Lookbook: Bermuda Shorts

I used to hate shorts. Like I banned them from my closet and didn’t wear them for years. I hated my short legs in them and just decided that they were horrid. Fast forward to this year and I am now in love with shorts! I am making up for lost time as I have been buying shorts like no other. I am all about them this summer.

What I’m Wearing:
Cardi: from Nordstrom
Tee: J. Crew
Shorts: Mango
Shoes: Bally
Necklace: Macy’s

I just felt so comfy all day long in this outfit. I really need to just start dressing down every so often. I get so caught up in being the fussy, high maintenance, overly dressed me that I need to realize that I don’t need to be like that every single day of my life. It’s hard to break habits though since I’ve been that way since I was about 10 years old. I will be very surprised if I have a daughter and she doesn’t become the same way!
I added this fun chunky necklace to the outfit just to add a bit of color and dimension to the outfit. I could’ve left the outfit alone but like I said above, I always feel like I need to dress things up a bit so the necklace made me feel more like me.


I wore this outfit to work and I’ve heard so many things about how wrong it is to wear shorts to work but I think mine are appropriate… or am I wrong? What do you think? Do you wear shorts to work?

I have to thank the super awesome Kelly from My so called fabulous life for sending me a little package of goodies! I haven’t had time to make any of my little crochet creations but since she sent me two books full of cute little goodies to make, I’m gonna have to make some time! And she even included these cute dachshund clips, I mean totally perfect for me right?

Amigurumi Books

They are all in Japanese so I’m gonna need a bit of translation help, and their crochet patterns look nothing like American crochet patterns, but I’m determined to figure it out as I have to make some of these.

Look at all the cuteness! The apples that you can remove the tops, the little macaroons and those cucumber characters! Sooo cute, I can’t even handle it.

Amigurumi Books

Thank you so much darling! I don’t even know what I did to deserve such a wonderful bloggy friend. You are the bestest! Mwah!

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  • L.A. Daze
    June 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    I think the shorts you're wearing, and what you're wearing them with, is very work appropriate. Love the addition of the necklace.

  • Fashion Moment
    June 22, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    You are lady who's the most style-ish! So classic, so pure, so gorgeous!


  • Onada Photography
    June 22, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    first of all you look super fab in shorts!
    Second, I can't wait to see what you create with what Kelly sent you!(who by the way is awesome!).

  • steph
    June 22, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Love bermuda shorts! I agree that for awhile I banned them from my closet (because of my short legs too), but pairing them with heels (even slight kitten heels) really elongates our legs, making the outfit fabulous!

    I do wear shorts to the office, as long as they're not daisy duke cut-offs, I think I can pass.

    Your outfit overall looks so cute! Love how you dress down – yes, do dress down more often! It's so much more comfy!

  • Diane
    June 22, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    i'm not a huge fan of shorts either. i'd much rather wear a skirt. but this look is cute…and the necklace is so pretty!

  • Iva
    June 22, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    you look fabulous!!

  • Couture Carrie
    June 22, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Gorgeous look, darling! Love the jewels and cardi!


  • Lily G.
    June 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    That's a lovely outfit, and you look great in shorts. Buy more! =)


  • Milly
    June 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    you look great!, i had banned shorts too until last summer, when i saw a lady in the bldg where i work walk in with bermuda shorts and thought hey i can wear that and have since then…love them and they are the great length to wear to work!…i'm wearing a pair today 🙂

  • HiFashion
    June 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I've recently started liking shorts as well. I need to buy a few pairs.
    Kelly from 'my so called fab life' really is a great blogger.

  • ...love Maegan
    June 22, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I love your shoe choice!

  • WendyB
    June 22, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Those little apples are adorable.

  • Linda
    June 22, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    i'm glad you blogged about this. i was contemplating whether or not bermuda shorts is okay for a business casual event tomorrow. now I feel more confident!

  • Domestic Goddess
    June 22, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I have several pairs of bermudas that I wear to work all the time! I love them bc they are so comfy and since I'm a teacher I'm pretty mobile during the day.

    I think they are completely appropriate to work as long as you jazz them up with cute shoes and fun top. I would never just roll in in them and something casual! I would totally get some stares. Some of the older teachers complain about my "shorts" but I ignore them and wear them anyway! Ha!

  • Mrs.Zeus
    June 22, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Wow! Im so jealous that you can wear those adorable shorts at work!!!

  • MizzJ
    June 22, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I think it depends on your work environment, but I'd hate to work in a stuffy place that doesn't let you wear this outfit! It's comfy and so chic! I wear shorts to work all the time, and if they're a little too short, I just throw on some tights to make them more covered up. Never wear denim shorts to work though, that's just too casual.

  • Savvy Mode SG
    June 22, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    you look fabulous in shorts. the little macron looking crochet is very cute. : )

  • Savvy Mode SG
    June 22, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    i mean pink macaron.

  • Tina { Luphia Loves... }
    June 22, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    lovely outfit, the necklace especially is so gorgeous! 🙂


  • Hanako66
    June 22, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I would totally wear that to work….soooo cute! I have been on the shorts hunt lately…loving these!

    Kelly is seriously so awesome….I never imagined that I would connect with so many wonderful people and make so many great friendships through blogging!

  • yingyangmom
    June 22, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    i *heart* bermuda shorts. coincidentally wearing a similar outfit to work today too! YAY! fashionista sister! 😀 Keep up the great work!

  • candacerose
    June 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Love the outfit, and I think they're definitely work appropriate!!!

  • Elizabeth Marie
    June 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Love the shorts, you look gorgeous! You will have the best dressed daughter (or son) in the universe, NO DOUBT.

    And we all know how I feel about Kelly. I swear…you, Hanako66, Nina, Kel…REAL friendships that now I don't know what I would do without. Love you girl! I hope your party was fab and you had drinkies for us! yay!

  • elleandish
    June 22, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    i love japanese craft books! i think if you study the book long enough you'll figure out what to do 🙂

    and about the shorts, I think if the top half of your outfit and your shoes are conservative and tasteful, bermuda shorts are perfectly fine as office wear!

  • elleandish
    June 22, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    also, i've tried to crochet but I find working with felt is much faster and easier for me. haha 😀

    check out my etsy shop if you're bored:

    I've made some macaroons as well but unfortunately i've never had them in real life! haha

  • elleandish
    June 22, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Thanks for visiting my shop! 🙂

    And please be careful when you go to Mexico! Be sure to bring some hand sanitizer!

  • Fabi
    June 23, 2009 at 12:12 am

    I think these are totally acceptable for work! Super cute and chic. I want a pair of bermuda's now!

  • TheBeautyFile
    June 23, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Oh wow I LOVE how you assembled this whole outfit! I never know how to do Bermuda shorts and you totally nailed it!! BRAVA! Do you want to exchange links? {I am a major fan}

  • captivateme
    June 23, 2009 at 2:18 am

    those books of crochet patterns are adorable–how sweet of her to send it to you! Loving the bermuda shorts look on you. The whole look with those heels is just perfection!

  • K @ Blog Goggles
    June 23, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Eek, I'm just like you! I didn't wear shorts for so long but now am coming around. I need more though.

    You look adorable, btw!

  • Jessica
    June 23, 2009 at 5:14 am

    I love your outfit and I think you look great in shorts! And no, those shorts were not a bad choice for work. Your outfit is adorable!

  • saralovesshoes
    June 23, 2009 at 5:14 am

    i have the same shorts with short legs fears but i love how the heels elongate your legs. you look fab.

  • ladyb
    June 23, 2009 at 5:27 am

    I love bermudas – great outfit – I love the heels too !!

  • miamichaela
    June 23, 2009 at 5:53 am

    WOoOOOt, THESE shorts look really good! They are very classy and stylish, doncha worry that they are not appropriate or something! 🙂 You look great as usually 🙂

  • janettaylor
    June 23, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Firstly: U find a lovely awards on my blog. Enjoy Honey! 🙂


    Ur look are adorable as always.

  • Chessa!
    June 23, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    this outfit is adorabella. I love it. I usually don't love shorts on me either…but I'm finding that this length works for me. And I love your necklace…I have something similar.

  • Fashionista
    June 23, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    love the dress down look but still very chic!!!

  • Diana
    June 23, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I love how you make these shorts look chic!

  • issa
    June 23, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    oh i LOVE shorts!! i'm glad you've fallen for them too 🙂

  • Fell4fashion
    June 24, 2009 at 1:46 am

    U look gorgeous in them!!!

  • Nikki Cogg
    June 24, 2009 at 1:47 am

    This is definitely one of my favorite outfits! It's so clean and crisp, I think it's perfect for work.

  • Style Porn
    June 24, 2009 at 4:47 am

    I first tried bermudas a few years ago and was completely surprised that they were actually very flattering. Being short, I'm under the impression that when it comes to shorts, skirts, or dresses, the shorter, the better, lest I end up looking like a tree stump. Not so! And I think they're completely appropriate for work, unless you're a banker or a lawyer…

  • dottybunny
    June 25, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Hi, I'm a new reader to your blog (not sure how I found it, but I'm really glad I did).

    I love this look. I love how you dress up the very simple and casual combination of a t-shirt and bermudas. Very classy. Totally different from how I would look if I dressed in a t-shirt and berms.

    I will be camping here to learn from you. 🙂

  • alixrose
    June 29, 2009 at 7:06 am

    I am with you, I was so not a fan of shorts for a long time. Last year I started wearing bermuda shorts – but the dressy kind, it was comfortable and I love the look with heels. This combo is perfectly chic. Love it.