Go to the mirror, boy

Yep, a loose top and a short skirt is basically my go-to option when I don’t know what to put on. Everybody needs a go-to option or a go-to garment, right? For a lot of girls, it’s jeans and a tshirt. I do not look particularly good in jeans and a tshirt, somehow this failsafe option makes me look heavy on top with no waist at all. And that is not a look I admire.
And jeans don’t show off my best assets: my legs. Would you guys believe that I used to be SO ashamed of my legs all through highschool? They were just so much more skinny than those of the girls around me, I felt like a freak of nature. I only wore skirts with boots, but most of the time I stuck to wide-legged jeans. I was not at all happy with my shape. This started to change when I got a little older, but it was meeting my boyfriend which really made the difference: he adores my legs and finds them my best feature. All of a sudden I saw things in a totally different perspective: maybe my legs weren’t like most girls’, but I could get away with stuff like ultra short skirts without looking tacky or too sexy all of a sudden, like most girls with more voluptuous, pin-up style legs do. They gave my look a gamine quality. They gave me direction in determining my look. It even gave me the confidence to cut my hair ultrashort because I could identify with types like Jean Seberg, Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn and Mia Farrow. I’m not as skinny as those last three, but I did feel like I had their look. I’m not a sexy bombshell, I’m not the beachbabe, I’m not the athletic type, I’m not the ultragirly perfectly put together type and I’m not exotic, but I found my look. And chictopia has forced me to dress accordingly, no room for days when I’d revert to jeans and a T. Right now, I don’t even feel like putting on a pair of jeans and a tshirt on off days. I go for a sweater and a skirt. That is my victory.


Do/did you guys have issues with your looks? How would you describe your image? Do you dress accordingly or do you try to break it? What is your go-to uniform?

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10 comments

  1. I love this skirt! Fab casual look!! :D

    You have been a good influence on me and have got me out of jeans this year Annebeth. I have spent more time in tights and a skirt or a dress this year than most of my life, I think seeing so many people on the blogs we all look at not in jeans helps loads.

    Sure I wear a skirt (or dress) for work a day or so a week but my look last year had become jeans and a top. This year its been a skirt and a sweater too! :D The laundry pile is smaller as a result also! ;) :D

    I have all sorts of body (size) issues, that why I dont still post anything, I am trying to work through them but I would like to hope my legs while long and fat are my best bit! Like you I went through my school years in baggy jeans but I still have to work to show them off! :D

    Hope your weekend was a good one!!

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  2. you look fabulous!!! love the slouchy sweater over your skirt. i admit that as much i like wearing skirts and dresses, my happy place is still jeans and a longsleeve shirt rolled up. it's so comfortable and i guess i just feel safe in it. i used to hate my legs too and would never wear shorts or shorter skirts. i like them now and will wear anything but i will never tire of jeans.

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  3. thanks chloe, I love how stylish all my followers are, makes it even more flattering that they follow me! :)

    amanda: you can wear just about anything, the way you put things together always makes you look like you if you know what I mean: a bit retro/vintage looking, but still simple, love it!

    kim: girl that is so incredibly sweet! You couldn't have made me happier, I'm so pleased that I do something for your confidence! Your legs look perfect to me: it's not because they aren't skinny that they aren't hot: hot comes in all shapes :D

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  4. who doesn't have body issues? :(
    I'm slooowwly overcoming mines ahaha especially with my legs. It's funny how no one seems happy about their legs. YOur legs are amazing! Mine are shorty shorts but I kind like them now. I mean, you gotta accept it. You can't change your legs (well drastic surgeries but that's a no-no for me).
    Anyway, I'm really glad you've made progress with your issues.. I'm still working on mines and for that purpose I decided to start posting my outfits, but still I feel veeery embarrassed about it; But you somehow, with your daily super cute oufits, give me courage :) so thank you!

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  5. I don't see anything wrong with your legs in your pictures, either you dress to hide your issues very well, or you just don't have a real problem! :D And short legs are so easily hidden by a high waisted dress/skirt and heels :) your pictures don't look silly to me at all! don't worry!

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  6. thanks chloe, I love how stylish all my followers are, makes it even more flattering that they follow me! :)

    amanda: you can wear just about anything, the way you put things together always makes you look like you if you know what I mean: a bit retro/vintage looking, but still simple, love it!

    kim: girl that is so incredibly sweet! You couldn't have made me happier, I'm so pleased that I do something for your confidence! Your legs look perfect to me: it's not because they aren't skinny that they aren't hot: hot comes in all shapes :D

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  7. who doesn't have body issues? :(
    I'm slooowwly overcoming mines ahaha especially with my legs. It's funny how no one seems happy about their legs. YOur legs are amazing! Mine are shorty shorts but I kind like them now. I mean, you gotta accept it. You can't change your legs (well drastic surgeries but that's a no-no for me).
    Anyway, I'm really glad you've made progress with your issues.. I'm still working on mines and for that purpose I decided to start posting my outfits, but still I feel veeery embarrassed about it; But you somehow, with your daily super cute oufits, give me courage :) so thank you!

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  8. I love this skirt! Fab casual look!! :D

    You have been a good influence on me and have got me out of jeans this year Annebeth. I have spent more time in tights and a skirt or a dress this year than most of my life, I think seeing so many people on the blogs we all look at not in jeans helps loads.

    Sure I wear a skirt (or dress) for work a day or so a week but my look last year had become jeans and a top. This year its been a skirt and a sweater too! :D The laundry pile is smaller as a result also! ;) :D

    I have all sorts of body (size) issues, that why I dont still post anything, I am trying to work through them but I would like to hope my legs while long and fat are my best bit! Like you I went through my school years in baggy jeans but I still have to work to show them off! :D

    Hope your weekend was a good one!!

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  9. I don't see anything wrong with your legs in your pictures, either you dress to hide your issues very well, or you just don't have a real problem! :D And short legs are so easily hidden by a high waisted dress/skirt and heels :) your pictures don't look silly to me at all! don't worry!

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