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Perfectly Abnormal

Hello and welcome to The Cooking Wardrobe.  Growing up, I was never a sky high heel shoe kind of girl, I always preferred comfortable shoes.  Well, if you had to walk miles to and from school and also pass by the markets to pick up ingredients for dinner, that would be a no-brainer.

Another reason why I shied away from heels was due to the fact that I was one of, if not the tallest girl in my class.  Back then, the grown ups in our community would worry that it would be hard for me to find a man to marry because no one would want to marry a woman taller than them.    I can vividly remember our neighbor who felt sorry for me, asking my uncle to step on my head because I was growing too fast and to them that was abnormal.

Fast forward a few years after I finished high school and I could not care less what anyone thought.  I bought high heels and walked in them to and from work just to rub it in everyone's face.  It was a painful experience but worth the very last pinch of my small toe.

These days, I am still doing my own thing in my perfectly abnormal but sensible way.  If I feel like wearing something, heels or flats, I just do it.

Thanks for coming over and reading.  Have a fabulous week my darlings!!!

Outfit Details:
Top: Portmans
Skirt: Jacqui e
Booties: Big W
Watch: Invicta
Bangle: Gift
Chain and Earrings: Old from Sierra Leone

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  1. I've yet to meet a man who didn't find tall women attractive!
    I love your braided hair and your attitude. x

  2. Say what? Our people are ridiculous sometimes. -they've some feeble reasons for everything. Good you finally did you. Great outfit and I love the choice of shoes. Wonderful! :))


  3. Oh dear, I hope your uncle did not step on your head!! You look gorgeous, heels or flats - fun booties, and great turquoise+magenta combo! xxx

  4. fabulous hairdo! i really like the booties with the girly clothes - fresh and fun! xxxx

  5. Very fabulous Elsie! Love the shoes with your outfit!

  6. love your walking shoes and your great outlook! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  7. You look amazing and nothing wrong with you at all, you are just as you should be...beautiful xx

  8. Lovely hair. top and shoe . You sure look good

  9. I love the boots. Such a creative look!

  10. Haha aw there are the shoes! So funny that we have the same boots ;) They are just so comfy and versatile, right? And they look great with your colourful skirt and shirt combo! Love your braids too! You look fab, keep up that great attitude. Nobody's perfect anyway :)

  11. Take it from a short(ish) girl: most of us would give a lot to be tall(er)... Lovely summery colours. And your hair is a true work of art.

  12. But how tall are you ? I love the fact that you decided to accept yourself Elsie ! It's very important. Your height will not prevent a good man to approach you !

    You're a very beautiful woman. Stay positive & love yourself. That's what matters ! (:

    Do not hesitate to follow me on GFC, I always follow back ;)

  13. I agree with Tiina,as a shorter girl, enjoy your height wear those heels when you want, you always look fantastic. Love your pretty top and skirt with the boots. Enjoy your week.

  14. That floral skirt is too cute! Love it and to think they made fun of you because of your height? lol I wish I had your height. You look beautiful my dear.

  15. You look lovely my dear and your hair is done to perfection. Sounds like you grew up in my country. I was short but I know how the tall girls were picked on in my community. Now all the shortys want height to make them look slimmer and we wear the highest of heels.

  16. So gorgeous, your skin is so flawless. http://sophialastyles.blogspot.co.uk/

  17. Exactly how you should choose what to put on your tootsies ... just what you feel like at the moment!
    These boots are adorable on you, very modern for summer with your cute little outfit. I've worn not much but cowboy boots when we were riding a lot, and when I was young we didn't see such very high heels ... the return to the 60s blocky heels, mid to low is very familiar from that period! Sandals always, all summer in California as a kid, and Sorrel boots in Alaska a lot of the year. But I'm such a sucker for a pretty pair of heels, still!

  18. Love this skirt dear!! Amazing floral print.
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

    My Showroom

  19. I love how your black booties ground this colorful outfit and offer you comfort at the same time!

  20. You look absolutely beautiful!! I wished I would be much more taller!! So many outfits don´t look really good on a woman like a dwarf!!! ;)))) So I have to wear heels to stretch my silhouette and this is not alway very comfortable!
    Gorgeous, colorful photos!

    have a wonderful weekend dear friend
    see you soon
    Dana :)

  21. You go, girl!! Wearing what you want with confidence is truly what great personal style is all about...and you have it in spades, dearest Elsie!! I'm only 5'4" so I really appreciate the leg-lengthening benefits of a pair of high heels...but that certainly doesn't mean that I don't own any flats!! Your lace-up booties add an ideal touch of edge to this floral skirt and turquoise top combination...and your hair is AMAZING!! XOXO


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