A Shorts Story

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Remember a month ago I was on a hunt for some appropriate length summer shorts?! Well I found a few great pairs and wanted to share them with you so you can stock up before summer is over. The end of a season is a great time to buy basics for next year because most things are on sale so you can save money ahead of time! You’re welcome. πŸ˜‰

It was pretty frustrating how many stores I had to go to and shorts I tried one before I was able to find some that had a great fit and my butt wasn’t hanging out. Like, what is the deal with some of the stuff in stores these days? Your butt shouldn’t be hanging out of your shorts and crop tops the size of your bra aren’t shirts! Am I right?! Ok, end rant! πŸ˜‰

So anyways, I did the leg work for you and found some great shorts and styled one of my favorite pairs for this post! But more on that later. πŸ˜‰ This pair of solid black shorts from H & M is under $25 and would be great for both day and night. The length is perfect and they run true to size. If you can wear shorts to work these would be adorable with a printed blouse and wedges! πŸ™‚Β 

HM Shorts

I hit the cute short jack pot at the J. Crew Factory Outlet. Not only was everything on sale but the lengths were all appropriate and I LOVE patterns so I was so excited with what I found! I linked them on Instagram awhile back and it looks like the watermelon pair is still fully stocked, the swans are limited and the black is also limited BUT comes in 2 other colors that are available so there’s plenty to choose from. The fit for all are true to size and you can’t tell from the stock photo but the black has a paisley pattern in the fabric and bonus they feel like pajamas. Did I mention they’re all on sale?! Woohoo! The blue looks shorter then they are, I promise.

If you haven’t checked out Altar’d State, it’s one of my favorite stores and it’s impossible to leave the store without a few new pieces. They have everything from home decor to accessories to clothing and it’s just SO CUTE! I found a pair of jean shorts at the beginning of summer from there and had success when I went back again for more shorts. How cute are these two pairs?! One has just a peak of lace and the other has a full lace trim, which I love. Both on sale for under $10! WHAT! I’ve worn them constantly and love their length! They fit true to size but not all sizes are available so check online and in store to try to snag some for yourself!

Shorts

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I’m actually wearing the second pair as we speak and just love them. From travel to everyday style they’re really my go to pair. I styled them with this adorable tied up ruffle sleeve shirt and both my bow slides and my rose gold sneakers (which are sold out BUT I found 3 almost identical pairs for even cheaper, go figure) because I just couldn’t decide which one to wear the other day since I wear both of them so much, ha! This cardigan is one of my favorite finds and it’s perfect for a travel day and chilly summer nights and will be on repeat all fall and winter! Highly recommend!


Photos: Green Eyes Imaging

Outfit Details

|Chelsea28 Cardigan|Bobeau Top also comes in 4 other colors|Altar’d State Shorts|Forever 21 Bow Slides|Blondo Sneakers sold out, similiar here, here and here|Le Specs Sunnies|Kendra Scott Earrings|Made by MaryΒ Necklace|BP Bag, similar here|Wristology Watch|MarleyLilly Bracelet|Baublebar Monogram Bracelet|Alex and Ani Unicorn (20% of procedes go to child miracle hospital), Pineapple, Feather, Mermaid|Dior “475” Lipstick|

Can you believe this coming weekend is September and we’re heading into to fall already?! We’re going out of town for one of my best friends weddings and some much needed family time for a few days and I can’t wait! This will be Sophia’s first time at the beach soo I’m sure there will be lots of fun instagram stories ahead so make sure you’re following along! We’re getting too close to one with this sweet girl andΒ I think I’ve cried more in the last month about Sophia growing up then I have since she was out of the newborn stage! Ugh! Motherhood is such an emotional rollercoaster!! πŸ™ I’ve tried so hard to enjoy every stage and day with her and it still FLEW by! But more on that another time! For now, stock up on these adorable shorts and enjoy every day you get with your loved ones!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Madelyn

 

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