Yesterday, after teaching (mostly showing videos and also chatting about US hegemony- they were really cute yesterday after spring break*) I felt ansty and I knew that I'd have to pull out the sewing machine. It was a record breaking 90 degrees yesterday. Today is also very warm, and I realized that I need shorts suitable for grown up activities, not just my diet of cut off jeans, super short shorts, and hotpants that I pair with tunics for causal wear. I had a few pairs of pants in mind, mostly ones that are too big (I historically have a problem with sizing my pants correctly).
I decided to go with these, which are very cute, made with a nice brushed twill, and have a great floral interfacing at the waistband. But they were too big, too mid 2000s, and I already have a pair of black dress pants that fit. I only need one.
Here is my final result. I worked well into the AM, mostly taking in the side seams and waistband of these pants. I was pleased even though there is some waist band weirdness going on.
This outfit is inspired by Tania from What a Nerd Would Wear, a true JCrew enthusiast! At 80 degrees and blazingly sunny, it's probably still too hot for this outfit, but I am having shoulder showing anxieties (The Waves wrote about this earlier). I think that shoulders are really intimate, even in casual settings, but I'll get over that soon enough.
Jacket: Gap (2008), via mom
Walk shorts: originally from Dillards, DIY tailored and shortened
Belt: JCrew, swap
*I'd asked them where they were going to go for Spring Break 2 weeks ago. Like an idiot, I asked if they were going to the Jersey Shore, which is where I'd go in the summers as a kid, and they looked at me like I was totally crazy. Yesterday, a smarty pants but good student raised his hand in the beginning of class and said, "Professor, I really enjoyed my spring break at the Jersey Shore." Haha, everyone laugh at the prof.