It’s summer and I need shorts.
Just regular shorts that a young adult woman would wear outside to, say, brunch. I don’t have any extraordinary restrictions, no fixation on brands or cost, not trying to find miracle shorts that flatter any figure issues, I’m not afraid of my thighs, but I am afraid of my ass cheeks being on display to everyone who happens to be behind me. My recent shorts quest has turned up nothing but absurdly short shorts that go all the way up to my business, or the kind that my mom, who is staring down the barrel of 70, would wear on vacation to Florida. No offense to my mom, but I don’t want to dress like her. Are there at least somewhat fashionable shorts with a cut somewhere between up-your-junk and bermuda in the universe?
If so, where does one find these mystical and coveted shorts? I’ve tried Macy’s, Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack (I know, Marshalls and Nordstrom Rack are always a crap chute), Ann Taylor, Target, and Old Navy. No dice. I actually had some very kick ass shorts from Old Navy, but they’re too large for me now, as I bought them 20 lbs ago. ON’s website appears to have normal shorts, but when I went to their store last week, nothing good.
I want any reasonable color, meaning most shades of blue, black, white, khaki colored (doesn’t matter if it leans toward brown or green khaki), or maybe even yellow, even though it’s a ridiculous color, just because I look good in yellow. Preferably blue denim, but I’ll gladly accept anything that meets the aforementioned criteria.
Something so simple shouldn’t be so hard, but I have been on a mad shorts dash for weeks, and have been coming up empty. Have you bought shorts recently? Were they awesome? Where did you buy them?
I used to laugh at people who whined about shorts, and now I’m one of them. Oh, this is what it has come to. I’m sorry, everyone I mocked when I was 19!