Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pretend Tall

But do you have a flag?

In real life, I am a munchkin. Five foot four, to be precise. Okay, I just looked on Wikipedia, and apparently, this is the average height for a US woman. One inch shorter than the average white woman, though, and a half inch shorter than the average black woman. (Did you know Mexican American women are super short? 5"2' average.) So really, it appears that I am NOT a munchkin. Possibly, most of those shorter than "average" are old ladies who have shrunk. Other theory, everyone feels this like they're teeny.

Anyway, in this picture, I feel like I look tall. Slim lines, neutral colors (the shoes were for comfort, people, don't be haters), and the fact that I'm standing up really straight all combine to make me look like I have glorious long proportions like Gracey. Also, I felt a little like the figurehead at the prow of a ship. Both equally cool.


  1. Yay for feeling tall! I think this outfit fits you beautifully and the necklace adds to the long lean lines.
    By the way, you are 3 1/2 inches taller than I am, so you'll always be tall to me. :)

  2. You are looking mighty statuesque in that photo, my dear! The perfect posture to adorn a ship, indeed :) I like the pop of red via shoe, btw.

  3. You do look tall here! :D In the Philippines, people are generally 5'1" - 5'2" so being 5'4" makes you the envy of most ladies here. :)

    (Being 5'6" like I am makes it already hard to find local jean brands that make long-enough jeans that don't end above the ankles!)

  4. I'm 5 foot 4 inches tall too! And I generally feel short, but that is probably because my husband is quite a bit taller than I am, my younger brother has been taller than me since middle school, and even my younger (8 years younger) sister has been taller than me for years.
    Most of my friends are taller than me as well... Plus I have bouncy Leo hair and a round face so people assume I am younger than I am ;)

  5. I would never be a hater about those shoes!

    At 5'7", some days I feel tall (generally around my short friends) and some days I feel short (generally around my tall friends). Some days I dress to play it up and some days I DGAF.