In the words of my idol Ms. Rachel Zoe.. I die.
But being sexified isn't easy. In fact, when you've got an adequate front and some good ole running legs...fitting your all-american physique into fashion finds is not as easy as it seems. To all my girls who rock out the "I don't care" look and supposedly do not care-- I applaud you. I work for that look. I stylize my absence of fashion compassion. I do not look good wet, but rather I probably look similar to my darling Oreo (my cat)-who when she gets wet, hisses and runs away.
I adopt a similar demeanor.
Nor do I wake up looking like Natalie Portman in "No Strings Attached." Nope. My bedmate is met with someone who quite frankly resembles Coutney Love.
Being effortlessly sexy when you're not a skinny mcgee is rough times for the All-American Gal. I mean my all time favorite boots aren't made for being bootylicious. For those of us who are vertically challenged, we are left to booties (which I still adore) and delicious Tory Burch flats.
I just want more.
I want a pair of 'over-the-knee' boots that don't make me look like a
munchkin hooker who just escaped from Oz.
After all, just cause I'm short doesn't mean I can't be sexy.
So, I'm here to share my short yet stylish discovery with you all. The key to wearing a pair of 'over-the-knees' without looking like you want to be thrown over somebody's knee --is outfit balance. Outfit balance is what I call whipping out the belt to break up an oversized tunic or cocktail dress. Whether you go for the necklace, belt, boots, or tucked in tanks...outfit balance is the enabler to our tiny yet true taste in style. You too can saunter down the sidewalks in a pair of 'over-the-knees'-- you just need to balance out your bod.
Here is a prime example of doing just this. This short dress enables our Fashionista the leg exposure to show off her boot choice, while maintaining her sexified status. Not a dress girl? That's ok, just tuck in your blouse or tank into a high-waisted pair of pants or shorts to allow a shortened torso and elongated legs.
You don't need to look good wet or wake up looking like Natalie Portman, the everyday girl has it in her to be the sexy silhouette she sees on the billboards--just a matter of 'know-how.'
The All-American Gal has a sexiness that is all her own--and its called a good pair of running legs and something for you to watch while we walk away. Sexy is being real, whether or not you're in 'over-the-knee' boots or rockin the "I don't care" look. And btw--we all know you care.
It's ok though--we'll keep your secret.