The outfit: Gingham Button-Up + Paper Bag Waist Shorts (new!)
The occasion: living it up in the Big D: the best turkey burger of my entire life, some light shopping (seriously, we all resisted temptation so well!), the Mavericks/Pacers game
The reflection: These shorts didn't photograph super well, but in real life, I think they're really cute! I used a shorts pattern from McCall's, but basically altered everything about it - made it several inches wider so they would be baggy, changed the pockets, added several inches to the bottom so I could cuff them, and then added inches to the top so I could fold it over and add the elastic casing. Plus a fun little wooden button! It will still be a few months before it will be warm enough to wear these in NY, but a little wishful thinking never hurt anybody, right?