Monday, December 29, 2014

Dressy Shorts

   I don't drive much these days.  I wish I could say it was in the name if some great cause, but it's really just because I hate driving and I currently live in a country where everything is the opposite of what I'm used to.  So, I walk.  Everywhere.  Or take the train, and then walk.  I really enjoy it most days.  I arrive at my destination with a clear head, feeling accomplished.  Unlike when I drive and arrive frustrated and ready to bark at the next person who gets in my way.  The trouble linked with all this is how to dress for the commute.  Is it raining?  There goes wearing flats.  Is it windy?  There goes the short skirt.

    One fine summer morning I stepped out to perfectly calm weather.  As the day progressed the wind picked up.  By noon I didn't have enough hands to keep my skirt held down for 360 degree coverage and I still had a very long trek home.  I darted into the nearest shop, which happened to be junior's clothing.  I grabbed the only pair of shorts I could find (size XL was the nearest to an adult size available),  paid and walked back to the dressing room.  They were on clearance for just over $6 and I put them on  knowing they would do their job today and keep my under-carriage covered and then I would never wear them again.

     Maybe it was the unhappy circumstances in which I bought them, but I kind of hated them at first.  The material was thin, there's a big bow on the front.  I felt a little too old to wear them and they just didn't interest me.  But, I kept them.  The more I looked at them, the more potential I saw.  So, I started to experiment.

    Dressy shorts?  I never would have gone for them, but I'm so glad I kept trying.  These simple shorts have become one of my favorite pieces and the low price made trying something new a worry-free endeavor. 

Shop the Outfits:

Peter Pan Blouse by Forever 21

Emerald Blouse with Navy Horse Print by Target
Black Tights by ModCloth
Black Leather Ballet Flats by Jessica Simpson

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