Thursday, December 6, 2012

feeling tall

there are some clothes that make you look long and lean, but is it weird that when i wear these pants in particular, i feel tall? a pair of pants giving you a sense of height - no small feat for a petite (pun, very much intended!). these perception-altering trousers are the stovepipe trousers from j. crew. i took them in my regular j. crew bottoms size, though i've read that some sized up. i may get the navy, but will be really pleased if it comes out in another pattern. the inseam is 32 inches, meaning they are perfect un-hemmed for heels. ok, maybe they're 4 inch heels. but i don't have to hem them! :happy lazy dances:






oufit - blazer: j. crew schoolboy blazer, in navy, here; j crew sale (thanks alexis) 25% (150+) 30% (250+) with code GIFTNOW; blouse: banana republic, old; pants: j. crew stovepipe trouser in wool check, here (style #96638) similar style on sale here; necklace: chunky oval link necklace c/o Christina M boutique; bracelets: hermes clic H, and large gold link bracelet c/o Christina M boutique; shoes: zara, old.

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    1. thank you so much dear R! i love seeing you around here! xox

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  2. Phiphi, I love this outfit. It does make you look so tall! :) I especially like the trousers paired with the Zara cap toe pumps. Perfection!

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    1. hi jon!! :waves: thank you so much for your kind comments. i really appreciate your support! xox

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  3. I agree, your legs look so long in those pants! I must try those on! :) My legs are super short, so I'm in heaven when I find something that makes them look longer!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. i know, right? it was just the best feeling to have! xox

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  4. Wow, you do look super tall! Great pants!

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    1. thank you so much olyvia - i appreciate you coming by!

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  5. I love those pants! They are perfect for fall and do give a nice long silhouette!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    1. the cut of the leg pant is what does it, i think! thank you sweetie! xox

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  6. The cut def. matters & you're looking tall ^.~

    xoxo
    EV
    eviiarty.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you EV! i love the fake height. :)

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  7. I have the same pants and loving it! I want to get the solid color pants too but wonder if they are lined as well.

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    1. yay! i don't know if the other pants are lined though.. would be great if they were.

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  8. Those are some very sharp looking pants! I totally know what you mean by wearing some things that make you feel taller! Great outfit!

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    1. thank you and thanks so much for coming by sarah!

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  9. I can certainly understand why you would feel taller wearing those pants. You certainly do LOOK it. Those are great pants!

    xo,
    Terry

    http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

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    1. you are so sweet, thank you Terry! xox

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  10. I love these trousers on you. They fit you nicely and have a small check which is perfect for petites!

    www.petitestyleonline.com

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    1. thank you so much Carol. i am grateful you came by today! xox

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  11. Really cute...I love the entire outfit. I completely agree. Gotta love pants that make you feel long & lean. And they're cute...BONUS!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  12. You're right...Perfect Outfit: Chapeau!

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  13. Well...these pants suits you incredibly alla perfezione!!!
    I love patterned wool pants, it's the winter classic.
    I actually have big troubles finding pants that would fit me, but
    recently I bought this great Céline wool and leather pants and I am over the moon with it:)
    Adore your bracelets!

    Hugs. Jana

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    1. i hope you post the Céline pants on the blog - i bet they are magnificent on you! xox

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  14. such a great classic outfit phiphi! love it!

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    1. thank you so much Laura! i appreciate you coming by!! xox

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  15. love your pumps!!
    kisses from Milano
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.it/

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  16. Love your outfit! I do love those pants. And I understand about certain clothing that makes you feel tall or short, huge or slim. I am a shorty myself and I have few items in my closet that do make me feel like I am tall or something. :) A new follower from the blog hop! :)

    Adin Blankenship
    http://www.thriftysahmway.com
    http://www.chetopianfamily4.com

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    1. thanks Adin! it's so true how a piece of clothing can just lift your mood and spirits! xox

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  17. I love those pants! The pattern is great, and your styling of them is classic and timeless as always! They make your legs look very long, and you definitely look tall in them!

    xoxo
    Kerry

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    1. thank you so much Kerry! i'm a total fan of this cut, and will have to look out for this on sale. xox

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  18. phiphi i'm obsessed with those pants! so so cute - well the whole outfit is great but i need those pants. although i'm terrible at dressing up - i'm either in a skirt for church or jeans for school... i find it hard to get pants that are dressy to be the right length so the bottoms don't get ruined. i'm a little over 5'4" ... but you're 5'3" and rock it so i should get over myself and try it :) - glad that i found your cute blog through the hop and excited to be your newest follower (stalker might be slightly more appropriate :P).
    Love,
    Elisabeth

    P.S. I'd love for you to drop by and say hi over at lavitaebella-elisabeth.blogspot.com when you get a chance although the outfit that is on the blog today is far less cute than this one :)

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    1. you need the pants! you need the pants! happy to have you join the ride - thank you so much for your support. i will definitely drop by your blog and visit too!! xox

      *you need the pants*

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  19. I love this pants. I want it right now. Love the pattern and it is so cute. You are one classy gal ! Yeah, my son had a great time. He is trying his best to get more good tick marks than naughty ones. have a great weekend.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi I found you through the blog hop :-) I am your newest follower dear, feel free to visit my blog anytime :-)

    kisses Pakize (Keke)

    http://madamekeke.blogspot.com

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  21. Aren't you at least 5'6" or 5'7"? ;)

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  22. I actually feel that way about a pair of high waisted boot cut jeans I have!

    http://www.xjole.com

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  23. You look suuuper tall. Very lovely :)

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  24. Ooh, this outfit is fabulous! Super classic and very stylish!

    *M
    laconceptiondesfemmes.blogspot.com

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