A Short Story

Saturday, August 18, 2012 128 0

Cardigan: H&M. Top: J.Crew. Shorts: Old Navy. Handbag: Gucci. Shoes: Boutique 9. Watch: Michael Kors. Ring: Kate Spade. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

I’m not really a “shorts” girl, but I must say that Old Navy really changed my mind this summer. Β I typically find that shorts are not the most flattering on my curvy figure, but it seemed like every Old Navy pair I tried on fit well. Β I haven’t purchased shorts in well over 5 years, but I picked up 3 this summer from Old Navy. They were right on trend with their prints too. Β I scored this polka dot pair, as well as a striped style, and a gingham pair. Β Anybody else loved and purchased Old Navy shorts this season?

 

 

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  • sheree@itsnotthatdee
    August 18, 2012

    Love the mix of polka dots jenny!
    no, no old navy this year at all but so many bloggers are rockin’ cool shit I have to stop in!
    Sheree x
    http://www.itsnotthatdeep.com

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Ha ha, you should definitely stop into Old Navy. They have many J. Crew inspired pieces right now but at really inexpensive prices!

  • Di City and Burbs
    August 18, 2012

    I was actually drawn into old navy after you posted the striped shorts. I got them in the navy blue stripe! So flattering. I may stop by for more later today πŸ™‚
    xx,
    Di
    http://cityandburbsblog.com

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Ha ha, that’s great Di!

  • Amy
    August 18, 2012

    Loving the dots on dots outfit Jenny! You know how I have a new love affair with shorts!

    xo Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      You definitely look gorgeous in shorts Amy!!!

  • alison dulaney
    August 18, 2012

    Love the polka dot on polka dot pairing!

    xo
    Alison

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Thanks Alison! This was a pretty easy attempt at pattern mixing.

  • Christa
    August 18, 2012

    I love this. I never wear shorts but now I want to run out and get those shorts. Love the sweater too. You are really opening my eyes on places to shop that I never even walk into

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks Christa! That’s one thing I love about reading other blogs. . .it introduces me to new brands.

  • Jen the Librarian
    August 18, 2012

    Such a pro at layering — super cute! I *almost* picked up a pair of the sailboat-print shorts from Old Navy earlier this summer, but decided they were a bit, well, short for this tall chica. (My husband voted yes, but my vote counted twice.) But if I hadn’t, I would have never considered a similar pair of shorts at Kohl’s, which had a longer inseam. πŸ™‚ You can see the first pair of shorts I’ve bought in years here at http://librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/oregon-heat-wave/. πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Awww, thanks so much Jen! Those are great shorts on you! Yeah, I wish mine were a tad longer too.

  • maria@cardigan_crew
    August 18, 2012

    omg i love the two different polka dots looks so good!

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Thanks so much Maria, and thanks for stopping by!

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    August 18, 2012

    Love your ultra chic weekend look Jenny….HAVE A GOOD ONE!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Thanks so much Rebecca! Hope you have a great weekend too!

  • elma
    August 18, 2012

    I think you look great in shorts!! also love the cardigan πŸ˜€ x

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Thanks so very much Elma!

  • Tammy Jones
    August 18, 2012

    You asked if we had purchased any new shorts…none that you’ll ever see on my blog! πŸ™‚

    I think those days have passed for me and I think I would be too self-conscious to wear high heels with shorts (or shorts on my blog); however, you definitely make it work. Kudos to you!

    Tammy of Walking in Pretty Shoes
    http://walkinginprettyshoes.com

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Ha ha, I’m positive you would look fabulous in shorts and heels Tammy!! But thank you so much!

  • Vera Cortez
    August 18, 2012

    The polka dots shorts are so cute!!!
    XO, Vera
    http://fashionmodeimages.blogspot.pt/

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Thanks Vera!

  • Nathalie
    August 18, 2012

    Polka dot overload is everywhere right now! I should really get on that wagon. I bought a cute polka dot shirt at H&M the other day. Must wear it soon.

    This look is adorable, classic, and uber feminine, as always. You have incredible style, Jenni.

    Kisses from Miami!

    -Nathy
    http://earnestyle.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Thank you so much Nathy! You’re right, polka dots are definitely every where right now, and I’m loving them!

  • kiwifashionblog
    August 18, 2012

    Your legs defintely look better than my in shorts lol! I still only own that one leopard pair. Summer is al…..most over…I think I will try again next year :p

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      No way, you look fabulous in shorts!!! Thank you!!

  • Sarah
    August 18, 2012

    I don’t shop at Old Navy, but I did by several pairs of shorts this summer, and I don’t remember the last time I bought any shorts before that! I think I just don’t like tiny little jean shorts, and that’s the first thing I thought of when I thought of “shorts.” But I discovered so many other non-jean and non-tiny shorts, and now I can’t believe I’ve been missing out all this time!

    Sarah’s Real Life

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Yes, I totally agree about the tiny jean short thing! Mine are a little too tiny for me too. I wish they were 2 inches longer, but I still love them. Thanks Sarah!

  • Carmen
    August 18, 2012

    Cute outfit, the jacket is lovely πŸ™‚
    xx
    http://www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Thanks Carmen!

  • Sick by Trend
    August 18, 2012

    Gorgeous shorts in polka dots

    xx

    http://www.sickbytrend.com

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Thanks so much!

  • Whitley Hamlin at th
    August 18, 2012

    You look great in the shorts Jenny… there’s not a post in which you don’t! I have not Old Navy hopped lately, but my BF did buy those for herself in another color. Cute! Happy weekend!

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Thank you so much for your super sweet comments Whitley!

  • Cindy
    August 18, 2012

    I seriously LOVE this combo!!! Off topic, did you lighten your hair? It looks great! XO

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Awww, thanks Cindy! Ha ha, no, I didn’t lighten my hair, but I am in desperate need of a salon visit! πŸ™‚

  • Maria
    August 18, 2012

    I’ve been loving old navy lately! They look great on you!

    Maria
    http://www.daintyanddecadent.com

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Me too!! Thanks Maria!

  • InΓ©s
    August 18, 2012

    I think you look fantastic in shorts, and those Old Navy looks so like you…chic, sophisticated and oh! so very feminine!

    Have the best weekend!

    Big hugs!
    InΓ©s

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Thank you so much for your sweet comments Ines!

  • Jessica Broyles
    August 18, 2012

    Love this! I’m usually so with you on the shorts thing, but these look great!

    http://www.highheelstosneakers.com

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Thanks so much Jessica!

  • alison*elle
    August 18, 2012

    Double polka dots – how cute! The shorts look great on you, Jenny.

    xo, alison*elle

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Awww, thanks Alison!

  • Jenny
    August 18, 2012

    Even with shorts, your outfit is really classy and you look so glam and feminine in those pictures! I’m not a short person either, but I think I’ve been a bit more brave this summer wearing them! I haven’t been in Old Navy lately, but my two only pair of shorts I got them from there last year and for some reason they are also the only ones that better fit my figure. Can’t wait to see more picture of how you style your other pairs of shorts!

    Jenny
    http://www.jensoutfitjournal.com

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      You are just so sweet. . . thanks so much Jenny!

  • Alexa
    August 18, 2012

    this look is soo fun <3 really love the polka dots! those shorts are too cute

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Awww, thanks so much Alexa!

  • Alice
    August 18, 2012

    I love how you glam up these shorts. I have the same pair of shorts and I love them!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Thanks Alice! These are definitely great shorts!

  • Lindsay
    August 18, 2012

    So cute Jenny! Love both of the polka dot pieces and the neutral in between was just perfect

    Lindsay @
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Awww, thanks Lindsay!

  • Lu Lu
    August 19, 2012

    Jenny, don’t laugh at me, I don’t own any polka dot pieces, but after seeing your post. I am going to for sure:)
    Lu Lu
    http://lulusfashionpick.com/

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      What?! I can’t believe you don’t own anything polka dots! (Don’t tell anyone, but I only had 1 piece before this summer)! πŸ™‚

  • Ileana
    August 19, 2012

    Lovely look! I adore how u matched the polka dot prints πŸ™‚
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thank you so much Ileana!

  • Trinnah
    August 19, 2012

    I love the dots!! You’re seriously an inspiration with all your looks. I love it! πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Awww, thank you so very much Trinnah!

  • Marie-Eve @aprettyne
    August 19, 2012

    Love the double dots !

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thanks Marie-Eve!

  • Kristina
    August 19, 2012

    I work next to an Old Navy (I can literally see into the store from my desk – dangerous!) and they have really stepped up their game lately! Whenever I tell people something is from Old Navy they can’t believe it. I love those shorts on you, so adorable!

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thanks Kristiina! Yes, me too! People never believe these pieces are from ON!

  • Bernadeth
    August 19, 2012

    love everything!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thanks Bernadeth!

  • Martha
    August 19, 2012

    Believe it or not…I’m totally like you too but this summer I also purchased quite a few pairs of shorts…and I also love wearing them πŸ˜‰
    I think it also helps that now shorts are not all super tiny…definitely more classy options now πŸ˜‰
    XOXO
    http://www.princessmartha.com

    http://www.facebook.com/princessmarthablog

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Totally agree about more sophisticated options out there! Thanks Martha!

  • Christy
    August 19, 2012

    I’m not so much of a short girl myself but these do flatter you figure to perfection and the dots on dots is so cute!

    Christy of:
    http://clean-cut-gout-chic.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thank you so much Christy and thanks for stopping by!

  • Clare
    August 19, 2012

    Yes! Old Navy has been right on target with shorts this season. Usually the shorts in stores are either too short or look like I should just be 50 years older than I am! I agree, Old Navy just did so well this year. They really have the perfect lengths without looking old or too young! I purchased my first pair of shorts this summer (since like 2005) and agree, these shorts are fantastic! Love the way you styled your polka dots!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thanks Clare! Totally agree, some shorts make me look so frumpy and old. These are a perfect cut.

  • Heidi
    August 19, 2012

    Great pattern combinations! First time visitor to your blog, love your looks!

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thank you so much Heidi, and thank you so much for visiting!

  • Elana
    August 19, 2012

    I’ve never been a shorts person either, but these would definitely make me change my mind too! I love the mix of polka dots, that sweater is amazing! πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thanks so much Elana!

  • Ani
    August 19, 2012

    Jenny, I love the mix of polka dots on you so much. It def looks so chic and elegant on you. Great pairing with the more natural colours, the ruffles gives it that feminine touch πŸ™‚

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend dear :-*
    <3 Ani
    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      As always, thanks so much Ani! I hope you are having a wonderful time with your husband!

  • Saini
    August 19, 2012

    I love the shorts!

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thanks Saini!

  • Jane
    August 19, 2012

    I tend not to wear shorts unless it is super hot and I have to do alot of walking. Your outfit makes me want to “style” my shorts and wear them because they are stylish.

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Awww, thanks Jane! This year is pretty much the first time I’ve “styled” shorts and actually worn them to more than the beach.

  • Nic
    August 19, 2012

    Love this! I’m a polka dot fan for sure and this is paired just perfectly. I may have to go fins those shorts… and have you seen the polka dot sweaters Old Navy has right now? There’s also a Z Spoke polka dot bag at myhabit.com I’m debating about.
    You look fantastic Jenny… Polka dot chic!

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thanks Nic! I’m definitely picking up one of those sweaters too! I’ll have to check out the Z Spoke bag. . . a polka dot bag is actually next on my shopping list!

  • Mary Ann
    August 19, 2012

    I love this look, Jenny! I totally feel ya on the lack of love for shorts in general, also not very flattering on me. It’s rare for me to run across a pair I like. I keep seeing a lot of ON love on the internet lately so maybe I need to stop in! πŸ˜‰

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thanks Mary Ann. . .yes, you should definitely give them a shot!

  • Rachel
    August 19, 2012

    Loving the ruffles on this shirt and the opposites of the polka dots. So cute! Check out the giveaway on my blog :)!

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thanks so much Rachel!

  • Kendall
    August 19, 2012

    Very cute look! And I definitely have that same J. Crew shirt in several colours, this one looks great on you!
    xo K
    http://www.lilieslattesandlace.com

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Ha ha, this J.Crew shirt is a classic! They came out with a similar version for so many seasons. Thanks Kendall!

  • Lesley
    August 19, 2012

    Those shorts look great! I’m really tempted to buy more shorts, but I’m definitely more of a skirts type of girl.

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      I’m definitely still a skirt girl too, but shorts are a great occasional alternative. Thanks Lesley!

  • Tina
    August 19, 2012

    Super cute look! Love the cardigan!

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thanks so much Tina!

  • Katie Frost
    August 19, 2012

    Well, you know I have an Old Navy problem, so of course I love the shorts, but I am crazy about that awesome shirt. I am super jealous!

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Ha ha, yes you do Katie! Thank you so much!

  • thehautecookie
    August 19, 2012

    you look so pretty, love the polka dots and the silkiness of the top!!!! xO!
    http://www.thehautecookie.com

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thank you so much!! I wear this top quite often!

  • Head to Toe Chic
    August 20, 2012

    I love the polka dots on polka dots! I have those shorts too πŸ™‚

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thanks Angela! So you know what I’m talking about then!!

  • becks
    August 20, 2012

    i love seeing mix of different patterns together! perfectly done! πŸ™‚

    http://www.beckspick.com

    • Jenny
      August 20, 2012

      Thanks so much Becks! I do currently have a print mixing obsession!