Blue + Shorts: Spin the Pin

There has been one article of clothing that I have avoided for many, many years…SHORTS!  Yes, that summer staple that seems to strike fear into the minds of many plus size ladies (and many slim ladies as well!).  This year, however, I have found several pair that I just could not pass up because of 1. the style and 2. the fit.Old Navy Smocked Soft Shorts

This pair of blue patterned shorts from Old Navy really caught my eye.  The smocked, stretch waist and generous, soft cut allowed them to flow around my upper legs nicely.  I have shown this pair a couple of times on Instagram while playing with Luke in the backyard and at his first trip to the beach.  When Jo of iCurvy posted the below image from Not Dressed as Lamb for her Spin the Pin challenge, I knew it was time to bite the bullet and show them on an official post.Inspiration Pin

I love the pattern mixing here with the blue floral, gray stripes, and black & white bird print.  Tried as I did to go for the mix, the color combination of blue, white, and yellow from this inspiration outfit won in my book for me to create a whole new look for myself.

Old Navy Smocked Soft Shorts

This is a dressy way of wearing shorts and although I have not been diligent with my self tanner regimen, I still felt super confident wearing this ensemble.  The yellow from the inspiration outfit shoes got taken up into my belt.  And as much as I wanted to tie a scarf around my neck (how cute would that be?!!), it was just way too hot.Old Navy Smocked Soft Shorts

And remember that last trip I took to Anthropologie? Well, when I was there I almost bought a set of tortoise shell hair clips, but I ended up passing on them.  I kept thinking about them and was pleased to see one at Old Navy.  I could not find them online, so check your local store!Old Navy Smocked Soft Shorts

I was pleasantly surprised that my blouse from Waves of Attire matched perfectly to these shorts.  It was like they were meant to be together.  I am linking up with iCurvy for her July Spin the Pin challenge.  Be sure to stop by and check out how Jo and others put their take on this outfit.

Outfit Details:

Blue Sleeve Blouse: Waves of Attire

Smocked-Waist Soft Shorts in Navy Print: Old Navy

Yellow Braided Belt: Old Navy (similar)

Leather Congac Clutch: Thrifted, Vintage (similar)

Bone & Gold Bangle: Unknown, Goodwill of Orange County (similar)

Faux Tortise Shell Hair Clip: Old Navy (similar)

White & Tan Pointy Toe T-Strap Studded Flats: BCBGeneration via DSW in store (similar)

How about you, do you wear shorts?  How do you feel about them?

Today’s Postivity Note

Good things take time.

Be Blessed!


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  1. It took me a long time to start wearing shorts, I don’t love my legs so it took a while for me to start liking them enough to show them off! Yours are so cute. I love the print and spin the pin inspo!

  2. Yes, I can definitely see the original pin inspo in this outfit. I think shorts are many women’s Achilles heel, but, if you find ones that are comfy and you love and feel comfortable in (which you have by the looks of) then it makes all the difference. Love the blues in this outfit too! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much. Overcoming obstacles when it comes to body acceptance is a big deal and I believe it has less to do with how you actually look and more to do with how you feel. Thanks for the comment!

  3. Ooh I love your shorts! They were such a perfect choice for this month’s pin. I wish it was warm enough to wear shorts where I am – it’s winter here in New Zealand and I’m wearing as many layers as possible! You can bet I’ll be wearing shorts come summer though – although I might have to break out a bit of self tanner first 😉

    1. Thanks Meagan! At this moment, I am anxiously waiting cooler temperatures so I can layer, although I doubt it gets as cold here as in New Zealand! My self tanner routine has been not as regular as I should, but I love it when I am “tan”. I have tan in quotes because there is only so much a bottle can change this fair girls skin.


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