Tuesday, June 25, 2013

On Wearing Floral Shorts to Work

Last Thursday, I commented on Ginny's post that I really needed to find some fancier summer pieces.  She replied letting me know that Loft was having a 40% off pretty much everything sale.  I promptly went shopping after work.  I got a few things, but I think my favorite new item is this pair of shorts.  I wanted to wear them the next day, which was Friday.  My office basically has no dress code, and the shorts aren't super short, so I figured I would go for it.  After changing tops a few times, I ended up with this combination.  Because if you add a blazer, shorts seem more respectable!  Also, I can't stop wearing stripes with florals.

John and I met for lunch, and he proceeded to mock me (lovingly, of course) for wearing a blazer when it is almost 90 degrees outside.  When I took my blazer off, he thought my "summer sweater" was even more ridiculous.  He obviously doesn't keep up with fashion bloggers.

File this outfit under "looks better in my imagination than in reality", but I still felt fancy all day long.  Except for the 5 minutes when my CEO stopped by to catch up about a few things.  Then I felt sort of embarrassed.  Why doesn't he stop by on the days I am dressed like a normal person?

Blazer and shoes: Gap
Top: Ann Taylor
Shorts: Loft


  1. Blazer in the office in the summer: definitely respectable. Blazer in the park playing with a toddler: ridiculous. I do love these shorts, sooooo cute!

  2. Super cute shorts! I think the blazer totally makes the shorts appropriate for a work setting. My boss makes fun of me for wearing colored jeans :) Heather

  3. Hahaha, this post literally made me laugh out loud. My husband asked what I was laughing at, and I told him about your husband's comments. He agreed with him, saying "that is ridiculous". Men. Pft. I like your outfit!

  4. I looove this outfit! Those shorts are adorable and I love how they can be easily dressed up or down. And I love the stripes with florals look! I have an outfit post coming up next week mixing a stripe and floral pattern too! Also, dont listen to your silly husband. You look FABULOUS. (my boyfriend would totally mock me the same way haha, they just dont get it)