SUMMER STAPLE: CUT-OFFS

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Summer's staple: denim cut-off's.

I remember my first memory of denim shorts. Being a very young girl in the 80's I didn't get to truly embrace all the 80's greatness, but I feel that it trickled over into the 90's so I got my fix. I clearly recall my mom wanting to throw away an old pair of jeans of mine that were looking ratty in the knees and ankles, but I told here 'NO WAY' lets cut them into shorts (looking back now, I was quite the recycler as well!). We measured out where to cut them with white sewing crayon (my mom could sew like it was her job, it wasn't she was a lab cytologist), took out her sewing sheers and cut the raddest, tiniest little shorts I've ever seen and let me tell you those babies were my summer staple.

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Fast forward to today, and my affinity for denim shorts lives on! Come summer I pretty much live in my collection of shorts, most are vintage (NYC is heaven for vintage store with a BOUNTY of denim shorts! I swear one shop had at least 80 pairs) but some are store bought (Zara and H & M make the best).

I prefer vintage any day as they are already worn in, have a better shape and just look much better! If you don't have jeans that need the ax I would recommend hitting up your local vintage stores and seeing what they have OR if you have a brother or someone with a smaller waist than you (maybe it's your BF!), then steal those babies and snip away.

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The official start to summer is in 10 days so you have less than 2 weeks to get your shorts in gear.

Happy Cut-Off Season!

xo Lisa