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Turning Heads Linkup – Bright Colors – Wearing Shorts and Bright Pink

I have been enjoying wearing whites, neutral shades, olive and more spicy colors this Spring season. I do love the Pantone Color palette for Spring. Check out the Post on Pantone Colors for Spring 2019, if you missed it.  Today, however, I am wearing some bright colors as i was in the mood for some hot pink and floral shorts with yellow, navy and pink.


I am still in PA, Harleysville, to be exact, and nearly 16 years of visiting, and I have yet to see many Harleys. I used to “Ride like the wind” with my boyfriend in college. Ah, what a feeling!

Anyhow, where was I? We are enjoying family time with my husband’s parents, eating at an amazing seafood restaurant, and partaking in the annual Harleysville Memorial Day Parade- a parade of John Deer tractors, bikes, school marching bands and more. I just enjoy the conversation, as well as eating Dunkin Donut holes and coffee first thing in the morning.

Please do link up, as I will be visiting as best I can this week and will be taking a break from technology later in the summer when we go on our Summer beach trip. I will be returning home at the end of the week, so no post Friday.

Yeah, I am a rebel. Without a cause. I am going to wear shorts despite being 50 – almost 51. I think everyone should beat to the beat of their own drummer. Do what makes you happy. Don’t listen to fashion rules.

I sometimes think I would have made a good hippie in the 70s. I was born in ’68, so technically, I lived in the 70s, but I was a little kid. So, I am talking about being an adult in the 70s, when the music was the best, and things were more about peace and love. ( and pot) but a generation that felt free and expressive, that is something I strive to be.

Now, this outfit may not be everyone’s taste, but when it gets close to 90 degrees in the South, less clothing or the right material  is mandatory. Shorts are a necessity. I ‘ve had these shorts from Loft for years and the bright colors were what drew me to them. Later, I bought this “shell” in vibrant hot pink on Poshmark, and a lovely match was made!


For Shorts, I like quality pairs that don’t feel like they are going to fall apart in several washes. Loft makes some nice quality shorts in varying lengths, These are 4 inches, but if you want longer, they are out there, just make sure the proportions are good when wearing longer shorts.

I don’t wear anything tight. I have sensitivity in my body, and my hubby will tell you, I just don’t like things that fit tight to my body. Don’t mean I wear loose and sloppy, but you want shorts to be comfortable and not ride up or give you that dreaded wedgie!

It’s all personal taste. Whatever you feel confident wearing, is what you should wear. I am fine with my legs, so I choose a shorter length. I also like elongating the leg, at times, and will wear shorts with a heeled espadrille, like these pale pink ones I received from Andre Assous. I feel a bit more “dressed up” that way.

If I want a more casual look, with a denim short, ( I wear them alot in the South) I may wear a pair of leather slides, which are trending big time right now.

My Mom will soon be visiting as we take her back home on our way back from PA. Lots of things planned while she visits in Charlotte.



Would you wear shorts no matter your age? What type do you prefer?


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  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 12:48h, 30 May Reply

    Bright and colourful – I love it Jess. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  • Gail
    Posted at 08:08h, 30 May Reply

    Wow what a stunning outfit Jess! I wear shorts but my legs are not so great so they’re usually long ones.

  • grownupglamour1
    Posted at 02:06h, 30 May Reply

    Your shorts are so pretty and feminine and you wear them beautifully. Enjoy your family time. Many thanks for the link up.

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:51h, 29 May Reply

    Such pretty shorts! You’ve certainly got the legs for them! Hope you’re enjoying your time with family 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 17:02h, 29 May Reply

    Pretty shorts! I found a throw pillow with those colors. Has been inspirational. Not sure what to create with them yet.


  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 15:11h, 29 May Reply

    You look lovely and summery Jess. Great outfit and I love the pop of pink 🙂 Thanks for hosting.

  • Amy
    Posted at 08:33h, 29 May Reply

    Oh wow! I love your look! (I always do!) You look fantastic in shorts and I am with you, I say women can wear what they. want no matter what. I am so happy you get to have a lovely vacation!

  • Mary The Pouting Pensioner
    Posted at 05:24h, 29 May Reply

    Yay to hot pink Jess. And shorts weather!
    Hugs, Mary x.

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 23:33h, 28 May Reply

    Such a nice and colorful look. Very refreshing. Have a wonderful day. Jess.


  • GlamorousandGeeky (@Gofashiondeals)
    Posted at 20:04h, 28 May Reply

    love how colorful this look is! so cute!

  • doreenb8
    Posted at 17:28h, 28 May Reply

    The shorts are adorable. I prefer capris but do where short shorts, especially at the beach. I live in Pa, south of Harleysville. I ride a Harley:)
    I love all these links and look forward to posting for the next one!

  • Hilda Smith
    Posted at 16:31h, 28 May Reply

    Yes Jess I agree wear what you like. And you look fantastic in those shorts. Enjoy your holiday. xx

  • Tea
    Posted at 15:12h, 28 May Reply

    You look great in those shorts! I often hear how pus sized women shouldn’t wear shorts, but I definitely wear them anyway too – so I agree – wear what you want!
    xo, Tea

  • Lisa D.
    Posted at 14:49h, 28 May Reply

    Pretty shorts ! I like the the 3 inch shorts but I do not like my shorts to be tight around my legs though some of my jean shorts are. I am loving the high waist belted shorts you see in the stores a lot now. They can be dressed up or down. I am also debating between getting some tan wedges or white ones.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 14:45h, 28 May Reply

    You just look bright and cheerful here!! 🙂 I love those shorts and the ruffles on your top!


  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 14:40h, 28 May Reply

    I love your bright florals…they just make me happy! I’m going to wear shorts always and eat dunkin donut holes occasionally!

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 12:31h, 28 May Reply

    What a pretty coral color on you! So summery! We went from cool to hot and muggy in no time. I’d like some high 70s/low 80s weather for awhile!


  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:36h, 28 May Reply

    Great look Jess, love the colors and those shorts are made for long legs like yours. Looking fab!

  • ee0926
    Posted at 11:19h, 28 May Reply

    Jessica, it doesn’t matter what age you, those legs were made for shorts!! You look amazing! Such a great warm weather look!

    xx, Elise

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:22h, 28 May Reply

    Wish it was shorts weather in CA! We’ve beenhaving the strangest cold weather..boo. Love these fun summer shorts!



  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:29h, 28 May Reply

    I’ve only started wearing short now the older I’ve gotten. And my favorite pair is from LOFT too!!
    Beautiful look Jess!! And I’m glad you’re having fun.

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 08:11h, 28 May Reply

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your time visiting! Those bright shorts are so much fun! I love printed shorts for summer!

  • Mica
    Posted at 07:35h, 28 May Reply

    What a fun ruffle top! It looks so nice with the printed shorts, so colourful for summer!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you’ve been having a great weekend and you’re enjoying your trip, sounds like you are!


  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:24h, 28 May Reply

    You look great in shorts and that pair is so cute! Love the colors! Hope you are having a great trip!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Chrissy
    Posted at 06:24h, 28 May Reply

    Jess, these shorts are bright, colorful and so nicely styled with your pink top. Love the bag too! And your legs are fabulous…I hope the trip is going well!

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:56h, 28 May Reply

    This is such a happy bright outfit…I love the colors!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 05:40h, 28 May Reply

    Jess, what a fun outfit! You look great in these bright colors and the shorts are so adorable! I am glad you are enjoying your time in PA. I may be headed down that way in two weeks for a graduation party. I used to ride like the wind, too, on my husband’s Harley before kids came along and Sir Harley had to go for financial reasons. One day though…we will ride like the wind again!


  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:35h, 28 May Reply

    You look great in shorts so I hope you keep wearing them! Love these colors on you, so pretty and so summery! I prefer clothing that fits looser, especially in the summer heat! I hope you have a great rest of your trip and the ride home with your mom is safe and quick. I know it will be nice to have her visit!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 03:02h, 28 May Reply

    With legs like yours, you can wear shorts endlesly! Enjoy your time!

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 02:58h, 28 May Reply

    Such pretty shorts Jess. I wish our weather was nice enough to be able to wear some shorts! xx

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