So, mom shorts. Sigh. When Shana brought up this style challenge I was all “soooo . . . how ’bout I skip this one?” I mean, I played along with cropped flares and making menswear glam, but mom shorts . . . they’re like the exact opposite of what you want to put on a person whose booty is big for her body. As someone whose upper body is at least two sizes smaller than her lower body, mom shorts are pretty much the last thing I’d ever try to pull off. As Shana’s sister, though, I’m also the last one who would be let out of a style challenge.
I’ve been loving J. Crew lately (these pants are my favorite, wear-every-day-over-and-over pants), so I thought I’d start there. I could have just taken a picture in the first pair I ordered, had a good laugh and called it a day, but I really wanted to see if there was a pair that I could actually wear (those bermudas would look super cute on a different body . . . just not so much a pear-shaped one). I ended up ordering these ruffled shorts based off the fact that reviewers loved them. They were a bit higher than I typically would choose, and a bit wider than I’d like, but I actually found myself liking the way they looked when paired with a slimmer top like the bodysuit I wore them with. The key, I found, is to wear these with either a body-skimming top or a cropped one. When I tried to tuck in a shirt (like the model), it just made me look wide. These shorts definitely accentuate my lower half, but I like them anyway! Sometimes you just gotta embrace the booty.
J. Crew Ruffled Shorts: TTS, wearing size 6
Yummy Convertible Bodysuit: I love this thing . . . it’s the first body suit I’ve ever found that doesn’t ride up, has no VPL’s and is actually comfortable! Wearing medium/large . . . there’s a discount if you buy two.
Cropped Denim Jacket (similar)
Sam Edelman Patti Sandals: My favorite, most-worn pair of shoes (available in a ton of colors). Comfortable lower heel.
J. Crew Petal Earrings: they’re always coming out with new colors for the seasons
Lily Jade Diaper Bag: Shana, Cam & I all have this diaper bag and love it. The insert it comes with is sooo very helpful and this is the only one I used for the first few months of G’s life.