Fall Short

Shorts in Fall? Why not. Especially when it’s 92 degrees outside! I keep hearing it’s been unseasonably warm throughout the country so my guess is Floridians aren’t the only ones not ready to retire shorts just yet.

I could have also called this post “The Time I Matched My Walls” but I decided against it. We are about to begin a huge remodel of our kitchen and painting of our home’s interior. It’s hard to believe these walls have been this same color for 18 years! Definitely time for a refresh and we’ll be going much lighter. Hopefully next time I do indoor pictures things will look very different.

Shorts seemed like the perfect choice on Sunday. My day was filled with a little shopping for my younger son, who, after joining the golf team at school informed me he needed golf shirts, a hat, and clothes for homecoming. TJ Maxx turned out to be one stop shopping for him, we found everything we needed. Good thing too because my husband was with us and actually asked out loud if there was a “trying clothes on room”- yes, it was that bad. And yes, I informed him that they do and it’s called a fitting room. Bless his heart, fish out of water that one. Anyhow, after shopping we celebrated my mom’s 73rd birthday at my sister’s house. The other reason shorts were the perfect choice? I had applied self tanner that morning and I think the color develops better on my legs when nothing’s touching them.

I realized how pasty and pale my legs looked in my posts last week. That’s a situation that needed to be remedied quickly. Thank goodness for self tanner, I use this one. Let’s get onto the outfit though, shall we?

I know it’s not exactly avant garde and trust me I’m not hanging by the phone waiting for the editor of Vogue to give me a ring. I’m sharing this with you because it’s a great way to make your shorts feel seasonably appropriate. Because I was going shopping and had a lot of walking to do I wore my favorite wedges but once it gets cooler I’ll wear my booties.

My shorts are old and I bought this OTS top over the Summer from TJ Maxx.  I’ll link some options for you below since my pieces are no longer available.  In the Fall I opt for longer shorts and in Winter I wear tights with them.  So, yes, shorts are absolutely ok to wear year round (just like white!).
My big “transitioning my wardrobe to Fall” entails changing my purse. This dark brown Michael Kors bag has a little more structure than the cognac one I shared a few weeks ago. It’s funny how my needs in a purse have changed over the years. I used to only like soft, slouchy bags but now I’m leaning more towards something with a little structure. Is it because I’m getting older? Here’s a close up of my accessories. My earrings were purchased last year at The Southern Women’s Show, love them, they are lightweight yet big enough that they don’t get lost in my hair. My necklace is under $10! Get it now, it’s so good and goes with everything. Honestly you’ll wear it over and over again. You know what else? It would make a fabulous gift! No surprises about the bracelet I’m wearing because 9 times out of 10 it’s this one! I am hoping to add another one to my collection but you can’t go wrong with this one.

So when your heart says Fall but the temperature says, “Hang on sister,it’s still Summer” find yourself some longer shorts and pair them with a 3/4 sleeve top and some great accessories. You won’t Fall short in your quest to be fabulous not frumpy!

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Simply Vera Vera Wang Women’s Simply Vera Vera Wang Twill Bermuda Shorts • $17.60
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  1. Andrea
    September 27, 2017 / 6:43 am

    A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do and when you look that “COOL” and GORGEOUS in shorts..yes indeed!! LOVE the color of that top and that leopard cuff is my all time favorite bracelet!! Hope your day is grand my love!

    • Kellyann
      September 27, 2017 / 3:49 pm

      Thanks dear friend, you know, when it’s super hot there’s nothing better than shorts. Oh how I wish I lived up north! I want nothing more than to grab a sweater and booties and not die of heat stroke. Oh well, all in good time I guess. Hope your Wednesday is as wonderful as you!

  2. Jaymie Ashcraft
    September 27, 2017 / 6:48 am

    You look great!!!! We had the hottest day of the year yesterday here in Michigan!!

    • Kellyann
      September 27, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      What in the world is going on with the weather? It’s ALWAYS hot here but I figured Michigan would be crisp and cool, hope you get your usual Fall temps soon. It’s a nice change!

  3. September 27, 2017 / 7:34 am

    Hi Kellyann,
    Today’s post is so spot on real for us Florida Gals! I’ve been in my closet rotating the darker, warmer colors to the front, but the shorts are still there. You look great!

    Rosemary Davis

    • Kellyann
      September 27, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      Thanks so much Rosemary! I figure we still have at least another 6 weeks or so of this hot weather so I need to make the best of it. I remember wearing shorts in December last year – ugh,how I pray for a cooler Fall and Winter this year!

  4. September 27, 2017 / 8:21 am

    I am so tired of wearing shorts, but you are right, it is the only appropriate thing to wear in this heat. That look is so perfect and that top is super cute! I can’t wait to follow along on your home’s refresh. How exciting!

    xo, Whitney and Blaire
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    • Kellyann
      September 27, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      I so get it, I’m sick of shorts too but it’s so hot and humid unless I’m wearing a dress it has to be shorts! I am praying for a cooler Fall and Winter this year. It’s no fun missing out on all the cute sweaters,jackets,and pants!

  5. September 27, 2017 / 10:02 am

    I am all about wearing shorts in Fall! It’s 87 degrees here today!! Love this pink top on you too!

    By Lauren M

    • Kellyann
      September 27, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      Thanks Lauren! Isn’t 87 degrees at the end of September just crazy? I really should be living up north somewhere, lol! I remember wearing shorts last December, just insane! Glad you liked the pink top,I really like the color too!

  6. September 27, 2017 / 10:28 am

    You could never “fall short” friend!!! I’m seriously dying about the “trying clothes on room”??? I’m happy TJM came through once again. You are doing a smashing job of transitioning to fall with style my beautiful friend!!! XOXO
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    • Kellyann
      September 27, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Can you believe my husband? I mean, seriously! Ugh, good thing opposites attract, lol! I was so happy we got it all over with at one store, shopping with my husband and younger son is not much fun, my older son on the other hand is definitely his momma’s son! That boy can SHOP! You are so kind my friend, I love “talking” back and forth with you in these comments. I can’t wait to see you in your gingham top!
      Make it a great one gorgeous friend!

  7. September 27, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    We just started to get some cooler weather here in St. Louis today. It has been in the 90’s tho the last two weeks! SO hot. I should get some of my self tanner out, we went to Mexico and then Disney during the summer and I have lost all of my glow! Boo! I just love that OTS top, such a pretty color and it looks great with that leopard bracelet!

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    • Kellyann
      September 27, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      Thanks Carrie! Boy I wish it wasn’t in the 90’s here,I’d love weather in the 60’s please and thank you! I wear self tanner year round here, it’s a necessity. I stay out of the sun and I’m so pasty I need color. This leopard bracelet is the hardest working bracelet I own, it rarely gets a rest because I love it so much!

  8. September 28, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    I used to like slouchy bags a few years ago too but now I am loving structured ones! I need to get some self tanner on because my legs got no color at all this summer! Your story about shopping with your hubby is too funny! I’ve definitely had times like that with my husband! And I love that nail color by the way!
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    • Kellyann
      September 29, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Thanks Laura, isn’t it funny how our taste changes over the years? I would be lost without my self tanner – my legs are so splotchy. Husbands and shopping seem like an interesting mix for a lot of us – I guess it keeps things fun, lol! The nail color is a new shade I picked up at Target from the Sally Hansen Gel Color line,it’s called Street Flair. Have a wonderful weekend,I’ll bet you’re busy getting ready for that sweet baby girl!

    • Kellyann
      September 29, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

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