Lace shorts are super in vogue right now. Emily Maynard – the most beautiful, well-dressed Bachelorette in franchise history (I’m pretty sure that is an objective fact) – wore them on a date shortly after her show ended (and shortly before her relationship did) and cemented their place in the closets of trendy girls everywhere.

I’d been half-heartedly looking for a pair for a while, and I finally found some this past weekend at Charlotte Russe.  Now as you know, Charlotte Russe is one of those cheapo stores I generally reserve only for accesories.  But, these shorts were only $10 and managed to fit my non-16 year old body, so I snagged them.

When I described lace shorts to my mother, she was concerned they might look like lingerie.  This had never occurred to me.  I hope they don’t, but I guess you’ll have to be the judge.  To me, they look more like a crocheted tablecloth than anything really sexy.

Also, this was the first time I got to use my super cute clutch I bought this past fall in Kennebunkport, Maine.  I feel rich just typing that sentence.  But, let’s be real – it was on deep clearance.

Shorts: Charlotte Russe
Blazer: H&M
Tank: no idea
Shoes: Hamricks (said with a great deal of shame)
Earrings: gift from Francesca’s Boutique
Clutch: fancy schmancy boutique in Maine