Short Story

Living in Florida means it shorts weather pretty much year round.  With so many different lengths shorts can be worn in a variety of settings.  Although I actually feel cooler (temperature wise) in skirts and dresses sometimes it’s just nice to throw on a pair of shorts.  If it’s windy I’ll opt for shorts immediately to save myself embarrassment.  But here’s the thing about shorts and me, we don’t always get along.  Wanna know why?  Spider veins.  Yes, I have spider veins all over my legs.  ALL OVER. Wearing shorter shorts just seems to call more attention to something I don’t enjoy seeing.  Over the years I’ve had sclerotherapy (injections) as well as laser treatment.  Not only are they expensive and kind of painful but they need to be repeated yearly because I develop more spider veins.  I guess I’m vain (see what I did there?) because I’m self conscious about them.  My best friends are self tanner and Sally Hansen Airbrush legs.


Today I’m sharing a new pair of shorts with you. These are the shortest shorts I’ll wear, in fact I really debated getting them.   After all I do believe shorts are a necessity when it’s so brutally hot.  So if you’re like me and there are things you wish you could conceal when wearing shorts then maybe you’ll get a tip or two from me.  Let me also say that if you have varicose or spider veins and they don’t bother you one bit and don’t interfere at all with your wardrobe choices then I aspire to be like you!  Seriously I admire that self confidence and I’d like to develop it.  In the meantime here’s how I deal with shorts!

Since these are so short there’s no way these would be appropriate for work and I wouldn’t wear them out to dinner, unless it was a very casual restaurant.  I would wear them possibly to a theme park, to run errands, or just hanging out at home.  They are fun!  I picked these up last Sunday. They’re cute, lightweight and perfect to bring on vacation with me.  It may be hard to see in the photographs but the shorts have little gold pineapples on them, so cute for Summer, right?  So if I decide to go with a shorter short like this one self tanner is a MUST.  I also avoid cuffs on shorter shorts like these because they add width to the part of my leg that’s already wide.

I added a new top from Target along with my espadrille wedges from Gap and one of my very favorite tassel necklaces.  Here’s a hot tip for you:Accessory Concierge is having a Mother’s Day Sale! With code MOM you can get 30% off your entire order. Such a great deal!  The top I am wearing  can be found here.  I tried it both on and off the shoulders, it looks better off the shoulder but I’m ok either way. For size reference I am wearing a medium in the top.

Bottom line when it comes to shorts you should wear what you’re comfortable in. Don’t let age or anything else dictate what you wear. Every woman deserves to feel her best and when you’re confident and happy you are the prettiest, right? A short story is what’s in This Blonde’s Shopping Bag today, how do you like to wear you shorts?

Fashionably,
Kellyann

Shop Shorts Here:
Kate Cotton Walking Shorts • Ann Taylor • $49
Devin Cotton Walking Shorts • Ann Taylor • $49
City Shorts • Ann Taylor • $49
Kate Cotton Walking Shorts • Ann Taylor • $49
Cotton Mid Shorts • Ann Taylor • $49
Sea Turtle Riviera Shorts with 6″ Inseam • LOFT • $49.50
Hibiscus Riviera Shorts with 6″ Inseam • LOFT • $49.50
Basketweave Walking Shorts in Julie Fit • LOFT • $49.50
Riviera Shorts with 6″ Inseam • LOFT • $39.50
Striped Tie Waist Shorts • LOFT • $49.50
5-inch Embroidered Shorts • White House Black Market • $41.99
The Havana Short • White House Black Market • $27.99
7″ Chino Short • J.Crew Factory • $17
5″ Chino Short • J.Crew Factory • $17
5″ Stretch Chino Short • J.Crew • $34.99–45

Linking up with:Patti for Visible Monday, The Blended Blog, Royally Waiting,Get Your Pretty On, Moda Thursday,Not Dressed as Lamb
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XO,
Kellyann
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14 Comments

    • Kellyann
      May 10, 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Thanks a bunch Laura! The gold pineapples are my favorite part of these shorts!
      xoxo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      May 10, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      Thanks Peaches! I figure I have a few more years that I can get away with wearing these shorts, lol! They certainly have their place and I most certainly can’t wear them everywhere but they are great in super hot weather!
      xoxo,
      Kellyann

  1. Andrea
    May 10, 2017 / 10:40 am

    SOOOO CUTE!!! Girl those legs are looking good but I am with you, the older I get, the less I wear shorts, really have always been like that. However, I love to just throw a pair on around home or when we are on vacation. I figure who cares if someone sees my yucky legs in vacay? ha!! That ruffle top looks so sweet on you!! Summer Perfection you are!!

    • Kellyann
      May 10, 2017 / 4:13 pm

      So sweet as always Andrea! Thank God for self tanner and leg make up, lol! You have the best skin tone, always so tan, that’s half my battle when I bare my legs. Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!
      xoxo,
      Kellyann

  2. May 10, 2017 / 10:46 am

    I feel you on the veins Kellyann! I seriously have so many clumped together in some areas it looks like a huge bruise. But, like Florida, it just gets too hot in Texas to not wear shorts and I combat the same way….sunless tanner. For the record…I think you look adorable in these shorts! I’m pretty sure we notice the veins way more than anyone else does.
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    • Kellyann
      May 10, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      Oh Shelly, I used to have so many clustered together that people commented, it was ugly. After my first sclerotherapy it was much better.
      I am still pretty self conscious about them and I think you’re right, we notice our flaws way more than anyone else! Hope you’re having a good Wednesday!
      xoxo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      May 15, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Thanks Patti! You’ll love the Sally Hansen product, it’s so good!
      xoxo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      May 17, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks Karen! I will definitely check out your blog and link up- I appreciate it!
      xoxo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      May 18, 2017 / 9:09 pm

      Thanks Jennie!
      xoxo,
      Kellyann

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