Wild Card Wednesday: The Tall & Short of It

I am all about making clothes work for me.  At 4’9″, nothing every fits right, so I have learned to buy what I love and make it work.  Enter this top from ASOS.  Not only is it not a petite, it’s actually a TALL fit.  But, I loved it, and it wasn’t available in any other sizing.
I was hopeful that the straps could be shortened enough to make this top work for my body, and thankfully, I was right!  Surprisingly, shortening the sleeves created the proper fit through the torso, and the top ended up being the length I preferred.
While the top was a tall fit, these bright yellow crops were a great find from ELOQUII’s petites line.
Did you know that ELOQUII carries petites?  It’s next to impossible to find petite plus options outside of businesses that offer custom fit, especially fun, versatile pieces like these cropped pants! I’m so thankful that my favorite shop decided to branch out with a petites size range.
In addition to pants being too long, I usually have a problem with the rise of pants being too long.  The petites options from ELOQUII eliminate that problem – the rise in these was perfect.  I did have them hemmed a little because I preferred a shorter fit with the wide leg, and let’s be honest, at 4’9″, I’m EXTRA-petite!
Whether I’m shopping petites, regular, or tall sizing, plus size or straight sizing, I’m always looking for pieces that I can make work for me with simple alterations (and preferably, with no alterations at all).  And while I live by the philosophy of “make it work,” I still questioned whether to even bother with this tall length blouse.  I’m so glad that I did.  It’s a reminder that you really never now how something will look until you try it on!
Also, this is probably the most color you will ever see me in!  I’m sure that I will generally wear this top with black pants, and I will wear these pants with a white or other neutral top to tone the yellow, but for today it was fun to play around with more color!  🙂

Pants:  ELOQUII Petites (Available here); Top:  ASOS Tall (Available here); Shoes:  ASOS (Available here); Clutch:  Melie Bianco (Available at Amazon here); Earrings:  Amazon (Available here); Sunglasses:  ELOQUII

Author: Cassie

I'm the owner/publisher of Style Cassentials, a curvy and petite gal OBSESSED with fashion and strong believer in making clothes work for YOU! I love sharing advice on all things fashion, especially shopping and fit tips!

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  1. Pretty fun outfit! Those culotte pants are the star of this show for sure. These nicely compliment the top and sandals. I think you look very cool here. While I used to watch “The Simpsons,” these influences are very cool here as part of the photography. Sweet!


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