First day on the beach! Here's the view we have from the patio of our little beach apartment, gorgeous isn't it? I decided to pair trusty stripes with my new hot pink shorts. I rarely wear shorts (I'm grandma self conscious like that) but couldn't resist these from Jcrew. The fit is actually really great if you're a dewdrop shape like I am (thanks Lucky mag!) and the 5 inch length provides perfect coverage for the more modest. (I would've gone for the 7 inch but B politely suggested that they look like men's shorts) I went for hot pink b/c I figured if I were going for shorts, I'd go big or go home and couldn't be more pleased with the color. Somehow I feel like the neon-ness diverts attention away from my less than perfect parts. Or maybe just blinds the viewer so everything looks hazy. Wow this is a lot of reflection about an outfit. I think I better head out for a swim now!