Work Shorts and Siblings


Silk shirt? Thrifted, of course Shorts? Joe Fresh Shoes? Coach Clutch? Thrifted Necklace? Banana Republic Bracelets? Thrifted Pictures? Taken by my oldest bro...thanks!

The story that comes along with this outfit is semi-interesting and slightly long winded. I shall try to keep you entertained...
I came home from work a few weeks ago and as I was talking to Matt about my day, I touched my butt (I have tried to make this sentence less awkward but I can't change the truth...) and found two huge tears across the back of my shorts; pretty much exposing my entire right cheek. It was like my shorts just disintegrated off my body. When exactly my shorts tore and who all got a peek of this goodness, I shall never know... perhaps it is better this way.

Replacing work shorts mid season is a difficult thing because the middle sizes on all the good shorts (finding good shorts in the first place is like Goldilocks and the bowls of porridge...) are gone. I cheated on Old Navy when I found some at Joe Fresh.

My new shorts and I were a good match at work. Last week I wore them to clean out a pond. We smelled like a bog monster that day. But it was an early work day and so as to not let free time go to waste, I went to a thrift store on the way back home... because I am not ashamed of my dirt mustache and pond reek. I found this silk shirt and I tried it on with my work shorts and I really liked how they looked together. So, before I destroy these work shorts as well, I figured they could go out on a 'hey, I showered and did my hair' day too. The moral of the story is; if you treat your shorts with respect, they will not tear across your butt cheek. Or something like that...

And now as reward for reading my long story, I will throw in a picture of my younger brother. He's single, he's even funny sometimes and I saw 4 pictures of the cat on his iphone. He wants to be a Sears model when he grows up. So do I.



Linley said...

your necklace is gorgeous! love it.

Anonymous said...

Too funny--baby brother is hot. And I'm admiring your hair.

Mrsink said...

hahaha!! best. story. ever. Honestly, You probably made someone day by giving them a peek of the goodness, so count that as one of your good deeds. Love the outfit and if I had a cute single sister, or a sister at all, I'd send her your brother's way. :)

Kenzie said...

Holy sock tan on your brother. Otherwise, I wish my brothers solicited my singleness on their blogs.... not. But really, it's like the lazy man's online dating.

Mel said...

hehe- this is too funny, including that last pic. :)

Love the shorts! And the necklace is gorgeous!

Rachel said...

You look wonderful, as always. I've been a long-time lurker, but I wanted to say hello and let you know I love your blog. Your outfits are great, you are gorgeous, and your posts crack me up every time. Keep up the good work, lady!

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Haha, I mean...oh man, how embarrassing. But also hilarious.

Also that shot of you and your brother is priceless.

WendyB said...

Talk about making a fashion statement! Ha ha!

.Candy. said...

hahaha! the wonders of sibling love! i was already laughing out loud while reading your story about the goodness being exposed and all...then came the last photo..your baby brother is cute and knows his thang! poses like crazy! haha!




you look gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Would it be too much to ask for a better picture of your brother? :D He looks super hot! How old is he? You know, just for the record hahaha! :D

Loren said...

Love this story! The shirt/shorts look super cute. So does your little brother ;)

Stella said...

Is your brother rocking a serious sock tan? :P

I need some shorts...except, last time I tried shopping, Damián was in tow. And he was miserable. That does not a good shopping trip make. So no shorts were found.

Emily {tomorrow never knows} said...

oh my god. Is he coming to Montreal too? cuz I MAY be recently single... HAHA. im such a cougar. tho im sure he's over 18 right?
moving on, I love that last picture, you 2 are too funny. those work shorts are pretty awesome, i may need to swing by joe fresh. AND are you going on a diva safari? yes i think you are.

Chilel said...

U r hilarious. And these shorts are great. I wish I could wear short shorts...BTW are your work shorts that short? Tear or not, you are definitely making somebody happy around the garden wearing that with that gorg body of yours.
I am already taken but your bro is a keeper.

Nikki said...

If you wake up tomorrow morning and that lil' purple clutch has been stolen... it wasn't me!

And your 'little' brother looks H.O.T. defo model material, haha ^^ x

Frannie Pantz said...

That is a hilarious story! I've had that happen--one day when I was a teenager working at Subway. Lord only knows a) who caught a glimpse at my bare teenage ass and b) why no one decided to tell me until after the lunch rush. Ugh! Sorry to hear about that!

Your brother is adorable. You could both be Sear's models!

myedit said...

Kenzie- yeah... that is quite the sock tan eh? He's pretty embarrassed about it.
Chilel- Yup, my work shorts are this short but wearing them with work boots takes them down a notch...

Leah Today said...

Heh, I thought he was wearing white shoes! Awl, barefootedness will cure that real quick like. (You two look so much alike btw!) Anyway, I love that you are so adorable and are totally cool with getting dirty and smelling like pond.

Emily said...

You are adorable and hilarious. You are on my google reader so I always forget to comment but I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your posts!

Kayla said...

Your shorts look fantastic! They seem to be fantastic for both work and play. Also your brother is just the cutest! What an attractive family you have!

Leah said...

ahha that sucks, but at least you got a sick new pair of shorts! Look you all jungle woman-esce.

xo L.
PS. I think of you every time I drive by Talize :)

Savannah said...

I most definitely want your shirt annnnd
Your brother sounds like my dream guy!

Lindsey P. said...

Your hair looks great! And those are some serious sock-shaped tan lines on your baby bro. Someone may need a little self tanner to even that out. :)

guildedsecret. said...

your brother takes great photos! fantastic location - the greenery really allows your outfit to shine :) so sorry to hear about the tragedy that happened to your shorts... that mystery may never be solved, haha!

with love,
guildedsecret formerly princesspolitico

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I don't know if I could have gone back to work after showing everyone all that I gots... well at least half of it. But, you're so fashionable you probably could have just told everyone it was the new style and then sat back and relaxed as everyone else took scissors to their pants. I like your new shorts by the way :)

Lianna J said...

love your shirt and bag :)

Dor said...

i love his sock tan. and his muscles.

Santina said...

Well, I can't say that I'm surprised that no one told you about the tear in your shorts. I'm sure everyone enjoyed the booty show...I would have told you, of course, but only after I got a good look myself. Whaaaat? Did I go too far? Sorry.

I love this safari chic look!

Bri said...

You're probably right, best not to know when the discintigrating happened..... This outfit is gorgeous, and thrift finds are the best!

Elizabeth Edith said...

Wow. I don't know the last time I saw something so nice to look at. Really. Seriously. Can I please have it? I would treat it so well, it would be totally happy with me! I've reached the point in my life where I'm finally ready for it, and I feel kind of like we're meant to be together forever. I never really believed in soulmates until I saw you, oh chiseled green necklace :)

Natalie Lord said...

Hiya Pretty Lady! You could be a skin model here, ha ha ha. You're so lovely and glowing. Hmmm, that sounds kind of weird. I feel like this comment has gone astray. I'll try and regain control and say FAB outfit. Whenever I stop by your blog is such a treat! OXO Nat

Hong Kong Badger said...

Got to point out, your bro has the most hilarious tan lines on his feet - it almost looks like they're not part of his body the colour is so different! ;-)

Please may I? said...

Looking fab hun.

You made me giggle with your butt story! Just think how many people you made happy by flashing a little bottom to them!

Cute little brother you have.

X x

April said...

That necklace matches amazingly with your eyes! And the pic of you and your bro is too funny...I think Sears would hire both of you!

Anonymous said...

Forgot something, Jentine:
Garden? My mother's.


Anonymous said...

Jeepers, what great genes run in your family, you are both gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I seriously laughed out loud at the touch your butt sentence. There's no non-awkward way for me to write this comment either but that totally made me laugh in the middle of my quiet office.

Sweet Laundry said...

I used to get sock tans just like your brother when I was little! That necklace is gorgeous!

Jodi said...

okay, can I put my order in for your brother out of the sears catalogue.. you can send him via air canada please.. LOL

rawr to both of you!!!

Lisa - Archives Vintage said...

hahahaha, oh my god, that is awful! but hilarious. i had a similar thing happen, but it involved a dress split up the back, me being at work first thing in the morning, and trying to hide it all day. :(

does your brother have a farmers tan on his feet?

Linda said...

oh my gosh, that is hilarious! i have not had an embarrassing moment that involved my pants ripping and numerous people seeing my booty, but does it make you feel better if a gender neutral person asked me (a receptionist) where the bathroom was and I told them the wrong one? Worst moment of my life.You're welcome.

Jess said...

Sears catalog here you come! I hate purchasing new shorts mid season as well. How about the stores keep the shelves stocked? People buy shorts in July. That isn't a far-fetched idea.

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