For months now, I've ben frustrated by my inability to find the perfect 30s style shorts...you know, higher waisted (higher rise), not toooo short in length. Well, since the weather is well near boiling, necessity became the mother of invention today when I took matters into my own hands and turned a pair of repro. 30s style trousers that I just hadn't been wearing because I think I shrank their length at some point), and, inspired by By Golly By Gum's recent jeans-into-shorts conversion, I made what I could not find. Voila! I was on a roll, so I made the halter top out of an old synthetic silk scarf. I got the idea from an earlier 30s issue of the french fashion periodical, Modes et Travaux (apparently, it was really popular to turn tourist scarves into little beach bags and tops. I'll have to share a tutorial or two. Really took me no time at all to whip up the top). Finally, a note on the shoes: I got these for FREE: I took some of my old clothes into this used clothing shop and got these cuties with the store credit my clothes earned! They had these sort of punk rock studs sewn on them, so I cut those off and now they feel sort of like Busby Berkeley 30s beach sandals. In fact, the whole outfit makes me feel like a chorus girl from Dancing Lady or 42nd Street (though the inspiration for the look came from a 30s photo of two ladies on the beach). THERE, that's better!!! Just need the sun hat!