LONGER DENIM SHORTS!
Y’all. I am FREAKING PUMPED about this find.
So many of you have been
asking me begging me for a longer denim short recommendation, but I was coming up empty handed. I ordered several to try, but I didn’t like any of them. They were too long, too stiff, or just not cute at all.
Go ahead and just get your credit card out. BECAUSE MAMA NEEDS THESE SHORTS.
LOOK HOW DARLING THEY ARE!!!
I. LOVE. THEM.
More on the shorts in a minute, but we’ve got other stuff to talk about first.
Like this necklace that I’m incredibly excited about!
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you, this is a new neutral option of my MUST HAVE summer tassel necklace. WOOHOO! If you already have it in the brighly colored option, my guess is that you will pick up this neutral one for yourself too. Because when you know, you know.
This neutral necklace boasts a pretty combo of olive green, blush, tan, and cream threads. It’s beautifully muted and such a great necklace! It’s very well made (hand knotted between each wooden bead), and you will wear it for years and years to come. I should know, I’ve worn my other one for around 6 years now.
Use the code SHOPSMALL to get 30% OFF and FREE SHIPPING. (It is a 2 week ship time, but that is what allows them to offer the necklace to us at 30% OFF. They wait to produce them until they have a better idea of the demand.) This would also be a great teacher gift! I’ve given the original necklace as a teacher gift before, and it was a big hit!
The earrings were sent to me by the Kendra Scott team. #ilovebeinganambassador
They are a delicate hoop with 3 different natural colored stones. They are very feminine and pretty, and although I have the netural pair, I think my favorite is the sea green option. One stone is sea green, one is turquoise, and one is a deep coral.
The sweater is the olive version of the hot pink one that you keep seeing on the blog. It’s just a dang good sweater. It hits right at the hips, so for those of you that don’t love a half tuck, this length will be great for you. I like wearing it out, but I’ll definitely be half tucking it too. I’m wearing a medium for the perfectly slouchy look. And right now at LOFT, you can get 60% OFF your order of 4 or more full price styles, 50% OFF your order of 3 more full price styles, and 40% OFF other orders. Click HERE to see LOFT’s new arrivals.
I sure do hope you like this new necklace, because no doubt you will be seeing it on repeat.
Okay, y’all have waited long enough.
It’s now time for me to list all the reasons I love these shorts. Get settled in, because you are going to be here awhile.
Customizeable? CHECK (I’ll explain in a bit.)
Super soft? CHECK
A great light wash? CHECK
Minimal distressing? CHECK
Washes beautifully? CHECK
A longer length? CHECK
The Ab-Solution technology that we have come to know and love? CHECK
That’s right, ladies! They are Wit and Wisdom!!!! #cuetheapplause
Now here’s how they are customizeable…
You can wear them all the way unrolled, you can turn them up one hem length like I’ve done here, or you can turn them up twice like they show on the site. It’s great that you can customize the length to exactly what you want.
They are a perfect option for those of you that don’t like short shorts, but you don’t want to wear bermuda shorts either. They are the Goldilocks of denim shorts. THEY ARE JUST RIGHT. They are mid rise with a 5″ inseam.
Listen to me when I say that I LOVE THEM.
Because I totally love them.
The stretch in them makes them very comfy, and they hold their shape during the day!
There’s this tiny little patch of distressing on the right hip, but otherwise they are clean.
I’d be remiss if we didn’t spend some time on the sandals.
They are a great casual sandal, and although I grabbed the light cognac, they also come in white, black, and lemon yellow on Nordstrom. They are pretty much sold out of the cognac at Nordstrom, but you can find them fully stocked on the Sam Edelman site HERE! And they are ON SALE! And on the Sam Edelman site, they also come in leopard.
The foot bed is super cushioned, the wide straps are very comfy, and I love the little bit of height that the small platform gives. I have a narrow foot, and even though they are a wider cut, I really like them! I did size down a 1/2, so I would recommend that. The white treaded bottoms are very “in”.
Get the shorts.
Here’s the deal, I happen to like short shorts, but there are occasions where I think a longer pair of shorts is more appropriate. I’m so happy to have these in my closet.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND them.
Seriously, give them a shot!
OTHER SHORTS AND NECKLACE FOR COMPARISON
You saw this outfit a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to post again today so you could compare short length and necklace color. Click HERE if you want any details on the pieces below.
Here’s the side by side…
You can see, there’s quite a difference in length with the shorts. And remember, you could roll them down the full length if you want even more length!
That’s the neutral tassel on the left and the brightly colored tassel on the right. Both are so good.
SOME FAVORITE RECIPES
I’ve made two of our favorite recipes lately, so I thought I would share.
First up, this black bean salsa. It’s SO easy, and it’s ridiculously yummy.
Ingredients: 2 cans of black beans (drained), 2 cans of corn (drained), chopped up cherry tomatoes, cilantro to taste, avocado chunks, purple or green onion (if your family likes onions), olive oil, red wine vinegar, fresh lime juice, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. And this time, I added my new favorite Everything But The Elote seasoning from Trader Joe’s.
I don’t have measurements for anything, just put in as little or as much as you would like of everything.
I love it on chips (I often eat it with Nut Thins to save calories), but I also often find myself eating it as a side salad on summer nights. It’s a great side to grilled chicken, burgers, fish, pretty much anything!
I think I’ve shared this before, but it’s definitely worth another mention.
This brownie trifle is my GO TO when I have to take dessert to a get together. People ooh and ahh when they see it, they scream about how good it is, and again…IT’S SO EASY.
Bake your favorite pan of brownies just like you like them (I like them chewy and under done), and then crumble or cube them up.
Make some instant chocolate pudding, and then fold in about 1/3 a container of Cool Whip.
Now it’s time to just get to layering!
Layer 1: Brownies
Layer 2: Chocolate Mousse (pudding and cool whip mixture)
Layer 3: Cool Whip
Layer 4: Heath toffee pieces
Repeat all 4 layers.
It’s as easy as that! You could of course make homemade whip cream and it would be INSANE, but I’ve got to be honest, I don’t mind Cool Whip one bit.
Look at those cheeks. Look at that fuzzy head. Look at those sparkly eyes.
5 month old baby Carter was precious.
What I would give to have 1 day back with this baby. Even just a rocking session or two. He was the best little snuggler.
I will never tire of this view from the front porch of the ranch house. It will always be a favorite.
- floral tee / 2. straw tote / 3. turquoise necklace / 4. blue and orange caftan / 5. swimsuit / 6. dark spot relief / 7. self tanner / 8. sandals / 9. body wash / 10. blingy Havianas / 11. floral tiered skirt / 12. blush shorts / 13. floral tie waist cargo shorts
On the above post, I linked to a post from last year where I was wearing the caftan. However, it seems that there were some issues with the blog links to other blog posts not working, so I thought I would post it today!
I mean. THIS is a cover up.
Do you have a romantic vacation planned anytime soon? Get this cover up.
Or maybe you just want to look totally fabulous at the local pool? Get this cover up.
There are sooooooo many different cover up choices under this one link, and lots of them look pretty great! But I love this one, and it’s called “orange/blue”.
It’s UNDER $22, and I seriously feel like it looks like a $200 cover up from Shopbop!
And this tanner was #7 on the collage. GIRLS. THIS PRODUCT IS FANTASTIC.
Second to getting a professional spray tan, this is the best and most natural looking “tan” I’ve ever had.
It comes with a mitt, you spray the product on the mitt, and then you rub the product on your body in circular motions. The great thing about this tanner is that you can see it going on, so you can see if you are missing areas and then fix them. You immediately see a difference in color, but the tan continues to develop a bit over the next 15-20 minutes.
Click HERE for the tanner. It has a light scent that I actually think smells great, and it’s not glittery. It’s awesome.
The picture below shows the results about 10 minutes after I applied it. WOW, RIGHT? It lasts for about 3 days, and I’m telling you, the color is amazing and so natural looking! Also, the right leg shows 1 application. If you wanted a deeper color, you could just repeat the process! Plus, the photo doesn’t really do the real live difference much justice. I’m telling you. IT’S SO GOOD.
GREAT SALE ITEMS
I love this outfit and most of it is ON SALE.
The blouse is a a gorgeous light floral, AND IT’S 60% OFF. SIXTY PERCENT OFF.
So, although regularly $69.50, it’s now ONLY $27.80! WHAT A DEAL!
It’s 100% cotton, very lightweight, has a little ruffle on the shoulder seems, and the sleeves are elastic with a little ruffle at the bottom as well. I love the soft yellow and pink.
The Kendra Scott team sent me these stud earrings also, and they are my new favorites! They are small, but the beautiful green color still manages to pop and really show up.
The jeans are 52% OFF, making them UNDER $40!
I put the stock picture of these jeans on facebook a couple of weeks ago, and I know a ton of you ordered them. I ordered them too and think they are awesome.
They are cropped, and they are a straight leg instead of a skinny leg. Although I have other distressed jeans, I don’t have any with blown out knees, so I think these are a fun addition to my closet.
If between sizes, I would suggest sizing down. I’m wearing my reguar 27s, but 26s would definitely fit because they have quite a bit of stretch. Sadly, most of the smaller sizes are gone.
And here are the sandals again!
Remember, if they are out of the color and size you want at Nordstrom, check on Sam Edelman’s site HERE. They are $40 off!
Yep, I love it all.
Okay, ladies! That’s it for today’s post. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your people.
p.s. Get the shorts.