Wednesday, May 04, 2011


such great heights





leather jacket: primark
dress: H&M
cross necklace: topman
turquoise necklace: forever 21
rings: jwlry & forever 21
nails: models own top turquoise

Im wearing a maxi. Yes my mini loving friends, I Short-skirt McGee is wearing a full length dress. I don't do maxi, I dont think I've ever worn something full length! I'm short and I think alot of times unless a maxi is proportioned right it can really drown people like me. Last year I avoided them at all costs, not even considering getting one. However a woman came into New Look the other day wearing this and I knew I had to get my paws on it.  I even asked her where she got it from and I NEVER ask stuff like that even when I really want something.

Its a tad ~rocker~ish paired with the leathers and the cross necklace which I think its a little well... passé. Oh well its post-ironic to be a hipster right, so that makes me cool and but not too cool? Hahah! I dunno what I'm even on about anymore!

114 comments:

  1. Oh wow! It looks amazing on you, you should wear maxi dresses more often! I never have before, but I have one but I have not been brave enough to wear it yet!

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  2. Looks wicked, it's not in-your-face animal print if you know what I mean... that's why I like it!

    Pretty lip colour too :-)

    Dayner x
    http://www.mozzypop.com

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  3. I never wear maxi dresses as I feel I'm too tall for them! I love this one though and it looks seriously amazing teamed with the leather jacket.

    xo

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  4. i'm always afraid of looking like i'm drowning in a maxi dress too! it looks lovely on you though! xx

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  5. i feel the same way too, im far too short for maxi dresses, even if they are pretty :(
    but this looks lovely on you :)
    xx

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  6. I've always steered clear of longer lengths as well, but it really suits you x

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  7. you and your leopard print! this looks bangin' though x

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  8. You wearing stilts or somethin'? You look a crazy kind of tall!! =)

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  9. I love that maxi! Looks so good. How tall are you? x

    Just a Thought

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  10. I love H&M maxi dresses so much that I never seem to get round to choosing one because I love them all! You look lovely, and definitely shouldn't be worried about being swamped! :)

    R - hello scrapbook

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  11. You've totally inspired me to wear a maxi now! I never ever wear anything that long either, but I love the way you're rocking it! I'm teeny tiny so I can never get one short enough but I actually got one from Generation and hoping it won't make me look stupid!

    xoxo

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  12. my favorite outfit
    love everyone detail :)

    wildwolfcrying.blogspot.com

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  13. Deff think you should wear maxis more often, you look amazing! xx

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  14. You look wonderful. Love this outfit.

    http://dassida.blogspot.com/

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  15. great outfit , on the first picture youre looking so freakin skin ;D

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  16. Lily! I love how different this is to your norm. Branch out girlfriend! ;)
    muhaha <3

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  17. is that jacket recent topshop? It's gorge, you look amazing and i love how different your style is in every post!
    amy,x

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  18. I loooove your jacket and with this dress is amazing look !

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  19. it looks so nice, I want it now

    http://beaufashionxoxo.blogspot.com/

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  20. It looks super nice on you! You have made my want it now!

    The colours of your rings also look really nice with it!

    xx

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  21. W-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l. Got nothing else to say:)

    (I love the jacket, so classy!)

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  22. wow, such a different look for you! but you still look great. I've never worn a maxi, I have no idea why but I just can't do it! Maybe I should go out of my comfort zone too.
    Kyrie x
    idreamgames.blogspot.com

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  23. my fave look, especially with the leather jacket. Lovely :)

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  24. Love the turquoise necklace with the print..makes it look ethereal instead of too rocky!I'm tall and still cant get away with maxi dresses, i just look like a long print haha
    Lovely outfit!


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  25. That dress is lovely!! I am too short for maxi dresses too but I might just try one on now.

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  26. It's a great outfit! I love the turquoise with it.

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  27. I like you better in minis, but fashion is fun, why shouldn't you wear that dress if you like it?

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  28. Such a feisty and edgy look! And you look so pretty in it. Love the entire outfit, hun!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  29. how lovely, it looks nice! i love maxis, but then again I'm really tall, so.. yeah :)

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  30. yes. love it! spesh with the leather.
    i bought my first maxi length skirt and my mum said i looked stupid. ha. thanks mum.
    X

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  31. I know what you mean about maxi's "drowing" people, I'm a little under 5ft2 and anything below my knee makes me look like one of the seven dwarves! This really suits you though, love it! xxx

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  32. loveee it! xoxo

    my-life-is-untitled.blogspot.com

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  33. I can relate to how you feel, I'm also short and didn't take a chance with the maxis last summmer, this year I was planning on doing the same, but seeing how nice it looks on you, and by no means does it make you look short, I actually want to try it!
    Also, I think it looks great with the leather jacket

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  34. You look GORGEOUS! I want to try a simple maxi dress this year as last year I went for crazy pattern haha...this suits you though!! :) xx
    ps: love the title

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  35. LOVE this look! the maxi dress suits you soso well, may have to find this for myself!

    sjterrell.blogspot.com
    x

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  36. aw your dress is pretty :) i cant believe your leather jacket is from primark aswell! it looks quite expensive haha xx

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  37. hello lily. you look lovely. :-)
    not to complain, love your blog, but i miss your drawings and triangles and all that stuff. :-)

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  38. You look amazing!! I love the maxi dress. I've been searching for some great leopard pieces..no luck yet :/
    I love it paired with the leather jacket too.

    www.themoptop.com

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  39. love this outfit, really suits you :

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  40. I really love this outfit <3 and you´re so beautiful!

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  41. It looks fab! I love the splash of turquoise throughout the outfit, very cool!x



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  42. Love this dress. I have it in the lighter leopard print and have to wear a belt with it so that I don't trip on the hem! I'm definitely going to try to wear more maxis this summer...love how you've styled yours. x

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  43. this is my favourite of yours lily! the dress really suits you and the leather jacket just tops it all off! love it!

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  44. Too much love for this look! Hope my local H&M gets this dress in, it's lush!
    Looking forward to seeing you next week (providing I get my work done!)
    xx

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  45. LOOKS HOT. I have a maxi skirt but I'm still scared to wear it :S!!!!!!!!! It may be a bit ott for 6th form? Orrr it may be me making excuses :) xx

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  46. Love this look! Posted one recently which is almost the same actually, haha! xx

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  47. OMG I SEEN ONE OF THESE IN THE CALVIN KLEIN S/S 11' TODAY AND WAS THINKING HOUT MY 5'4" ISH SELF WOULD LOVVVVE TO HAVE ONE!
    I NEED ONE IN AMERICA!!!
    LOVE IT YOU LOOK GREAT! 8)

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  48. OMG i wont lie to you, you usually wear similar stuff a lot and this just surprised me i love it you look great really like the combo jacket and the maxi x

    http://lolitasfashionideas.blogspot.com

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  49. I stay away from full length dresses for the same height reasons, but sometimes I think if a dress looks amazing noone is going to care about your height!!
    Looks great with the jacket and accessories.

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  50. It honestly really suits you, it's as if you've gained 5 inches overnight! I normally avoid longer lengths too for the same reason as you and many of the other commentators here [love how we're all in the same boat, it's so cool] but for SS11 with all the cool prints etc my outlook has magically changed. I think there's a maxi for everyone, you just gotta find the right one - congrats for finding yours.

    Amy xx

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  51. I think I'm too short for maxi dresses but this is fab!

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  52. really like your blog :)
    and i LOVE the song from your title. <3

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  53. perrrrfect outfit! love the dress & jacket. u r adorable!

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  54. maxi dress is amazing, i think i have a very similar body to yours (just im a tad chubbier LOL) and you pull this maxi off wonderfully, what shoes would you wear with it though? your staple loafers? or heels?

    deffo going to H&M to try this on!

    sharlxo.blogspot.com

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  55. Love the maxi really suits you short skirt McGee! x

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  56. This has to be one of my favourite outfits from you so far! Rocking! xx :o)

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  57. waw, the best outfit ever!!! love leopard print and maxi dress combination :)

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  58. I love this look on you! You should definitely wear maxis more often, it makes you look a lot taller!

    Alex
    Little Humble Fashion Abode

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  59. Honey you're totally cool!Love the combination leather-animalier!You combined the accessories in a wonderful way!I think that full length can also be adopted by not so tall girls,you just have to find the right thing!:)
    xxx
    C.

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  60. The postal service- very nice :) Maxi dress really suits you x

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  61. That dress is lush, I love it! I still a little bit scared and haven't bought myself a maxi dress yet but I keep seeing outfit posts with them and it's making me really want one!

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  62. just recieved some of your rings in the post today and i wanted to say a quick thank you! theyre lovely and ill definitley be spreading the word and ordering some more when my next pay day arrives! haha xx

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  63. This looks great on you. Nice to see how you put together outfits out of your comfort zone! And you still always look great :) x

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  64. You've probably been asked a millllllllllllllion times, but are you getting in the large precious stone rings? They're gorgeous :)
    I'm very petite so if I did get a maxi I'd pair it with my doc marten heel boots!

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  65. gorgeous maxi, it's a nice change?
    can I ask how tall you are? :)
    <3

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  66. I LOVE this outfit Lily! You've styled the dress perfectly! I've been thinking about getting a maxi for a while but I just know I'll feel awkward in it because I've never worn anything full length before. xx

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  67. i love H&M dress

    http://yingsaranporn.blogspot.com/

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  68. hey, love your style you're brilliant.
    I'm a fan of you on lookbook so thought I'd check out the blog too :)
    very inspiring xx

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  69. Well it looks great on you! I avoided maxis for ages too, but then I did a complete 180 and black maxi dresses and skirts were my staple last winter. I've been avoiding trying on that dress in H&M for ages cause I own way too much leopard print already, but I think I'm going to have to get it now. Damn you! *fist shake*

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  70. Looovely, you've got such a great eye for colour, textures and pattern:)

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  71. sooooo pretty! that dress works so well on ya!! and the combination is amazing! just perfect! saved in the inspiration folder!!

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  72. At five feet tall I avoid full lengths at all costs too! However, you look so fantastic..I'm considering dabbling with the trend. Hmmm...

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  73. love love love the way you set up your new layout! :)

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  74. i love the dress! i could never pull off something like that!!

    also i really love the new blog layout :) a subtle change, yet effective aha

    xx

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  75. Love this dress, its a gorgeous pattern! I'm a tad petite and have always been wary of drowning in maxi dresses. might give one a go now though :)

    p.s. love the new layout x x

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  76. Hii :)
    there's a blogger meetup in newc on the 25th of june if you fancied it? http://treblesandamixer.blogspot.com/2011/05/north-east-blogger-meet-up.html
    xx

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  77. I love the leopard print maxi on you! I may keep am eye out for something like this too :)

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  78. The new layout looks great! I also don't really go for maxi dresses, but some look nice and I may give one a try. You look great here :)

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  79. I love this on you! :)

    http://commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  80. Oh Lily, just when I think your outfits cant get any better you whip this one outta the bag! This looks absolutely amazing on you :)
    xxx

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  81. I have one maxi dress but it's one of those things I like but don't love... it's got sequins on bits and I've only worn it to one drinks party. I'd be tempted by a more casual one now though...

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  82. preferred the old layout, this looks cheaper somehow x

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  83. It looks amazing on you! Being a shortie too I only own one maxi and fear it drowns me at times.. x

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  85. Love the dress, you look really narrow in it! And your hair's looking fabulous too :D x x

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  86. Ha ha! I know what you mean I'm never sure about maxi dresses being a short arse, but I do have one and I quite like it, but yours looks beautiful xxx

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  87. SOOO TRENDY

    http://beautytippsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  88. i love your blog! i love the way you're just a student and buy a ton of primark and other high street clothing and just make it look amazing.
    you're so inspiring :)

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  89. this dress is real cute
    i have to try get mine very soon
    xoxo

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  90. i seriously am in LOVE with your hair. and i probably couldn't pull off an animal printed maxi even if i wanted to :(

    http://chrixotic.blogspot.com/
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  91. your style is stunning!
    love the dress!(:

    http://confessionsofgirla.blogspot.com/
    http://confessionsofgirla.blogspot.com/

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  92. I can't believe you never got in to maxi dresses. This suits you so well!!

    XX

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  93. Your rocking the maxi pretty well. I agree it needs to be proportioned you look lovely <3

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  94. You look amazing with this dress !!
    I love it !

    xx


    Candy

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  95. despite of the fact i am also short and i have never tried a maxi dress or sth, you master the minis dear!
    i was having a night with my girls las night and the apparently there is no conconrrent to take your place.
    lovely outfits as usual!
    enjoy your sunday!
    and girls, whenever u have the time, let me know what u think of our blog. its new and we are trzing zo keep it ip

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  96. Your hair looks so amazing!! I love it.



    http://lmdiary.blogspot.com/

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  97. Love the maxi dress! may have to get one myself :)

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  98. Great blog and look! Gonna follow you!

    crystal

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  99. love this outfit!


    www.cestbourgeois.blogspot.com

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  100. haha i LOVE your ramblings, both on here and on twitter. Oh to be a post ironic hipster! xx

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  101. Absolutely in love with this look. Glad you ended up buying this!

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