By the time we’re halfway through a season, I’m usually finished making wardrobe purchases for that time of year. A garment or accessory has to really check all the boxes if I’m going to add it to my closet this late in the game. And that’s exactly what happened when I came across these oh-so-comfortable cotton-stretch shorts from J.Jill recently. When I took them to the fitting room I had no intention of buying them. But oh yes, these easy breezy shorts absolutely came home with me.
In fact, I’m wearing these light caraway green cotton-stretch shorts right now, even as I type up today’s post. Today they’re pairing nicely with a simple t-shirt and my bedroom shoes. Ha! But on the day we snapped these photos, they looked chic and yet oh so relaxed with my white perfect reversible tank and J.Jill’s linen easy shirt.
True to their name, the cotton-stretch shorts read like 100% cotton, but have 2% spandex woven into the fabric for just the right amount of give and take. I especially appreciate the pockets, the 7″ inseam and the mid-rise waist band that hits just below the navel. I also like the generous leg opening on these shorts.
The cotton-stretch shorts also come in light pebble. Unfortunately, both colors are picked over in sizes. But they are still available in a variety of sizes in the misses, petite and womens’ fits. PLUS these shorts are marked down 30% and you’ll get an extra 40% off in the cart. I’m wearing my TTS misses 8 and they fit beautifully.
I’m also wearing my usual size medium in the white perfect reversible tank (available in other colors and marked down here) and the linen easy shirt. I think the linen easy shirt is a great lightweight topper for us gals who don’t necessarily want to bare our arms in some situations. It’s cool and breathable and so crisp and summery.
I chose to wear the tasseled woodblock vines diamond scarf as a belt. (Psst. That’s how I saw it displayed at the store. Ha!) But you absolutely could wear your shirt untucked, of course. I just love how the scarf gives a little splash of color and interest to this outfit.
Also from J.Jill, the turquoise skies long pendant is a beautiful, versatile necklace that can be worn with so many things in my closet. I didn’t buy coordinating earrings, but I’ve linked them in the shopping widget below. I’m wearing my geo twirl French wire earrings. I did, however, pick up the coordinating stretch bracelets…’cause I can’t resist pretty bracelets!
I chose to wear my brown leather sandals with this look because I felt like it called for something “earthy.” And while my straw bag is no longer available, I think this lemon zest market tote from J.Jill is even cuter. And since it’s marked down, you’ll get another 40% off in the cart.
J.Jill came out with some new pieces a couple of days ago and I’ve updated my Shop My J.Jill Favorites page. So you might want to stop in there, too, if you’re interested in any of the things I’ve shown you today. I find that J.Jill clothes generally fit me true to size unless it’s noted on the website that a garment runs large. Then I generally size down. Oh, and J.Jill is giving an extra 40% off all sale styles, which includes over 125 new markdowns.
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Thank you so much for stopping in today. Let me know if you have any questions about the pieces I’ve shared with you today. Have a lovely day, dear gal!
Blessed for My Day
While we are called to live our lives each day as a living sacrifice to God, I’ve heard it said that the problem with living sacrifices is they tend to want to “get up from the altar.” Ha! Have you heard that, too? More importantly, have you experienced that? I certainly have. I concur with the scripture that says, “those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” But some days my passions and desires still have a lot of life left in them.
To walk in the Spirit, then, means that I live aware of those selfish and fleshly ways that sometimes scramble for life within me. And it means that I choose to lay them down again. Make no mistake, walking in the Spirit is not a walk in the park. It’s more of a power walk! It requires that I know the One I’m following and that I pursue Him doggedly, even when everything in me wants to go another direction.
And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. ~ Galatians 5:24-26
17 thoughts on “Easy Breezy Shorts from J.Jill”
Love your new hairstyle Kay…very youthful
Hi Christine. Thanks but these photos were actually taken before the haircut. It’s a good bit shorter now ?.
Well I like the beachy waves look on you. Saw a pic on Instagram and you are right, it was shorter! Very cute ?
Thanks Christine. I’m enjoying it. Especially during these hot, humid days. ?
Quick question Kay. Do you like your Everlane flats? I’m thinking of splurging while they are on sale. Are your caramel colored ones the loafer or the day glove? If you have a link that will help you get a commission let me know. Thank you!
Hi Christine. I have the day loafers and absolutely love them. Definitely follow the sizing tips they provide. I wear a 9.5 regularly and they note that those run small so I sized up to a 10.5 and they fit nicely. https://shopstyle.it/l/bkxvP
I really like this outfit, Kay! I would love your recommendations on buying the best scarfs to use as a belt. I see that as a great option instead of belts. Oh, the Coldwater Creek store at The Forum in Norcross closed prior to 2016, so they have been having challenges for some time.
Yes, I think you’re right about Coldwater Creek. The scarf I’m wearing here is one of those thin diamond shaped scarfs. I think that’s the key for me. It needs to be thin enough to not add bulk at the waistband.
I love J Jill most of my wardrobe is from there my favorite clothes that fit so well for me.
Great to hear. Thanks so much for letting me know, Chrissy. I like sharing brands that my readers enjoy. ?
Store closings always make me sad, too, even if I never shopped the store. It signals a change from a life I knew and enjoyed: busy stores and malls, shopping trips with friends followed by lunch and a review of our purchases. Good times. Now, most malls have more empty than filled spaces and few shoppers. Employees are fewer in number to match the decrease in shoppers, and that usually means waiting in line and messy dressing rooms. (Sigh)
My sentiments exactly, Nancy. Thanks for sharing. ?
Enjoyed the outfit from J.Jill today. I have those shorts in the pebble, and love using the thin scarf as a belt! It would also look great tied to a handbag or tote, too! I also stopped into Athleta today and bought a pair of utility jogger pants, thanks to you! They are having some great sales right now! Actually, this is the second pair of Athleta pants I have purchased. I bought an olive green pair last year and that time I used your link! Love your shorter hair, saw it on Instastories!!
Wonderful…on all counts. I’m glad you’re enjoying shopping Athleta. I’m really enjoying them too. Thanks for sharing!
I’m just loving the lemon motifs on everything this summer. Tee shirts to bags. I would love to wear a scarf for a belt but I try not to draw attention to my lack of waist. On the other hand, I have long legs so there is that.
I hear ya! I think wearing the linen shirt over the outfit is key for me. ?
Very cute outfit, Kay. Such a breezy summer look.