I’m typically a denim-underwear-all-summer long kinda girl, but there are a few occasions where I’ll skip the super shorty-short-shorts in favor of a slightly longer pair.
These occasions are as follows:
When summer has arrived in full force but I’ve yet to notice because for some inexplicable reason Philadelphia public schools thought it would be best to keep the kids until….wait for it….June 20th, which means I’m sportin’ a mad case of pale-leg (which everyone knows is the real culprit behind spider-vein-leg) well into July.
When we’re going to be spending countless hours on plastic seats in 90 degree weather. With 100% humidity. Squinting at tiny men who are – let’s be real – mostly just standing around. AKA….baseball.
In this instance, it was both.
But I had done a little “research” *cough*shopping*cough* last year to find these not-too-short, yet not-quite-midi length shorts, and I noticed that Nordstrom has restocked them in fresh new washes. My wash is from last year #solastyear, and true to form, this years’ are better.
Click through to see more pics of the shorts – not great pics, but good enough (the baseball game had an extra inning, and at one point it actually rained without cooling anything down) – and a few fun Phillies game pics. You can actually see my children get stickier as the game progresses. (If you follow me on IG, @shanachristine, you’ll recognize a bunch of these pics…)
Also, despite my tone (heat, humidity, rain, etc.), we actually LOVE Phillies games. One of our very favorite things to do in the summer. Once in a while we splurge on good seats, which is especially fun since Pax and Mike are both REALLY into it. Raines? He likes baseball some, but half the time I catch him staring off into space muttering about gun options in Halo. And me? I just like that we’re together, we’re outside, and it feels like a pretty amazing way to spend a summer afternoon.
tee: I stole this old tee from Mike, but if you are looking for cool sports tees, I love Red Jacket (I usually just buy guy’s tees, sports companies tend to add too much glitter and embellishment to their womens’ lines), Junk Food (the women’s line is actually good) or if you are a Philly fan….check this JAWN shirt. OMG yes.
shorts: DL1961 Renee Shorts – mine are from last year, but the new ones are good. Check it:
boots: Lucky Brand Kamby boots (sesame)
belt: old, but I love this simple, square buckle belt by Halogen
backpack: Moop Shop c/o (made in Pittsburg!!)
sunglasses: Ray-ban Erika