4.19.2011

witchy woman.

a common misconception people have is that
they can't wear maxi skirts if they are short.
my response to that is, "yes, you can!"
in fact, i think maxi skirts make me look and feel taller.
they are surprisingly versatile and
work for all shapes and sizes.
at 5'-2", the key for me is a floor length skirt that almost touches the ground...no matter how high or flat my shoes are. anything higher, especially if it shows my ankles,
makes me look short.
the skirt should be the "skinny" part of the outfit to keep that lengthy illusion, so nothing too fitted up top.
then, accessorize! i usually scale down my necklaces and load up on the ring and bracelets.

it really is just a balancing game, but evvvryone can play!
come on, show me your maxis!

i swapped out my usual danys for these black boots...
so i felt a 'lil witchy.

(top & maxi, f21; boots, asos)

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45 comments:

  1. I agree! I love the back detail of your top babe! Great styling as always!

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  2. Love this look! I agree petites can pull of max dresses, but I think it depends on the type of dress you get. LOL. =)

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  3. Ah..I'm the same height and I didn't think I could wear a maxi dress, but this post is making me reconsider. Haha! I should get myself one. You look lovely!

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  4. I am so into maxi skirts right now! You look great and I love the arm accessories!!

    Editor & Chic

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  5. I am petite too! :) thanks for sharing this. :) this is a great post! encouraging cute pretty petite girls to wear maxi skirts :) for the win :)

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  6. for some reason, wearing maxi or midi skirts make me feel sexy! oh yeah! :)

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  7. Yes I agree, you do look taller, even though you are tall already :)

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  8. I used to think that as well! Must go out and buy some maxi skirts/dresses. Though you look really tall in the pictures.

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  9. thank you for the sweet comment :)

    i love that maxi skirt!

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  10. Beautiful outfit!!!! Love the shirt and the shoe and the pretty top!!! You look great!

    XoxO
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  11. I agree anyone can wear maxis, you just ahve to style it right. You certainly look fabulous in yours.

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  12. YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!
    You are 5'2? Or did I read wrong?! :D
    Anyway, I can't view the images properly [because of my laptop] but I like the orange and black combo.
    Very pretty.

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  13. LOOOOVE this outfit!
    I can't believe you're only 5'2! I thought you had the longest legs in the world :)

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  14. Beautiful skirt and loving the orange top, especially the back!

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  15. You look beautiful! I love this look and the back of that top is amazing!!

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  16. sigh* I wish I was tall enough to rock the maxi dresses/skirts...But everytime I try one on I mop the floor with it, even with heels!

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  17. I love this skirt!! I have been looking for one like this!! Looks amazing on you, & those shoes are so HOT!

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  18. Super cute - love the boots with them! I haven't ventured in to maxi dress/skirt land just yet...

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  19. You give me hope to try the maxi skirt! Thank you for the tips, I surely need them... I'm afraid I'll end up looking like an Olsen twin haha!

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  20. Looks great. Black skirts are tough cause yes you could look a little 'witch' like but you made it look very cool.
    I am going to pass on your tips to my short friends who say the same thing about maxi skirts.
    I personally (I am 5'5") love maxi skirts and they are so easy to wear with kids.

    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  21. You look AWESOME.
    I would steal this skirt if I knew you in person.

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  22. Hi!!
    I am just in love with your blog!!
    I am already a follower, could you follow me too??
    And follow the twitter too, if you don't mind: @blogspm
    Oh and, my blog is in portuguese but I have a translator, and I speak English!
    Kisses
    Alice Dias


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  23. Wow you're only 5'2"? I thought you were much taller! That skirt looks so lovely on you, I love that style.

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  24. Olá blogueiras, estou promovendo no meu blog um dia de agora to pronta com vocês *-*
    É super fácil participar, é só mandar um email dizendo que quer participar para o email agoratopronta@gmail.com.
    Vou te mandar o formulário com o que você precisa me mandar ( fotos, nome completo, idade, mais as perguntas que precisa responder...) E logo mais eu postarei no blog os seus looks.
    Vou ficar muito grata á todas que quiserem participar, além do mais isso ajuda a promover o blog de vocês. Obrigada, conto com vocês. Beijos.

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  25. You always look SOOOOO tall! Amaaaazing, and the skirt and shirt flow so amazingly together... That is our one (I'm sure there is more than one) difference, I'm 6'0''

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  26. really like your blog, especially this post :)

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  27. You look lovely! I really like maxi skirts too and I'm also a shorty at 5ft 4ins xxx

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  28. love this look!! the detail on the back of that top is amazing!!! gorgeous skirt :)

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  29. I agree with you, short girls can so wear maxis and you look amazing! Happy Wednesday xx

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  30. shut up! you are not 5'2"!! you look so much taller than me! probably cuz you're actually proportional and thin. i've tried it a couple times, and it looked pretty cute, but definitely not as cute as you. biatch! hehe j/k. love you!

    cheers,
    yvonne

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  31. i'm addictive to maxi lately:))) love the maxi on you, the red top really pops out, and I love your boots, so rock!!!

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  32. beautiful! and I love the arm band:)

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  33. I had no idea you were 5'2", you definitely look a lot taller in your photos. I love maxi skirts b/c they are so comfy and definitely weather appropriate since it is getting hotter down here in Florida. I love how you color blocked your top with your maxi skirt. Your whole look is amazing.

    -xo
    Bobbie

    Confessions of a Couture Junkie

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  34. love the over all outfit and i love the colour combo =)

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  35. Although I am on the taller side, I totally agree that maxis can be flattering on most any body type. You especially can rock the look! I recently wore one of my favorite summer maxis here: http://paigerenae.blogspot.com/2011/04/relaxation.html
    Again, great look!
    xoxo
    Paige Renae

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  36. i love the back of your top! its unexpected.

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  37. I love love love love this outfit!
    the skirt has magic :)

    See you!

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  38. This outfit is sooooo gorgeous. I love the back of that top! It's so pretty. And that maxi skirt is quite fabulous, I'm short and I want one so bad. I just have to find one worth investing in :)
    xJennaD

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  39. You're 5'2? GET OUT! I thought you were at least 5'7 cuz you always look a mile long! You certainly know how to rock'em clothes. And I totally agree that maxi skirts make people look taller if they are the right length.

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  40. You're right, us shorties shouldn't be afraid of some length! In fact, I think it does us good. It sure looks amaze on you. I love the gauzy texture of this skirt, too.

    XXo,
    Neekoh

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  41. LOVE this skirt! I'm 5'2 also.. so thank you for reassuring me that it's ok to wear these! You pull it off with eeeeease! xoxo

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