Shorts are tricky.
Keeping in mind thigh width, leg length, not to mention torso, and hip measurements, shopping for a great pair of shorts is for the patient and non-jaded lady.
So over the years of skipping shorts shopping all together, I've taken the high road (the sky high road) and focused my potential on the mini.
top: Asos.com / skirt: Paper Denim / flats: Breckell's / bangles: Philippines / bag: Banana Republic
Minis are flirtatious, chic, fun, versatile and great for petite women like myself. And regardless of size or height, you can wear a mini with flats or heels. But most importantly to me,
mini skirts are simple!
Like shorts, I can pull one on and go. But unlike shorts, I don't have to worry about the boring details like my measurements in order to find the right one. With minis, there's lots of "right ones".
[these jumbo bangles are a staple accessory!! Bangles like these are not just for Summer though they're definitely indicative of resort wear.
But I love to wear them all year round, in a poolside coverup or an oversize wool sweater dress. Staples I tell you!]
Strolling through an outdoor mall in Glendale, I realized I don't actually have a lot of mini skirts.... not that I need a wardrobe full of them but it occurred to me that the only reason I didn't have more is because I've never lived in a consistently warm/sunny climate.
So now that I'm here in L.A., living it up in a desert lifestyle, I should probably find a couple more minis to coordinate with my oversize, drapy tops.
My mother teases me for having 7 identical James Perse scoop neck tees. One for every day of the week. But I've always felt
if you love something and it works for you, get more of it...
because if you just have one, you'll wear it out and that's not cute. Just sayin'.
Saw the movie Elysium after our day of strolling. If you wanna see Matt Damon all tatted up and thug like, you should go. Not gonna lie, I dug it.
The movie was pretty good too ;)