I spy, I buy: a short shorts story

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Printed chino shorts (Target) | Lauren Conrad top (Kohl's sale last year) | Nine West wedges | vintage eelskin clutch (thrifted) | Kmart sunnies

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Do you ever check out a favorite blogger’s outfit and think to yourself, “I must. have. that.” Twenty times a day, you say? Yeah, me too. But sometimes a particularly tempting item is just impossible to pass up…

Last week while perusing The Book, I spotted a link to a new post on a local friend Aimee’s blog, The Chiffon Chronicles. I love Aimee’s style, and her anecdotes on balancing mommyhood, a career, and the hectic day-to-day usually crack me up and make me nod subconsciously while clucking, “Amen, sister,” at my Macbook screen.

I clicked over. She was wearing these adorable mustard printed shorts, and I thought to myself, “hmm, so cute… probably JCrew.” Then I scrolled to the bottom of the post and read that said shorts were from Target. Recently.

It all happened really fast — like a bargain high induced out-of-body experience — but the next thing I know I was at Target.com, adding a pair to my cart and checking out before my PayPal account even knew what hit it. Two minutes. Max. If that’s not impulse buying ya’ll, I don’t know what is.

Most of my impulse buys {especially those of the e-tail variety} and up disastrous, but this one had a happy ending. The shorts arrived late last week, and I was quite impressed with the quality and fit. Even The Mister commented on their quality and style. Way to go, Tar-jhay; you never let me down. And thanks for letting me steal your britches, A! ;-)

Check out how Aimee styled hers here!

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17 Comments

  1. 5.3.12

    Lovely! :D

  2. 5.2.12

    When I saw the short-pant combination, my first thought was,” How the h* is she going to make the shoes work here?” But you did it, girl. Nice work. Go, you!

  3. 5.1.12
    Christine said:

    I love an LC shirt on clearance! These colors are fantastic together!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

  4. 5.1.12
    Amy said:

    your shorts are super cute

  5. 5.1.12
    Sara said:

    I love those shorts!

  6. 5.1.12

    Very cute outfit! :)

  7. 5.1.12
    Aimee said:

    Ha! I love it!!! You look great! And guess what? You are too sweet! Fab. U. Lous. Sista!

  8. 5.1.12

    Those shorts are really cute- as is the color! Never seen shorts that shade before!

  9. 5.1.12
    Corinne said:

    These shorts were definitely worth buying! Love the pattern. Haha I’m queen of the impulse purchase – I’ve really got to break the habit! Luckily most of my favourite stores don’t have online shopping…. :)

  10. 5.1.12
    Robin said:

    LOL I have totally done this! I am so glad that you did. I love these shorts! You might have inspired the same behavior from me. You already “made” me buy the Lauren Conrad leather shorts. Love this look!

  11. 4.30.12

    Love the look and thw quirky back story! I’m glad the impulse buy worked out!

  12. 4.30.12

    those are precious, and now I am coveting and considering a pair.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  13. 4.30.12
    franishh said:

    Those are amazing! I don’t own anything yellow, but I may have to make an exception for these shorts.

    Your hair is getting so long! Very pretty :)

  14. 4.30.12
    Kate said:

    Those are too cute! They have caught my eye several times at Target! Sometimes impulse buys are the best!

  15. 4.30.12

    Fabulous, great combination of colours too! x

  16. 4.30.12

    so adorable! love the patterned shorts. xo.