I’ve been notified by my dear C that, ahem, Bermuda is totes OUT for ladies under 100 years of age. He didn’t say it just like that, but you catch my drift.
I was wearing some of the island’s signature shorts last summer in front of him and he gave me this puzzled look.
“Why do you wear those? They make your long legs look short.”
A complement wrapped in a criticism. I liked where it was going.
“I don’t know. I got them at Peter Harris a few summers ago when I went home to the lake and forgot shorts.” I looked at my legs in the mirror. They did look a little stubby, but you know, the power of suggestion is well…powerful. “What about with heels?”
Still a no-go.
Fast forward nine months.
An email notification from Old Navy gave me plans for an evening after work. I would shop their $5, $10, $15 Spring Sale.
I saw some Bermuda shorts and thought I could be persuaded and that maybe they were super cute after all. I Google Chat-ed the link over to my coworker, K.
Me: Look at this great sale! C hates Bermuda shorts. But I like them.
K: He should hate them! Bermuda is too old for you.
Me: Haha! I think they’re cute!
K: I feel like seeing a cute love movie tonight…
Conversation about Bermudas with K? Over. And advice taken.
I went to Old Navy that evening and bought three pair of their 3-1/2″ shorts, all on sale. Happy summer, C! You win.
And as an added bonus for being so fashion-forward…
The Bermuda shorts from Peter Harris were dropped at the Goodwill on Broadway and Archer last weekend.