Saturday, 18 August 2012

Eleven or "Taking it to the Maxi"

There are certain style rules that shorter women are supposed to adhere to.  For example: if one wishes to wear stripes, they should only be of the vertical variety; one should always wear heels to increase one's stature; one should avoid long skirt lengths if one doesn't want to be perceived as akin to an Oompa-Loompa... the list goes on.  Whilst many of these tips certainly do make sense, in this post I shall laugh defiantly in their faces, turn on my (flat) heel and flounce away.

So what have I done that has flouted the Short Rules?  I've had a maxi week!  Yeah... and what?  Admittedly MY only problem with maxi skirts and dresses, which I've mentioned before, is that I invariably have to pay an additional tenner or so to get them shortened.  Some shops do indeed stock petite versions of maxi dresses, but I haven't been fortunate enough to find what I wanted when I was looking.  However, those I have managed to find are oh so cool (of course!).  Here's a couple, the first of which I'm also breaking the horizontal stripe rules, bwahahaa...

Shirt: Primark via eBay (Size 8)
Vest: Topshop (Size 8)
Dress, worn as Skirt: Forever 21 (Size S)
Bag: Topshop
Plimsolls: Primark (Size 5)

Next up, this maroon maxi has made an appearance before, but I love it so and it goes with so much in my wardrobe, it will definitely be on here again.  Bravo, Primark!

T-shirt: Topshop (Size 8)
Skirt: Primark (Size 8)
Converse: Converse (Size 4.5)

Close up of my T-shirt, just 'cos.
Necklace: H&M
Belt: H&M 

I've not finished yet!  There's another maxi skirt that I've had my eye on for AGES but haven't yet justified buying it, mainly because it's not dissimilar to the Forever 21 maxi dress... it's by Sparkle & Fade at Urban Outfitters and I keep seeing people wearing it, so then I'm compelled to go visit it and try it on (more than once, ngngngnnn) and I STILL haven't bought it.  Gah, I just should!  Here it is, so you can appreciate just how fabulous it is and how good it would look on me.  I WANT IT!

Dear Fashion Fairy, I've been good all year, can you leave this under my pillow, pretty please?


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