Summer Basics


My every day wardrobe where I am not thinking twice about what I am wearing before running out the door is simple and basic. A basic tee and jeans and my converse sneakers. No matter what time of year you can always find me in some form of this on a daily basis. It is the one outfit that I never have to think twice about wearing. In the summertime I trade in jeans for shorts.

This year was the first year I decided that I no longer wanted to wear the same Hollister shorts I had been squeezing into for years. And I say squeezing into because my weight has fluctuated over the years. It is hard for me to justify the idea of buying shorts that are more than $50 or even anything near $100. The answer is simple, I am wearing them for 3 months out of the year, it isn’t worth me spending the money on it. But now I am considering buying at least one nice pair of jean shorts.. since I am getting older an partying on the weekends until 5AM isn’t part of my lifestyle any longer. In the meantime I wanted to find something that wasn’t super duper short like my Hollister jeans shorts. The shorts I am wearing in today’s post are from American Eagle…. I have always heard that they have the best fitting jeans. Personally I will disagree, they don’t perfectly fit my body type nor do I feel comfortable in them. I wanted to give their shorts a chance since I did hear such great reviews about them. Honestly, these shorts are extremely comfortable. They are a bit of a longer cut compared to my Hollister shorts which is something I was looking for. Who wears short shorts? Not Sarah… well at least not all the time any more haha! Purchasing this and one other pair on Memorial Day I was able to get them on sale and a free hat which is what I’m wearing.

These shorts were so comfortable that I didn’t give a hoot with the 100 cars that were driving buy or all of my neighbors who decided to come outside all at once while I took photos of myself on my front stoop. Where I live it is normally the quietest street in America. Hardly do cars ever come flying by consistently and you hear the leaves tumble, the branches in the wind and the rare horn honking from the main street near by. Nope, not the day I decided to take some pictures out front! It was the most awkward moment in my neighborhood. Cars slowing down looking at me probably thinking “WHAT THE HELL IS THIS GIRL DOING??” or “WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS?” At least these are the phrases I make up in my mind of what they are probably thinking. I went ahead and kept with a theme. The I don’t care of what is happening around me but I am focused on doing what I normally do… which in today’s day and age is being on your phone. Jesus Christmas did that sentence make me sound old. It’s the truth. We are constantly on our cell phones and not paying attention to what is happening around us. Its a comfort zone, including for myself. Giving that focus on my phone while I was snapping my self timer photos away made it a little less awkward. It didn’t make my resting bitch face go away though.

Outfit details…

xx Sarah

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