Oh Happy Day

oh happy day

This may come as quite a shock, but…I’m actually a really casual dresser. I don’t wear many skirts or dresses (I’m trying to be better about that) unless I am (A) being photographed, or (B) going to a party.

YES I am still a girly-girl, and YES I think I can still qualify under these conditions, but the sad fact is that I’m very self-conscious about my legs. I’m only 5’2″ and I have a long(ish) torso, so I feel my legs are rather stumpy. When wearing a skirt or dress, I’ll usually wear tights to try to slim & elongate them. If that’s even remotely possible.

oh happy day

So today’s outfit post is nothing special (proof: see “Queen” shirt); this is just a real-life example of why not to get dressed in the dark what I wore for a trip down to my parent’s house on Easter Sunday (please gasp somewhere else re: lack of church attire).

We relaxed, went to eat some James Coney Island (a personal fave), found out it was closed because it was (duh) Easter Sunday, and then rejoiced to find that La Madeleine doesn’t let the most religious holiday in the Christian world stop them from doing business as usual.

oh happy day

My little sister A who is 10 years my junior, didn’t believe me when I insisted that she, as the photographer, could tell the “model” (snort) what to do & the model must obey. When she tentatively ordered me to raise my arms up in the air, I complied. Happily.

oh happy day oh happy day

What I’m Wearing:

  • Boyfriend Grandpa cardigan: Target
  • Queen tee: Target (ages ago)
  • Jeans: 7 For All Mankind
  • Boots: Frye Engineer
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  • You look natural, comfortable and cute, I love the hands up poses!

  • You look great and I love, love, love that t-shirt!

  • I love the happiness in the picture!! But do you realise that you are making your legs look shorter when you roll your jeans up like that? And looking at your other pictures, there is nothing at all wrong with your legs!!
    xxx

    • You hit the nail on the head! I realized when writing this post that rolling up the jeans would interrupt that straight line that the eye wants to follow down to the foot, and I knew somebody would bring it up (smart cookie!). I thought about writing a disclaimer, but promptly forgot. Just goes to show – you gals are so smart!
      So, anyway, yes, I'm aware, although I wasn't thinking much when I chose the outfit. ;-P Thanks!

  • I also I just started to subscribe to your blog 🙂 all the way from London, U.K
    take care
    xxx

  • I totaly sympathise with what ur saying… (I’m not saying u got short legs though or look bad!) but I’ve got the same ‘shirt leg’ trauma. I’ve got a long body af my legs are shorter in comparison or so it seems to me. Plus I’ve the added annoyance of bigger thighs. I don’t love wearing jeans so love covering up with dresses and skirts. Though in the summer i tend to wear shorts and shorter skirts to make the illusion of longer legs… But my thighs get me down. Lose lose situation! But u really have nothing to worry about 🙂
    Love txx

  • I understand the short thing. I am 5'1 and a half…I hold onto my half – but I always wear heels but you look amazing in your outfit

  • socute!You lookgreat!

  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE that cardigan! You have such a great, effortless look with your clothes! Amazing! 🙂
    Carolyn

  • Nina Maria

    I love this outfit. . . I want this outfit! You manage to look comfy but the boots and the "grandpa" cardigan keep it from saying college student during midterms (heehee).I just found your blog and really love it-great job! And by the way, you really don't look that short!

    xxx

  • o girl, you are the loveliest when you are in the clothes you are most comfortable with!!! =) plus that means when you dress up, you really put your time and energy into it and you know how we like to put attention in when dressing up. =D it's like a big surprising head turner (not that you aren't already one hehe ;)) to people who are used to seeing you in your casual clothes since it's unexpecting to them!!

  • Lauren

    We went to La Madeleine on Easter Sunday morning too! Sooooo yummy!

  • Great ensemble – And LOVE that cardigan!XO Piper

  • I can relate. I'm a girly girl too, and I like dresses and skirts but I still feel most comfortable in a shirt and jeans. I like your Queen shirt, and these photographs are really pretty. 🙂

  • love these pics – so summary x

  • Kay

    You look pretty and lovely! Like you I also love wearing pants and shirts even when I go to work 🙂 I really find it comfy! I imagine your sister telling you to raise your hands I'm pretty sure she is adorable! Thank you for sharing the pictures!

  • Haha, little sisters are fun. I actually really like this outfit- it's cute and the Queen t-shirt is rockin! I tend to take blog pictures in my most fun heels, then change into flats for the rest of the day. And that's my dirty blog secret. Don't tell anyone!