July 8, 2013

Sleepwear or Streetwear: Soft Little Shorts

So.  I fell in love with these shorts:

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They are made of a soft, comfy fabric, with a crochet trim.  They were being sold next to bikinis and sweatshirts. 

Baffling. Are they board shorts?  A coverup?  Summer PJ bottoms?

I wore them every night to bed.  But they were so comfy, I found myself wearing them outside.  First, just to the beach…

Working on our entry in Grand Haven's sandcastle contest.  We did NOT win.

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And then to grab coffee…

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Mike wanted me to take my sweatshirt off.  I am wearing a nice shirt underneath.  A nice shirt that I had slept in the night before.

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In my defense, we had gone Out.  I also forgot to take my makeup off.  Horrors!

 

But…I like the shorts.  I think they look city-wearable, at least for summer.

 

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(wearing: shirt….shortsshoes - more sizes herebag) 

 

They feel like a new, fresh, shorts option.  I get stuck in a denim cut-off rut each summer, and chino shorts just never feel quite as comfortable.  Leave it to the surf brands to turn out some perfect summer pieces (I also love Billabong's printed shorts, Roxy's polka-dot chambray, this seriously sweet floral by Quiksilver, or – oh mythis fancy pair.)

Thoughts?

 

Also…my surgery is Wednesday.  Gulp.  Happily, I have a few bloggers lined up to do some fun guest posts on their summer mom-uniform.  So awesome.  And M will shoot out an update here once the surgery passes successfully. Heck, I may even instagram (@shanachristine) a bit.  Wish me luck, Mamas.

xoxo,

S

56 Comments
  • Tysie
    July 8, 2013

    OMG – thoughts with you my dear the rest of the week! You are going to rock it Wednesday and blog it by Thursday i just know it, you’re that BADASS!!! Seriously though, all the best… XXOO (Oh and the shorts – perfection on your hot little bod!)

  • Kendra
    July 8, 2013

    Good luck! Sending all good thoughts your way.

  • sarah goodman
    July 8, 2013

    good luck mama! sending good vibes your way!

  • C
    July 8, 2013

    Cute shorts! But mostly – sending you love this week and wishing you a fast recovery.

  • Teresa H
    July 8, 2013

    If I had your legs, I’d wear them out too. They look adorable.
    Teresa
    p.s. I’ll be sending my most powerful healing thoughts your direction on Wednesday and hope to hear that your surgery was a success and you’re soon on the mend.

  • Kristal
    July 8, 2013

    Sending you hugs, positive and healing thoughts, and strength:).

  • Marcia
    July 8, 2013

    Good luck!!! Prayers and positive thoughts heading your way.
    My favorite shorts right now are metallic, with plain or grungy tee shirts. I have and LOVE these http://www.lyst.com/clothing/7-for-all-mankind-metallic-denim-cutoff-shorts-cln-wht-w-silver-1/ (found at TJ Maxx!) and I am looking for some silky printed ones next.

  • Angela
    July 8, 2013

    Good luck!

  • testarossa
    July 9, 2013

    Good luck this week. And you have perfect legs for all shorts!

  • Shana
    July 9, 2013

    Whoa.  LOVE these.  
    Sent from my iPhone

  • melissa
    July 9, 2013

    Good, good, good luck, S. We’ll be here waiting to hear all about it on the other side.

  • Kim
    July 9, 2013

    Ok, the shorts look great on you, but I’m not convinced they would be for town wear.
    Sort of reminds me of an ice cream advert in new Zealand a few years back about distinguishing men’s undies from togs/speedos (trumpet, undies vs togs…on YouTube http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h-Lx2ihpGbc) …?

  • Kate
    July 9, 2013

    Good luck, Shana! You are so strong. Here’s to a safe surgery, speedy recovery and then back to your sweet life with your boys! You’ve got this!

  • kim
    July 9, 2013

    sending you a million positive thoughts, prayers and vibes

  • Belinda
    July 9, 2013

    You are freaking adorable!…You can nail it every time! Amazing…wishing you the best…going to miss your posts…see you on instagram:)

  • Belinda
    July 9, 2013

    ps are you wearing a red strapless bra?? awesome!

  • Sangeetha
    July 9, 2013

    Good luck with your surgery Shana! I am sure you come out rocking!

  • Ann Ehlert
    July 9, 2013

    Praying.

  • Ellen
    July 9, 2013

    Wishing your all the best in surgery!
    I have a pair of Victoria’s Secret Pink shorts that used to be strictly inside only (they’re a bit roomier, so if I bend over the wrong way you can see EVERYTHING, but now that I’m pregnant and it’s been so so hot here in NYC, I’m wearing them outside (much to the chagrin of my husband, who doesn’t want me flaunting my, ahem, assets every time we go out). But they’re so cool and light and comfortable, I can’t help myself…

  • Ellen
    July 9, 2013

    *you

  • Maggie
    July 9, 2013

    Good luck, good thoughts, good energy and prayers to and for you.

  • Amanda
    July 9, 2013

    Wishing you the best!!

  • Beth
    July 9, 2013

    Still haven’t found the words to comment since I hear your news and I’m still surprised at how much it has affected me. I wish I could send you something helpful or do something meaningful for you. Everything will be ok, I can feel that. My thoughts are with you. Xo

  • Tricia
    July 9, 2013

    Praying for you and your family…so glad you were able to enjoy Grand Haven (I soooo miss that coast of Michigan!) before everything….make sure to take time to recover both physically and emotionally. You’ve got spunk – you’ll come back quick!

  • Shana
    July 9, 2013

    Beth Рyou just did.  xoxo

  • Hannah Avery
    July 9, 2013

    These shorts are really cute! We were in Grand Haven on Saturday for the first time for me, and I just LOVE that town!

  • Moira
    July 9, 2013

    Love the shorts! And more importantly…good luck with your surgery and I’ll be sending tons of good thoughts/prayers/healing vibes your way this week. I know everything will go smoothly and you’ll be back before we know it! You are, as always, an inspiration!!

  • Kim
    July 9, 2013

    Thinking of you.

  • Dee
    July 9, 2013

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery! With those shorts you’ll be the hottest chick in the hospital :)

  • Meg
    July 9, 2013

    So impressed by you. This blog truly is about being a woman and a mother. Thank you for continuing to post. GOOD LUCK AND THINKING OF YOU! xox

  • Beth
    July 9, 2013

    Shana- sending you love, hugs and healing wishes. Truly. You will be held in my thoughts. Huge hugs to you. xo

  • Jennifer
    July 9, 2013

    Sending you love and good wishes for Wednesday. We will all be waiting anxiously to hear that it went well, because I know it will.

  • Kathleen
    July 9, 2013

    Love the shorts and they make your legs look great! More importantly, I am sending positive thoughts and all the luck I can spare in your direction. Post-surgery will suck for a little while but you will do great and then it will be OVER. I can’t tell you how impressed I am with you as a person and as a mom. I’ll look forward to getting your posts again when you are feeling better. Maybe your readers can all team up to send you Nordstrom sale suggestions? You’ll have some time for online shopping as you recover, right? :)

  • Geraldine
    July 9, 2013

    Hi Shana, I hope everything go well. Prayers are well on their way. Bravo for your graceful attitude to life!

  • Meika
    July 9, 2013

    Hey! You’re right down the road from me here in Holland! Love that.
    And the very best of luck in surgery. Prayers skillful surgeons and staff, freedom from infection, and a calm and peaceful heart.

  • Mel
    July 9, 2013

    Warm and happy thoughts are sent your way!!!

  • Amber
    July 9, 2013

    Sending all good thoughts for health and healing to you. Thank you so much for keeping the blog up during all of this, and for your zest for life. You are a beacon of hope to all of us who despair every morning when it’s time to get dressed (and a lot of other times of the day too).
    Love the shorts!

  • FranticButFab
    July 9, 2013

    Best wishes for a safe procedure and a speedy recovery. Take big doses of boy hugs, the best mama medicine there is.

  • Christie
    July 9, 2013

    Praying for you! You’ll do great.

  • Christie
    July 9, 2013

    Oops … pushed post before I was done. Your story touches me because I just weaned my 30-month-old in March and I would totally have thought the same thing as you did with any lump in those weeks afterwards. But you were so smart to go to the doctor. Thanks for encouraging women to get things checked.

  • Ginny
    July 9, 2013

    I’ll be thinking about you! You rock those whatever shorts.

  • Miranda
    July 9, 2013

    Love the shorts. Too cute on you. Wishing you all the best for the surgery. Xoxo

  • Lindsey
    July 9, 2013

    Love the shorts, if I had your gams, I would wear them everywhere, too! Thoughts and prayers for Wednesday, and for a speedy recovery.

  • Laura
    July 9, 2013

    The shorts are so cute. Wish I could wear them! Sending positive thoughts your way!

  • Sarah
    July 9, 2013

    Will be thinking of you!

  • tamar
    July 9, 2013

    Sit tight Shana, we’ll be rocking again before you know it!

  • Cindy
    July 9, 2013

    Sending you much love from a quiet reader who thinks you are AMAZING!!!

  • Leslie
    July 9, 2013

    Shana,
    you are so special. I tried to comment this in an early post but I don’t think it worked. Coming from and RN
    remember sometimes you have to ask for your pain medication
    don’t be afraid to be a “squeaky wheel” you are worth it! And truly (at least in my hospital) we are so busy we think if you are not complaining you are doing okay. Bring your own lip balm and pillow and maybe even pictures of your family to hang on the wall. I know this will go great. I am praying for you and your family, sending all kinds of love surrounding you, your doctors, nurses, and family in light. If you have any questions I might help with please email me. I work on a pretty small oncology floor but if there is anything I might be able to do to ease your mind I would love to. Much love my friend.
    oh yeah, don’t let anyone stick you more than twice no matter what! get the iv expert!

  • Shana
    July 10, 2013

    Leslie – managed to catch this comment as I was getting ready to go. (Distraction technique?). Packing lip balm now.  Thank you!!!!!
    Sent from my iPhone

  • Rebecca
    July 10, 2013

    They are super cute! I am loving anything mint coloured at the moment x
    http://www.girlaboutchelts.blogspot.com

  • Jaclynkanarish@gmail.com
    July 10, 2013

    Sending lots of love and support your way.

  • JAL
    July 10, 2013

    Wishing you good luck and a speedy recovery!

  • Heather
    July 10, 2013

    Thinking of you today…sending prayers and good thoughts your way!

  • Melissa C.
    July 10, 2013

    Best of luck tomorrow, strong Mama! Whatever anyone (including you) thinks of the shorts, you have liberty to wear them all f-ing summer. Just call them your “I kicked cancer so I’m gonna wear my damn shorts” shorts.
    But hopefully you’ve already stepped away from your computer to take the girls to the beach for the day ;-)

  • EllaY
    July 10, 2013

    Love this!! One of my summer favorites is actually a nightgown, but I like to pretend that it’s a maxi dress. Yes, it’s from the Gap Body section, but it’s a black dress…right?
    So glad you posted-like many other readers, I’ve been thinking about you a lot.

  • Sunny
    July 10, 2013

    You’ve been in my thoughts. Lots of love and healing to you!

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