Short Story


It’s officially hot outside and since it’s only June 3, expect to see a lot of shorts this summer. I even regret this lightweight long sleeve shirt. This scares me for August. Who lives up north wants to take me in for a few months? Any takers for a messy roommate with a pretty nice closet? Think about it. 
Speaking of summer, I was shopping with my momma the other day and we were on the hunt for shorts. We were talking about buying shorts and how you become attached to certain pairs and have them for years, but it comes to a point one summer when your favorite pair decided to give up while tucked away during the colder months. You pull them out and they don’t fit the same or they had their final wash and it’s just time to say goodbye. The worst part is trying to replace that favorite pair, it’s usually impossible. In fact, the more you love something, the harder it is to replace. I’m currently on the hunt to replace a well-worn black pair from many summer’s past. If you see a pair of silky black shorts, let a girl know. So far I’m coming up empty on my search. RIP perfect shorts, you will be missed. 
past Anthro blouse / short sleeve option here

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  1. Rachel Emma says:

    Did you know this is the 3rd time you've titled a post, "Short Story"? Not that it matters! Just thought it was interesting 🙂 I also live in Texas, so I definitely can relate to this post. Shorts are seriously the best invention for us Texan girls!

    06.03.14 · Reply
  2. Živa says:

    You look absolutely lovely, this is the perfect summer outfit I might have to wear as well! 🙂 I just put two pairs of faithful denim cutoffs to rest, such a sad moment as I have none left! x
    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

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  3. Kimberly Ann says:

    Ah it is so sad when your favorite pair of shorts just aren't the same! I love this outfit – so cute!


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  4. Kimberly says:

    ugh – I have been having the same issue with shorts and am having the hardest time finding ones that fit well, are flattering AND comfortable. Please let me know if you discover a magical pair 🙂

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  5. Kelly Jo says:

    I don't normally wear shorts because my calves are the size of toothpicks, but a giant bag of clothes was given to me last year and I came across a pair of jean shorts that I decided to try on for the hell of it. They ended up fitting me perfectly. So soft, already worn in, fitted but not too tight. I dont ever have luck like that when it comes to clothes so this summer the toothpicks will be on full display 🙂 good luck with your hunt!

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  6. Love these chambray shorts. Perfect summer vibes. Hope you find your black ones.

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  7. Tracey O'Dowd says:

    I'll be in MN for the summer and have room for a messy roommate with a pretty nice closet 🙂 Also, once you do find the silky black shorts, please share with the rest of us!

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  8. Geraldine says:

    Even though its hot, you still manage to look beautiful hanys!!



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  9. nikki says:

    i love those shorts you're wearing! they look so comfy!


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  10. Miss J. says:

    Amazing tote!



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  11. Rebecca says:

    This is a perfect, simple outfit, and you look so put together in it. Proves that less is more, in my opinion!

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  12. Trishna says:

    I'm from Nj and I would love a messy roommate! Especially if she comes with your style! Maybe some of your fashion savvy will rub off on me 🙂

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  13. AH! It's always a bummer to lose a great pair of shorts! It's been pretty hot up here in Minnesota…mid-80s! You may have to jet off to Alaska for some cooler weather! 😉

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  14. I have these same Old Navy shorts and, while they're obviously not black silkies, they are pretty damn comfortable! I'm wearing them right now in fact and love how they have the perfect slouch.

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  15. Silky black short sound really comfy. Your shorts are so cute, love the pastel color.

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  16. Katie Bohnarczyk says:

    Great casual summer outfit 🙂


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  17. Allessia Imbrogno says:

    I have almost completely written shorts off entirely. Why are they so hard to shop for? Why do all pairs looks mega-frumpy on me and give me the mom jean ass? Sundresses and skirts for this girl.

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  18. I'm pretty attached to anything in my closet, but I know what you mean. I have a pair of jean bf shorts and I can't find them! So I guess there's hope for this girl…
    xo Adri

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  20. oh man, I have no worn shorts in way too long in public. Even at the gym. So it may be time to try something new and go out and buy some. Though they're almost impossible to come by!

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  21. Amanda says:

    Kendi I'm not positive if they are silky but the certainly look silky to me. And the price point is good

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  22. Marine says:

    I'm going through favorite-short-withdrawal this year… I have two pairs that I've had for years and love to death and when I put them on this year…. I couldn't get them over my hips 🙁 Either I need to get to the gym or I should start looking for some new shorts!

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  23. Rosely Carrasco says:

    I know exactly what you mean. I was trying my favorite shorts this weekend and they no longer fit! I think they shrank(I know that is not the case but lets go with that). I just hope I can find a new pair because it is getting really hot.

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  24. Great, cool look on you!

    Liz @

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  25. Mica says:

    Oh love the long sleeve top and shorts mix – only a few days a year it's the perfect temperature for that, but I try to take advantage of it when I can 🙂 It's a nice look.

    Hope you can replace your favourite shorts soon! 🙂

    Away From The Blue

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  26. Kimi says:

    Ugh, I wish I had a few more days of mild temperatures so I can wear sweaters and shorts, but they are long gone. I love this look!

    xo Kimi

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  27. Jessica says:

    I'll take these in every color, please!

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  28. Calley Brake says:

    Kendi! Have you tried Y&I boutique in Dallas West Village?? They had a few pairs of slinky black shorts when I went in the other day and I almost bought a pair! Let me know if you have any luck, and I don't live far from there if you need a shopping buddy 😉

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  29. I wish it was hot enough here for shorts!


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  30. Such a beautiful look! Love all the tones and textures!!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

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  31. Shannon says:

    Finding the perfect shorts is like hunting down the holy grail! I just snagged a pair a beautiful chambray shorts for this summer. I normally hate shorts, because I'm short and lack long, lithe legs (ie. mine appear short and stumpy to me!) But when I tried on these shorts it was like magic. My legs were still short and still decidedly curvy, but I loved them (both the legs and the shorts.) I fear for the day that the magic wears off!

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  32. Love your sunnies!!

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  33. Sasa Zoe says:

    Love the casual look:)

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  34. Love the white and light chambray combo. So perfect for the heat.

    xo Jessica

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  35. so true! So hard to replace a favourite item, could spend years looking!

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  36. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love this super easy and casual look! It's great for summer!


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  37. Accademia di Moda says:

    Great spring/summer casual look! The flowy topand distressed short really compliment each other! This look can easily be dressed up ith a simple high wedge and stacked jewelry!

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  38. Chantele says:

    Simple outfit for spring! Looking lovely!

    Two Hearts One Roof

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  39. Libby says:

    Ok, you have always been an inspiration for me as I've stared the blogging adventure. I just published a blog post with the exact same title…great minds think alike! I really think we would be friends in real life! Your blog is one of my absolute faves and always reminds that REAL girls are the most interesting 🙂

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  40. Lucy Moorehead says:

    Hi Kendi! Stumbled upon these shorts at and thought of your dilemma…
    Best of luck 🙂

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  41. Nichole says:

    Check these out: Seeing as how you are wearing short from Old Navy, it seems pretty likely that you may fancy these as well. I just bought them and they are great! Very comfortable and lightweight…

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  42. Danielle Kamens says:

    Try Forever 21. They are super on point right now in their summer stuff.

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  43. Dusty says:

    Having to say goodbye to your favourite pair of shorts is devastating. I only have one pair of perfect worn-in jean cut offs left that I love, and I can't find another pair just like them. RIP to perfect shorts

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  44. Jenna Gutierrez says:

    These are amazing: elastic waist + pockets = heaven.

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  45. Sara says:

    Yep….check out silky black shorts at Old Navy. I just got some. I think you'll like them too. Right up your alley. 🙂

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  46. lovely, casual and chic could not love it more!

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  47. Love this outfit, so gorgeous. I featured one of your pictures on my recent post. Love your blog. —Stephanie

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