Black Magic Woman






tank & cardi: F21 :: skirt: thrifted :: clogs: Target ::
belt: nicked from my sister :: necklace: Rue21

That song popped in my head when I donned this outfit. (whichever version, I like both Fleetwood Mac's and Santana's versions... maybe the latter more for when I want to twirl around to the long instrumental solo.) Now, it's stuck there forever.

I usually avoid really long skirts/dresses because I am barely 5 feet tall. I like to think I'm 5'1", but I'm a quarter of an inch short of that. My height is probably the main reason why I gravitate towards higher hemlines because of the illusion of extra length they give. But I like this skirt, and I think I look taller wearing it with a tight-fitting tank. I also liked the fact that I look kinda witchy today, with all the black, the messy reddish hair and the snake necklace. I mean, the snake is symbolic of womanhood and fertility, after all.

p.s. I changed the background and header of my blog (again). What can I say? It's sunnier and brighter outside--my blog needed to reflect the bliss blossoming inside my sunshine-starved heart.


  1. This outfit is smokin! Love the skirt, the length of it and those amazing shoes, oh and the snake necklace!!

    Liking the new blog design too!


  2. I LOVE maxis, it looks AMAZING! And I totally had that belt in high school but it has lost in one of many moves :(

    matters of merrymaking

  3. You look really great, love the necklace!

  4. That necklace is so cool! I love it!

    I also love the new background/header. Lookin' good:)

  5. I never would have guessed that you're only five feet tall judging by these pictures!

    I usually avoid long hemlines as well, because despite the fact that I'm 5"8, skirts that fit me are always too long in length as I have weirdly short legs. Go figure!

  6. i like your new background and header. and cute look.

  7. I love the new design...and this look. You totally look witchy and not at all short - seriously love it!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  8. love love loveeee the new background / header! :DDD
    love this outfit too - all black is v. stylish ;)
    Rosie xo

  9. What an elegant black ensemble! I'm 5'2'' and trying on a full length skirt or dress would be quite daunting!

  10. I know what you mean, I'm barely 5'0 too! Usually, the higher the hemline, the taller I look. I've been kind of scared of the maxi trend but I think you have it right by keeping it monochromatic. Now I just need to be a litttle bolder... :D

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  11. Short gals can still wear maxis and you're certainly proving that to be true! I can't wait to break out my own stash.

    Yep, Santana's Black Magic Woman is now stuck in my head. Ah. I don't mind, though!

    The new layout looks good. I especially like the little whale in your header.

  12. i think the long looks great on your petite frame! i like the outfit, and i have that same necklace :)

  13. I got a gypsy feel from this cute outfit! The long skirt looks really good on you! :) & I am loving the new layout, it's so adorable!

  14. I Love this look! I have been hooked on long skirts lately. I must buy more!

  15. This long dress doesn't make you look short at all! Fab! And I really enjoy your new blog look. It reminds me of The Science of Sleep

  16. I think you look fab in this dress, you really do! BUT it's lacking a little bit of hello kitty!

  17. Great outfit♥ I like this very much!
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  18. love your polish color! You have a fabulous blog and I am your newest follower!


  19. I think this look elongates your figure and you would never tell that you're only five feet tall from these pictures! I love your blog's look and the header? Fantastic!

  20. I'm 5'2" and finding anything that fits properly is crazy.


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