I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. I hate shorts. Well, at least I used to anyway. Though I love a skirt or dress, I just felt my legs looked chunky and stumpy in shorts. Until last summer, I hadn’t worn shorts in years.
I loved a pair of Banana Republic shorts I thrifted, but I wasn’t super confident about wearing them. However, that’s all changed this year. I actually wore a pair of shorts and felt super confident. Maybe it’s a product of my NY Lean 25 workouts or I’m just letting go of foolish insecurities, but either way, I felt good.
The NYC weather decided to skip spring and head straight for summer, so this was the perfect week to show off my gams. I opted for an easy breezy look with some fly accessories to top it off. The clothing costs less than $2 since I thrifted them from the Goodwill Outlet where items are priced at $1.69/lb. But the accessories were the real show stoppers.
I love this gold plated bracelet I purchased during the first Adventures in Thrifting.
And I’m absolutely in love with this extra long beaded necklace I picked up from Goodwill’s new Greenwich Village location. It was $20, but oh so worth it!
Though my heels were comfy, I had a spare pair of flats in my oversized bag. I love a massive bag that lets me carry my books, planner and all the unnecessary girly items I feel naked without.
Shirt: Banana Republic, thrifted for $1
Shorts: Ann Taylor, thrifted for $1
Necklace: thrifted for $20
Bracelet: thrifted for $5
Shoes: DSW, $45
Purse: Urban Outfitters, $30
Week 39 of my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge (a full year where I only buy second-hand clothing) is down. Only 13 more weeks to go!
So, I’ve finally embraced wearing shorts. No I don’t have mile long legs, but who cares?
We all have a body part we’re not too fond of for whatever reason. But I say, screw that! Love it, embrace it.