High Waisted: A Girl’s Best Friend


Shirt: TJ Maxx, Skirt: La Vie Petite, Shoes: Forever 21
I once heard a rumor that Mariah Carey had her two bottom ribs removed so that she could fit into clothes better…or was it Janet Jackson? On either account, I fit into that category of girls with an extra large rib cage.  Put it this way, in middle school my ribs protruded further than my tatas–and it was cause for some major juvenile teasing. Which may be why I am totally stoked that high waisted skirts are back in. They give me some semblance of a waist and they totally hide the post baby pooch that every old man at church mistakes for a preggo bump, not cool.
Visit La Vie Petite if you want your very own handmade, mustard yellow, pooch-hiding, high waisted, glorious skirt.

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    May 29, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Very cute Ashley! Love the color of the skirt and the heels!

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    Staci J
    May 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I'm in love with those colors! Your heels make me smile:)

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    May 29, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    love this! very similar to the outfit I'm wearing today. a green high waisted skirt and a t. yayyyy for high waists!!

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    May 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    ADORE the mustard skirt and how high waisted it is! It looks amazing on you!! I love that it could totally be dressed up or made casual!

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    May 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    so so so so cute! i love it!!!!!!!!

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    May 29, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    This skirt is so amazing! Love it!

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    Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims
    May 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    looking good girl!! cutting out ribs?? that's like those crazy girls who got their pinky toes chopped off to fit in heels better…people…

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    May 29, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Love that skirt and those colors together!

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    May 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Cute skirt!
    I might just have to get one of my very own! 😉

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    Comeca Jones
    May 29, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I love it!!!

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    May 29, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    dang! And just when I thought you couldn't possibly get any cuter!

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    May 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I think Cher was rumored to have ribs removed… This skirt, MUCH better option!!

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    May 29, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I looove it!

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    May 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    OMG Gorgeous! I want to grow up and be just like you! **sigh**

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    real indiana housewife
    May 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    that has to be the CUTEST skirt i have seen!! it might have to be the first skirt i buy when i can wear real clothes again!!! =)

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    May 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    You look adorable!!

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    May 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    BEYOND adorbs! So glad you got it! I do want one too!

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    Casey Martinez
    May 29, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I actually decided to pull my regular elastic waist skirt up to my middle today and what a cute transformation it made!! I'm with you. It is quite flattering!! You look lovely!

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    Kara @ Nest Candy
    May 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Looking good Miss Momma! Great color combo.

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    May 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    You Gorgeous momma you! 🙂 LOVE that skirt!

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    Jayna Rae
    May 29, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    That arrived so quickly. You look phenomenal. I too have a large rib cage, and when one is short this can be annoying. I am sure you know this. Love all of your cute poses. I may have to save up for the blue and white one or this one. Oh both are awesome.

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    May 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    So cute!

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    May 29, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    can i just say…….WHAT POOCH?? lol girl you are looking amazing! own it! love your blog

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    May 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Love it!

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    Audrey Crisp
    May 30, 2011 at 12:32 am

    So cute!! I love it!

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    {Trulie Scrumptious}
    May 30, 2011 at 1:04 am

    So cute!!

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    Laura @ ON{thelaundry}LINE
    May 30, 2011 at 1:29 am

    cute! I belt everything, which is pretty similar… I have huge ribs, too. I once asked my mom if there was a rib reduction surgery and she gave me a speech about how I'd appreciate those ribs when I was hugely pregnant. Which, ok, yes, I did. But I'm pretty sure I spend more time unpregnant. 😉

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    May 30, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Ahhhh!!!! LOVE that skirt, and you look gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of high waisted skirts for that reason. Much easier to suck it in up high than the 'ol mommy belly down low 😀


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    May 30, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Ashley, you are totally rocking this skirt! Thanks for the order and the shout out!


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    LaVonne @ Long Wait
    May 30, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Very nice skirt! I like high wasted skirts too, it gives the illusion of longer legs 🙂 (I need all the help I can get.)

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Enjoy your week,
    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

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    May 30, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    That outfit looks adorable on you!

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    Jenae @ Wildflower
    May 30, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Adorable outfit!!! I need to get into the whole high waisted thing everyone looks amazing in it!

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    May 30, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    love your pictures!!!
    And the skirt too!

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    May 30, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Such a cute outfit! Do you have any fashion advice for an 18 year old soon-to-be college Freshman? 🙂
    [email protected]

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    May 31, 2011 at 1:51 am

    you are cute as a button!! I love that skirt- and that white dresser-vanity behind you!! I wish I could wear high waisted styles!!

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    Dana Michelle
    May 31, 2011 at 3:02 am

    I LOVE that skirt. I am also a huge fan of high-waisted skirts and pants. They can be so flattering! You are adorable in those photos! I want a skirt like that one!


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    Zsa Zsa
    May 31, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Well hello gorgeous! Love the skirt, Ashley..and those shoes! You're proof that mommies who work hard don't have to look tired or stressed. Fabulous!

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    The Zeediks
    May 31, 2011 at 3:35 am

    DARLING skirt! I just love it! You look amazing in it! LoL that you said tatas!

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    May 31, 2011 at 5:59 am

    i thought i would've hated high waist but i too LOVE the style! seriously it hides everything and i too have that post baby bump you're talking about. cute shoes too!

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    Domestic Diva
    May 31, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Seriously, the skirt is fabulous!

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    May 31, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I think I need that skirt! It looks adorable on you.

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    Stock Insurance
    May 31, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    smokin' babe!
    LMM Hubby

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    Nicole Feliciano
    May 31, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Love, love love the color combo. And your photos rock. Jealous and in need of photo help.

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    Shannon Olson
    June 1, 2011 at 1:10 am

    What a great look! Such a cute skirt, I have never looked good in that length skirt but maybe I should give in another try!

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    June 1, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Ashley, you are adorable! I am in love with this outfit. You sure know how to rock it, girl! And the shoes are the perfect touch! Hope all is well with you my friend!

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    Meagan at Fairly Fabulous Blog dot com
    June 1, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Not only are you so stinking adorable…I don't know. You are just so stinking adorable! I was totally thinking this looked like a la vie petite outfit. Love. love.

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    June 1, 2011 at 7:40 am

    super cute skirt! love the color!

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    June 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    After having 3 kids (2 of them at the same time), I'm definitely a fan of the high waisted skirts! This one is super cute on you!

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    June 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Super cute skirt. And equally cute pics.

    How was I not following you?!

    Am now.

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    June 1, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    You know, I confuse you and Cori from La Vie Petite all the time. You have similar features and are just SO DARN CUTE!

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    June 1, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    OMG, I love that skirt!

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    June 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Cute skirt! {and I have a hard time believing this post baby bump gig! you look great!}

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    Ashley Ann
    June 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Stunning! I am just in love with that skirt! And yes, I am with you on the rib thing…how I would love to do that!! :]

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    June 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I think the rib rumor started with Cher originally….Love the skirt, La Vie Petite is such a great blog…I thought that skirt looked familiar!

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    -Lucky Mommy-
    June 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Found your blog through the Pleated Poppy's WIWW! Love it 🙂

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    June 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Totally recognized the skirt right away – I love Cori's skirts! You look super gorgeous in yours!

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    June 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I'm in love with your skirt!!


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    Christine - Tutorial Addict lol
    June 1, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Oh girl … I have the same problem :-/ LOVE that skirt!

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    Monica Whitney
    June 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    AH! I have been eying that skirt now for a while. You look so smokin' in it. I love it! And I'm lovin' your blog, just found it linked on Pleated Poppy! Now following!

    Ask the Duplex

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    June 2, 2011 at 3:31 am

    LOVE your outfit!! That skirt is to die for!! Im gonna go check them out. You're adorable as always:)

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    The Balch Bunch
    June 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    SO CUTE!!

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    Lexie Loo & Dylan Too
    June 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    That is really cute!

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    Lexie Loo & Dylan Too
    June 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    That is really cute!

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    June 13, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Can I just say that you are soo beautiful?! I admire your authenticity, humility, faith and great mommy stories. I hope I can be like you one day!

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    June 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

    so stinkin cute!! I have yet to rock the high waist…but you might have just pushed me over the edge with this one! Boo to gigantic ribcages (I didn't think anyone else had this problem!) and phantom preggo bumps (no…it's not a baby…just my dinner from last night)

    Thanks for your transparency 🙂

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    October 19, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I am oooooobsessed with that skirt. I went to her etsy shop and sadly…no skirts {sad face}

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