Monday, March 28, 2011

What's Your Excuse?

To all the petite girls out there! Do not be afraid of the maxi trend! If you love it and it makes you feel comfortable and sexy, go for it! 

Just so you guys know, I'm only 5'0. People usually think I'm taller cause a) I have a really short torso, so my legs pretty much make up for most of my height, and b) I wear clothes in a way wherein I can look taller

So a little tip if you're short like me and you want to wear maxi skirts or dresses. Go for the empire silhouette for dresses, and for skirts, go back to basics and wear your skirts where skirts were originally meant to sit, your true waistline (smallest part of your body). Or if you have a long torso, cheat a little bit and wear that skirt up! 


White shirt: Old Navy, Red Maxi Skirt: My own design
Lately, I've sort of been on house arrest ever since we got our dog. He's good and pretty easy to deal with as long as he gets his walks, exercise, and food, but he's still a pup (2 and a half months), and he can't really be alone in the house yet. 

It's good though, this down time sort of relaxes me and it gives me time to read. The down side though is of course, the fact that I don't go out as much, and I don't get to work on my blog as much as I would like to (don't get me wrong, I can post "inspiration" pictures all day long, but I'd rather post pictures I've taken myself)

Sup?

Now here's some inspiration for your thoughts


p.s. I love Bruna Tenorio like as much as I love purple and green Skittles!!! :)







And here's more pictures of my pup. Hopefully you guys aren't bored with him anymore :)






52 comments:

  1. great photos! love your skirt and the puppy is so adorable!

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  2. thank you :D
    LOVE YOUR SKIRT X

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  3. The skirt looks great on you! I'm on the small too and have always been apprehensive about maxi dresses and skirts, I may try it out myself now :)
    xoxo

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  4. aaah that puppy <3 *melts*
    thank you for the tip about long skirts. :)
    i'm following your blog too :)

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  5. Aww, cute doggy!! I understand what it's like to have a puppy and having to stay at home to take care of it.. My family paper trained our pup too! I love the second to last picture, tooooo adorable.

    Also, that's a good tip for petite girls.. I want to start wearing maxi dresses more!

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  6. Maxi length looks great on you..and because it is your DIY project thumbs up! Puppy is so sweet!

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  7. Many thanks for your comment! I am falling in love with your baby dog, it,s so pretty, and i Also like your outfit, specially the skirt.
    XX

    http://lipstickcandy.blogspot.com/

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  8. omg, how cute is he! it's true, they really are like babies! i'm only 5'2" but i love maxis! i love to wear them with super high heels and love 'em almost dragging on the ground! love yours here...great color!

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  9. Bored of him? NEVER!!! Cutest thing in the world. I love your maxi design. It's a gorgeous cut/colour. And James Franco... that's insane (yet amazing)!

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  10. I love this! You look great in that maxi! AND OMG your pup is Adorable! Love it!

    love from San Francisco,

    http://www.brittandwhit.com

    Britt+Whit

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  11. Oh your puppy is amazing :)
    And that is a great post, cause the girls shouldn't be afraid of maxi dresses, there is always a great way to wear them :)

    See you!

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  12. Your puppy is adorable!! And I love that you use the Philippine newspapers for him. Lol. What a great way for him to learn about our culture!
    Thank you so much for the comment on my blog. I really appreciate it. We should definitely follow each other!

    .AshleyRae.
    araeofstyle.blogspot.com

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  13. Kumusta?

    I love your outfit. It's beautiful! Your puppy is so cute. I remember when we first got our dog. We had to pay so much attention to him to make sure we can potty train him well.

    Thanks for the follow. I'm following back! :)

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  14. Following you on blogger now! :)
    Talk to you soon.

    .AshleyRae.
    araeofstyle.blogspot.com

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  15. your new dog is very cute! sorry you havent been able to get out as much, at least when you did, you got to take adorable pictures with that puppy haha! great DIY with the skirt. love all the pictures! xoxo

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  16. Yessss i'm going to do the maxi-skirt cheat. I'm like you. Fairly short 5'4 1/2" and long legs short torso. We are winners.

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  17. ooopsss skirt is soo lovely:)

    cheers :0


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  18. very sweet. ur dog too. love ur skirt as well ;))

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    www.jasonitos.com

    xoxo

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  19. Just can't imaging that you're only 5" in height! It look s like you're taller than that. You're right with what you said I'm small and I'm afraid to wear maxi skirt. Thanks for your tips then.:)

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  20. the puppy is sooo cute!!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    mosamuse.blogspot.com

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  21. wow that skirt looks fabulous, what a fabulous color. love the combination with the white. how adorable can a dog be!!! soooo cuuutttee

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  22. what are you doing today pretty? :D

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  23. you must be doing a good job with your outfits since you don't look 5'0 and i like the skirt! i have a few vintage full skirts and wear 'em despite my height and i recently discovered that wearing wedge sandals really pulls the outfit together and gives me a height boost! haha

    thanks, i will try those tips on dressing to seem taller, at 5'1 or 5'2, i need all the help i can get :)

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  24. You have talent girl! I love the maxi skirt! Adorable puppie! Love the ballet picture!

    thanks for visiting me!

    how about following each other?

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  25. James Franco is such an inspiration to all grad students. I would love to be his muse. <3
    Your maxi skirt is lovely. I am 5'1", but I have teeny-tiny, short-ass legs. No fairrrr. I tend to stick to shorter skirts to make my legs appear longer.

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  26. Great collection of photos, girl! Like the one about GPA! Ha! True story!
    Youhave very beautiful hair!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    xoxo

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  27. Yesss, maxi dresses and skirts are so lovely, i'm only little too but i still wear them, you look very nice in yours!
    xxxx

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  28. Thats a lovely bright red maxi :D you're dog is adorable as well :)) hi5 to dog lovin and bob marley :D
    Gahhh James Franco is such an inspiration :)

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  29. Awwh, thanks for this! Yeah, I have a hard time wearing maxi anything because I always thought it looked weird on me. You look so great! Cute dog!

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  30. Hi! I really like your blog.

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  31. I love your maxi skirt! I actually bought a white one and I'm a little afraid of wear it because I might spill something! And thank you so much for posting that James Franco picture! He's such an inspiration! He makes me feel inferior in my accomplishments but then I think I need to stop being lazy and do multi-tasking! Your puppy is adorable! xoxoxoo

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  32. First of all he is so adorable! Second, I love the skirt. I am going to try out the maxi this year. Cute pictures.

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  33. You look fabulous! I hate it when people say "I can't wear that because of my height/body type/ect." I feel that it doesn't matter how you look but your attitude :)

    Also, I just released the first issue of my magazine! The link is on my blog and I'd love it if you checked it out :)

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  34. Absolutely fantastic your skirt, these pictures and I really love the message on the James Franco picture!!! :)

    xx

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  35. I like your tips for the maxi-skirts if you're short! I'm only 3" taller and I hate feeling like skirts are wearing ME. Sometimes I wish I was 5'9" so I could wear anything somewhat overbearing like giant bells or dresses. I end up looking like a child-doll though. This look does make you look taller, you look so comfortable, too!

    Love the puppy, I recently adopted one, too.
    :)

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  36. LOVE the red maxi skirt :) Its so chic. I love the pictures of you..they are so natural and gorgeous. Im not a big dog person but he is cute!! His little rolls and dreamy little eyes. xx

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  37. thanks for your comment! skirt: adorable. puppy: ADORABLE! my heart melted!
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  38. Awww your dog is hilariously cute!! <3
    I love your skirt and the advice for shorter girls is perfect!
    Great blog and thanks for the lovely comment :)

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  39. Awe what a cute little puppy! Love the picture of the male dancer. WOW! Your skirt is amazing! Love your blog and will follow. Thanks for checking out my blog. Nekiah

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  40. your dog is adorable!! House arrest is worth it for such a cutie!

    xo

    http://oystergirl-hairlessdog.blogspot.com/

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  41. I agree, Maxis all the way for us petite girls!
    Gorgeous photos!

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  42. great maxi skirt, i really want to buy one, but i'm still searching for the perfect one!

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  43. wow! you pulled maxi skirt really good! I dont look good in them :[

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  44. fantastic pics,fab look and skirt and super cute dog!!!love all!:)) thank u so much for your comment,hope u'll visit again my blog soon!;)
    p.s. following u on bloglovin!;)
    xoxoxo
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  45. the second to last picture of your puppy is soo cute =)
    and I think that skirt looks totally fab!!!

    -Bionica

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  46. Hi there :) Thanks so much for checking out my blog. I really appreciate it. I love this maxi skirt! The color and cut is just superb and the fact you made it makes it more awesome! I myself am vertically challenged but still would like to have more long skirts in my wardrobe. Super cute dog by the way! Following you now! :)

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  47. Nice skirt!
    Nice mise!!! ;)

    xx Alexandra

    http://my-cheap-chic.blogspot.com/

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