic!


    D E G A I N E

    http://www.fashiondegaine.com

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  39. Yes! I am that girl who spends way too much time on something that is supposed to look thrown together! Thanks for the kick in the pants to remember to keep it simple. Love this!

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  40. i really like your outfit. i dont look as good as you do in bermudas. i'll look rather guyish :P
    anyways thanks a lot for your comment, it meant a lot ;)

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  41. cute look. i love your top.

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  42. You did a great job! You look super sweet and adorable :)

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  43. These look really cool. I'm not a fan of really short shorts either, so these seem perfect.

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  44. Cute! I love the girly accents of the top/necklace with the more masculine shorts.

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  45. talk about a cute outfit on a low budget. i cant believe your entire outfit was less than $30. i love the shorts !

    xx lue

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  46. This is such a classic look. And that is a spot-on J.Crew roll. :)


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  47. I love this look! You've inspired me to give something like this a shot :)

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  48. Loving the shorts with the ladylike top and pearls. And different shoes. Glad I was sitting down otherwise the shock may have overwhelmed me. *wink*

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  49. super cute outfit, I never thought to roll the hem, that's what has been missing from them, everytime i try them on they look off and now I know why!!!

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  50. I LOVE your modest summer look; very Audrey Hepburn!! :)

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  51. You look amazing! I really admire your simple style which always look great!

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  52. You are so darling! Im green with envy!

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  53. I love the outfit! I love the white tee too. I'm not very kind to anything I own that's white... and even if I am kind to my white, my 4&6 year old...not so much... :}

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  54. Looks great. I do not wear shot shorts either. I think they look, well, inappropriate. My husband tells me he does nto want to see me dressed like Dora the explorer, haha, but I think you pulled this style off nicely and need to reconsider buying some shorts like those.

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  55. They look fantastic on you! But then you have such nice thin legs. There's no way I could go near that look, but I always envy people who can!

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  56. Cute outfit! Love the shoes! ;-)

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  57. Yes, shorts make summer hard for me. I'm fairly tall, and short styles keep getting shorter, or go all the way for capris which is longer than what I'd like. So I agree, staying modest in the summer can be tough when there aren't any shorts long enough to come even close to your knees.

    I did luck out and find a chocolate brown khaki pair, that nearly grazed my knee, and i was so desperate for shorts I compromised and bought them. Not long enough to roll up and look as cool as these, but close.

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  58. excellent. i have the worst time finding shorts. so i don't own any. i have 3 pairs of capris and that's it. i need to follow your lead on this one though, because it looks great!

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  59. Well it worked out wonderfully, you look lovely!

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