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Top: Aqua jeweled sweatshirt | Bottom: TopShop leopard skirt | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bag: Valentino | Glasses: Tom Ford

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Whenever I feel like my outfit has too much of one or the other, I’ll swap it out for a substitute until I find my balance. I think it’s important to experiment, mix and match your favorite pieces to find the look that works for you.

Thigh High

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My new favorite Aries ring thanks to the Glitter Vault! Check them out for more fab accessories!

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Top: F21 Ombre sweater (similar here and here) | Bottoms: Theory pleated leather skirt | Shoes: Sam Edelman OTK suede boots | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  | Necklace: Aqua | Ring: * The Glitter Vault Aries zodiac ring | Hat: H&M | Glasses *zeroUV via StyleSays

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When it comes to thigh high boots, I’ve always had trouble finding a pair with the perfect fit. So every year when fall rolls around, I’d find myself searching for that perfect over-the-knees boots….but search no more because I think I found my sole mate! Perfect heel height, perfect comfort level with hidden platform, perfect soft suede, perfect little laced up in the back so I can loosen or tighten for the perfect thigh high fit!

Funny short story: When I was trying these boots on, I casually mentioned to the sales associate that I’ve always had problems finding the right OTK boots because I have thick legs and thighs. She immediately disagreed (eyes-wided, lips-frowned and all) and told me I do not have big legs and I shouldn’t worry…as though it was a bad thing…I wasn’t fishing for a compliment and I think she was nice, but it makes me sad to see that even nice people can get influenced to believe that being healthy and having meat on their bones is considered a bad thing…It gets worst. She then told me that having skinny legs will look better in high heels, skirts and boots. I can’t help but laugh and I tried not to be offended because she was really, really older and I guess she just had an ancient way of thinking.

Luckily I’m kind of stuck in my own ways of thinking and told her actually thick legs are pretty damn sexy in heels, skirts and boots. :) How many young women who may already be suffering from body issues are put in situations like these each day to not like their bodies just because someone thinks their body parts are not the perfect fit for a certain style or trend? This brought me back to my post about Body Image and the Mean Girls...I have more to say, but I’ll leave it here for now since it’s 4AM and I’m feeling sorta loopy. xo

Have you ever had a shopping experience where someone either intentionally or unintentionally made awkward comments about weights and sizes? I love to hear your stories!

Falling for Fuchsia

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Top: H&M (old, similar here) | Bottoms: KTRcollection High Low Bow Skirt | Shoes: Steven Madden ReaLuv sandals | Bag: Valentino mini Rockstud | Glasses: Dior cateye | Earrings: similar here and here | Necklace: vintage (similar here)

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I’m all about midi skirts lately. They are so sweet, elegant and can be styled in so many different ways. I made this in three of my favorite colors (blue, green and fuchsia) but this color and styling is probably my favorite of the bunch, a close tie to the blue and the green I think…I just can’t decide!! Which color is your favorite?

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