Summertime stripes featuring on-sale Target shorts + coupon

Hello, humidity! In traditional Midwestern fashion, July has been hot and humid. Since I can’t rock short-shorts at work, I’ve spent as many weekends as possible wearing my favorite denim cut-offs.Half in search of an additional pair, these patterned Target shorts caught my eye at full price, but were worth the purchase after hitting the clearance racks.

On-Sale Shorts at Target

This large selection of cottons striped shorts, all currently priced at $13.99, were all on sale at the Brentwood, Mo., location. Since I avoid white or brightly colored pants and shorts–they’re probably cute on you, but I find them odd on me– I purchased the navy pair. If you’re eyeing more than one hue, use the 25% off two women’s shorts coupon (link below) available at Target.com and select two pairs for approximately $10.50/each.

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Lounge Shorts
Regular price: $19.99
Sale Price: $13.99
Coupon: 25% off two pairs of women’s shorts
Total for two: $20.99 + tax, or approximately $10.50/each

There are two frightening words in there: juniors and lounge. Don’t worry– upon reading that after I bought them, I panicked, too. (Something along the lines of LANCE, DID I GO TO BRUNCH IN CHILDREN’S PAJAMAS?) While these are a juniors item, which probably means you will need to size up, they are long enough to cover the entirety of the bum. Yes, that’s including that semi-scandalous part where it meets the thigh that some people like to show off. I personally do not, so I stick with anything short enough to cover that. (Is there a better name for that, by the way? Some bum jargon I’m unfamiliar with?) And it’s true that they are labeled as lounge shorts, but I don’t know why; they have a real zipper, real pockets and really aren’t pajamas. Pinkie promise.

While these will undoubtedly go lower in price, the pair I found was the last of my desired color and size. If you like it, buy it at $13.99 (or two using the 25% off coupon!) and don’t kick yourself if you could have gone a size up to save $3 sometime next week. It’s a Target lessen we all must learn the hard way, and now’s not the time to do it. Don’t let this be the Target steal that got away.

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Chambray Top, Forever 21 [SIMILAR] | Shorts, Target [HERE] | Wedges, Nine West [SIMILAR] | Sunglasses, Forever 21 [HERE] | Earrings, Forever 21 [SIMILAR] | Bangle, vintage [SIMILAR] | Bag, Coach [SIMILAR]

The shorts made the first appearance this morning, during brunch at Benton Park Cafe with Lance and Sara. With pops of coral and a relaxed chambray button-up, they were perfect for a relaxed, but styled, Sunday.

Which color shorts do you like best?

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2 Comments

  1. July 24, 2013 / 12:42 am

    Oh my goodness, these shorts are ADORABLE. “Children’s pajamas” hahahaha. You are so darn adorable. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I’ve got some super exciting news I’m sharing on my blog today. I’d love if you’d check it out. xo

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    • July 24, 2013 / 1:45 pm

      Thanks! But seriously, I’m glad they didn’t turn out to be PJs. Huge bummer. And absolutely! Bloggers have to stick together. 😉

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