Who Wears Short Shorts?

These shorts are among my favorites. They are comfy, they have cute stripes, and most importantly, they don't expose things that shouldn't be exposed.

{Top: Forever 21 (old), Shorts: Old Navy (old), Shoes: BCBGeneration c/o Chippmunk, Belt: Betsey Johnson, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Bracelets: David Yurman, Forever 21}

You all know what I'm talking about. You've seen people wearing shorts that are just a bit too short and when they sit down or bend over, HELLO. If you want to show what your momma gave you, by all means go ahead, but that's not really my style.

I actually recently found a pair of shorts that I wore in high school. I tried it on and immediately felt two things. 1. I felt really bad about myself because they didn't quite fit me and 2. I felt really embarrassed that I actually wore them in public. Thank goodness my style has evolved!

What about you? Has your style changed at all since you were younger? Are you more conservative now or more daring?

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147 comments:

Imogen said...

Love the colour and the stripes, your shoes are fabulous.

Suzanne S. said...

haha! I totally know what you mean!! I love your striped shorts, they are so cute :)
xoxo
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Marta Purriños Hernández said...

Nice, perfect

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Sofia Donatelli said...

How adorable are your shorts ad this summer look.
Sofia


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Rachelle said...

Love these shorts, I am more conservative for sure.

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Pooja Mittal said...

Ypur shorts are super cute.. Loved the way you paired it with tge blouse and those beautiful shoes..
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Cbiji Collection said...

My style has definitely evolved to more of an "adult" appropriate wardrobe. More classic pieces. I look at some things on the rack and think "really? what parent would let their teen out of the house in this!" :)

Those shorts are look great on you - love the stripes!

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Milex said...

perfect sense of style

Mica said...

Cute shorts - I like them paired with the pleat detail on your top :)

My style has definitely changed since I was younger - I wear a lot more skirts and dresses now, I was a bit of a tomboy! :)


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Jenn @ WLB said...

hhasha I've totally felt that way. Why did we make those kinds of choices?
Jenn
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Kim Alston said...

oh yes! some people expose too much. it's not sexy either. it's trashy! hahaha great shorts yi-chia. love them and your sandals. i've always been quite conservative, but that doesn't mean you have to be boring.
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Lauren said...

Loving these striped shorts! SO CUTE.

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Ricademus said...

The stripes are very pretty. Feel good about yourself--sounds like the old shorts didn't quite fit in high school either. You've given me a great idea for a post, a high school shorts story. :)

I always vote for not showing what your momma gave you. Back in my impressionable youth I had a traumatic experience on an escalator. Since then I always stand sideways, looking at whatever is to the right of the escalator. If i'm walking up, of course I'm watching my feet to make sure I don't miss a step.

Anouka K said...

More conservative now! When I saw your shorts before reading, I thought to myself, these look really comfy and classy. I think that short and tight shorts are ok for teenies but at a certain point they can look tacky.

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

These shorts are adorable and I love the mint top!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Emmy said...

I do like the length of these shorts:) I see a lot of short shorts nowadays, and it's so hard to find something decent:(
LOL on the high school shorts. I have a lot of clothes like that:P

Alissa said...

Ok so this is so opposite of you but..in high school my parents were beyond strict so I only could wear capri's. I am now going through the whole short-short dilemma because I feel/look horrible in them but I wear them around the house because I want to be rebellious!

emily | shell chicd said...

Theyaresocute! I have been wondering why I didn't invest in a pair of navy + white striped shorts for this summer, then I realized it's because just about every shirt I own seems to be navy + white striped! Love yours with the bright tank!
xx, Emily
shell chic'd

Alyssa said...

Hahaha "they don't expose things that don't need to be exposed"–isn't that ALWAYS the issue with shorts?! Haha I'm glad you finally found an (adorable) pair that works!

Shira said...

You look adorable and those wedges are amazing! My style has def gotten better over the years:)

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Ginny said...

Love these shorts! I've seen ones like it all over blogland, but never in stoes. So cute! As for high school clothes, I recently pulled out my cheer leading uniform and have no idea how that skirt fit me! I remember thinking I was big in h.s. in comparison tomy friends, now I am so much more comfortablein my skin.
Ginny

Jenelle Smit said...

I love the stripe shorts! So cute.

TheTinyHeart said...

These striped shorts are adorable! I admit I am still a fan of short shorts :)

-Sharon
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Love and Ace said...

LOVE that these shorts were from high school and still look great! I love those shorts too! xx Kat

Love and Ace

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Love this cute shorts on you and this look is amazing!

Annie said...

Those shorts are so cute, and I LOVE those shoes! The colors in this outfit are so fun :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Alyssa said...

I definitely know what you mean...I saw this girl the other day in shorts so short I saw more of her behind than I cared to! These shorts that you're wearing, however, are so cute and perfectly ladylike and flattering!

Maddie said...

They look really great! The stripes are very pretty and give the look a nautical and fresh feeling! :)

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Sandy a la Mode said...

SUPER cute, girl! love those shorts!!

xo,
Sandy
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Everythings Always Sunny said...

completely obsessed with those shorts! love your entire look!
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Kristin
xx

Happiness at Mid Life said...

Adorable striped shorts! I recently found a pair of striped shorts and love them so much that I bought them in 2 colors.

Yes, I def showed more skin growing up but now it just feels too much.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

The Twirl Team said...

I see these types of shorts consistently, since i am still in high school, and am therefore consistently cringing and hoping my shorts don't make me look like that. I'm glad i'm not the only one ;)
xoxo
Birdy
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Bumble Of Joy said...

Super cute outfit! Loving your shorts :)
As I get "older" I'm now thinking is this ok to wear at my age? I still want to look young but not too young. There's nothing worse when you see a older lady wearing something a teenager would wear.
Funny how we thought looked cool in high school and now look back, what were we thinking?! haha - Eva

Jessica said...

My style is high school was so embarrassing. I shudder even thinking about it.

Your outfit is beautiful. I love the striped shorts. I usually choose skirts and dresses over shorts but for some reason this Summer I have really started embracing shorts.

Tracy @ www.sunnydaystarrynight.com

Allison Jordan said...

Those shorts are adorable! I really love the stripes and the belt goes so well with them!


Corbynn
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Sarah said...

Lovin these stripes! I feel the same way about high school clothes, why did I think some of those things were okay??

Ashley said...

You look so pretty! Love those shorts and shoes :)

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

still being [molly] said...

agreed! i do not have time for people who's butts are hanging out for the world to see ;) :) you look FAB!

Rachel Lynne said...

Love these striped shorts, especially with a bright top! Looks so gorgeous!

Aimee P said...

haha, that reminds me of a designer on last week's Project Runway that could have used a bit more fabric on his shorts. But those stripe ones are super cute.
xoxo Aimee
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Frannie Pantz said...

I love these shorts! I always feel more comfortable in not too short shorts!

Rose Charles said...

Love your short you look great.

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Stylish By Nature said...

Those shorts left me drooling !!

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TaraMixandMatch said...

Those shorts are perfect, how could you not love them :)

Carly said...

I loveeeee these shorts, they're the perfect length!

Carly
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x Judit said...

wow beautiful outfit! love it!
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Nicky mywishstyle said...

the stripes shorts are so pretty, remember me the navy look!
ciao
Nicky

Sarah said...

Love the outfit and the shorts. I agree, they make shorts too short these days! I'm not 12 and I have curves, can they please make some shorts accordingly?! My style has definitely evolved over the years...much more conservative now.

Meg {henninglove} said...

you are so cute!! i love those shorts with the top, such a great outfit

Style Servings said...

Aaah they're great, I'm so jealous! I've been looking for some cute ones in that length all summer, but every pair I try seems to expose too much!

Kristina said...

Those shorts are adorable!! Love the stripes & relaxed fit.

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Hannah said...

Love the shorts, they are exactly the right length for you. I have become more conservative, cover up a bit more. Might have something to do with leering co-workers... Thanks for sharing!

Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

mademoiselle mode said...

You look perfect ^^

Kisses
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Susannah said...

I absolutely love Old Navy's shorts. They really are the perfect length and so cute! :-)

Sam said...

Yours is an adorable pair, love stripes, I know what you mean about those short dental floss like shorts. Too inappropriate!

Nikki said...

I was always quite modest when it came to my clothing. I do wear things above the knee, but you'll never really see me in something that is not longer than a hand below my bottoms. Hand hold vertically that is, haha. I DOD buy a pair of very short shorts when I was in Italy though, but they're only for the very hot days :) x

Jen ♥ said...

Ugh...I swear these are the shorts that are "in" for high school girls these days. The shorter, the tighter, the better. I CAN'T STAND IT!! They all look like they're wearing shorts that are 2 sizes too small but that's what's in according to my 17 yr old. I don't even know how they're comfortable in those things *sigh*

These are a great pair on you! Love your shoes too. My style has definitely evolved. You would have never caught me dead in a skirt or dress unless I was going to some kind of event but now I wear them alllll the time. Heels too. ;-)

Gina said...

I love these shorts with the leopard belt. These shorts look like they were made for you. Perfect!
And, yes... I totally understand about people wearing shorts that are waaaaay too short! Not good at all!

XO,
Gina
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Lorena said...

I am very careful about the shorts I buy - i prefer for them to be on the dressy side.

Corinne said...

The shorts are great on you.

I don't think my style has changed that much in the past 5 or say years, to be honest.

Corinne x
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Elle said...

I love the shorts and the aqua top- so pretty together.
The length of the shorts is great too, almost like a short skirt look. Well done!!
XX, Elle
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Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

i have super long legs so shorts tend to be a bit on the shorter side for me, but i would NEVER buy a pair that shows any butt cheek {or anything even close.} i hate when i see girls whose cheeks are falling out of their shorts...no matter how great of shape you're in, it's just not a good look!

Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion said...

I have never been a short shorts gal - but that doesn't mean I didn't wear embarrassing things when I was younger haha!

xo Jackie

charmeuse said...

You look fantastic! ;)
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two birds said...

thank goodness my style has evolved!!! i love these shorts on you!

Jen said...

Hahaha I've totally done that before and ended up feeling the same way! Except instead of short shorts, it was low cut tops! Speaking of tops, I love yours, the color and the details are so pretty! Your shorts are so fun too!

xo jen
Pearls & Lace

Letne Dni Look Younger said...

Lovely style.
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Annie L said...

Those are the perfect shorts, love the mix of blues.
xo Annie
New England Romance

Allexis said...

I can't decide what my favorite part of this outfit is!! I feel ya about the age thing! I tried on a pair of shorts that I wore just two years ago and I was blown away by how short they were! I can't believe I actually wore them in public!

xx

Allexis
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Renae Simple Sequins said...

Well, anyone with great legs can wear shorts! Just so your bum isn't showing LOL.

Sofia Silva said...

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FitTravelerAJ said...

Those shorts are too cute. Not too short, but not long bermuda shorts either. Love the stripes!! And its SO funny trying on clothes from high school...thank GOD our styles have changed for the better!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Mélo l'imparfaite said...

Hey... I wear shorts short and try to pay attention not to show the whole thing you know ;) But I also wear longer shorts and I feel more comfortable. I became more conservative with my style over time though, clearly !

K.Lee said...

I do! well not recently, but when i get my thighs on point again...hot mama! lol.

you look great but those are not short enough...haha.

sorry for the lack of support on your blog...im coming back from hibernation lol.

xx,
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Shannon Hearts said...

Totally adorable!
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smk053078 said...

Girl, while I was in California sooooo many girls were wearing "cheekys" which means JUST that....their cheeks were hanging out. You should have seen Logan's eyes widen!! WTH??? I like your choice much better!!! Cover up that booty!!! :)

Rachel said...

I loveee short shorts! Us petite girls can pull them off. The stripes are awesome on you!

Northern Style Exposure said...

Perfect summer short! Love these!

Maya McDonald said...

Can we go shopping together sometime? You always find the cutest things for such a steal! Love these shorts on you - I can't believe theyr'e from Old Navy! xx

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I really love those shorts! I'm so sad I didn't get a striped pair this summer!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Head to Toe Chic said...

I used to wear short shorts but that's definitely not my style anymore. I love your striped shorts so much!!

xo,
Angela

E ♥ [refined couture] said...

Love these shorts! Navy and white stripes somehow always make a garment look just that much cuter :) Totally agree though...I recently also put on a pair of shorts from high school and wonder how I even wore those out in public, let alone purchase them in the first place!!

xoxo,
E
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Lindsey Louise Bales said...

these shorts are so cute! they look extremely comfy too, i would love to slip into these!

lindsey louise

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freeurcloset said...

I love your shorts. I agree..style does evolve...what I wore at 20 is definitely something I wouldn't dare to wear now that I'm 37.
-xoxo- Natasha/FreeUrCloset

Belated Bloomer said...

LOL. I know what you mean about those short shorts that barely cover the butt and whatnot. Haha! I am proud to say I've never owned a pair, but I do haves some past outfits that I wouldn't want to go back to. :D

Abi
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CoastWithMe said...

Haha! I totally understand what you mean! My style has definitely changed over the years. I cringe at some of the things I used to wear in my teens, but I guess back then that was "in style". I'm sure 10 years from now I'll look at my pics and say "what was I thinking?" Anyways, back to this outfit...the striped shorts fit you like a glove and look perfect with the teal/mint top and leopard belt! Such a cute look Yi-chia:)!!

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute shorts, and I love the pleating on that top! Hope you're having a great week. :)

Maiken said...

of course my style has changed (and thank god for that, haha). now I wear everything I like but back then I wore ugly stuff that "had to be IN", if you know what I mean. I'm really glad those teen years are over! anyway, I also wanted to add how cute your top and those wedges are :)

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Mili said...

Yeah I'm definitely also team lets-not-reveal-our-butts-to-everyone. But these shorts are the opposite!

Mili from call me, Maeby

Georgina said...

Lol Yi-chia this post made me laugh several times. I am so happy that my style has similarly evolved, I'm not sure WHAT I was thinking at times but am glad it all brought me to where I currently am xo

Meaghann Bendis said...

You rock these shorts like no other! so so so cute xoxo
Meg
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Anna D Kart said...

Definitely agree with you. Some shorts look shorter then mu pajama bottoms lol
I've never worn anything like that in public thank God. You look very cute but for me those shorts are too short

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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

LOVE your shoes!

Jane said...

haha! i agree with you about shorts! oh and my style has definitely changed since high school. i was all baggy jeans and anime t-shirt with chun-li buns. :) sometimes i look at pictures from those years and can't believe that was me!

Alison Dulaney said...

Those shorts are so cute! Love it paired with that tank!

Nicky mywishstyle said...

have a good day!
Nicky

Shannon Rice said...

Haha! Great post! My style has definitely evolved and I tend to go more conservative then I did in high school - I'm embarrassed to say I wore some rather low cut shirts for a teenager :\ Glad those days are over!!

Shannon
clothesandquotes.blogspot.com

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

That is one reason why I didn't wear short shorts for so long. I didn't feel that it cover the backside fully. As long as the inseam is about 3 1/2 inches, everything should be okay. Cute look with the wedges! :-)

Mo

FashionJazz said...

Love them!! :)

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Edita said...

Stunning!

Edita
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Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

These shorts are perfect on you. So classy!!

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Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

Striped shorts are my fave! Those ones are just perfect. :)

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Sam said...

Thanks for sharing your beauty views with me :)
Happy Friday!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

this looks fab. I love how the top mimics stripes from your shorts too. =)
xo,
nancy

Lulu Soler said...

Love this outfit! The leopard print belt is awesome :)

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Adriana Contreras said...

Lovely look! You look darling as always!

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LyddieGal said...

Those aren't that short - they look totally cute and tasteful! (and we all had horrible style in high school)
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Kaitlin said...

Your looks are always SPOT ON. Definitely not too short!

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Sonia De Macedo said...

Ahhh I hate encountering clothing from teen years! Worst feeling ever lol and I'm with you re the short shorts. I hate it when someone wears 'em too short that certain parts are on the verge of being exposed! Hahaha!

Have a great weekend,
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Rebecca said...

What incredible striped shorts! I agree with you that too many people are wearing inappropriate shorts in public! You look fantastic for summer!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Style-Delights said...

You look adorable! Love the stripes shorts! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Alexa said...

I can see why these are your fave!! They are so chic and comfy looking...I actually have a somewhat similar pair and I am in love with them <

welovefur said...

I really like this outfit. You are so cute
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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

The shorts are so pretty and look wonderful on you! As for my fashion choices from the past - I think I'd be happy to wear 90 % of the clothes I had back then because I always liked classic shapes and length. I actually wish I kept some of the things until now... They were too beautiful.
The only item I'd give a miss would be a cropped top - I loved them when I was a teen (and up to the age of 20), but wouldn't dare walking outside in one now. :D Don't want to traumatise anyone. :) :) :)

xxx

Caitie Schlisserman said...

oh man, I love those shorts! I would wear them with everything if I had them!

xxx
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Elle Sees said...

you know i love stripes!
ooh some ppl need to stop with the short shorts. i need mine long, hehe.
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Ashley said...

When I was younger, I was a total tomboy. So I'd say I definitely have become more feminine in my style, but still with some edge from my punk rock roots. I love your outfit and how the pleats on your shirt, mimic the stripes on your shorts. Well done, girl :)

xo Ashley
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Lily Fang said...

Haha, I laughed as I read this post. You're so charming and funnym Yi-chia! But I totally agree. Gotta keep it classy, people!

You look absolutely lovely, by the way. That mint top is gorgeous with those striped shorts. And gah, don't you hate it when things no longer fit? Happens to me all the time. So good thing our style keeps changing!

Have a lovely weekend!

Kacie Ellis said...

Those shorts are so so cute! I want!

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INTIZ said...

LOVE the lines on the clothes,really match lovely together.Great colors :)

cecylia said...

you do! And you have the bets legs!

weheartbeautyblog said...

Having a favorite pair of shorts is the best! I'm in love with your shoes too, Yi-chia! Gorgeous as always :)

xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

Izabela Bartnicka said...

Love the colour and the stripes, but especially I love your shoes!!

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The Simply Kelly said...

u look so adorable

Tiffany Ima said...

You look absolutely adorable! How cute are those shorts and those shoes!?

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Violet Kibua said...

Wow!
so pretty!

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ROXTHEFOX said...

LOVE the shorts!!

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Tea&Sequins said...

So bummed those shorts are old! I love them. And don't feel bad- I know for a FACT my old high school clothes would not fit me, and I would be horrified by all of them.

Kaitlin
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Kate said...

I adore those shorts! Looking fab as always :)
xoxo
Kate
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www.PrincessMartha.com said...

LOL! Ummmmm...I would hope that we all have evolved from our styles. I know I wore some interesting things too...and yes, thankfully, we have grown out of that ;)
Love these striped shorts...they fit you perfectly.
XOXO

s said...

as a mom i always ask myself that question too keke. love the shorts on u u always look so beautiful!

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Kenya L Fashion Blog said...

I love your shorts and the topic! Cute Yi-chia!

xo, Kenya

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Josephine said...

Those shorts are so cute! And the perfect length :)

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mj rdn said...

good point! :) short short looks awsome. nice outfit. love the shoes!
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Dina Karivalis said...

SUCH cute shorts and I adore the teal top!
xo Dina
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Gaby de Modacapital said...

Love your striped shorts! Are perfect for summer :)
xoxo

ashley said...

Such a cute look! Love those shoes!

xo Ashley
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Grace said...

Not only do I love this outfit, but I also love the title of this post! I always say this in a really obnoxious voice when one of my friends is wearing shorts. Anyways, loving the stripes on you! You look great!

Have a great day!
Grace
A Southern Drawl

Megan Ann said...

You have the cutest little legs! Love these shorts :)

xo, Megan
indie flower

Melody said...

You look adorable, I love those two colors together and your stripe shorts! I do wear short shorts, but never that short where I'm showing my goodies. Lol My style has definitely evolved, when I was younger and going out I would always wear little dress, now I feel uncomfortable wearing anything like that.

Peyton Simms said...

Cute shorts!!

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John Marine said...

Cute short shorts! I also adore the top and the espadrilles. Much love for this great outfit here!

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Beth said...

great striped shorts!

xoxo...beth

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Kelsey Bang said...

love these shorts! they are so fun and cute! stripes are the best!

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Katarina Chebenova said...

Such a cool shorts. Very stylish.
And yes my style, thanks god, changed. I went from sporty to little more elegant ( sometimes ), feminine.



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countrygirlcityfashion said...

Love the color of that shirt with the cute striped shorts.

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