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Ask BB: Cute Denim Shorts for Grown Ups

Cute Denim Shorts for Grown UpsHello. First let me say I love your blog! I was hoping you could help me with something. Every year I do this dreadful search for denim shorts that are not Bermuda shorts nor are they Daisy Dukes! I work for the postal service so I am allowed to wear shorts but not short shorts. I have to wear tennis shoes so I do not like to wear Bermuda shorts not to mention it gets too hot! (I deliver in Florida.) Looking for like a 5"-6" inseam but they don't seem to exist. Every once in a while I come across a pair and I get all excited all to try them on and they make your butt look horrible. I'd appreciate any advice you could give! I'm sure there are more women in my position. P.S. I'm 29 so I'm stuck in between looking not too young, not too old and also trying to stay cool in the hot Florida sun.

If you're past the Daisy Dukes phase of life, but not quite ready for Bermudas (will you ever be?), here are some stylish denim shorts you'll want to wear: Each has a rise of 5" or more, in a contemporary cut and modern wash.

Dear Readers: Where have you found flattering denim shorts on a budget?

The Look for Less: Christian Louboutin Miss Fortune Lace-up Sandals

Christian Louboutin's Miss Fortune Lace-up Sandals are on sale for $633.15 at My

The "Gracie Heel" available at for $34.90 looks really similar, and the tan color is great for spring/summer. A great alternative to the Chinese Laundry "Lucky Strike" featured earlier today, too!