I'm happy to introduce to you, in their second life, the shorts!
Thank you J4 for the photos.
Not only did I shorten them, but also sewed shut all the pockets, front and back, and cut them out. The results leave much smoother lines.
The partnership with the lace top made it much more lunch with the girls than a run to the grocery store and was a nice surprise. (I really haven't worn the top as much as I would have thought.) I think they would also look good with a chambray shirt...I'll probably thrift around for one.
The location turned out to be another fun surprise! Being from a family who camped a lot as a child, I've always felt that forests were a little magical. I can't wait to go back without heels on for an actual hike!