Friday, January 20, 2012

Hello high waisted


"Do you need to pull down your skirt?" Robert asked me the first time I wore this beauty. "NO," I replied in verbal all-caps. "It is high-waisted."

I have a long torso. It's part of the reason I'm kind of tall. Would I prefer to be kind of tall because I have long legs? Yes. But you can't always get what you want. Ask Mick Jagger.

Back in the '90s when I was teenage skinny and Britney Spears reigned, my long torso simply meant I showed a sliver of stomach basically at all times. Shirts were not long enough for me. It was a whole thing.

Now, I'm 30 years old. I'm a grown up, people. A full-on adult. "Sliver of stomach basically at all times" is not socially acceptable especially in a professional setting. And so: I wear tunics, any shirts I can find that are long, and I wear high-waisted skirts. Look at it! Waist-accentuating. Super cute. Good stuff.

(Shirt and skirt are thrifted. Tights are ancient. Shoes are Urban Outfitters. Smile is awkward. Bangs are bobby-pinned. Crazy mouth collage is by Alexandra Miller. Antique monstrous hall tree was in-law gifted.)

7 comments:

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

I love high waisted skirts. It's also fun to show a sliver of belly sometimes too! I did that for my last post http://dearfishvintage.blogspot.com/2012/01/rhiannon-rings-like-bell-through-night.html and it totally made me feel like I was sixteen again!

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

sorry i can't seem how to figure out how to leave a comment without just replying to a different one. i'm 31, have a college degree, and i can't figure computers out. anyway, i love this outfit! it actually looks like a dress. i have a long torso, too, so i'm a fellow believer in the high-waisted skirt!
-sarah

J'Adore Fashion said...

You look lovely dear!

xoxo
Stella

Sandwich de Dinausore said...

Nice shoes!!

xoxo

Katrina said...

you look really great wearing this high waisted skirt! i love how you describe the hallway and yourself teehee

xo katrina
theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

I've only recently embraced the high waist. Sometimes it works for me. Sometimes it doesn't. You however? It definitely works for you. Nice one.

Alysa Kimiko said...

you look great! this look really suits your body, it's so flattering!