I didn’t realize how much these high-wasted shorts looked like a throwback 90′s skort until I uploaded these pictures.
But it got me thinking – skorts really were a genius (albeit dorky) invention. They allowed girls to wear super short skirts without revealing anything unsightly (because skorts are skirts with shorts underneath, get it?) After seeing what some women are wearing to clubs and bars these days, maybe the skort really should make a comeback, just sayin’… But I digress.
This outfit is from last Saturday, when my friend Joani and I spent the better part of the afternoon trolling the other side of the river, exploring undiscovered, foreign territory (at least to me). Considering I’m a born and raised Portland native, it’s particularly sad how little time I’ve spent over on the east side of my fair city. (My dinner date last weekend was an exception.) There are SO many cute shops, restaurants, and local bars that I’ve yet to set foot in. And considering my current apartment is right on the river that divides east from west, I literally have no excuse not to make it over there more often.
With that said, I’m making it a personal goal to branch out and experience Portland more this summer. It’s too easy to slip into a routine of going to the same places all the time, when you live as an adult in the same city that you grew up in. I’m not going to let that happen to me.
On an unrelated note (going back to my outfit – because, you know, it’s that interesting): I was originally wearing a fedora to channel my inner hipster, but Joani made me take it off. Apparently with the fedora, while holding my DSLR (which has a rustic green suede strap), I looked a like tourist on a safari. Joani couldn’t stop laughing at me (and she took this picture). Thank god for friends who save me from myself.
H&M top (similar), Target shorts, ASOS boots, Tory Burch handbag, BaubleBar bracelet (c/o), Ray Ban sunglasses
All photos featured in this post were taken by Joani Jones.