Friday, June 27, 2014

Cut Off

So I'm running around like a chicken today. Posting may be light (or heavy) over the next couple of weeks, but I do want to show you some shorts I picked up for my vacay (at Winners?!) for 25 bucks:

Guess Brittney Cut Off Short (High Waist)
Some things to share (in case you're looking for some good denim cut offs - a look I cannot say I've worn since 1989):
  • These are not high-waisted. They're real-waisted. I'm short-waisted and they hit my navel. I mean, they don't even hit the navel of the model in the pic above?! I'm so sick of brands telling you that something is high-waisted when it's barely mid-height.
  • If you can find these at a discount vendor, or online, the price is excellent. I don't know if I'd pay list for them (70 bucks). But then, I have no real interest in denim cut offs as a concept. These are a means to an end: durable shorts that look cute and don't need to be babied while I'm traveling.
  • They are nicely vanity sized, which is to say that the denim has a good amount of stretch and great recovery. I bought a 28 and my waist is 30".
  • The ones I found are lighter wash than those above, but not distressed. I mean, I'm 44. I'm not wearing shorts with holes in them.
  • Yeah, they're short. They're cut offs, obvs. But they are very appropriately short. The way I found them was in trying to get my kid to buy them. Needless to say, she found them ridiculously long.
BTW, I do have a post in the works about lounge lingerie, but it's going to have to wait till I have time to take it from brain to type. Pls. stay tuned...

Today's questions: Do you own cut offs? Do you feel there's an age limit (or any other limitations) to wearing this style? Let's talk.

18 comments:

  1. No cut-offs for me, or any short shorts for that matter. I'm pear shaped so I don't have the fantastic legs for them, not to mention it gets very humid here in the summer and I hate the feeling of my legs sticking against each other, to the wooden chair I'm sitting on, against my HOT leather car seats, etc.

    I don't think there's an age limitation for them. Yes, high school and college age girls look best in them but I've also seen some 50-something women that happen to have great legs carry them off really well.

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    1. I agree - it's not so much about age but about the appearance of the legs!

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  2. Uh no.....but then again I'm 56! Let's talk legs....when my son was eye level with my thighs, he used to point to them and say "Mommy you have a bruise" uh not so much that's actually permanent. You get the picture...so cut-offs are a no-go along with any other type of short item :( so sad.

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  3. I wear cut offs, I don't think that there is a real age limit. But it really matters where to wear and how. I can imaging myself wearing slightly distressed cut offs with a super relaxed top walking along the beach barefoot in my 60s, but I can't imaging myself going out in them now, in my 30s. Or wearing them with a clingy jersey top outside the house.

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    1. Interesting take - it's all about the styling...

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  4. You go girl! Love them. Yes I have some "round the house cutoffs", but then I'm much older than you. Have a great vacay!

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    1. Ha! I'm sure you are gorgeous in yours, Faye.

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  5. it's funny you post this, as i've been wanting a pair lately! i'm a jeans girl 9 months out of the year, but i always wear skirts or twill shorts come summertime--not denim. no reason, that's just how it's been!

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  6. I just took a pair of cut offs on vacation. They may a tad longer than yours, but I'm 51, lol. Like anything else, if you're comfortable and it looks good, age is just a number. And if you have a teenaged fashionista to keep you in line (she wouldn't be caught dead in my old lady length shorts) you can't go too far wrong.

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    1. I did love them for vacay - no worries about being careful! They're kind of indestructible...

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  7. I'm not sure there's an age limit for cut-offs. They've never been my thing, even in my teens and 20s. I'm long-waisted and any shorts (or pants) that are too low aren't comfortable for me.

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    1. I think there's more of a mind-limit :-)

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  8. LOL at ridiculously long! ha ha ha. Wearing cut-offs now!

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    1. That child wears shorts that are shocking.

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  9. I have not worn short shorts since I was 16!!! Despite being relatively slim, and probably because I carry the bulk of my weight in my thighs (and don't exercise), I've had horrible cellulite since I was fourteen. I can't wear short skirts or short without being horrified at myself. But you can certainly work it, girl!

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    1. I hear you about the concerns - but I think you are too hard on yourself. And I am one of those people who really doesn't care about cellulite. It's just a bit of texture!

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