If you read my blog this winter (this long, long winter...) you probably asked yourself... 'Why do these crazy people live in West Michigan if all they do is complain about cold and snow all the time?' And I would say... 'Why yes, I ask myself that same question!' But this is the answer:
See that sand? That soft, soft sand? See those gentle waves of fresh, clear water? See that blue, blue sky and gentle breeze? Folks, it's 80 and sunny here and life is good. And here's the good part... it only takes our family about 35 minutes to get here on any given day (45 minutes if you count a quick swing by Jimmy Johns for some subs first). This my dear friends, is the answer, this is why we live in this crazy place. Because for 3 months every year it's pure heaven.
Jealous? We had the best beach day recently! It was pure heaven and because it was a touch windy and the forecast was bad (which didn't come to fruition) we pretty much had the entire place to ourselves and free admission.
Any way... these are my new white jean shorts that I DIY'ed! Yay! A few of you asked for some tips on making your own jean shorts. I have this little rule...
Some 'big companies' (I won't name names) sell their shorts in a few standard lengths: 3", 5", 7 1/2' and 9". This number refers to the inseam which (to put it nicely) is where the two pant legs connect at a v and then measure down from there. Take these measurements as a starting place... if they are good enough for them, they are good enough for me. Try your pants on and decide where you want them to hit. Then add an inch or two if you want your jean shorts cuffed. Also I did a little tutorial last year on a pair I made and distressed myself - seen here.
I couldn't resist a cute picture of me and my guy. Love him!
ps. NO Thursday Latelies this week (cue the sad music)... I wasn't really feeling it and I had about four failed attempts. I promise it will be back BETTER than ever next week!
pps. I am guest posting over at Style Your Life today... check out my number one summer staple!
ppps. I got my hair 'ombre' colored last night and I am OBSESSED... I'll try to post pictures soon!
Sunglasses, Forever 21 (similar)
Top, H&M (similar)
Shorts, DIY'd (similar)