Hey everyone! So, let me just start off by saying that I know my hair looks puffy. I’m in Charlotte for a week and humidity and my hair like to mix and make a souffle! I could feel my hair getting bigger and bigger as we were photographing, so in many of the pictures I’m trying to smooth it down! I also only picked pictures from the beginning of our walk before my hair reached impressive heights! I’m going to have to figure out something before I move down here permanently. This helmet head is not what I was going for with my haircut! Any humidity hair advice? Please leave in the comments section!
Anyway, you probably have noticed that I don’t wear shorts much. Usually I’m wearing a skirt and find them so much more flattering to wear in the summer. However, I know there are times when I wished I had a pair (like when you have to sit on the ground — impossible in a knee length skirt!) but besides all of the usual problems with finding pants you have to contend with the length too.
I don’t care to show my thighs, so the shorts have to come to my knee or just above. Oftentimes, to get the shorts that fit in the waist you also get really wide legs and it looks like you’re wearing a pleated skirt. Really unflattering.
I gave these NYDJ shorts a try. I have a pair of their jeans and though on the more expensive side, I can find a good fit and they’re comfortable. They recognize we may be thicker in the middle yet still have slim hips or thighs. They also recognize that we need fabric that stretches without it looking like fabric that stretches. I’ve worn these almost non-stop since I got them last week.
Summer forces me to find a top that has coverage but can still keep me cool. I will do sleeveless when it’s really hot, but my fair skin needs some protection from the sun. This top fits the bill. The fabric is thin, so be aware of what your bra color is, but was very comfortable to wear. I felt confident that I wasn’t showing a lot of skin but still looking stylish. The peasant style embroidery is a trend, so I wouldn’t invest too much in this style but this will be fun for this summer.
Ok, I’m off to explore this city and to keep looking for our next house to live. These photos were taken at the UNC botanical gardens. Such a pretty place for a hot summer walk!
I’m linking up with all of the lovely ladies at Not Dead Yet Style today!
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