the 8 most flattering shorts of summer
Shorts have always been my nemesis. Even 19 year old Sherri refused to wear shorts, mainly because she was highly annoying, and didn’t understand that she did not, in fact, have cellulite ON HER KNEES. She was the weirdo who would wear jeans to the actual beach. Or the pool. Or when it was 100 degrees outside.
What 19 year old Sherri didn’t know was that pregnancies (and unnecessary amounts of peanut butter m&ms) would eventually bless her with ACTUAL, cellulite, spider veins, and old lady knees. She really didn't know that one day, she would look back and wish that she had walked around in daisy dukes every moment of the day.
She also didn’t know that she kind of had issues, and that doing 3 hours of cardio every day would make her look like a bobblehead. Younger Sherri didn’t know a lot of things.
BUT, 38 year old Sherri knows that “muscular legs” are actually a blessing, even if they come with some cellulite. And that being strong is way more fun than being addicted to cardio. She finally understands that 15 extra lbs look a whole lot better on her than a size 2 does. Best of all, 38 year old Sherri knows that WHEN ITS A HUNDRED DEGREES, YOU WEAR THE FREAKING SHORTS. And when you have an almost 10 year old daughter, you don’t waste one minute worrying about your perceived imperfections. Because, if you can’t embrace yours, then how will you teach her to love her own?
WEAR. THE. SHORTS.
WEAR. THE. BATHING. SUIT.
WEAR THE THING YOU THINK YOU CAN’T, BUT SECRETLY WANT TO.
If for nothing else, then do it for her.
Because DAUGHTERS ARE WATCHING.
And because jeans are HOT.
(And because we are now over Third Person Sherri, allow me to show you the most FLATTERING denim shorts on the planet. Because ain’t none of us need to be wearing jeans to the beach this summer.)
Until next time,