My New Blue Shoes

I decided to treat myself to a new pair of shoes the other day, I saw them online in the sale and thought I they would be a nice and unique addition to my wardrobe. Since ordering them, I have been thinking about what I want to do with them. One of the outfit that I came up with is below.

New Blue Shoes

Having little legs technically means that you shouldn’t really be drawing attention to them (unless you want to of course) but nothing says “hello world” like a pair of bright blue shoes so I decided that I will keep the rest of the outfit simple for two reasons:

  1.  It will keep the focus on my shoes – let them speak for themselves
  2.  By using black (or just one colour – white would work great also) it creates a column meaning that you can’t really see where the torso stops and the leg starts

Looking at the items themselves, I have chosen them particularly for the following reasons:

Shoes: they gorgeous – that’s the main reason. Also as we all know, heels are great for adding length to the lower half of our bodies

Jeans: I don’t know about you but I find that skinny leg jeans tell all my secrets! I feel that because they are so tight, it’s easy to see the shape and length of my legs. Straight leg jeans have a slim fit but don’t expose every detail so can be more flattering; and mid to high rise are definitely the only rise that we should be wearing.

Top: I have used a plain V-neck top because the V-neck draws the eye upwards (taking attention away from the legs.) This neck line also helps to shorten the torso.

Accessories: I tend to keep my accessories simple most of the time anyway – I have chosen gold because it suits my complexion really nicely but silver would also work really well with this outfit.

This is one of the ways that I will be wearing my new blue shoes, what would you do with them? It would be great to hear from you!

With love,

Me & My Petite Pins


Vertical Body Shape

For the longest time, we have been able to categorise our horizontal body type with Apple, Pear, Ruler and Hourglass being the most popular categories. More recently, vertical body types has come to our attention.

The vertical body shape compares the top half of your body to the bottom half.

For those of you that don’t know, there are three vertical body shapes, these are:

  • Balanced Body

  • Short Torso & Long Legs

  • Long Torso & Short Legs (that’s us!)

I am not going to labour on about the other two body types in this post, but I will put a page up showing you how to find out whether you can join the Short Legs & Long Torso club!


 Some characteristics of this body type are:

  • Your torso is long (or at least longer than your legs)

  • Usually a low waist will be lower than your bent elbow.

  • Your legs are likely to be on the stubby side

  • Weight tends to form on your thighs and bottom

Some of the things that I personally noticed that made me think about finding our more about my vertical body shape were: that I found that when I was sitting next to people that were taller than me, my sitting height my be taller than them (which I was always confused by) and also, when I wore loose baggy dresses, my legs would look so tiny – not the leggy lady than society said I should be.

Some examples of famous people that have this body shape are:

Rachel Bilson |  Mischa Barton | Alessandra Ambrosio |  Nicole Scherzinger | Olivia Wilde  Bar Rafaeli | Jessica Alba | Paris Hilton

Understanding your vertical body shape can make a massive difference in the way you dress and which outfits work well on your shape.

Comment below and let me know how you found out about your vertical body shape and how you feel about it.

With love,

Me & My Petite Pins