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buttoned down

Proportions aren't something I actively think about when I'm getting dressed. It's more of an intuitive reaction-- it just works or it doesn't. And for this outfit, I repressed that intuition. Skirts that sit so high on my torso aren't really my thing cause I think they make me look too top heavy (and like my boobs are being shoved into my face...) But in the spirit of going out of my comfort zone, trying new things, and all that jazz, I went with it. Also, I just really wanted to be able to wear this skirt. On the plus side, it did seem to elongate my legs, which is a feat considering I barely skim 5 feet.

button down: urban outfitters (similar also by uo), skirt: asos (runs small, went up a size and it's still a bit too small) (similar by topshop), bandana: urban outfitters, boots: stuart weitzman, lipstick: nars majella







28 comments

  1. Love this skirt, think they are going to be so popular this spring/super

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  2. It looks super nice, sometimes going outside your comfort zone is the right thing to do.. for life and fashion haha! Love what the knee high boots add to the look as well.
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  3. You should venture out of your comfort zone more often because you look marvelous! I think the boots really help elongate your legs as well! This is such a lovely look - very street-chic!

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  4. You crack me up. I don't typically think about proportions much either. Love the denim skit. I just ordered one online. I hope I like it. Can we talk about your boots? #jealous

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  5. Such a cool way to wear the Lowlands- love! And I hear you- even though I KNOW I should think about proportions (and I preach 'em to people all the time when they ask for styling advice), most of the time I throw on something and make a gut "does or doesn't work" decision, too!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  6. Yes indeed - you do look taller than 5 feet! Definitely a fun twist on a classic look. Great button-down shirt, too!

    Gina- On the Daily Express

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  7. Beautiful minimalist style. <3 The skirt is fantastic!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  8. you look fab. love the boots with this outfit! glad you "went with it." =)

    xo,
    nancy

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  9. Absolutely love your outfit!! I adore this kind of skirts and I think I just fell in love with your boots :)


    Cristina x
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  10. Personally, I am all about the higher waisted bottoms because I feel ya! Longer legs is an allusion I strive for! Haha, love this buttoned up denim skirt with the tucked in blouse.

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  11. You look fabulous! Love that skirt and I need those boots!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  12. Totally agree! I feel the same way since I am quite top heavy as well and short! Sometimes I am like, what was I thinking! I think this turned out so well. The skirt looks great on you and I love how you left a button or two undone at the bottom! I love those boots as well!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  13. ok i am in serious lust of your skirt...want!!

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  14. I am loving the button up denim skirt, I have been seeing it everywhere lately

    xo

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  15. Love the denim skirt! It's been a while since I've worn a denim skirt but it might be time to hunt one down again.

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  16. OK...this top heaviness you describe...well, I just can't see it. I think you look lovely in that skirt. It's very current and it suits you. The slit adds a touch of sexiness...not too brash, just enough. I like it.

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  17. Love the double rows of buttons, and the OTK boots are great!

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  18. Yes your legs look a mile long! Still completely obsessed with those boots!
    ~Sara

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  19. I don't see any issue with the proportions on the skirt and top combination! I think that the shirt hanging out a little helps that - I know I tend to do that looser tuck sometimes as I feel it's more flattering.

    And that's a lovely skirt too! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  20. oh, I think those boots look especially effective next to your blue skirt. and adding a nice white blouse is just the right step. I like the lip colour too and...

    surprise-surprise - once again your fabulous hair! :D
    by the way, is it comfy to put those boots on? do they have zippers or what?



    Maiken - Part of me

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  21. There are no zippers, but they're a stretchy suede so they're a breeze to put on! They just slide on, and slide off.

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  22. I think this is such a great look! I love seeing the different ways you style those gorgeous boots.

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  23. Girl I want this skirt so bad!! It's been on my thrifting wish list for a long time!! And with the angle you have your camera at, I never would have guessed you're barely 5'!! I love this whole look. <33

    Toni

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