Petite Principles

I’m often mistaken for a teenager and my round face plays a role but being  5’2″ and thin doesn’t help either. Fortunately, after being petite all my life I’ve learned how to navigate the world from my vantage point. Here are some tid bits I’ve learned that may help you. :)

The Do’s

– Do wear heels to important events like  job interviews or first dates. Heels will give you an extra boost of confidence and make you closer to eye level with taller counterparts.

– Do wear clothes that properly fit your body. Loose and baggy clothing can swallow petite women’s figures. Clothing that is the correct size and fitted to your body will reveal what is there.

– Do save money and check out the kid’s section of high-end stores for jeans and coats. Not all kid’s jeans have pictures of ponies and Barney on them. If you’re small enough to fit into a size 12, 14 or 16 , save a few dollars and relive your days  of  “back to school” shopping.

The Don’ts

– Don’t think you can eat like everyone at your table. If you’re eating with friends who are a lot larger than you (especially guys), know that your portions and theirs need not be equal. I’m not advocating for dieting but common sense says that a smaller body can survive with smaller amounts of food.

– Don’t wear overly youthful clothing on a daily basis. You might be mistaken for a child. It’s sad but true. If you’re a smaller woman and decked out in Hello Kitty and bright pink it may send the message that you just got out of school at 3′ o clock. Ration the cuteness and you’ll go a long way!

– Don’t be afraid to embrace your natural height. I  like wearing heels but I can’t wear them everyday and sometimes there’s no need. Being shorter is not necessarily a disadvantage. Put on your flats and walk proud!

Teen Tastes- How old is too old?

teen vogue cover

If I had a dollar for every time I saw someone in their thirties reading a Harry Potter novel I think I would have a small fortune. It also fascinates me how many middle-aged women are addicted to the Twilight series. My first reaction was nausea. I’m sorry ladies but you and your daughter both fantasizing about the same guy is a bit creepy.

Hello Kitty

But I can’t be too repulsed by other people’s teen tastes when I have my own mini obsession with youthful things. I’m 22 years old and I adore Hello Kitty, cell phone rhinestones, and occasionally read teen magazines. Yes, I do a double take when I see a new issue of Teen Vogue on the newsstand. I still had a subscription up until a few months ago (to renew or not to renew, major decisions here). I’m debating if it’s time to toss my teen magazines aside and minimize my already overflowing magazine rack.

Hmm… no, not yet. I think I’ll still rejoice when I see new glossy covers of Seventeen and continue to bedazzle and bling out my cell phone. You’re never too old to like what you like!

All Photos from Google Images