A Short Story

A Short Story

Hey everyone and happy Hump Day! I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far. As you guys know, I have had an insanely difficult time finding shorts for the summer. It seems like every pair of shorts that I’ve encountered during multiple shopping trips is high waisted and that’s one trend that I just won’t stand for. All I wanted was a few simple pairs of normal rise shorts. After too many shopping excursions to count that ended only in disappointment, I began to think that my simple request would never be fulfilled.

However, a weekend trip to TJMaxx gave my Short Story a happy ending because I left with two pairs of shorts and a beautiful Nine West purse, which you can read about in yesterday’s post. Take a look at the cute new shorties that I added to my wardrobe:

What & Wear?

  • Olive Bermuda Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters, $12.99
  • Black Shorts: Hollister, $12.99
  • Grand Total: Approximately $26
  • In Store Value: Approximately $70-80

I’ll admit that I wasn’t expecting to find shorts during my last TJs trip. Past outings there were unsuccessful during my hunt for the perfect shorts so I didn’t think that my weekend excursion would be any different. But boy, was I wrong! TJMaxx had an abundance of shorts from too many brands to recall, Hollister and AEO included. I scrounged the racks of clothing and went to the fitting room with five pairs of shorts in hand. However, my heart was already dead set on wanting the pairs that I purchased desperately.

I tried on three pairs prior to my favorites and rejected them for reasons in regards to the fit and colors. I have to say, by the time I got to trying on my top two pairs, I was very nervous. I didn’t want them to end up in the reject pile and I didn’t want my high hopes for these pairs to be crushed because they were soaring sky high. I slipped on the Hollister shorts first and right away I knew that they would work perfectly. They were low rise, which I liked and they fit well without being too short or revealing. And, of course, I loved that they were black and the zippers were a nice touch!

I was pleased to have found just one pair and after a little celebration, my nerves began to skyrocket again because I really freakin liked the AEO pair. What made me antsy was that they were hung on a hanger that said size three. When I grabbed the pair from the rack, I didn’t think much of it but then I began to think “Well, shit. What if they don’t fit?” Just in the nick of time, though, I remembered that AEO has even sizes instead of odd and that the bermudas were, indeed, a size four.

Once the mystery of the size was solved, I pulled the pair on in record timing because I knew that they would fit well since I wear a four in AEO jeans. I love saying this…I was right! The shorts fit like a glove and they were like nothing that I’ve had before. I loved that they were a skinny fit which was so flattering and the color was out of this world. It was funny, because I was telling my mom on the car ride to the store that if I can’t find any shorts, I would have to resort to going to the mall and going to AE. I wasn’t exactly thrilled with this idea, though, because I really wasn’t trying to drop forty to fifty dollars on one pair of shorts.

I was so incredibly happy with my findings during this past weekend’s TJs trip because I ended up getting two pairs of shorts and a Nine West purse for under sixty dollars. The shorts were about twenty-six dollars in total which was less than what I would have spent on one pair at the mall. I now have three pairs of shorts to wear this summer and on my upcoming vacation so I can breathe easy for a while about not having any to wear. I wouldn’t mind one more pair but I’m just thankful I was able to find TWO pairs in one evening that were perfect for me. Thanks, TJMaxx!! ❤

So there you have it, A Short Story on my newest editions to my wardrobe! What is one piece of clothing that you hate shopping for? Has anyone had as much trouble as I have for finding shorts that work? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

5 responses »

  1. I’ve always had a hard time finding shorts that not only looked good on me, but didn’t ride up in the thighs and get eaten by my vaj, and were casual enough to be comfy but dressy enough to be worn in stores without awkward stares. I might have to check out TJMaxx though because those black shorts look super cute. Notoriously swimsuit and bra shopping would be my least favorite thing to do and although bra shopping still shifts between ridiculous and miracle work the swimsuit experience has improved with how my self image has changed. Great post!


    • Omg. “but didn’t ride up in the thighs and get eaten by my vaj”. You. Are. My. HERO. Hahaha and yeah short shopping is a big fat pain in the ass but don’t even get me started on bra shopping because I hate that, too! If you’re in need of a swimsuit for the summer, I can’t recommend the Getaway style bikinis from Victoria’s Secret enough. It is the first bikini that I’ve found in almost 22 years of living that fits well and comfortably but it still super cute! 🙂

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  2. Well, like just about any woman, I hate shopping for jeans! different brands have different sizing, finding the right fit, the right color, the right rise. So frustrating! I also have found it somewhat difficult to find shorts because most of the time they are way to short, which definitely wont work for me since I am heavier set, and have relative big thighs. And don’t even get me started on swim suits! I am bigger with a belly and big breasts, so I usually shop for a one-piece rather than a bikini or tankini. But trying to find one that will fit and that wont make me look like a granny can be frustrating. Shopping can be so overwhelming and difficult, and I definitely have given up a few times. Sarah, I feel your pain!


    • Oh, yes. I hate jean shopping, too! I’m very particular about jeans (I don’t wear anything but black skinnies) and it’s shockingly hard to find a good pair that doesn’t cost and arm and a leg. The best pair that I’ve ever owned came from H&M a few years ago and nothing has compared since.
      Have you tried Modcloth for swimsuit shopping? They have some darling one pieces that I wouldn’t mind buying, myself! They all have that super cute vintage style to it so there’s nothing granny about it!


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