No matter where her life has taken her, two things remain true for Britney Spears: she still loves short shorts and love!

The mother of two was spotted strutting her stuff in Westlake, Calif. on Monday and of course she highlighted her trim pins in a pair of short shorts -- her go-to fashion staple. The pop star and her mom Lynne were all smiles as they grabbed some lunch together.

For the outing, Brit Brit donned a salmon-colored top and tiny shorts with gold button details. We aren't sure these two items work together, but we've learned to just let Britney do what she's gonna do in the fashion department.

Meanwhile, the single mom admitted in a new interview that despite her countless failures in the love department that she is still “a hopeless romantic."

The "Piece of Me" singer had a chat with Australia’s Rove & Sam radio show on Sunday, and during the show the “Make Me” singer said she was optimistic about her love life despite her many failures.

Britney said, “Unfortunately, I am [a hopeless romantic]. I’ve been through horrible relationships, but unfortunately I still believe in love." Aww! Britney needs a hug!

The 34-year-old also told the hosts, “And you know, I think you should protect your heart and stuff like that. But yeah, I’m a hopeless romantic and I believe in love.”

It seems like Britney's love life has been a mess since she cheated on Justin Timberlake. She had an ill-fated relationship with ex husband Kevin Federline, although she got two boys Sean Preston, 10, and Jayden James, 9, who appear to be the apple of her eye. She's then had bad relationship after bad relationship.

We really hope the "Toxic" singer has some better luck in the dating department -- but maybe she needs to get a better eye for men ... and for fashion!