Layered Up

DSC_4784I recently discovered I’m not actually 5’4″. I’m a little under 5’3″ and I feel like I’ve been living a lie. I have no idea what led me to believe I was a little taller, but I confirmed my height when I randomly stood next to a height chart. 
Being on the shorter side, I’ve been wary of flats, but these are easy for travel (they fold up!) and in leopard print pony hair, they’ve become a staple already. I have a hard time owning up to my body shape and I like to pretend I’m tall with six inch heels, but I’m going to be done with that nonsense! Not done with heels, but open to the sake of comfort when I need to be a little more practical.
[sweatshirt by Zoe Karssen, Samara Pony Hair flats c/o Yosi Samra, shorts from Gap, hat by Nine West, thrifted jean jacket by Ck, bag by Cole Haan]
DSC_4772I love wearing sweatshirts with shorts. It doesn’t make much sense, but I love it. I’m on the hunt for more fun crewneck sweatshirts for beach nights and patterned shorts. Any suggestions on where to find more fun shorts?
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  • Sophie
    May 15, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Anything leopard print gets a thumbs up from me!

  • Pip
    May 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Very cute shorts and love the hat with this outfit! xx Pip


  • Ellen
    May 15, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Totally saw you in J. Crew on Saturday and was going to say hi, but I only know you from your blog and felt creepy. But you dress just as awesome in person!

  • Petit Promise
    May 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Love the pink and denim combo x

  • Kelsey Elizabeth
    May 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Your legs look amazing in flats, work it girl!

  • walking dot photography
    May 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    It might depend on what time of day you measured your height- I believe that people are usually taller in the morning. :p

  • Maria
    May 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    so gorgeous, i love the print mixing in this outfit!

  • Travis Boak
    May 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Oww oww!

  • Forever Fashion
    May 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Idk why it's so cute but you're right, it doesn't make any sense! I love patterned shorts especially for the summer!! Most of mine are from Forever 21 but I haven't really looked anywhere else.

  • Jenmarie
    May 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Funny, I have been 5'2 1/2" most of my life and recently discovered I'm now 5'3". Not much but it feels weird!

    Those flats look so comfortable. I have the worst time shoe shopping so I might check those out.

  • House Of Jeffers
    May 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    This outfit is so stinking cute on you! I too come in at a staggering 5'3"/5'4"… so I feel you on the flats. Either why, you're adorable!


    House Of

  • Olivia Law
    May 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    This is gorgeous, I love the shorts! I'm 5 foot 9, so practically a giant! xo

  • Lora
    May 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Tall or short, you're goddamn adorable. I love the mix of leopard and stripes, and the hat pulls the whole look together. [Applause]

    I'm also afraid of flats, even at 5'7. In fact, I don't think I own a pair that aren't sandals. But you, the queen of sky high heels, have made them look pretty tempting.


  • Rhiannon Lorenzo
    May 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    so adorable!

  • charity victoria
    May 15, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    seriously, I love every outfit you wear. this one is too good, you have mastered the art of casual dressing!

  • michelle
    May 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    i have grown almost an inch in the last 6 months! i am almost to the height i put on my drivers license. (i kept hoping i would grow more!) i am now almost 5'3!

  • Am2Pm Chic
    May 15, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Love this adorable summery look.

  • Ashley
    May 15, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I hear what you're saying. I am 5' even…. I really should LIVE in heels. I love this outfit and how perfect it is for Spring!

    xo Ashley

  • Naomi
    May 15, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Cute shorts!

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  • Holly S.
    May 15, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I loved the look and loved the flats on you ๐Ÿ™‚ Don't worry about your height because you have such a cute figure anyway!

  • Anonymous
    May 15, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I guess technically you're "petite". Do you shop the petite sections? If so, do you have any favorite shops for us petite people?

    I just discovered I'm 5' 1 1/2" when I thought I was 5'2"!

  • libys11
    May 15, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    aahh need those kinds of flats that fold up. perfect for travelling!! hahaha! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Zhenya H
    May 16, 2013 at 3:17 am

    You don't come across as 5'3", you appear taller, trust me ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Chicago Chic
    May 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I thought we were the same height!! Well you look amazing in flats, and I absolutely love that these fold up. I'm always throwing flats in my bags when walking around Chicago and commuting. And I'm obsessed with that soft pink sweatshirt! I love it paired with the shorts.


  • Trendy Mondays
    May 16, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Love your nautical look here but with the leopard flats for a bit of flare! We embrace flats and heels – each have a time and a place!

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  • Grace Lynne Fleming
    May 16, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    love the mixing of prints ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Jackie
    May 19, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Great outfit. I also love long sleeves with shorts for some reason.

    i just got a couple of awesome lace shorts at the Gap today. I think they'd look awesome with a blazer or something a bit more edgy because they're very "pretty."

    xoxo Jackie

  • xx Macie
    May 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Shh, I'm still claiming that I'm 5.4, not 5.3! <3

    Amen Fashion โ€ 

  • Elizzabeth Hope
    May 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Just found your blog from looking at Chicago Chic's blog! I LOVE YOUR STYLE!!!!!! You have amazing taste!!! I had to follow your blog!

    xo, Lizz

  • Karrin
    May 23, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    That hat on you is to die for. I love how you styled it! xo