These High-Waisted Shorts are Your Legs’ Best Friend

This might surprise you, but I’m short as hell. Ha. Whenever I meet one of you in person, the first thing you say is, “I thought you were taller.” I do wear heels a lot, and I also enjoy wearing styles that are elongating. Today’s featured high-waisted shorts (shop them here), for example, make the legs appear a little bit longer. I featured them last week in a round-up of tie-waist shorts. When Ann Taylor launched a sale on shorts recently, I rushed to try them on and loved them.

high-waisted shorts

Top | Shorts | Sandals (on sale) | Hat (under $10)

High-Waisted Shorts

These shorts have my favorite silhouette for bottoms. As a classic pear shape, I love bottoms that just flow over the hips. So, shorts with a fluid fit like this pair are such a joy to wear. As an added bonus, the shorts have a high-waisted fit that elongate the legs. And, the self-tie belt is such a chic finishing touch.

I wore this combination to move around last weekend. My striped off-the-shoulder top and lace-up sandals made for a cool combo to survive the hot St. Louis day in style.

Location: Downtown St. Louis

Affordable, African-Inspired Clothing for Every Body

There are new-to-me retailers I encounter and get so excited to share with you. Y’all, I literally couldn’t wait to spread the good news about Grass-Fields, a UK-based retailer of super stylish, handmade African print clothing. And, there’s more. The pieces are affordable and available in sizes S to 4XL. Of course, I had to have the Grass-Fields experience, so I could give you details.

Grass-Fields Romper c/o | Sandals (on sale) | Mac “Fashion Legacy” Liquid Lipstick

I’m usually hesitant to order items from companies abroad because there are so many uncertainties around global shipping. Grass-Fields blew my mind, then, when my order, placed on a Thursday, was at my door the following Monday. They offer express shipping (2-3 business days), and it’s even free on orders over $100.

Grass-Fields African Print Brendy Playsuit

I ordered the Brendy Playsuit from Grass-Fields because I think it would be perfect for my upcoming trip home. It features a stunning and unique print on 100% wax cotton. And, the style? Ooh wee…it’s a ruffled, off-the-shoulder beast!

Grass-Fields has a clear size guide, which I followed to choose my best fit. I ordered a medium to ensure that I could fit the bottom of the romper. By the way, Grass-Fields is size-inclusive, all of the items you see on the site are available in sizes S to 4XL. If you see a design you like, though, act quickly because Grass-Fields has a huge fan base.

My playsuit originally retailed for $50, an amazingly low price for such a masterfully designed item made by hand. Get this though. It’s on sale right now for only $38!!!!

African Print

I have plans to dress it up with heeled sandals (seen in this post). For a more casual look, I’ll be wearing the romper with these lovely yellow sandals (now on sale). These sandals fit true-to-size and are comfortable right out of the box.

If you’ve been on the hunt for modern, stylish, African print clothing, check out the selections at Grass-Fields.

Location: Central Library, St. Louis


The Shorts You Need for a Feminine and Flattering Fit

Shorts season is in full-swing! Looking for shorts with a more sophisticated style and fit? I got you. Today’s featured shorts have feminine tie waists and are cut to flow over the thighs for an fluid fit. Shorts that fit like that are a bottom-heavy gal’s dream. I ought to know. Here are my top choices from our go-to retailers.

Tie-Waist Shorts for Summer

Tie-waist shorts

Green pair | Neutral pairPink pairBlack pair | Chambray pair

Want more? See my favorite denim shorts in my Spring Denim Guide.

These Summer Style Staples are Already on Sale

Summer hasn’t even officially started yet, but the summer sales are in full swing. No complaints here. I’ve rounded a up a few summer style staples fresh from the sales of some of our favorite retailers.

Summer Style Staples Already on Sale

Summer Style Staples

Classic white tee | Tied-waist shorts

Statement sunnies | Crossbody bag (only this color on sale) | Strappy Sandals

See similar summer style here.

Memorial Day Weekend Style to Welcome Summer

Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. So, it’s the perfect time to flex your favorite summer styles. Today’s look combines the best warm-season trends to create perfect Memorial Day Weekend Style.

Memorial Day Weekend Style

Memorial Day Weekend Style

Off-the-shoulder top | Tie-waist shorts | Straw fedora

Colorblock bag | Colorblock sandals

Don’t want to rock red, white, and blue? Check out this alternative look for Memorial Day Weekend.