Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Short Story

maine 4

maine 4

maine 4
works cited: thrifted shorts and watch; j. crew striped shirt; crewcuts sweatshirt; volcom sandals

I am aware that shorts are not the most flattering garment for my figure. While full skirts may win the prize for flattering shape, shorts really take the cake for best garment in the arenas of tree climbing, long walks, scrambling over rocks, riding bicycles, and sitting cross-legged on the porch. Ergo, I shall continue to wear them on vacation as I'm keener to hike through tidepools and wade in mud than I am to inadvertently show my unders to fellow tourists.

33 comments:

Courtney H. said...

You look so happy in these pictures! Looks like your vacation is going well.

I really love these sandals and want to order a pair. For us half-sizers, would you recommend ordering a size up or down?

Michelle said...

I think those shorts look great on you. I don't think they're unflattering at all.

Genny said...

Well said!

Mel said...

Adorable! You're crazy; those shorts are flattering!

Job and Rachael said...

I am pretty sure you could wear a paper bag and look good ;) Yay for adventuring, it looks like you are having an awesome vacation! :)

becoming teacher misty said...

Vacation looks pretty on you. :)

Courtney Erin said...

I think the shorts are perfectly flattering on you! And I love that you added the striped shirt.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Karen said...

I think the shorts look sgrea on you and I love the outfit!! Plus the photos are amazing - such a great backdrop!!

xox,
karen

www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I think the shorts look good on you! But you would look really elegant in Bermudas. I wish I could wear those, but alas, I am too short.

Jen

kelsey williams said...

so cute. i could live in this.

turn that frown upside down said...

Hahaha I know what you mean :)
Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Jess
turn that frown upside down

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

I think your shorts look great!

XO
Lenore

emmy said...

Girl, flaunt those legs!

AJD ∞ said...

Ha! I love your explanation on wearing shorts. Does anyone really look good in shorts, though? No. Therefore, I think you're in good company here. :]

Julie said...

You look great in shorts! Don't fret! I love the shrunken sweatshirt over a striped top! A great casual look!

Melanie said...

I freakin love that sweatshirt.

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wildchild said...

oh shush. your shorts look good. diy?

Jul said...

Great outfit, simple but cute. And those sandals are amazing.

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Elaine said...

I Love it!!! Totally cute and casual!

Anonymous said...

Those shorts are oh so flattering. If they aren't flattering for you, who would they be flattering for?!?!

x

MONKEYFACE said...

Hehe, "unders." And the shorts look adorable, what the eff are you talking about, Tania? Also I LOVE this mustard rock formation you guys found! Hope you're having a blast out there :)

Anonymous said...

I think you look great in shorts! They're very flattering on you. The perfect vacation look!

Dee

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

courtney--size down! i am ordinarily an 8.5 but the 8 fits perfectly. (sorry it took me all day to get back to you on this).
anonymous #1--thank you! i love bermudas but i have a similar do-they-look-good conundrum with them as i do with cutoffs. but i have a pair in my closet, maybe i'll let you be the judge when i wear them :)

SoFashionistica said...

Man! I bet you are having alot of fun over there, eating lobster and being able to just relax and do your own thing. I have to get away and take a vacation soon myself.
As for the outfit, very cute, I like how you let a bit of your shirt stick out from the bottom of your sweater.

Between Laundry Days said...

I feel the exact same way about shorts. I might be a tiny human, but I'm not a twig, and shorts look iffy on me sometimes. But I just keep coming back because they are easily the comfiest summer pieces. Hey, wear what you want, right? :)

Tracy said...

You look great in shorts! Loving the stripes!

Rebecca said...

the shorts look great! nice length, they look fine in photos that's for sure!

Kara said...

I agree most of the time shorts don't look good on people but you totally have the legs to wear shorts! So rock them. :D

Sorcha said...

I definitely wouldn't say those shorts aren't flattering. Your legs go on for miiiiles!

See Kate run. said...

Nope, you look adorable in those shorts. Sometimes a certain silhouette flatters the best of the best, but don't always forego the shorts- you look awesome. (And it's a totally casual, different vibe than usual. I dig!)

Lauren said...

I'm glad you're enjoying Maine. I'm a native and this is my favorite time of year. Even though it isn't warm yet, its quiet and calm. Only a few weeks until the tourist season sets in...

tasty moog said...

ha, if you can't wear shorts, then no one should! you look perfectly fine, healthy and happy. :)

AbominableAmie said...

I always think shorts are unflattering on me... but after hearing you say that and seeing that you look just fine (beautiful, even) then maybe my shorts don't look so bad after all.

Either way, I would rather be less cute if that meant I could freely climb trees.

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