Friday, October 26, 2012

I wear full skirts, I wear high heels

Couple of years ago when Taylor Swift's song 'You belong to me' was on the air all the time my daughter asked me about the meaning of the lyrics. I tried to explain about this girl that wears sneakers and t-shirts is a better friend than the one in high heels and short skirts. My daughter pondered over this a little bit and then decided. 'Well, I want to be a good friend in high heels'. I could not help but high-five her with 'that's my girl!'.

I don't often wear full skirts but this is one of my favorites.

shoes Sofft, bag Kate Spade, scarf  L&T, sunglasses Ray-Ban

This camel tiered velvet skirt is by Odille, bought from Anthropologie, years ago. It is made from lovely cotton velvet and lined in acetate. It is luxuriously full and swingy and creates nice movement as you walk. I paired it with black v-neck cashmere sweater from Brora.
   
 


Those pictures were taken early in the morning and after I looked at them I decided to change the shoes. Because I am a short-shinner I have trouble pulling off flats and low heels (especially round toe ones) with skirts. I feel much better once my heels are higher. For me, the optimal heel height is about 2.75", enough to elongate my calves, but low enough to be comfortable. I think that's why I love the Valentinas so much.

Joan & David (2.75") heels
I can and do wear flats with capris and trousers. They also work better with shorter skirts and dresses, but once the skirt is knee length or longer I cannot pull it off. I always knew it instinctively but once I read this helpful post, I realized there is a science behind it.
I love those kind of posts because this is how my mind works and I think proportions are crucial in putting together an outfit (along with color harmony). I am also one of those people really bothered by crooked or unbalanced pictures on the wall, I drive my husband crazy every time we hang something up.    


Everybody have a great weekend!  I have tons of errands to run, including getting a Halloween costume for my daughter. She wants to be the witch and since she was a witch last year, I thought she can use her last year's costume but apparently this is Absolutely Unheard Of. Even if we did not have Halloween last year because of the huge snowstorm. Oh well. We stuffed her 2011 costume and now we have this cute witch guarding our front door.

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That's all Folks!

Do you like full skirts?
What is your ideal heel length?

What are you up to this weekend?

19 comments:

  1. Loving this blog title!
    I look hideous in skirts and ballet pumps, I need an elongated toe as I'm also a short shinner, though I am loving the No.2 pencil skirt in tall.
    I so wish I had offspring to dress up!

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  2. Oh and try Johnsons, they make Brora cashmere and are cheaper.

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    1. I need to check Johnsons out but honestly I think I have more cashmere that I ever need.

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  3. Another short-shinner... I recently discovered I look better with a pointy-toed flat as opposed to a ballet flat. I am trying out Madewell's Sidewalk Skimmers. I don't wear full skirts very often and I think I only have one, but I agree it needs a bit of a heel. I think any knee-length skirt looks better with a heel. I've learned a lot about proportions from you all.

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    1. I do think pointy toe flats look better but for me most are uncomfortable, more than pointy heels for some reason.

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  4. Love this and you look lovely! Gotta go read this post!

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  5. Good for your daughter! What a pretty outfit. I - as always- love your styling. Good luck getting a costume this weekend. I hope the lines are not too long for you. It is nice to see some non- J Crew silhouettes. Sometimes I forget there is another world out there!

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    1. We did it! It wasn't bad at all. I am the last minute buyer and sometimes the lines are shorter and prices better.

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  6. In my opinion nobody looks good with a full, knee-length or midi-length skirt and flats...
    My daughter is going to be a witch too and I am dressing up too this year (as Fiona, Shriek's wife. Not sure I am going to post pics!)

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    1. I think you are right Ema. Are you going to a Halloween costume party? I love those but haven't been to one in ages.

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  7. I'm always excited to see the children on Hallowe'en. A couple of friends usually bring their children by too, which is fun.

    No full skirts for me, they are incredibly unflattering on my figure, although fit-and-flare or A-line skirts are fine if they are not too long. My ideal heel is about 3" but I have some platforms with 4" and a bit more. I like to change it up and find that often the longer skirts work best with a higher heel.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I love Halloween, we have so many kids on my block and they all go together, it is so cute!
      I agree that a-line skirts are easier to pull off and they do need a heel.

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  8. darn it,I am now a confirmed short shinner too. However I will continue to tell myself that heels can cure all that! I bought a similar silhouette-ed skirt this summer in chambray- it was my uniform for comfort!

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    1. Short shinners club! Of course heels cure it!

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  9. I'm 5'2" - I feel like I gotta wear heels or end up looking like a kid playing dress-up! ;o)

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    1. You definitely wear heels very well Lisa!

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