Leather Shorts

Top: thrifted   Shorts: c/o Oasap   Earrings: c/o Romwe   Bag: c/o Oasap   Sandals: Target

Ever since last fall, I've wanted leather shorts. However, when I eyed the ones online, I felt leery of whether they'd fit or not. I finally took a chance on these ones from Oasap though, and I'm so glad I did! The elastic waist makes them a comfortable fit, and I couldn't wait for cool weather to wear them out. Hey, when its not too humid out, its bearable.

You know, having to go through that rough situation with my past roommates have taught me a lot of things. I've learned that I have high expectations for how I want to live - especially for a college student. I was raised with cleanly parents, and while at home, I was used to having nice surroundings. Perhaps that's why I wasn't as helpful around the house as I should've been when I lived with my parents. I was able to get away with laziness because I knew it would be taken care of one way or another. When I moved out, it turned into a responsibility I chose to shoulder. Guess I'm unable to adapt very well, huh? Our upbringing is heavily impacted by those who raise us, and I'm just grateful my parents instilled in me a sense of pride in having a nice home.

The thing is, I feel as if my friend didn't have a chance to defend herself and her side of the story. So here I am defending her on my very own blog. We all know I made a mistake in moving out the way I did (seriously, still want to bang my head against a wall everytime I think about it). And while it was amazing to see how quickly many of you jumped to my defense, I also want to raise the point of why she has a right to be so angry at me. Think about it - I moved in a couple months ago, bonded rapidly with my new roommate Corina, and then up and left so suddenly - with no notice given. Yes, I had to do what was right for me, but I should've done it in the right way.

Anyway, that'll be the last I say on that. What's done is done, and the only thing I can do at this point is to do my best to right my wrong and leave the rest in God's hands.

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Colossians 3:13
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Love and Ace said...

Those leather shorts are HOT. I've been wanting a pair forever but have yet to find the perfect ones. It's such a versatile thing too. Hope you're feeling better about the situation - it will get better with time. Stay strong. xx Kat

Love and Ace

Kayla said...

Nice shorts! And the bag is adorable by the way :)

Style Vancity


nice look,like the bag! I just did a look with leather shorts too! :)

Elana said...

Ooh, these shorts are awesome! I LOVE your nails too. I wish I had the patience to do cool things with my nails haha.

I think it's great that you're defending your friend and being mature enough to own up to your mistakes. It seems like everyone was at fault in the situation and it take a lot of maturity to look at all aspects of situation. I really admire that :)

Juniper said...

I love your outfit! Your shorts are so awesome, and your bag is adorable!


Annie said...

That top is SO cute, and I love your earrings!

Lisa said...

I love the shorts! I see them at F21 sometimes and am intrigued, but haven't went for it yet! And I hope with time, you find peace with your old roommates! This is just one hurdle of being in college, but the rest of your journey will be great! :)

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Olia said...

Very cute girl! plz check out newest post at!

J & J said...

Hi Linda! How cute is that bag! reminds me of a little panda haha! love your outfit too so chic and summery x

Admirably Pretty said...

Such a great pair of shorts! And I love your bag!

XO Imke

Ali Hval said...

You're such a good lady, Linda. Whenever I read your posts you're just... so fair and well-rounded and you're defending both sides no matter what. I adore that you're giving both sides of the story. If you were a news channel, girl I WOULD TOTALLY WATCH YOU FOR AN UNBIASED POINT OF VIEW! (gives you a thumbs up)

Leather shorts... aaaawwwuh yeah! Fierce, girl. I love those on you. And how cute is that bag? I like how the nose is the closure... ehehehe, that's precious!

Mili said...

Yes for pleather shorts!! They can seriously be worn with everything. Sorry that your rooming situation didn't work out for the best :(

Mili from call me, Maeby

Jodie said...

Those shorts are awesome! This week you've found the perfect shorts and I found the perfect skirt :)
Thank you for the amazing comments- I feel like I haven't been on your blog in ages- so much has happened to you! your roommate situation sounds awful. I lived in a student house like that and felt exactly the same, and I moved out too. Fortunately I didn't like any of my roommates but even if I did I needed to move out. Even just for my health.
I hope everything ends up ok with your roommate

Halie said...

Things will get better. Keep your head up chica. Looking fab as always.

Maddie said...

Oh I hope things will get better for you!
The outfit is really great! I am such a sucker for aztec print! Nice styling!

Vanessa A said...

Super cute leather shorts! Loving this outfit!

xo, Delightful Sunflower

SaraM said...

Cute cute cute!!! Seriously!

Having pride in your surroundings is definitely a good thing; something my parents taught me as well. I really hope you guys can mend your friendship!

Much love, sista girl!

Midwest Muse said...

I love your top and it looks wonderful with the leather shorts!

Viv said...

The leather shorts are great.. I have yet to find an appropriate pair.

Anonymous said...

It's very sweet that you're seeing the situation from her perspective as well, but don't beat yourself up about it! You are a wonderful lady and deserve a clean and beautiful home. Oh, and these shorts are amazing!!

Xo, Hannah

Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

I love this! Definitely one of my favourites of yours. I've been coveting leather shorts too! I own one pair but I want another pair. Can never get enough.

Wardrobe Quarry

Laura said...

owww, owww! Look at you, girl! You look fantastic! Those shorts are amazing on you!

I'm sorry that things are still going down - I'm glad that you can see it from your friend's perspective. That shows true maturity. Know that we all make mistakes and it isn't right to beat yourself up over them!


Katie Aman said...

You're so edgy in those leather shorts! I passed up a pair of brown leather shorts a while ago and I'm kind of regretting it now. Love your nails also!
And hey, I had roommates too, I know how it can be on the cleanliness front. It seems like a big deal now, but it won't in a few weeks I assure you :)

Ilana Morgan said...

your leather shorts are gorgeous I wish I could wear shorts but my legs are not toned and pasty oh well!
Love the owl bag too and the quote on the steps!!
XO Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Anngelik Martinez said...

I am obsessed with the little details of this outfit! That bag is adorable and so are your nails and neon earrings.


Kim Alston said...

Great shorts Linda! And I love your owl bag. That is too cute doll! I know you feel bad, but just know in life there are going to be times when decisions will be difficult and not all will agree. In the end, you must do what's best for you.

Ashley said...

Oh how I want a pair of leather shorts. Gahh! You've just made me up the anti on my leather shorts search. I love these on you! So chic and edgy and the perfect piece to take in to fall! Love that you styled them with neon and a tribal print. Absolutely perfect, Linda!!!

I am so blown away by your maturity facing this situation. Seriously, not many people your age would be able to view the situation like you do and see it from both angles. I'm proud of you and really admire your honesty and humility. I hope you and your friends work everything out, but I'm sure you will. Who wouldn't want a friend like you in their life?! So wishing we lived closer!!

xo Ash

Winston Willow said...

Love your nails... such a good post love your style


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Mica said...

Love that printed top on you, and your earrings are awesome!

Hope you can still be friends with your roommate - you paid the month's rent in advance, so it's technically the same as giving notice. Will be nice if things work out for you both :)

Away From Blue

Corinne said...

Uh oh, I've just caught up on your blog - I'm sorry it didn't work out with your roommates! We lived with a girl a few years ago - for a few years actually, but when we moved into a new house she seemed to get a little - mental. Things got a little tense and she ended up moving in with her boyfriend. We are still good friends now thankfully, I think it is better that we don't live together though as she is overly clean and we are just average I guess. It was to the point where I would be sat in the living room. I had just finished my tea and put it on the coffee table and she would rush in a take it away in a huff and a puff like I had left it there for days or something, ha!

Hope you are happier now and you can stay friends!

Love your shorts =)

Corinne x

Maiken said...

I have also thought about leather shorts but since I already have two (imitation) leather skirts I haven't gotten myself those shorts. anyway, I think your pair fits so nicely with that fun bag ;)

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Megan, said...

love those Xo, Megan,

Kati said...

Ooh, I'v been eyeing these bags for forever now, they are adorable!
I'm glad the little package arrived, can't see which cardigens you'll use!

Have a great day,

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Yay, your scriptures are back. I associate your posts with your scriptures you provide, too.

You rock these shorts, I hope you know.

Nathyness said...

Your nails! Love the cute tribal design! And those yellow earrings pop so nicely against the white and blue top and black shorts. I bet those shorts will be worn a lot for the fall huh?

Just caught up with your previous posts. Just wanted to congratulate you on being so honest with yourself and your readers. And empathic with others. That's hard to do, but you do it well. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

-Nathy @ Earnestyle

Boheme.Fille said...

What a cute look! I love your top and earrings!

Toks said...

I love leather shorts, they always look so cool.

Velvet Bloom said...

i just got a similar pair of those shorts! i love them :)

Mish R. (LBD and Onesies) said...

Love the shorts, Linda! So cool!

XO, Mish @

shamuboo said...

Glad to hear you are moving on from your situation. No point stewing about it. Take action and then move forward. Good for you. As for that outfit...WOW!!! The tribal print top, the awesome nails and earrings, the too-cute glasses, and most of all those perfect-for-you shorts. That first and last picture (especially the last) made me stop on them for a while. So lovely!

ninnikuneko said...

Hey Linda! So happy to be on your blog again :) I love reading about your life. I lived with my bbf, his girl friend and my bf and it ended in not being friends with them anymore.. A really nasty story. I can totally relate to the whole "nice home" thing and I have very high standarts but it's definitely wrong to except the same from your room mates.. so I guess yes, just rushing away without any notice is rather drastical but I'm sure you can somehow make it up to her.

I love leather shorts and I've been wanting a pair for the last three years but I'm afraid my legs are way too fat for them :(
It's great how you combined them and I love all the geometrical patterns and prints with the sleek leather shorts :) your nail design looks so nice! even if a little chipped... ;)

Simona lakenmoon said...

How cute is this outfit, great mani too, happy summer time!
Simona Lake&Moon

Sandra Leiva said...

Great shorts and what a lovely bag!


Alexandra Zakharova said...

what done is done, you are absolutely right! I really like the way you think about the future and life in general, we just have to do our best and with God's help everything will be alright. I also want to say, those shorts look wonderful on you! Thank You for sharing such a nice post!
Have a happy time!


Sandra said...

OMG i love your bag! So cute! :-))

Kati said...

Oh Linda, you are always welcome at my house in Germany!

Have a great day,

Pop Champagne said...

nice leather shorts! and ya the situation is a bit difficult, one hand they were messy and won't do any housework (in which would drive me up the wall), on the other if my tenant ever pulled the moving out without giving me at least a month notice I'd shit a brick on her. It's definitely a sticky situation!!

Alissa said...

What a fun outfit! I haven't ever tried leather shorts but perhaps I will give them a chance this fall!

Tanya Minxy said...

I like how everything looks great on you. Btw that owl bag is on my ebay wishlist :3 =^.^=

lalalaPatricia said...

OMFG! That bag! I was eyeing that last week somewhere but i didn't get it though 'cause my balance is not enough. *sniff* anyhow i like the aztec and leather shorts combo! Very chic looking hon! Following you now #1073. Hope you could return the love honey! Thanks!

Carmen Avram said...

You look soo cute with those glasses :) love your nails and top, they go perfectly together!

Dina Karivalis said...

Great find with those shorts! They are adorable!
xo Dina

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True said...

omg ur bag!!! <33


ooo love this outfit linda! the shorts are super cool, love how you styled it with the crazy top and cute bag!
ive been wanting leather shorts for awhile too but instead opted for the leather skirt last season, and now ive got my eye on those super cute leather overall skirts! haha im leather crazy!


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Mouna said...

i absolutely LOVE that adorable bag! really cute look :)xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, I really love your short.


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Estelle said...

Love the aztec print and your nails too!
Thanks for your comment on my blog, let me know if you want to follow each other :)

erica marie said...

Cute outfit, loving those bright yellow earrings! I think in the end of it all you had to do what was right for you.

xo erica

JANICE G said...

i love your earrings~!

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charmeuse said...

Lovely bag <3 :)

czarianonuevo said...

LOVE those leather shorts!!! it would be very versatile in your closet! it would match everything! Chic first outfit for those shorts! like the interesting top and those accessories!!

it is very kind of you linda to be open-minded and always considering both sides of the story and realizing what you could've done wrong. nice :)

czarina :)

Kelsey Bang said...

cute combo! love the aztec top!

katie said...

Only you could rock a floral crown one day and then wear leather shorts the next and make it look awesome. I love how you wore these shorts with a boho vibe with the shirt and sandels rather than styling them in an expected rock and roll way.

I guess I'm a little behind on everything since I haven't read through the room mate drama but I think it's really responsible of you to be able to stop and see your side in this. It's really hard the first time you start living with people just because you come from living with the same people for so long and it's a huge change getting use to new people's habits and stuff.

Marlen said...

this outfit screams "you" in every way possible haha: leather shorts, tribal print, neon colors. i looove it, and im super curious to see how you style it for fall. and that was really nice of you to give her side of the story to your readers. you're a very fair gal :)

xo marlen
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Jaseema Farook said...

You look super-cute Linda :)

Ashley Taylor said...

LINDA! You did NOT thrift this top! I love it. Why do people around here not give things away like THAT!?

xo Ashley

Candida Maceo said...

Cute shorts! I've been trying to find a faux leather pair all season. Finally bought some from Zara - they were less than appealing. They looked like pleather bubble shorts. EW! Love that yours are sporty. Love em.

Merch Maven

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