shorts stories

there was a technical glitch on the blog yesterday. an entire post went AWOL!  but my crack tech team resolved the issue, although i did pour a generous glass of wine in the midst of figuring things out. never a dull moment when it comes to blogging. so it’s back to business today with a new ootd (outfit of the day) i think you’re gonna like!

it’s all about shorts stories today; when the temps heat up it’s time to cool down. one of my favorite ways to do just that is with a pair of shorts. wear shorts, you ask? yes ma’am.  i indeed love to wear shorts on a hot summer day. shorts can be a controversial topic for women of a certain age, but i have been and continue to be an advocate for them. so much so that not wearing shorts makes my #2 style rule every woman should break. 

 

shorts stories

bermuda shorts are a must-have for spring and summer. and don’t forget beach vacations or any vacay for that matter. this pair is from opens in a new windowAnn Taylor, available in regular, petite, and curvy. the length hits just above the knee, which is perfect. i’m wearing opens in a new windowblack shorts, but they are available in five colors. plus, gingham and chambray. opens in a new windowthis pair has been in my closet for several years that i reach for again and again. this year i chose a opens in a new windowwrap blouse from opens in a new windowAnthropologie that adds a little oomph thanks to its playful pattern. opens in a new windowAnthropologie is my go-to when it comes to fun, flirty and opens in a new windowfeminine blouses. ric rac harkens back to my days as a young girl. whenever i see this iconic pattern, i’m immediately drawn to it. these ric rac espadrilles just had to be added to my shopping cart, and i’m glad they came home with me. the neutral color pattern goes with everything! of course, i had to trot out a wicker handbag (old, similar opens in a new window here and opens in a new windowhere) to complement the outfit. nothing screams summer more than wicker or straw handbags. although this ootd is rooted in neutrals it’s anything but boring thanks to pattern and texture. 

opens in a new windowshorts | opens in a new windowblouse | opens in a new windowshoes | handbag (old, similar opens in a new window here and opens in a new windowhere) | opens in a new windowearrings | opens in a new windowgold bangle | opens in a new windowwatch band | opens in a new windowbeaded bangle

opens in a new windowshorts | opens in a new windowblouse | opens in a new windowshoes | handbag (old, similar opens in a new window here and opens in a new windowhere) | opens in a new windowearrings | opens in a new windowgold bangle | opens in a new windowwatch band | opens in a new windowbeaded bangle

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happy thursday, ladies. time to put a smile on someone’s face, including yours.

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  1. I do love this blouse with the black shorts, but not too sure about the long sleeves in the hot 90 degree weather. It has been hot here the past couple of weeks. High 80’s and 90’s. To be 96 today. I know it is hot there in Georgia also. Aren’t you hot in long sleeves?
    Did miss you yesterday. Glad your glitch is fixed. Have a great day!

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  2. Rory wrote:

    Glad you were able to get up and running again. I LOVE that blouse it looks great on you with the shorts. Have a great day.

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  3. Linda D Bell wrote:

    Love this ootd! You always give me great ideas! Thanks!

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  4. Susan wrote:

    You look terrific in this outfit, Beth. I own and wear black shorts and have an identical bag (as far as I can tell), so will get the top!
    As far as shorts go, in my mid sixties, I’ve earned the right to wear neat and appropriate shorts. If someone doesn’t like the look of my legs, then don’t look at my legs. I am not going to risk heat stroke on a hot day because someone else thinks my knees are ugly.

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  5. Linda M Dickey wrote:

    Beth: You are without a doubt one of the best looking talented stylist anywhere. BUT I must share a funny story from years ago: My friend Ruth called and said “whatever you do, do NOT stand straight, lock your knees, bend over and look at your knees”. Even then in my 40’s I realized my knees are not my best feature and I find long shorts to almost point at them. That’s my two bits but I think most folks look trimmer in a crop, or even shorter tennis skirt. Thanks for all you do. I wonder how others feel about this??

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  6. I haven’t seen ric rac since I was a little girl…absolutely love it!! I too will always wear shorts…..your shorts today look very dressy and appropriate for many occasions! So sorry you had tech problems…..I love your blog so much…thanks for keeping it going ❤️

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  7. I am 73 I break a few
    T one that is hard for me to do is wearing bold colors. Other than that a do brake a few!!
    Thank you for sharing the video with very good advise.
    I nice day

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  8. Jeanne wrote:

    Glad you like shorts, but I have never seen you wear capris or crops. Do you not like them?

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  9. Alison Barwick wrote:

    So strange, Beth, reading about summer clothes, as down here in Aotearoa/New Zealand we are in early winter.and not in that groove at all!
    Still, one can store up your ideas for 6 months hence. At 82 I love my shorts and favour the tailored fit of the Sportscraft brand. As I am quite tall and slender, their shorts are almost made for me.

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