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27 May 2013

The Outfit I Don't Like


 
If Angel had his way, this is how the both of us would dress all summer long, or, rather, all year long, if the weather permitted. His ideal uniform has always been a t-shirt and shorts, and he likes to see me wearing the girl version of the same thing.

As you perhaps can tell based on all the other outfits I've ever posted, this is not my ideal outfit. At all. I'd happily wear all manner and color and pattern of jeans and capris and dresses all year round, and never give a thought to: "Man, I really want to wear some shorts right now."

I never wore shorts until after I got married, and to this day, I will wear them occasionally, but only because Angel bought them for me and he likes me to wear them.

I can tell just from looking at these pictures how uncomfortable I felt wearing them, but, hey, we were on a date to play mini-golf at an abandoned golf course in the middle of a school day and it was pushing 90 degrees outside. That was also the same day that we discovered that the air conditioner in my car does not currently work. If there were ever a day to wear shorts, it was that day.

Now I'll spend the rest of the summer wearing dresses and I'll also see if I can get Angel to wear my favorite outfit for him one of these days. (it involves jeans and a button-up shirt--it will be a chilly, rainy summer day before the boy who wear shorts outdoors in winter can be convinced to dress like that).

P.S. It might already be obvious, based on my skin color, but I refuse to tan. I've never been to a tanning bed in my life. I've occasionally sunned myself by a pool, but mostly because the warm sun and a good book seemed altogether more attractive than cold water and being splashed by younger siblings. Just letting you know, I will continue to be pale all summer long, and I will make no apologies. Skin cancer doesn't sound fun to me. And besides, I think Angel's tan enough for the both of us.

P.P.S There's still plenty of time to enter my giveaway! Win deodorant, and Target money. Classic combination, I'd say.
 
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Anonymous said...

You look super cute, even if you weren't comfortable. I need to buy more dresses. I've been leaning more toward dresses over shorts these days. They're much more airy.

Terrye Toombs said...

Well, you look adorable! :) What a fun way to spend the day - I love putt putt! :)

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

your shorts are cute!!

I think you'll love the giveaway on my page!! :)

Carolynn Markey said...

I don't tan either, ever! :) I also dislike shorts. I just feel awkward and I feel more attractive and feminine in a skirt :P

Veronica Lee Burns said...

haha that IS my ideal outfit!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I applaud you for not tanning. I regret all the tanning I did when I was young. You will be happy you avoided it later in life...trust me.

bisous
Suzanne

Anonymous said...

You look cute! I understand, though!

Inge Jane said...

I'm not all that comfortable in shorts either, thought I bought some 7" inseam ones online this year hoping I'll like them better, so we'll see. I'm also pale all summer long!

Kristin said...

The fact that we are complete opposites is not lost on me lol.

I think you look good in shorts!

Deidre said...

I'm not a tanner either. Also, I've never been a big fan of shorts either...but I do wear them occasionally when it gets super super hot here.

Cate @ Wild Ruffle said...

I don't tan either! I used to, and totally regret that decision. Now I'm happily the pale girl. But I do like wearing short.:) And I think they look great on ya!

Alicia Harris said...

I love to wear dresses in the summer! Shorts just aren't as fun!

Anonymous said...

you may not like your outfit, but I do! So cute! Looks like a fun date!

Pidg said...

Ahh you look adorable! I will not, cannot wear shorts ... ever. Between 6 kids and the fact that my legs make you look uber-tan! My husband wears shorts in the winter as well, while I'm in a parka! And you pulled off your discomfort splendidly. I can't tell at all :)

Sam M said...

Boo tanning. I'm right there with you on the pale scale, except the moment I get sunlight I get freckels. There's no point in tanning when you're just going to end up white anyway. I rock a few bermuda shorts in the summer when it's real hot.

Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs. said...

Oh I so wish I could rock some shorts... One of these days! You look great! So happy you linked up for Passion for Fashion! xoxo

Franziska said...

what, YOU LOOK AMAZING. your teeny tiny waist, and your long legs - I think you look fantastic in those shorts.

plus don't feel any pressure to tan - you'll be laughing when you are wrinkle free and everyone else looks all leathery. not a cute look!

Lena B, Actually said...

Haha! I feel the same way about tanning! Pale & proud!
You look cute in your shorts, though! ;)
Thanks for linking up for Passion For Fashion!

Abigail said...

Aha! We're so the same... I am too lazy sometimes to dress up that I just put on shorts and tees! You look great, though!

If you have a sec, hope you can drop by my blog too and read my latest: www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

Callie said...

Regardless of what you wear, you'll always look great! You're a gorgeous lady, Rachel. =)
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com