Monday, December 8, 2014

How to Make Your Legs Look Longer...




plaid poncho (less than $40!), diff pattern here // I'm wearing this tissue turtleneck in grey underneath

It's an age-old dilemma that women often ask… how do you make your legs appear longer? There are a couple of answers to this question (in my opinion!). The first is to wear monochromatic colors so that your shoe color and pant color match. This works because it creates a clean line and your eye travels from the top of your leg straight down to the floor without stopping. The second trick is to wear black… the color black naturally makes you look thinner, and when your legs look thinner they appear to be longer, too. My third tip? Wear heels or any shoes that add inches on to your height. Ta-da… longer legs. If you're looking for the triple whammy… then you need these Ash booties I'm wearing in today's post.  Not only are they black and they blend in with the black pants, but they are really tall too (4 inches) and I am super obsessed with them! 

Funny story about my poncho… yesterday my boyfriend referred to it as a scarf and said, "Your scarf kinda looks like a blanket!" I started dying laughing and told him that I wasn't wearing a scarf… but yes, he was right, my poncho did look like a blanket. Men say the darndest things! 

Also, I've rounded up some amazing sales going on today, below… (FYI did you know that today is called "Green Monday"?! lol) Happy shopping!

ANTHROPOLOGIE // Extra 30% off with code EXTRAMERRY
ASOS // 20% off select brands for men & women
BAUBLEBAR // 30% off the site with code INSTAGLAM
C.WONDER // 30% off + free shipping
FOREVER 21 // 30% off all skirts, jewelry & dresses
J.CREW // 30% off with code MERRYMERRY
J.CREW FACTORY // 40-60% off everything
KATE SPADE // 25% off with code JACKPOT
NORDSTROM // Up to 40% off, new items added (including my Michael Kors watch!)
MADEWELL // 30% off with code MERRIEST
PIPERLIME // 30% off select holiday styles with code CELEBRATE

Retailers offering free shipping:
AMAZON // BARNEYS NEW YORK // BLOOMINGDALES // C.WONDER // NORDSTROM // SAKS FIFTH AVENUE (with code HOLIDAY) // URBAN OUTFITTERS // ZAPPOS

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43 comments:

  1. Although I'm convinced that's not necessary to make your legs longer I adore you in this perfect combination!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    International Giveaway: Christmas Surprise with Self Interest
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. I love these boots on you. I would not survive in them whole day but they look stunning on you!
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    MIRI

    HTTP://CURRENTLYWEARING.COM

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  3. I absolutely love this look!! That pinch is gorgeous and I love it paired with the distressed denim and boots! Perfect!
    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

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  4. booties are cool .. and your top is gorgeous too

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  5. EVERYTHING about this outfit is making me envious! Omg you look perfect!! I absolutely NEED that poncho like right this second!

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  6. I love the poncho!! I just clicked over and it's sold out :(. You look stunning as always. Really enjoy your blog.

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  7. Great tips. I love the boots, they make your legs look longer and it helps that they're gorgeous and would go with everything!

    thesundaywardrobe.blogspot.com

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  8. You ook gorgeous, as always! I just adore those shoes!
    xo ClassToCloset

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  9. Cute look...but mostly, I love your "scarf!" lol:)

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  10. Love the Ash Wedge booties, Caitlin! So flattering - you look so chic!

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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  11. oh, thanks for the heads up about the sales! and I love your scarf..I mean poncho. boys.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  12. Simple, comfy and cute outfit! These boots def. did prolong your legs! :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  13. You look gorgeous! That poncho is perfection!

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  14. Wow, I didn't realize all these awesome sales were happening! I love a good poncho, and that one looks so cute & comfy on you!

    xoxo

    CvilletoDC.blogspot.com

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  15. Love, love the booties! :)
    http://thestyleaddition.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love this look! Those of us who weren't gifted in height are on the constant search for looks to make legs look longer. Great post!

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

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  17. dying over the poncho....Necessary has been killing it recently!

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  18. That poncho is seriously perfect. And I love those tips for longer legs!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  19. Loving the poncho/ruana. They are so hot right now. I love wearing them but had to stop myself from purchasing multiple of them. I actually like to belt them. Giving tips is awesome and I'm sure so many girls will take our advice. I on the other hand, not sure much. I actually try to do the opposite sometimes. Don't get me wrong, being 5'll can be amazing but also a problem. I have a 34inch inseam. Jean are a nightmare. Most designers think if you're that tall, you're a heavy girl. Not the cause designers! I'm tall but I wear a size 4 or 26 waist jean. Also dresses can be a problem. I'm wearing a dress I wouldn't usually wear to work and already I received comments. Though I'm wearing opague tights, I still have a lot of leg. So long leggs, yes, preferred by most girls. However, for those that have been blessed with them, sometimes wouldn't mind switching with short girls.

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    1. I am 180 cm, I want to buy over the knee boots since last year, I can't afford Stuart Weitzman's, and unfortunately all the budget versions, well, they just not working for me, because of my long legs they're under the knee boots on me :( Such a pain!

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  20. Beautiful outfit and great tips on how to make legs look longer!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  21. Ooh yes, this is a daily thing for me.. love the wedges and being that I'm 5'1 anytime I can add inches it's a good thing!
    Hope
    www.hhdesignsblog.com

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  22. I don't need to look taller (I'm 5'7") but I do need this poncho! LOVE.

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  23. Loving this look! The poncho is amazing :)

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  24. Im only 5" so this was incredibly helpful haha thank you so much for the tips :)
    XO Janina
    http://janinafran.blogspot.ca

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  25. Definitely great tips girl!! I love wearing nude heels for just this reason!!
    You're totally right guys do say the craziest things, we just have to love them anyways <3 <3

    Emily
    Dimples of Dixie

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  26. I love this look- and such great tips! I love a grey and black combo! This cape is amazing...


    Liz
    www.liztheaustinite.com
    PS check out the Austin blogger giveaway for a chance to win $150 to Nordstrom for a little extra Christmas fun! http://bit.ly/12jLc4m

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  27. Your legs go on for miles, love it!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  28. So true! You're legs look like a mile high haha. Love those heels!

    Sara Kate Styling

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  29. i love the result! great idea! those booties are perfect!

    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  30. Obsessed with this poncho! I just ordered it in the lighter gray shade - it'll be the perfect winter "scarf." ;)

    xo, Brittney

    The Storm Life

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  31. Those shoes are to die for, lovely.

    Eea P
    www.eeapetrescu.com

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  32. great booties, they're so cute!

    xx Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

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  33. You look lovely!

    www.blondeincashmere.com

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  34. Now those boots are to cool.

    Sue
    http://fashionqueen4u.blogspot.com

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  35. Super cute poncho! I also love the comment your man made!! Sounds like my hubby!! Love it

    xxJustine

    www.sobeanie.com

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  36. Great outfit, and I love your blanket scarf, HAHA!

    http://www.beautyosauruslex.com

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  37. As soon as I saw this poncho I knew I had to find it. Immediately! Its so cute and looks incredibly comfy. Score SCP.

    XO
    Seek Wander Share

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  38. Great poncho! I love this edgy look on you.

    xo Amanda
    http://theluxelion.blogspot.com

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