I've never been into midi-length dresses and skirts because I'm a petite person. At 5'3" making myself look taller is always a factor I consider when getting dressed. I've always hated looking stumpy (as I call it, haha) wearing certain garments, so I always try to elongate my legs. I always preferred shorter skirts for this reason.Well my tastes have changed and my confidence as grown because now I love all things midi. In these shots I don't think my legs look short, so I think it all depends on the type of garment and achieving the right proportions. Since this dress is a tight one-piece, it elongates my entire body, even with flat sneakers on. High waist midi skirts would work for girls on the shorter side too!
May 18, 2016
Black and white never gets old. I feel like I've featured this same outfit on here before or at least another variation of the white tee, black jeans, leather jacket look. I added some silver details with my thrifted belt, boots, and the zippers on the jacket to give it a little more dimension. These jeans are so comfy. I really need a blue denim pair of mom jeans in my life, but this black pair will do for now.
May 16, 2016
Here's a sporty look featuring this vintage Pepsi sweatshirt I picked up at a thrift store a little while ago. I couldn't pass up how unique it was with the color blocking, varsity stripes, and cool graphic. It also has some funny wording on it too: "The rugged new look of the new generation. Pepsi and Pepsi-Cola the official Cola Clothes of high adventure squads across America and Europe." Lol, it cracks me up. I really dig the mock neck and boxy silhouette out it, elements I've always been drawn to.
May 11, 2016
I rarely purchase handbags so I figured I would dedicate a post to my new faux leather tote bag from Forever 21. I first mentioned it in my April Buys and again in this outfit post. A large tote bag had been on my to-buy list since I started a new job back in December. For a while my go-to bag was a backpack, which made it difficult to chuck things in and out of since I had to go through a zipper or drawstring. I love tote bags because in the mornings I can quickly throw in my agenda, notebook, water bottle, and anything else I want to take with me for the day. Since it's on my shoulder everything is easily accessible if I'm running errands.
May 9, 2016
I used to avoid styling outfits for the blog with "repeated pieces" or what some bloggers call "remixes." I think the mentality that you can't wear the same item twice on your blog is ridiculous and goes against my belief in getting the most use out of your clothing. Since I started to embrace a more minimalist perspective by downsizing my closet, I've felt more confident in repeating different items here on In Search of Sheila. I also think it's great to see bloggers style the same pieces in different ways, as it sparks a lot of inspiration. So this outfit falls into the "repeated" category, as you have already seen everything I'm wearing except my socks.
May 6, 2016
Dusty pink is the new it color and I'm totally on board. It goes with black for a dressed up look or can be more casual with denim. It can also go with grays, whites, and other neutrals for that tonal look that I've been seeing. Unlike hot pink, this lighter shade is definitely easier to style if you're into more minimal looks. Shein contacted me to collaborate and I was stoked because I've always wanted to work with them! They kindly send me this pink long sleeve bodysuit with a tie around the neck which is a cute touch.