tourist shorts

calivintage: tourist shorts

i can’t remember if i mentioned this, but after visiting my family last week, i decided to kidnap my brother and bring him back with me to san francisco for a little visit. he’s been here all week and will be staying with us for the rest of this week until we take off for our vacation to hawaii! it’s sort of been like a little pre-vacation having him around because i get to take him out to all of my favorite restaurants and show him all the touristy stuff to do. he’s much like me in that he’s pretty obsessed with clothes, so we had a really fun weekend checking out all of the local boutiques. this, of course, means that i may have indulged in just a little bit of impulse shopping and these shorts were one of my purchases. there was a time that i didn’t exactly like linen because i thought it was kinda cheesy and i sort of hated the idea of wrinkly clothes, but then i realized that, well, they’re supposed to be wrinkly! and they’re such a perfect lightweight fabric for summer.┬áso here i am in my tourist outfit. or as the checker referred to them, my ‘laura dern circa jurassic park’ shorts. perhaps getting ready for my urban safari. haha!

sweater: chloe sevigny for opening ceremony
shorts: american apparel linen pleated shorts
shoes: kork ease bette wedges
bag: vintage woven straw tote
sunglasses: karen walker number six
lipstick: ysl fad a levres rouge pur in rosy coral

calivintage: tourist shorts

calivintage: tourist shorts
calivintage: tourist shorts
calivintage: tourist shorts
calivintage: tourist shorts
calivintage: tourist shorts
calivintage: tourist shorts


30 Responses to tourist shorts

  1. steffy July 11, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    your pink shorts are sooo cute and i love those shoes! perfect lighting! perfect hair.. youre just the best lady :)

    <3 steffy

  2. remy July 11, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    yes! i have a pair of tourist shorts and i was puzzling over what to pair them with… love the gray sweater. thanks for the inspiration, mama!


  3. Christy July 11, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    Those are basically my ideal shorts–the faded pink color, the length, the high waist–and your styling is spot-on as always! I love these beautiful photos taken into the sun; the lens flares and overall hazy glow are pretty magical. :)

  4. Hodan July 11, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    love how you are so close with your brother,kinda like my younger brother and myself. The short might be too long for most ppl, but you can definitely pull it off with your long legs.

  5. Shellena July 11, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    Love your shorts!

  6. Rania July 11, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    I love this outfit! It’s so simple, yet really cute. The sunglasses add a nice fun pop, which I adore. x

  7. Tracy July 11, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Haha, I love the Laura Dern comment. So right!

  8. Vanessa July 11, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    wonderful outfit! i totally have some linen shorts and they are always wrinkled and you just reaffirmed that it’s ok! and i don’t look quite so frumpy… you would look amazing in everything in the Chloe Sevigney line for O.C.! Glad you had fun with your bro.

  9. herecomesthesunblog July 11, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    It’s amazing how often your outfits are so simple, yet they come together perfectly on you! Those shorts are amazing!

  10. Shelby July 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    such a cute outfit. i just love the colour of the shorts!

  11. Victoria / Justice Pirate July 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    I love longer shorts. These look so beautiful and girly too while being “little English boy” too.

  12. Natalie of Fashion Intel July 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    I’m digging the shorts. Now all you need now for your vacation are linen pants for a walk on the beach!

  13. Pink Penguin (Elyse) July 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    I think shorts really suit you, they are very laidback but still very chic/polished! Love the sun flare in these pics x

  14. Kate Maggie July 11, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Grey and pink are my absolute favorite! You look gorgeous as always. Love these pictures and those shorts suit you so well! x

  15. Natalya's Closet July 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    So chic! XOXO

  16. DNA (designers+artists) July 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    Love that sweater, it looks very light and soft.

  17. Darlene July 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Love the description of the shorts!! Made me giggle a little. And I also love how you seem to incorporate your little straw bag with everything, yet it just absolutely works! :)

  18. kitsune-kun July 11, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    such adorable shorts! I have similar ones in yellow, but they aren’t cuffed. love em! I’m still shy of ironing linen, although I love how the fabric feels!

  19. Amanda July 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Those shorts are awesome! Jurassic Park is my favorite movie of all time. I work at a clothing store and often describe pieces of clothing by using specific Jurassic Park characters! Hahaha

  20. Jamie Rose July 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    Linen is so nice and light for summer, but I really hate that it wrinkles right after I iron it! I love these pink shorts though! Very cute!

  21. Dark Blue Stripes July 12, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    Love your glasses and lip colour!

  22. ToDDy July 12, 2011 at 1:28 am #

    love the pastel colors!! they cooperate with the straw bag so perfectly<3 great silhouette against the background

  23. Casie July 12, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    I love sweaters with shorts, so adorable xxx

  24. jazzy elizabeth July 12, 2011 at 7:26 am #


  25. Jessie July 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    Absolutely adore the light in these photos and sun flare. This is such a perfect little outfit, you can do no wrong! Thank your for providing me with so much inspiration.


  26. Bianca July 12, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    you are PAINFULLY adorable!

  27. NM July 15, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    I love the candy colours in this outfit, yummy!

  28. Aja Burns July 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    Sometimes you really make me think of Edith Head! Lovely

  29. Electric Lady July 16, 2011 at 12:50 am #

    that is an awesome sweater. fam time is the best, especially if they like to shop!!!

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