April 23, 2013

Balanced

 Shirt: H&M ($5 sale), Skirt: Forever 21 (last seen here), Heels: Prabal Gurung x Target (similar), Accessories: Karen Walker sunglasses, vintage, Gorjana initial charm and Alisa Michelle via Hautelook bracelets, La Mer x Target leopard wrap watch, vintage, Catbird rings and bombom dainty ring (c/o), Foley & Corinna bag

I'm not much of a short shorts/skirt type of gal. Ever since I was a teenager, the idea of showing my legs made me self-conscious. I felt my skin was too pale, my legs were not long or lean and I had an issue with having people talk about them. Only now, as an adult, have I grown more comfortable wearing shorter things. I like to balance out the proportions though by covering up the top half. Any less and I really start to feel self-conscious again.


How do you feel about wearing short shorts or skirt?







49 comments:

  1. I am the same way, Nancy! I have virtually see-through skin and have always been very self-conscious about the veins on my legs! To the day, I will only wear skirts / shorts when I have tan legs. This outfit is beautiful, by the way!

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  2. I absolutely love the colors! Great spring look!

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  3. Love those orange sandals! Great use of color in this outfit :-D

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. You have great legs Nancy! You shouldn't feel self conscious at all. I've seen plenty others who REALLY should cover their legs. HAHAHA Great skirt and top! Have a great day!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  5. First of all, your legs look super long and lean! Like no joke. I should probably be more self conscious about my legs (short and muscley, haha), but I think me playing soccer all my life and living in shorts, makes it a no brainer for me. I will say that I like to cover up the other half if I'm wearing shorts or a skirt. I totally get that part :)

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  6. Cute skirt & great color mixing! I can't believe you're self conscious of showing your legs, don't be! Meanwhile, you have the awesome confidence for a sheer top (which I certainly lack.) You look great!!

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  7. love that bag and your legs look killer!

    xo Andrea
    www.sophisticatedsass.com

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  8. I love wearing shorts and skirts, usually when I 'd like to feel a little more feminine. Love the color combination of your outfit! :)

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  9. I prefer longer lengths, but I like wearing skirts most with heels~

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  10. I don't really like wearing really short skirts/shorts because they not only accentuate my wide hips but they are so uncomfortable as well! you cannot do anything without flashing your panties!

    chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.com

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  11. I adore this color combo. And you've mastered the undone tuck perfectly!

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  12. I've actually always really liked my legs up until I got pregnant and all the cellulite decided to set up camp! LOL. But before then, I loved short skirts and shorts and wouldn't be caught wearing a midi or maxi skirt. Now I appreciate the longer lengths of skirts, but I always have to find the right length when it's a mini because too close to my knees, and it looks frumpy.

    Anyway, I think you have great legs for shorter skirts/shorts! They are lean and healthy looking. :) Love the color combination with this look! <3

    toni

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  13. I used to be self conscious about my legs too - I really disliked my muscular calves and thighs. But now, I've embraced them and they're one of my favorite features to show off haha!
    You should definitely show yours off more too ;)
    Love the bright colors!

    Trendy Teal

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  14. Looking good girl...I'm loving the colours so vibrant...and those heels are hot!!
    NANCIEMWAI.COM

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  15. how amazing! I really like these photos and your summery outfit as well :)
    xx

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  16. your legs look fabulous! I love wearing short skirts. they make me look taller :)
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  17. You have amazing legs! I adore the flirty shape of your skirt and the beautiful combination of colours. Lovely look sweetie :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  18. Wow those colours are incredible and make your outfit stand out so much! Lovely post :)

    http://www.themirroronthewall.com/

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  19. I always think short skirts are super fun, but I hear what you mean. My legs are . . . subpar. But oh well! I really love this outfit! The skirt is fun and the colors are very springy and happy!

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  20. Wow! What a cute look! And how can you be self-conscious! you have fabulous legs!

    i am pretty comfortable with mine. i am short and prefer to be wearing heels, but i am proud of my legs especially due to all the walking i've had to do on campus at berkeley lol.

    thanks for stopping by my blog. i am glad my cupcakes made you smile and i hope you'll follow to see more of my outfit posts! ( iknow i am coming back to see your next blog post!)

    Keep in touch Nancy =]

    Brandy
    willbakeforshoes.com

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  21. LOVE that skirt, and those pics! The trees serve as a great backdrop! haha

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  22. You're so cute! This look is amazing on you. I totally feel ya about the shorts/short skirt deal. I'm becoming more comfortable with it as long as there is a flowy top or blazer involved ;)

    xo, Ainslee

    abeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

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  23. I love this outfit, gorgeous! Those colors work perfectly together!

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  24. You look fabulous in shorts - your legs look great! I love this outfit and the colors are so bright and fresh! x, Kat

    Love and Ace

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  25. I love the colors! :D

    Love,
    Ericka from The Philippines
    http://behappyblue.blogspot.com

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  26. i absolutely love your outfit! It's so stylish, love your skirt

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  27. how cute is this look? love the colors!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  28. Love the color blocking! You have such a cute blog!

    Xo, Amanda

    theamandakathryn.blogspot.com

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  29. Nancy - you have such great legs - show them off! Since I am in my 40s, wearing short skirts is not something I like to do. If I am wearing a shorter skirt, I will wear it with tights. I recently bought a pair of skorts to wear and that will be my short skirt.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  30. very nice!!! thanks for sharing

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  31. Loving the colour combos here. You look great and should get your legs our more often. Im not much of a short girl but def a skirt girl.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://ivyslittlecorner.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. LOVE the purple, blue & red together - such an awesome combo! And that blouse is SO pretty on you :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  33. Well with those gams I'm surprised you're not showing them off all the time.

    Great colours here.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  34. Whatever whatever! You have beautiful legs, and I love these colors together:)

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  35. Well you do a great job. Isn't funny how grow into our body? Your legs look pretty.

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  36. I was going to comment on how jealous I am of your absolutely perfect legs until I read through your post... (but I guess I just did comment on them - but they deserve to be talked about!) seriously- beautiful legs- beautiful you- and obviously a beautiful outfit!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  37. I really don't like short shorts. They are way too short! But I like the length that you have and I'm glad you feel confident enough to wear them. Now I'd like to borrow your skirt if you don't mind...

    :)
    Oh to Be a Muse
    Shop Layered Muse

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  38. I used to not like wearing shorts because I felt that all the cute ones were too short! So I wore skirts because they were usually longer. But your legs look great! No reason to try to hide them!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  39. Loving the purple and blue together. You look so pretty and those shoes are fab!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  40. I can't decide which i love more...the actual outfit or the colors of it!

    xo Jackie
    Living After Midnite

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  41. so so cute!! Would love if we could follow each other, I post a lot about fashion! Let me know girl :)
    studsandvelvett.blogspot.ca

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  42. I have short muscular legs - all I ever wear are short things. Well, relatively. Anyhow - I love this on you. The oversized button up is SO cute with this. I want to pull these colors off as well as you

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  43. I love this look! I'd never think to pair those pieces together but that outfit it looks fantastic on you! I agree though about short skirts/shorts, I definitely like to cover up more on top when I wear them.

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  44. Love the color combo! As an adult, I get really bad eczema on my legs, so over the years I've become self conscious about it. I think I'm starting to get over it though :)

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  45. Wow ! It's fantastic, combo of shirt and skirt is mind blowing. U have a very good choice in collection of accessories. I'm just crazy about u r collections.

    http://www.jollychic.com/?a_aid=SIRIUSIT

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