December 12, 2011

I'm A Real Petite!


At my former job, my boss once affectionately dubbed me and a few other vertically challenged co-workers the "Lollipop Guild" as a joke, and I remember us all having a good laugh about it. But trust me, there are days when I feel far from laughing because of my height!

I have been a shorty pretty much my whole life, which has spawned this love-hate relationship between me and my height for years. I was always the first kid in the class line when we would walk down the halls, since we stood according to height. This was nice because I got to hold the teacher's hand. You know, back when all the girls fought to hold the teacher's hand. (Seriously, what was the matter with us?) But as I've grown older, I have to admit that the relationship has really headed more in the hate than the love direction, since I am forever hemming and tailoring my clothes to fit or simply hanging things back up on the rack because they just didn't work on a petite person. Add in the fact that I'm curvy, and I really sometimes started to feel like I should give up and wear a burlap sack with arm and leg holes cut out of it. You know, with some nice earrings and some heels. But since becoming a fashion blogger, I have been "meeting" more and more stylish petites, and it has been so inspiring!

One such inspiring bloggess is Miss Jess over at the ever-awesome Stylepint blog.  Recently, she has been doing this fabulous series on petite bloggers, and I'm so honored to be up as the featured petite today. Definitely hop over and check it out, as well as the series, and Jess's amazing blog!

2 comments:

Z said...

I completely understand where you're coming from! I'm in the height range of petite but have very long legs, so I'm often a petite on top, but a regular or "long" on bottom - so confusing! I sometimes wish I could sew my own clothes...but then I remember the time I got my thumb stuck in my mom's electric sewing machine...

cindy said...

Yup, I feel your pain. Petite, and with this baby belly, I am truly curvy now! :-) You do wonders working with your shape though - i'm so jealous of your wardrobe!!!

I will say that it is ridiculous how much extra money we petites spend to have things hemmed, when that could be going toward more purchases. It's a tragedy!

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