Monday, April 19, 2010

Who Wears Short Shorts?


Not me, that's for sure! Why you ask? Well it goes way way back to a day when I was in 2nd grade. I was wearing some shorts at "Field Day", a supposed fun-filled day of athletic competition. I was standing around in the field waiting for a ball to come my way when out of the blue a boy called me "thunder thighs". Heart.break. Self esteem killer. I could have killed him but I was too crushed to move. To this very day I can still feel the stake go straight through my heart. Kids can be so damn cruel!

OK, I must admit he might've had a point. My thighs have never been one of my best features. No matter how hard I work them, which admittedly isn't very often these days, they still have a little extra jiggle.

I spend the entire summer in skirts and dresses. Never in a million years would I dream of wearing shorts. But oh how I love the look of them. Especially when paired with a little cardi & cute ballet slippers. Tres adorable!

How about you guys? Are your short sporters? Or do you hide your jiggle under forgiving skirts & dresses?

Images: found here

16 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I do occasionally, I shouldn't now that Im not that young but I still do... ooops!
Love these photos of Natalia, gorgeous

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I just love these photo's, so gorgeous and no I don't look like that in shorts...I wish..sigh :)

hugs DJ

Hampton said...

Oh gosh, I feel your pain! I haven't worn shorts since college-and they didn't look that fabulous then either! I'm all for skirts and dresses and great summer shoes, especially fun cork platforms that add 3 inches to my height (and make my legs look extra long!) Have a great day, Best Barbara

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I wish - I like a short that hits..just above the knee! xo

Michelle said...

i try to wear shorts but the rubbing together of my jiggle thighs always causes them to ride up in the center. ooh. sexy.

skirts and dresses for me too!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

That is so mean!! Little kids can be so cruel!! I prefer dresses and skirts; but once in awhile, nothing beat a cute pair of black dress shorts with hot heels!

MsHark said...

*sings* I wear short shorts!
Haha! But, I do! I love shorts!

Giovanna said...

i hate shorts. i totally look like i have thunder thighs in them. :) i really like the shorts and heels look though.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Kids are cruel. I have some black dressy shorts from the Alexander McQueen for Target collection but am conscious about my thighs. Sigh those babies will probably have to go.

F (The Very Subjective) said...

I am a firm believer in jeans :)

however, your trip down the memory lane reminded me of a similar situation that I had, when I was, like, 15 or smth. ooh, trauma for life! :D the comment, however, was aimed at my bottom, and, ironically, I love my bottom, and I've found perfect shorts! they're not skin-tight and they're not super short, and they fit perfectly :)

linda said...

i love the shorts! this pictures are very good and the shorts means SPRING & SUMMER!

Rachel said...

Shorts, skirts, dresses...love'em all. That's summertime baby! Thunder thighs or twigs, they're what get you around so mise while work it! It's all about proportions/colours and what not, isn't it?

Love the ruffles with the cardi/jean short look.

Marie-Ève said...

Oh ouch! I'm the same. Even thought I'm not big my legs are just a little chunky and not my best feature either. So shorts are not for me, but I too spend the entire summer in skirts and dresses. The full kinds that hit at just the right place below the knee are very flattering for me, I've gotten old enough that I know what works and ignore the fads...

honey my heart said...

not for me. i'm more of a skirt person. i do love the cardigans featured in each photo :)

Tiffany said...

I don't like short-shorts or super-short-skirts on anyone - including myself. Like Honey, I love the cardigans though.

Emily said...

That girl is adorable and she definitely looks good in those shorts however I am with you. No shorts for this girl! I like to hide my jiggle and if I could go back in time I would slug that boy for you how awful of him.