Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ms. Taylor has arrived.

Oh. My. Garsh.

I love her. She's so pretty and so comfy and so... short.

I've been giving this some thought lately. Here's what I've come up with:
1. You're only young once.
2. If you've got it, flaunt it (within reason).
3. Why the hell not?

These thoughts have spurred from the question: Can I really wear things this short? I prefer short to knee length because I feel it looks best on my legs, which have little shape to the calf. And it seems I've really been eyein' the shorter hems lately (courtesy Spring Runway trends) and adding them to my closet. The stripey tunic is an example. So it's made me think a little:
1. You're only young once. Right? I want to look back at myself in 25 years and say, nice job, younger-Justine! Taking advantage of your youth.
2. If you've got it, flaunt it (within reason). There are a lot of things about my body I don't like, but it's much more fun to talk about what I do like-- my legs are one of them. They may be lanky, but they're pretty long and lean. I remember my mom always saying she loved her legs and she got 'em from her momma. Now I say the same thing! And hey... I should show 'em off once in a while, no?
(And let's get this clear-- I am NOT wearing short hemlines at the office, at church, at buisiness functions or on my interviews. This is the "within reason" part. This skirt, and other one's like it, are reserved for dancing, Vegas (!), dinner with friends and weekend drinks. Maybe a fun shopping/lunch date, but only if I'm headed to Highland Park Village or Northpark, heh.)
3. Why the hell not? I guess this one doesn't really have an explanation. Yup.
So to sum, my lovies: It's (almost) (will be) spring. I like short skirts. I'm doing it while I can. Amen.  :)
And ohmigosh burnout leopard print with ruffles? Die.

Tank: Nordstrom BP's layering camis
Jacket: Charlotte Russe military blazer (long, long time ago)
Skirt: Rebecca Taylor burnout leopard skirt
Shoes: from a boutique in Dallas, don't know the designer (but there's rhinestone studs on 'em! Fun!)
Necklace: Francesca's boutique (not available; similar here)


  1. Looks great on you!... also looks perfect with the shoes :)

  2. If you've got it, flaunt it! I don't think it looks that short anyways, you can definitely pull it off.

  3. I think you look wonderful and your reasoning for wearing that skirt is SPOT ON! The key is knowing where and when to wear it and you certainly do. Keep the skirt and keep wearing what you feel good in.

  4. i love it!! very sexy and fun, you look great!

  5. You look fabulous! I completely agree with your reasoning. I concur with/Pam - if you feel good in it, rock it out at the right opportunity!

  6. I. Love. This. Outfit. So fabulous. I too am a shorty - we need to stick together for the sake of style!! :)

  7. I. Love. This. Outfit. So fabulous. I too am a shorty - we need to stick together for the sake of style!! :)

  8. Love it! I totally agree...if you've got it, flaunt it! I love the burnout leapard print...I've been introducing it into my wardrobe lately. I recently got a leapard print infinity scarf that I LOVE!

  9. amber's notebookFebruary 22, 2010 at 12:05 AM

    FABULOUS! I am quite the fan of short hmelines, and you rock. LOVE that skirt!