Monday, March 19, 2012

March Sponsor: poshlocket and Shorts.

It's close to eighty degrees out today. I don't know what's going on, but I'm okay with that. Soon we'll have bud-hazy trees, allergies to accompany them, and the glorious sight of leaves. I've never missed leaves so much in my life!

Shorts: H&M, Shirt: Forever21 circa 2010, Shoes: J. Crew, Earrings: Posh Locket Hampton Drop Earrings, Belt: J. Crew

Just in time for said weather, I bought some new shorts. I have mixed feelings about shorts. I want to love them, wear them, run around and get things accomplished in them, but I just feel so exposed. And these are quite short, and I don't have tiny legs. But then, when I saw them sitting in the store, I thought there, those shorts, that print, they are just what I need.


You may have noticed that this month I've dipped a toe into the world of sponsors (over on the right-hand side over there), and one of these first partners is poshlocket. I'd been waiting for just the right outfit to debut a pair of earrings they sent along a week or so ago, but they just seemed so summery, and try as I might I just looked out of place in a summer outfit while it was still hovering around the 50 degrees mark.

Until today. 


I used to wear earrings all the time. I used to wear big, loud, obnoxious earrings until somehow I stopped, and I've missed them. I don't feel like being quite as loud with them as I used to be, so these are pretty much the perfect little thing. They're larger than I usually wear, but something said do it, they called to me. That's how I end up with a closet-full of bizarre things, but these have integrated well. 

And really, they go just so perfectly with the shorts, that the latter had to be mine. So I supposed that's how I ended up with an outfit centered around a pair of earrings.

I'm having a seriously difficult time taking my own pictures. Least favorite activity.

24 comments:

  1. I know, shorts are scarey. But you look adorable! Love the earrings. Just the right touch!

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  2. Don't worry, your shorts and legs look great! I have a similar body type, so it's nice to see other women like me rocking the shorts confidently. Keep it up!

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  3. BAH your legs are adorable. We can be pale shorts-wearing friends this summer :D And OMG THOSE EARRINGS. <3

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  4. You look so lovely! You look amazing in shorts!

    xo,
    Em

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  5. You would look gorgeous in a paper bag... having said that, I share your feelings about shorts. But gorgeous nonetheless!

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  6. I always feel so casual wearing shorts. No matter how dressy they are. It's fine if I"m at the beach or at home and it's super hot. Otherwise I feel weird.
    I also used to wear loud, ridiculous earrings. In fact. I wore different earrings in each ear. Sometimes ever four different ones. Which has left me with a collection of single earrings. I rarely wear them now. But it's fun when you pull out a nice pair, in't!

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  7. The shorts look great on you! Also, I'm wearing a very similar shirt right now, which I thought was funny. I like yours better!

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  8. I adore those shorts! They are a bit short, but the print more than makes up for it!

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  9. They look fantastic on you! I know how weird it is, I went two years without wearing them but they're so much fun, especially the pair you have!

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  10. Oh my word those shorts are amazing! I understand what you mean about feeling exposed in them, I'd love to wear them more but have massive thunder thighs so its not really an option! Although saying that I did only just buy a pair this afternoon which I am going to try with nice thick tights. I love the paisley teamed with the mustard too.

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  11. Love your paisly shorts! And as a friend of mine says: "embrace the pale!" :)
    Kel xo

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  12. Ahh, I'm the same: I love the idea of running around in shorts looking like either a pin-up girl, or a member of the Famous Five (depending on how I feel that day!), but in reality it is a bit like "Argh! Legs! Don't look at my legs!" Yours look just fine in the outfit, though, so don't worry. :o)

    The earrings are mega, too.

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  13. ud tughomMy immediate reaction on seeing that first photo was - oh wow I didn't realise she was so svelte under all those winter layers! So really... you should not be too concerned about being exposed - you look amazing! And the shorts are too cute not to wear.

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  14. so pretty, i love the muted colors in this. those shorts are adorable, you look great :)

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  15. I'm a newcomer to the world of shorts, myself. Take courage - you pull them off really well! :) I adore that blouse and those earrings are gorgeous...

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  16. i used to be really self-concious in shorts too, but once you wear them out a few times it takes no time at all to work up the courage.

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  17. those earrings are perfect for you!

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  18. i love these earrings. i am the same way. i used to wear enormous, bright ones. then i stopped altogether (which is weird because i make and sell jewelry). recently i started wearing simple colored dots. i like it.

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  19. Fab earrings! I'm a bit anti shorts myself, but have learned to embrace my thighs and now if the right colour and pattern comes along I may well be strutting down the street in shorts too, without any fear of a breeze lifting up my usual skirts.

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  20. I feel the same way about shorts, but I think your legs look really good. Congrats on the sponsor. Those earrings are very cute.

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  21. Really, those shorts look just great on you. It is very adorable to see a person who looks just great awithout being transparently thin.

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  22. I get you on feeling exposed! It's why I don't even wear pants, there's something about people being able to see all my curves and crevices that rather bothers me hah. I think the shorts look amazing on you though, and they are such a great print! Shorts like that might even convert me!

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  23. you are too cute!!!! come visit us again soon please! when the weather is nice and we can go to the park!

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