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Saturday, 24 March 2012

OOTD Pushing the Boundaries: Short Shorts!

These shorts were an impulse buy from New Look. It's a bit out of my comfort zone to wear something high waisted with a tucked in top. Since it was a hot day so I decided to throw caution to the wind and pop them on. We took a cycle ride to the next village along and had a drink at the pub, they were really comfy even on the bike. I bought a sz24, mind you I never buy jeans from new look since they usually don't fit me right (they are normally baggy around the top of my legs). I'm still a bit unsure as to if these jeans will be a wardrobe regular, they do require a leap of faith in the tummy on show department, I do think they will come in very handy on hot days, since full jeans can get so hot.

This week has been my first week in the new job and I am sapped of all energy! The commute is 45 minutes each way and though its an easy drive it's taking some getting used to. Starting a new job is always difficult,  meeting new people and learning new things is exhausting! I have been in bed by 9 most nights, the laptop has not been switched on all week!
We are incredibly lucky to live close to this beautiful countryside. I am quickly learning to love Oxfordshire it has altogether less trees than Sussex but a bit of sunshine makes the world a beautiful place.
Speaking of sunshine I got three loads of washing done today!
Just to prove I'm on my bike here it is! I am getting gradually better at biking the first time we did this route I had to keep stopping but I can get quite a bit further before I have to stop now, surprisingly I have only been a handful of times. It's a shame rain and long working hours put a stop to weekday bike rides :-( There is a pretty big hill at the end which I love whizzing down! (I do have a helmet btw. it has flowers on it!)
Cami @peacocks
Shirt @ NewLook (couple of years old)
Shorts @ New Look
Leggings @ New Look
Shoes @ rocket dog (both pairs!)

So what do you think? Rocking Jean shorts or a fail?! How did you spend time in the sunshine?

22 comments:

  1. You look GREAT in high waisted jean shorts! They look really great on you, especially with your cute little flats in the first few pictures!
    ♡ Brooke

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    1. Thanks! The flats are cute and are my shoes of choice with this outfit thought cycling in them might lead to disaster!

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  2. You look great, like the high waisted jean shorts. xx



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  3. I love the high waisted jean shorts, go you! I confess I haven't worn shorts since I was a size 12, oh how I miss those days. I use to love riding my bike when I was younger, I really need to buy a new bike and stroll around town. The first little bit at a new job is definitely stressful! I love the area of Oxfordshire that you took pictures in, it is stunning!

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. I wouldn't wear shorts this short without leggings but I did make a pair of jeans into shorts last year when it was so hot and I was in need of some shorts! I'm really lucky to have the other half who is patient and doesn't mind when I have to get off and walk up hills! Oxfordshire is looking beautiful at the moment lush and green!

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  4. YOu look stunning in these shorts, I was tempted by them, may have to give them a try, I love that you get excited by the number of washing loads you can get done, I am the same :) xx

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    1. hehe! getting washing on the line is brilliant since it means my spare room is not full of washing!

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  5. These shorts look lovely on you! It looks like a pretty bike ride too! :) x

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    1. thanks lovely, gotta love the bike!

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  6. love the shorts! you look so cute! ^^d
    only recently got into wearing shorts again too.
    think the last time i owned a pair i was about 12. xD
    anyhoops, lookin good! ^^d love them on you. ^^d
    MMxoxo

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    1. Thanks! Think when I was 12 my mum was dressing me in neon leggings and amazing hand knitted jumpers!

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  7. Nice shorts, I love the way you dress it!kisses. This is my curvy blog guapitatondita.blogspot.com

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  8. Loving the shorts! When I got bolder in my sartorial choices, doing the short shorts with leggings was the first look I wanted to give a whirl, and you look even fabber in such a combination....also really liking the lemon yellow shirt!

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    1. yeah the shirts were in new look about three years ago, I got a little obsessed and bought one in every colour, they are great casual shirts, only thing is they need serious ironing!

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  9. you are rocking these shorts!!!!!!

    I love outdoor adventures in the sun :)

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    1. Thank you, the world is always better in the sun! Think Ive swapped my days of going out in the evening for pottering about in the sunshine!

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  10. hmmm..............no..........

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    1. hmmmm... thanks for the comment I guess! Useful to know not everyone loves the short shorts!

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  11. Amazing outfit! You have great style!! I'm new to fashion blogging check out my blog:0)
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    1. I'm now a follower, I love accessories too!

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