My Love/Hate Relationship With My Long Legs

Philadelphia fashion blogger Alicia Tenise styles the Zara Orange Off the Shoulder Gingham Crop Top, Levis 501 Shorts in White, and Cult Gaia Ark Bag
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Top: Zara (similar) | Shorts: Levi’s ℅ Shopbop | Bag: Cult Gaia | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: ℅ Taudrey | Earrings: Gorjana | Shoes: ℅ Altar’d State
I know what you’re thinking: Leesh, what’s up with the title of your post? (Have I ever told you that all my good friends pretty much call me "Leesh"? That’s a thing. And since we’re obviously good friends on here…)
Growing up as a lanky girl was awkward, to say the least. I was taller than everyone in grade school. If you needed me, I was automatically heading to the back of my class photos. It got really awkward when I was 12 years old and already 5’7″ and, you know, fully developed. My doctors projected that I’d be 5’11", but I actually just stopped growing when I was 12. It was odd, but I’m thankful, cause I think 5’7″ is a pretty decent height and I can still wear normal sizes most of the time without having to go in the "Tall" section.
Anyway. Can I tell you how many times I got in trouble in school for shorts? I can’t count how many times I was sent home or "warned" on one hand. As an adult, I’ve been somewhat weary of shorts. Everything looks a million times shorter on me because my legs go on for days.
As a long-legged girl, you have to realize that a lot of brands of shorts just aren’t going to work for you. And that’s ok! Once you find the brands that do work, it’s like magic. I’m personally a big fan of Madewell shorts and pick a new pair up every year. I also just tried the Levi’s 501 Shorts pictured here, and they’re leggy-girl approved.
Any other long-limbed girls out there? Tell me about your clothing struggles!

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