Plain White T

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Sometimes, I forget I’m short until I do some groceries and find the need to ask for help in reaching for items placed on the top-level shelves. :’D


I have always thought that every girl should have a plain white shirt as part of her wardrobe. I think a plain white shirt makes a girl (or sometimes, even a boy) look clean, decent, elegant, and proper. It is a very versatile piece of clothing that can be worn with almost anything. It can easily be dressed up or down.


The way I wear a plain white tee usually depends on my mood or where I am going. When I want to keep it simple, I wear it with sneakers or flats and minimal accessories. When I want to be funky, I wear chunky accessories or colorful bottoms or shoes. A plain white shirt can even be worn in a formal affair by pairing it with a ball skirt and elegant heels. Continue reading

Sporting a Mullet

mullet skirt mustard top leopard wedgesIt’s Saturday, I know, but it isn’t too late for my post #2 for this week. Oh yeah! 😀

Today, let’s talk about mullet skirts. Mullet skirts are skirts that are much like the mullet haircut: short at the front and sides, and long at the back. Now, it took really, really long before I tried on this style because I didn’t think it looked good at first, not just on me but also on others. But since I am the kind of girl who would always like to see if a trend suits me, I went for it. Continue reading

Them Harem

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Hey, hey, it’s Monday, and here I am with a blog entry. Last week, I failed to meet my self-imposed quota of two blog posts per week, and so this week I told myself that I MUST make up for that. 😀

Well, my About Page and previous posts will have already established that this blog is named so because of my height, and so I will be bringing up that reference every once in a while. If you haven’t read my About Page yet, and you’ve got some spare time, you can click here for some background, or check out the archives for some backread. 🙂 Continue reading

Persistent Mr. Eiffel

paris eiffel tower shirtI took a short online quiz entitled Which City should You Live in? (You may take the quiz here.), which one of my Facebook friends shared on her timeline the other day… Guess what I got? PARIS! 😀 So in “celebration” of the result of that quiz (as if there is even any truth to it. haha), I wore my Paris shirt, which has the iconic Eiffel Tower printed on its front, today. 🙂 I tucked it into a pair of black semi-baggy trousers, wore a denim blazer over it, and completed the whole ensemble with metal-pointed pumps.

Speaking of the Eiffel Tower – did you know that it was almost never erected? At the start of its construction, a number of notable French artists formed a group called Champ de Mars: A “Committee of Three Hundred” (three hundred representing the height of the tower, which is 300 meters, the tallest at that time) to protest against it. The committee stated in their petition that the tower was a monstrosity and could possibly destroy the image and beauty of Paris, specifically of the Champ de Mars, which is the particular location of the Eiffel. Continue reading

Buy. Wear. Accessorize. REPEAT.

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Why, hello there! 🙂

Some people think that to become the fashionista that they want to be, they need to buy as many clothes as their budget can afford. Although I am guilty of being a shopaholic when it comes to clothes and of considering shopping as a form of therapy, I say that buying too many clothes is not the answer to being fashionable. While it is true that owning a lot of clothes can make you come up with different looks almost effortlessly, with all those stuff to choose from, it is not really the main key to having a lot of great outfits. Continue reading

And then I Learned to MAXImize

Location: Kurumba, Vihamanafushi, Maldives

Location: Kurumba, Vihamanafushi, Maldives

Like I said in my previous (and first ever) post These Boots were Made for Walking, being short somehow poses a challenge fashion-wise. There are some pieces you think you just can’t wear. In the past, I never really thought I would be able to wear boots, but now I own several pairs and love wearing them for comfort and style. It turns out that boots vary in shapes and forms, and I only have to choose pairs that will cover just enough part of my legs without making them look shorter (of course, I will never be able to wear those thigh-high boots, but I really do not think they are stylish, anyway) and pair them with bottoms that can accentuate the legs (ones that can make the legs look slimmer or longer). I usually pair my boots with tights, shorts, and skirts or dresses whose length falls just above the knees or shorter. Continue reading

These Boots were Made for Walking

anything up?

anything up?


As the name of my website suggests, yes, “barely five feet” refers to my height — it is below five feet. Some scales say I’m 4’11”, some 4’10”, and some even shorter. Of course, I prefer 4’11”, but that also means I am one inch short from the five-feet mark, which makes it even more frustrating. 😥

But anyway, as I’ve said in my About Page, I don’t mind anymore. I used to really sulk about it, especially when I was reminded of the things I cannot do because of my height or of the stereotypes our society makes or of the nasty remarks some insensitive people let slide in reference to my height . I have learned to laugh them all off and tell myself that I am fabulous no matter what. Continue reading