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Why Is This Short Girl Style Blogging?

By May 10, 2014 Life, Style, Style & Beauty

I have to admit I’ve been rather nervous to do style posts up till now. It took me months to build up the courage/confidence to do the first one.

I feel that there is a certain expectation that you need to have a certain look to blog about style. Please tell me I am not alone here?

It’s sad that society has made me feel that because I am not tall and don’t have the typical “model” look, I don’t have the right to post fashion photographs of myself.

I know this sounds crazy because I post photos of myself all the time. But it doesn’t mean I don’t critique, criticise and hate myself just as much as anyone else.

I found this great article about the unattainable perfection and body image in advertising. I mean if Jessica Alba needs this much editing, what hope do the rest of us have?

I still fuss over what to wear, telling myself it doesn’t look good, and that if I only had longer longs, thinner arms, smoother hair I would be happy. But the truth is, it wouldn’t make much of a difference. I know people who are literally editorial-level picture-perfect who have less confidence than me.

It doesn’t matter what the world thinks you look like, you need to feel beautiful for it to make any dent in your self worth.

I look at the popular fashion bloggers and they are always tall-ish, stick thin and literally make everything look good.

I often can’t even bring myself to wear a sleeveless top (I have this thing about my arms/armpits), let alone throw together any skimpy outfit and pull it off effortlessly.

I’ve genuinely been scared that people will see my photos and think “why is this short little girl style blogging?”.

And to be honest, that’s pretty damn pathetic of me. I tell all my friends to be confident in their own skin, not aspire to look like girls in magazines and not live a life of constant self loathing. And here I am scrolling through my photos feeling like I don’t have the right to call it style.

I always get my kind and patient fiancee to take a million photos of me so I always get the right angle to make me look a certain type of thin. Is this the way I want to live my life? With a unfair expectation of myself to look like someone else?

No – it’s really not.

And do you know what? I am not going to let my distorted view of what I should look like stop me.

I like clothes, I like style, I like photography – so I am just going to keep doing what I love and forget about what everyone thinks.

Truth is, it takes time to get to know your body, your style and what you feel good in. And I still have a long road ahead, but you have to start somewhere right?

I could talk about this forever, so before I harp on too much, I wanted to share this style post.

It’s not often I find a dress that I fall in love with before even trying on.

So when I saw this baby hanging in my friends closet, I have to confess that it was love at first sight.

Being the darling she is, she gifted it to me. So you see, this is one of the many reasons I had to take her out to dinner to say thanks.

Nothing makes me feel more confident than a tailored dress and strappy heels. I love the structure of the bodice, the capped sleeves and the lace detail along the front. Although a little too sexy for work, I can’t wait to wear it on a date with the mister one day soon, now that the weather has warmed.

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Sheike dress (no longer available, here’s another cool one) | Shoes | Clutch (similar)

Hair by Emma at Next Hair | Photographs by Rush Photography

Anisa – The Macadames. xx

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3 Comments

  • Reply Charlotte Turner May 10, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Amen sister! I am also a vertically challenged young woman but do enjoy a Gorman (always Gorman) tailored dress or pant and also enjoy a selfie. As if it isn’t hard enough always having to hem bottom pieces – we have to consume a media saturated with TALL people and their enviously long limbs. I think that our obsession with height is bizarre and can I please remind everyone that the average Australian woman’s height is 161cm. It is ludicrous that our media – social and mainstream – can’t reflect this. LOVE the yellow dress and you look great. Don’t be nervous about posting about style. We might be short but we make up for it by wearing heels and being loud and fantastic!

    • Reply Anisa May 10, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks Charlotte – I agree! I am 149cm and have to tailor almost everything :)

  • Reply margaret May 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    THIS WAS SUCH AN INSPIRING ARTICLE MACADAME. ONE WHICH WE ALL CAN IDENTIFY WITH IN SOME WAY. THANK YOU FOR BEING SO OPEN. YOU EXUDE STYLE MACADAME – IN EVERY WAY. YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFU, AND THAT BEAUTY RADIATES INTO WHO YOU ARE. WE ALL NEED TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN EMBRACING OUR UNIQUENESS AND IT IS SO GOOD IF THAN CAN BE LEARN EARLY IN LIFE, RATHER THAN A REALISATION WHEN YOU ARE 50+. PART OF YOUR BEAUTY IS BEING PETITE – YOU JUST WOULD NOT BE “YOU” OTHERWISE. SO YETS, YOU, ALONG WITH KYLIE MINOGUE, JADA SMITH AND OTHER SHORTIES HAVE SHOWN THAT STYLE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HEIGHT. HOWEVER, AS MUCH AS WE ALL LIKE TO LOOK NICE AND BE ACCEPTED “IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD” THE ACCEPTANCE AND GRATITUDE FOR THE GIFTS WE HAVE, NEEDS TO COME FROM WITHIN AND BE SUPPORTED BVY THOSE AROUND US WHO LOVE US. I THINK WE NEED TO FOCUS ON AFFIRMING OTHERS IN THEIR PLIGHTS – THANKS MACADAME – I’M GOING TO THINK ABOUT THAT. PS. SORRY THIS IS IN CAPS – MY IPAD PLAYING UP.

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