Lust for Life

I’ve had a rough week. Actually, it’s been going on for months now and that’s mainly because I’ve made choices that demand everything I have. I feel good about it thoughβ€”that only means I’m much braver and more aggressive now in pursuing my dreams. As Richard Nixon once said,

If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.


That applies to fashion as well. I’ve read a lot of times online that long skirts are not advisable for petite women like me. They say it makes us look smaller. Heck no, although I did subscribe to that rule in the past. I avoided anything that fell below my knees. And then one day I just got tired of wearing shorter skirts and decided to try on longer ones in 2011.


My first ever long skirt is this black maxi from Forever 21, which I bought online. Black gives a slimmed down illusion so it helps petite girls look less wide. I used to pair it with oversized shirts, which apparently didn’t work.


I always try to make my outfits look balanced. And since a maxi skirt covers the whole lower extremity of the body, why not show a little bit of skin up there. (*wink*) A tank top or bustier looks great with maxis, IMO.


See, if I didn’t take that risk, I would have not known that small girls like me can wear maxi skirts. I don’t even think I look shorter. What about you?

Bustier from Eastwood bazaar | Forever 21 maxi skirt and vest | Thrifted sequined flats and bag

Hype this look on




Boutique de Reines Giveaway 2.0 is still ongoing! I will be at the Ateneo de Naga University on February 28 for the Alternative Class Program. See you there? πŸ™‚

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  • You look so tall here Daf! haha! Very pretty! Love!

    • IKR! Hahaha. Very deceiving no? πŸ˜›

  • Bea Osteria

    I have a black maxi skirt that’s been sitting in my closet for months now. Sa tingin ko, panahon na. Hehe. You really are pretty Ate Daf! I’m a sucker for anything pink. Love love the bustier. Plus thanks for introducing Richard Nixon to me through this post. I can relate to the quote xx

    • You should definitely use it, Bea! It’s fun breaking old notions. You’re welcome and thank you for the compliments! xx

  • Carole Karanja

    You look great,that maxi skirt really suits you.wanna follow each other?
    kisses from Kenya

    • Thanks, Carole! I’m glad you think so πŸ™‚

  • it looks good on you plus a graet smile.. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Andrew! πŸ™‚

  • Chioma

    Lovely outfit! I love your top πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Chioma! πŸ™‚

  • Gozika

    lovely skirt!

    • Thanks, Gozika! πŸ™‚

  • Sienna R

    Wow~ love your look! ^-^

    • Thanks, Sienna! πŸ™‚

  • Thank you, Isa! πŸ™‚

  • Thanks, Lucie! πŸ™‚

  • Indeed! Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  • Maddie

    You are amazing! Love these photos and your outfit! πŸ™‚

    • Aw thanks, Maddie! πŸ™‚

  • Very nice! The bustier and the belt are looking fabulous in combination with the black skirt πŸ™‚

    • I actually wasn’t sure about the combo at first. But it turned out great! πŸ™‚

  • aniacytrynka

    you look so pretty!! <3

  • Anmari

    Wow, oh wow! did i miss a lot while I was away?
    Lovin’ this outfit girl! Just got myself something too that I’m not suppose to wear. It’s for spring so it has to wait til then. It’s great to break our own rules sometimes and just see how it goes πŸ™‚

    • Not much, Anmari. I was quite busy myself πŸ˜› I can’t wait to see your look for spring! πŸ™‚

  • Carole Karanja

    hi dear, such a lovely blog you have. following you now on bloglovin. new post on my blog stop by.xoxo

    • Thanks, Carole! πŸ™‚

  • Who told you that stupid rule LOL! Long skirts (maxi length) help us shorties look taller! It’s the skirts that fall below your knees that aren’t flattering! Regardless this skirt looks amazing on you and i love how you styled it too doll


    • Thanks, Sonia! Read it somewhere.;)

  • Monica Harmony

    Stunning! I really like the style of your images… looks so vintage!

    • Thanks, Monica! πŸ™‚

  • iEmma

    amazing outfit!*-*

    Emma xx

    • Thanks, Emma! πŸ™‚

  • Aw thanks, Loila! πŸ™‚

  • KatieJane

    I’m a short girl with a maxi obsession too! I think as long as it’s slim line and doesn’t cut in that awkward gap between mid calf and ankle, you’re normally fine! =p
    Lovely post with some very inspiring words =)


    • Thanks, Katie! I totally agree! πŸ™‚

  • kaye

    love your post! I don’t wear maxi skirts too because I’m petite like you! but after reading your blog, it gave me the confidence to do so. indeed, petite women like us can wear maxi skirts. and it doesn’t matter that much if we would look shorter wearing one! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Kaye! Perhaps you just have to be aware of the cut of the maxi you’re going to wear. I think maxis that are a bit body-hugging like the one I wore in this post are great for petite people like us. Hehe. Glad you found this inspiring πŸ™‚


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