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I Am Blessed


But about 90% of the time, people are shocked to learn I’m not 5’7″ (I’m 5’5″).  I’m not sure why it’s always that exact height, but though I’m cool with being my size, I will admit a higher stature is always an outfit goal for me.

Make vertical lines elongate the body: Other than the obvious (heels), my greatest trick to appearing taller is choosing to accentuate vertical lines when I can. In this outfit, the grey and white sweater has vertical lines, so I layered a heavy black blanket cape over it to bring the eye vertically towards the slim black pants to accentuate my legs for a longer effect.
But this outfit could have easily engulfed me due to the bulk of two sweaters. Adding heels and skinny jeans usually balances out anything oversized. (Complimenting volumes in an outfit is key!) But still, this outfit would have been too plain (in my opinion) without the black bowler hat on top that contrasts the white vintage heels. Black cateye sunglasses and long earrings added extra class and polished the look off to create a sleek outfit that maay make me look a bit taller than I really am.

SECOND HAND BLACK ACRYLIC BOWLER HAT BY H&M: [SIMILAR]; RETRO BLACK CATEYE SUNGLASSES :: WHOLESALE CELEB SHADES; LONG BLACK & SILVER EARRINGS: MY AUNT; VINTAGE GREY & WHITE STRIPED BELL SLEEVE COTTON SWEATER; SECOND HAND BLACK VELVET CROPPED PANTS BY GAP [SIMILAR]; VINTAGE BLACK RUANA OPEN WRAP BLANKET CAPE BY NORDSTROM; VINTAGE WHITE SATIN 1970’s STRAPPY HEELS

PHOTOS: ALEX BAUMANN / AMMALYNN; COPYRIGHT: AMANDA HATHEWAY / FASHION VEDGE, 2015 ( ALWAYS LINK BACK TO FASHIONVEDGE.COM )
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Amanda Hatheway

Vegan since 2011; artist and nerd since birth in 1990; portrait photographer; friendly and silly yet distinguished introvert; feminist and philosophical soul; partial to felines; hopes to help as many as possible with the truth about animals and what our actions means for all of us; plans to create a chic, ethical, all-vegan boutique in Portland that is as much about eternal style as it is about ethics.

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