Thursday, June 18, 2009

How Old Am I?

I went shopping for some new shorts and came away confused and frustrated. I appear to have gotten to the age that is lost and ignored for the most part by the designers of the world.

For the most part, I found my choices ranged between these:











While I have never understood the thrill of showing everyone my vertical smile on my backend everytime I bend down to tie my shoe, I also haven't reached the age where I wish to tuck the waistband of my shorts into the bottom strap of my bra and to tuck a tissue in my sleeve.

Besides, if I tried to wear those first shorts, I would look like this:















only, not nearly as cute.
For now, I'll stick with my older ones, until I can find a happy medium between the above two styles. So tell me ladies, where do you find "normal" shorts?

10 comments:

Becky said...

That kitty pic is too cute. I haven't bought shorts in a long time besides sweat shorts (Kmart). I figure I'm doing the world a favor by not showing my legs in public.

Jenny wren's nest said...

rummage sales, I now go for the the kind that cover my knees, Does that mean I'm getting old?
Jenny

pursuedbylove said...

Good question! I went yesterday and had the same problem! Ugh! lol

Kelly said...

That was HILARIOUS!!!!!! And unfortunately, true. I think clothes designers think that all women are between the ages of 13 and 25 and never had kids. Do you have a store called Kohl's out there? They have clothes for women our age that don't look like you wear knee highs with your shorts. Or maybe J.C. Penney's or Target has some that are longer, but still very stylish. Not Wal-Mart. Didn't find anything there. I wear lots of skirts with elastic waistbands. I also am a victim of the the muffin top syndrome.

Kelly said...

I just posted a comment, but not sure if I pressed post. Did it go through?

Susan D said...

I'm so with you on this issue. I hunted for weeks for walking shorts and finally found bermuda shorts at NY&Co. Hope you find what you're looking for. Blessings, SusanD

Dena said...

Kohls is on my plan for today (or sometime this weekend), but I'll check Penneys too. Haven't had luck at the Targets or Wal-Marts in our area anyhow.

Becky - I'm sure you have great legs. Mine are so short I call them my stubs, but I let them shine in all their Casper the ghost whiteness. LOL

Debbie said...

EXACTLY!!!! I don't know how old you are...but I am 50. Which means, I was a teenager in the 70's. But NO hot pants for me! I don't like shorts that are TOO long either...that's why they call them shorts. I like them to cover most of my thigh----thank you! I am part of the Babyboomer age so you would think there are a lot of designers around my age out there. So if there are a lot of 50 year old designers designing the shorts, does this mean that I have bad taste?

sara said...

Kohls is where I go first. You should have some luck there.

The Naths said...

Yep. I'm right with you there! I hate shopping for shorts anymore. And I'm so short that capris look like regular pants that are too short, instead of capris.....and I have found that shopping in the petite department means your 80 or something. I am sorry but I am not wearing elastic pants, and no dresses that look like my Grandma should be wearing it. So I want to add, that not only do designers NOT design anything for those of us who are no longer 18, but they also assume if you are short, you must be old! Grr!