Friday, May 13, 2011

Sunset Shorts

Sunset Shorts
Sunset Shorts
Sunset Shorts
Sunset Shorts
Sunset Shorts
sunset shorts\
Top& Shorts-H&M, Shoes-Aldo, Handbag-The Cambridge Satchel c/o Modcloth, Sunglasses-Juicy Couture, Bangles-c/o Kenneth Cole & H&M, Rings-Forever 21 & H&M, Lipstick-Revlon Orange Flip

There are two reasons why I'm proud of this look: 

1. I'm wearing shorts 
2. I'm wearing shorts without a tan 

I wear skirts and dresses all the time, but for some reason whenever I wear shorts I feel self-conscious. Also, I use to be obsessed with being tan. In the past I wouldn't dare step out in shorts without a visit to the tanning beds first. However, in the last three years my priorities have become more about health than aesthetics. I take care of my skin and I'm trying to embrace paleness (although I love self-tanner and laying out with loads of sunscreen on) and ever since I started CrossFit I've learned to appreciate muscular legs. Now, I can wear shorts and feel confident that I've worked hard to be in shape.

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85 comments:

Francesca said...

Amazing outfit! Loving all those bright colours :)

Josie said...

I'm with you, Taylor -- I'm okay in skirts and dresses but for some reason shorts and I simply do not get along. I'm trying to embrace my muscular legs as well and these photos provide inspiration -- you look adorable!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Lauren said...

You look lovely in this outfit! And no need to feel self-conscious, you set a great example for all of us : ]

Laurenlovestoshare

Miyan said...

*bag*

Miyan said...

love the shorts. and you're right, im the same way....always wearing dresses and skirts but in shorts, for some reason, im a little more self-conscious. i love this look and the brightness exhilarating from your bad, shoes and toes!! :)

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Olya said...

You have beautiful legs. You're doing fine, that you care about your health! And I love this outfit! You're gorgeous!! :)

Nicole Lisa said...

I love this outfit it is so colorful!
Also you have really nice legs (ok I realize that sounded creepy, I don't mean it that way) and I would love to have your muscles!
<3 Nicole Lisa
http://www.blushcode.com/

Amber said...

LOve the polka dots and color combo!! What size is you satchel BTW?

And ummm Its's nice to hear I am not the only one subconscious about my legs!

Susan said...

I love this look- and you have such a great figure, there is a reason to be proud of that! :)
xo

Kendra said...

Don't you just love these types of shorts? I wore some the other day in grey and they felt great! Nice look :)

 PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

k come karolina said...

great color mix!!!




xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

Marissa said...

I am DYING to try crossfit- I've had several friends try it and love the results and you're walking proof that it works great! xoxo Marissa

http://happiness-is-the-little-things.blogspot.com/

Ambypure said...

Beautiful, I like the colors!

Michelle's Style File said...

Your shorts look fabulous- love the colours in this outfit too!!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Samantha said...

Love the whole outfit but the shoes specifically are amazing! Love the colour and I love howit goes with the ring.

http://nichemode.blogspot.com/

Candice said...

You look so fabulous, Taylor! Love love LOVE those shorts!! I'm a dancer, so I've got the whole paleness and muscular leg thing too :) It's great to embrace it; toned legs are lovely, and look awesome in heels!

The Fancy Teacup said...

I think you look beautiful with your natural fair skin, Taylor. This summer I'm aiming to stay fair skinned, even though my skin naturally tends to tan like crazy fast, and I want to keep my skin healthy. I'm loving all the color and especially that Cambridge satchel!

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
much love.

fashion is my song said...

love the shoes ...
xoxo

Closet Fashionista said...

I love this, you look so amazing in shorts!! :D :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Shanelé said...

LOVE this look, particularly the combo of the cobalt blue shorts and turquoise heels.

xx

http://shanelesheek.blogspot.com/

Mila said...

Really amazing colors!

Alyssa Katherine said...

this outfit is great and would LOVE a pair of those shorts.

My mom always teases me about my muscular legs, but if you work for them you should be proud of them!

xo.
Savoir-Faire Style

Jen S. said...

cute outfit. I love all the bright colors.

jen
http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

Colette said...

it's funny you said you feel self-conscious in shorts, b/c looking at the pics I said to myself "I want legs like THAT!!"

Nadine2point0 said...

Shorts with no tan...story of my life. You work it thought. Great colours.

alicia said...

I'm trying to work up the nerve for shorts too - you look great.

Hope said...

Gorgeous!! I love how you mixed bright colors here. And you're working that glorious pale skin. :)

Mandy said...

Love the shoes and bracelets!
X mandy

Gen Santanelli said...

Taylor, you look amazing! I love this look on you. And I love how you took a moment to embrace the beauty in (as you put it…) your "paleness". I am constantly telling my beautiful (but tan obsessed) girlfriends that they need to embody the natural glow of their pale skin… It's beautiful! Also, I'm w/. Colette… I immediately thought, "I want legs like THAT!" You're awesome Taylor. (and love love the bag!)

Ruby Girl said...

beautiful. love the color scheme of this outfit! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

Champagne In Slippers said...

I LOVE these shorts! Are they new from H&M? I'm trying hard to embrace the pale too... I can't bring myself to try spray tanning and laying in a tanning bed freaks me out. You look great.

www.ChampagneInSlippers.blogspot.com

Elise said...

I feel the same way, thanks for the encouragement! I will wear shorts today, too!

Samia (Burrs & Berries) said...

Adore the combination of polka dots, royal blue and the mustard yellow. I've been told we're never as pale as we think we are, you look lovely. Muscular legs are beautiful! :)

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

LOVE this look...the shorts look great with those heels :)

XoXO-Kelli K
http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

MICHELLE said...

I'm kind of obsessed with high waisted tie shorts. I have a few pairs already and plan on getting more. They're so comfy!

http://goldhearted.etsy.com

Kate said...

This outfit is SO gorgeous! I love everything about it! And love that you are embracing paleness... I saw another blogger refer to her paleness as being 'lily white' which I just loved! Though you are really not all that pale, m'dear! Loving the color combo here so much!

Anonymous said...

Taylor,
I think we have the same body! I work out hard to tone my muscular legs, and usually feel more aware of my legs in shorts then in skirts. You look amazing and help reinforce my belief that toned and trim is perfect! Keep up the stylish outfits and fitness..you rock!

shannon said...

Kudos to you for embracing the pale! I've been fair-skinned and freckly all my life and didn't take care of my skin when I was a child/teenager, wanting to be tan too. The removal of several suspicious and ultimately, abnormal, moles later (and I'm only 21!), and I rock the ghost pale year round.

chelseasgirl said...

Love love love the bag! I've been looking for something along that shape. Love the outfit as well!

Xx

http://chelseasgirl.wordpress.com/

http://theidea-generator.com/

Nicole Marie said...

obsessed with those shorts!!! so so so cute!

Leslie said...

Thank you for making muscular legs cool again, oh and paleness as well. (just say no to tanning!) I've always been self-conscious about my super musclely legs, but have also come to appreciate all they can do! You have to have muscle to be active and I love being able to keep up with my athletic husband (side note...he wouldn't trade them either, win/win). :)

Heidi said...

Adorable shorts, looks great with the handbag :)

Dancing Branflake said...

I love that you have embraced your natural color. It's such a refreshing thing to see. Love that polka dot top!

Ashley said...

Love the mix of all these bright colors mixed with the polka dots! So cute!

Ash
www.countrygirlcityworld.com

Andrea said...

so beautiful :)

Kat D.R. said...

Great colors, I love that outfit! I'm a pale girl too. There are a few people who insist I need to tan, but I think I'm okay the way I am.

Raspberry & Rouge said...

Love the colours! Great match! Amazing blog dear! Great look! XO Raspberry & Rouge

http://raspberry-rouge.com

Rene Braun said...

Beautiful photos! COme to visit my blog too :)

WWW.RENEBRAUN.COM

Kisses!

Sara B said...

You still look tanner than me! Haha. And I love the color of those shorts!!

Mary @Delightful Bitefuls said...

You have a WICKED body!!!! Love those legs!!! Morrrrre shorts :)

Mary xoxoxoxo

www.glamourblog.tk said...

I love your heels! Great colors you've combinated xx

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

Um... HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!! You look HOT!

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

I too have been rockin' shorts with no tan! You look soooo amazing! I love the mix of bold colors with the polka dot top--so stunning!

Kiti said...

I love your shoes! and of course your good shaped legs...you inspire me to go to the gym...

Anna Jane said...

if i had your legs, i'd be showing them off all the time! i need to work mine out to get a little more muscle tone so they look like that! ;)

BaCreando said...

this bag is fantasticccccc !!! I Love yellowwwwwwwwwwww !!!!


http://ilovetheshoppingonline.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

I have to say, since I've been reading your blog every day you have the best handbags I have ever seen before! And the best style sense :)

http://tryintobestylin.com

Shinigami_U said...

Love the bag, and your style in general. I'm following your Blog now :)

http://shinigami-u-openingmymind.blogspot.com/

Carly said...

I HEAR you...I can wear the shortest dress and feel confident..why is it that shorts bring your confidence down a notch? hmmmm?
you look GORG and I love all the bright colors paired w the polka dots..really fun!
C

Agnes Mary Veronica said...

I love your bag and shorts and ring and wheels and... Oh Ilove it all. ;D

Dylana Suarez said...

This has got to be one of my favorite outfits of yours so far! So so amazing!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Stacey said...

love those shorts! Such a statement piece!!

xoxo
Stacey

http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.com/

Caitlin said...

I love how you were able to make all of these bright colors work together to create a seriously show stopping look! I've never been very comfortable or confident while wearing shorts either but I'm planning on easing into them this summer.

Taylor said...

Thanks ladies!!

Heather said...

Love this outfit. Such a mix of beautiful, bright summer colors! And I love all the jewelry too!

http://southerngirlstyle.blogspot.com

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Ooh la la!! You look simply gorgeous, Taylor! Loving those shoes very MUCH!

Happy weekend! xo

her persona said...

love love love your bag and the shorts

www.herpersona.blogspot.com

Caro said...

You are adorable! Agreed -- I feel fine in skirts but for some reason I am less confident in shorts. I love your commentary though! I'll have to try out some shorts soon. :)

Lainey said...

I love all the bright colors in your outfit. Especially the satchel. I want to get the bright pink one. Great polka dot blouse btw. :)

chrissy-erdbeer said...

Nice Outfit and nice Blog :) <3

http://chrissys-erdbeerwelt.blogspot.com/

Caroline said...

I've been seeing these Cambridge Satchels everywhere now! I'm in love with the colors of your shorts, shoes, and bag all together. (I don't think you're that pale at all! Glad you're embracing what you've got though).

Robyn said...

I feel the same way about shorts, and a LOT of my skirts are shorter. Weird. You look great here. I love all the colors, even though I am filled with jealousy at you having the yellow cambridge satchel I covet.

Allyse said...

I love all the outfits you post! They're all so cute!

www.ifiwasabird.weebly.com

Contact said...

ive had this cambridge satchel on my list for weeks!! love it

http://heelsandinspiration.blogspot.com

Sabrina said...

Great outfit dear! I love those shorts ;-)
xx

katou said...

Great outfit anad amazing colors so summery i love it!
http://insidekatouscloset.blogspot.com/

Just. Love. Fashion. said...

Talk about stunning pops of color! Check out my latest post on color as well. :-)

http://justlovefashion.blogspot.com/

my little red carpet said...

my shorts :)) great like always :)
kiss :)

Chelsa said...

I just came across your blog. I love your style it's fun :)

Raghda said...

wooow!!
lovely your outfit

Ali said...

I am so jealous of anyone with one of those satchels! especially the yellow one, I love it!
also, I made one of those healthy smoothies the other day. it was amazing! bananas are really expensive in australia at the moment because the floods in january destroyed most of the banana crops, so I had some saved up in the freezer! I'm excited to use more of them in smoothies now...

la petite fashionista said...

I feel you!! I have very muscular legs from dancing my whole life and feel uncomfortable in shorts. this is so inspiring taylor- you look great! i love the bright color.

Kinsey Michaels said...

this outfit is so much fun - it's like pops of color everywhere!!! and the polka dot top gives it a very playful feel. i love everything about it!
i hear you about embracing paleness. i am very very fair-skinned and to this day, still feel like i need to self-tan in the summer so i don't look so ghostly.

Gerbe. said...

Love this outfit !

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

You wear the most amazing colors!! Such an inspiration. ;)

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