A Leg UP …if you can, can, can!

shoes, legs, boots, ankle boots, platforms, leg, fashion, Photo 13 

When I first started doing my Completely Gratuitous Outfit Posts in August of 2008, I worked full time at the art gallery & had little spare time to perfect the “outfit shot”. I would get to work early and use my iMac camera & photo booth to capture my outfits quickly before the boss came in, sleepy-eyed and all. Since the photos were poor quality & couldn’t capture my shoes properly whilst standing, I’d sit in my chair and kick my leg up to get the shoe shot. The following year my hours were cut to part time which obviously gave me more time to photograph my outfits properly though I continued to include the “leg up” shot until the beginning of September 2009 when I finally became brave enough to take my outfit shots outdoors & the “leg up” shot was no longer necessary. However, I get quite a few emails & Tweets from my long-time readers about missing the “leg up” shot. So for you guys, I’ve compiled the Best of the Leg Ups.* some are from 2008 but most are from the beginning of 2009.

Click the images to see the original outfit post details

calvin klein shoes, boyfriend jeans, tweed blazer, long hair parted on the side, Photo 11-2

Gold marc by marc jacobs peep toe pumps, black jeans, leopard print blouse, long straight hair, Photo 11-1

patent red sandals, wedges, burberry trench coat, red hoop earrings, nautical, fashion, Photo 30

stacked wood soles, boots, Ralph-Lauren-Jbrand-jeans-maegan-4

jessica simpson shoes, patent leather peep toes, shoes with bows, white pants, black and white outfit, Photo 17-1

gucci sandals, romper, legs, tom ford sunglasses, ombre hair, Photo 10

snakeskin wedges, Photo 139

mint blue shoes, gold shoes, ungaro jacket, waved hair, legs, leg up, Photo 12

all black outfit, black leggings with ankle boots, studded belt, chanel sunglasses, Photo 44

pour la victoire shoes, cut out platforms, long straight hair, green blouse, outfit, what wearing, Photo 2

guess ankle buckle shoes, front french braid, vintage jacket, floral print blazer, large chain necklace, black jeans, Photo 14

black and white dress with oversized blazer and green sash

all black outfit with tall boots

jessica simpson nude heels, nude pumps with bow, shoes with bows, berry pink silk dress, wavy hair, sunglasses, Photo 29

cropped yellow jacket and vintage jeans

all black, cropped jacket, diy louboutin petal heels


silver shoes, diy shoes, ysl cage shoes, vintage t shirt, aviator sunglasses, cuffed up skinny jeans, 3798772224_a4f2340200_o

You can pretty much tell what kind of mood I was in just by looking at my leg up shots, lol – well, I can, anyway. P.S. all photos link to original outfit post 🙂

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    January 18, 2011 |

    This post is so much fun!!! 🙂 You’re a real chameleon! 🙂


  • Thais Goetz

    January 18, 2011 |


  • Anna Saccone

    January 18, 2011 |

    Wow, so much sex appeal in each and everyone of these shots!! I love them! You should get some of these framed! <3

  • Katie

    January 18, 2011 |

    Ok, its awesome that you put together this post! Love!

  • pinkangelbabe

    January 18, 2011 |

    Wow you have some amazing shoes…….and legs lady! Love this post so much fun reminds me of first reading your blog. Loved it as much then as I do now if not more. I agree with Anna you should print these and make a feature wall of them in your house! They are too gorgeous not too!

    Love your blog more and more xoxoxx

  • Caroline

    January 18, 2011 |

    You truly have an amazing selection of shoes, I have shoe envy!

  • Rachel

    January 18, 2011 |

    I find the main painting behind you fascinating. Somedays we were able to see just a little more of it.
    I’m weird like that.

  • Katie

    January 18, 2011 |

    Ha I had no idea you could tell what kind of mood someone was in just by the leg lift but it’s so possible. I love these photos! You can can can.

  • boycottamericanwomen

    January 18, 2011 |

    Why American men should boycott American women


    I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.


  • Fashion Agony

    January 18, 2011 |

    You’re sooo pretty and I love how you look totally different on different pictures! Cute tattoo 🙂

  • Adonais Sarmiento Peña

    January 18, 2011 |

    Increible! Algun dia te dibujare en mi blogspot! I (L) U !

  • Maria J - Paqui

    January 18, 2011 |

    Love all your shoes!!! The pictures are amazing.

  • Lindsay

    January 18, 2011 |

    Amazing shoes!!

  • Stephanie

    January 18, 2011 |

    haha there are quite a few where you look like you were in a rather sexy mood!! and you have SO many pairs of different shoes! awesome xx

  • Shadowy Lady

    January 18, 2011 |

    I loved every single one of these shots! So cool to have ur own trademark 🙂

  • oohboutique.com

    January 18, 2011 |

    OMG! Your shoe collection rocks! Love all the outfits too. Thanks for giving us a peek inside your closet!

  • Little Rus

    January 18, 2011 |

    Such a great post! I am smiling ear to ear. What a great idea about showing off your shoes! It’s like a whole office shoe story. 🙂

  • Beauty&Fashion Lounge

    January 18, 2011 |

    Great collection of shoes and boots. The photos are so fun.

  • silvia Navarro

    January 18, 2011 |

    love your post!!!!
    i have just discovered your blog….is fantastic!!!!!


  • ♔Reyna♔

    January 18, 2011 |

    love this post-you should do it more often just for the heck of it! Love #4, 11, and 14! I love color.


  • *amanda*

    January 18, 2011 |

    Toes to the ceiling!! 🙂 Tee hee heep!

  • Amanda Blair

    January 18, 2011 |

    I didn’t realize how much I missed your “leg up” shots but after seeing these, I do! So cute and fun! I think too, it makes you seem less “fashion blogger glamazon” and more girl that’s just like me! Not that I don’t love your new outfit posts with your fancy new camera because I do, but this reminded me of something I would do haha.

  • vixi

    January 18, 2011 |

    he he these are too funny 🙂

  • sharkanyi

    January 18, 2011 |

    Now I have shoe envy and feel the need to update my shoe collection! =)

  • Meg O.

    January 18, 2011 |

    I absolutely adore this post! You are truly inspiring!!! -Meg @ O. is Me


    January 18, 2011 |

    “leg up” shot, seriously brilliant! I absolutely love it. And how fun to see many great looks all in one post too.

  • www.lawyerwanna.be

    January 18, 2011 |

    gosh u have a different hair style in each of the leg ups. Im so jealous, i wish i had the time and skills to do that everyday 🙁


  • Lost at 11

    January 18, 2011 |

    I love how you did all that photo’s, looks really nice!!

  • Sing

    January 18, 2011 |

    Wow, you have an awesome shoe collection.


  • MM

    January 18, 2011 |

    U r soooo cool! I just love your blog, love everything about it. What I love most is that u’re so REAL. I feel like I know you… very well.
    PS – I’m not 1 to comment on blogs… but I just had to let u know how much I like u & ur blog

  • myedit

    January 18, 2011 |

    1. Love the leg ups… you got great stems.
    2. Love your shoes… watch your back if I am around. I have been known to tackle for a great pair of shoes.

  • Anonymous

    January 18, 2011 |

    You got a lotta shoes lady!! Love it!!

  • Lexy of BeautyFash

    January 18, 2011 |

    Just wow! LOVE This post! …and also how each pic is the link to the outfit. My fave is the black/white puff sleeve top with the pop of green. Your style range is CRAZY perfect. Such an inspiration! 🙂

  • Holly

    January 18, 2011 |

    this post makes me miss summer!!! you sassy minx

  • MUA

    January 18, 2011 |

    You have a freaking fabulous collection of shoes….I like that braid that you have in one pic that starts from your fringe area, could you do a tutorial on that : pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase ?

    Caro xxx

  • ...love Maegan

    January 18, 2011 |

    MUA: I did do a tutorial on it! 😉 click the photo to find it.

  • Mara

    January 18, 2011 |

    I’m new to your blog, and this post is so much fun! What a great recap.

    – Mara

  • Brittany D'Lynne

    January 18, 2011 |

    What a fun post! I love it!!!

  • modanista junkie

    January 18, 2011 |

    Would kill for your shoes! Great selection love!!


  • Coley-Cole

    January 18, 2011 |

    This post is great! I was smiling the entire time while viewing it.

    You have a great collection of shoes, my dear. A collection that I aspire to have myself lol….

    Lastly, I love you with curly hair! You look very adorable!

  • Rachel

    January 18, 2011 |

    Man, you have got some killer shoes. I wish I had maybe three pairs total that would be worth shooting. I love how your look is different day to day! Total perfection.


  • Holeh

    January 18, 2011 |

    love love looooove this post! i am a long time reader who also definitely missed the leg up shots hehe 🙂

    xo, holeh


  • Abi

    January 18, 2011 |

    this is so funny. I toally remember these shots. I actually didn’t even realize you didn’t do them anymore.This made me laugh.

  • Vivian

    January 18, 2011 |

    Your leg up pose is so cute! I also love how you explain the evolution of your outfit posts. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • SYM1

    January 18, 2011 |

    This is CUTE! Those blue shoes are SCAAAAANDALOUS and the gold ones with the bow are delicious! I love all the diff looks. This looks like so much fun.

  • House of Hemingway

    January 18, 2011 |

    hahahaha, your post made me laugh it’s super cute and comical though I know that’s not what you’re going for. Somehow it reminded me of my cat when she’s doing her ballet moves! lol Lovely shots and yeah leg up! p.s. what’s with that “boycott american women” dude/comment? weird.


  • anhesty

    January 18, 2011 |

    awesome compilation of the ‘leg up’ shots. i miss them too!

  • Loren

    January 18, 2011 |

    Woo, I am totally girl crushing right now! Love all your leg up shots…you got some great gams, girl!

  • Glamour Bbey.

    January 18, 2011 |

    You have the most beautiful shoes in the whole word!

  • LifestyleBohemia

    January 18, 2011 |

    Beautiful compilation and beautiful shoe collection!

  • silvergirl

    January 18, 2011 |

    i love your changing look everyday
    you can really pull of many different ones
    so cool to see
    with legs like yours leg poses are made just for you

    Come Enter My B’day Give Away

  • Dhalia

    January 19, 2011 |

    LOL…cute post. A lot of Legs Up there.


  • A.Co

    January 19, 2011 |

    Um OKAY, PLEASE wear green more often!! I was seriously loving ALL the ‘leg-up’ shots (and have only been around -aka reading- for about a year, so never experienced them ‘in the flesh’ so to speak 😉 and figured I wouldn’t be able to choose a favourite, but the one of you in the green top with the large black flower necklace (I believe you made?) – HOLY CRAP! SMOKIN’!!!!!!!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

    PS – uber cool that all the pix link to the original post. That takes a lot of work – well done.

  • Emily

    January 19, 2011 |

    haha love it! I miss the high kick, or leg-up! Whatever you want to call it! 🙂

  • stacy

    January 19, 2011 |

    ha! i love this post!

  • Lyricallyness

    January 19, 2011 |

    Go girl!!! Kick that heel up!! LOL you look amazing!!!

  • Anonymous

    January 19, 2011 |

    Loves It!

  • Juanette

    January 19, 2011 |

    lol I DO remember those poses (and that fab headband that you were wearing, I emailed you about it!) Love every outfit and you’ve given me some fresh ideas of color combos!

    Thanks for the traipse down memory lane, chica!

  • Anonymous

    January 19, 2011 |

    aaaah, i really missed and love the leg up shots!

  • Anna

    January 19, 2011 |

    Love it!

  • Eli

    January 19, 2011 |

    so many amazing shoes! it is always strange to look back at your blog and see how you first started. I used to cut off my head for who knows what reason!

  • Marisa

    January 19, 2011 |

    Love it! Your shoes are always so fabulous and you manage to pull them off so stylishly.

  • Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty

    January 19, 2011 |

    If that was me holding my leg up like that I would look like a rolled over goodness of flab and so unsexy mess! Your fab… hot and I forgot how much I loved those blue shoes!

  • Gwen

    January 19, 2011 |

    I am so jealous of your super toned sexy legs. 🙂 Love this post!!! XOXO

  • Poppy

    January 19, 2011 |

    HAHA the leg up shots are too funny, I’ve never seen anyone do that before. I love all those outfits by the way.

  • Audra

    January 19, 2011 |

    I’ve been following for months, and this, I think, is my favorite so far. Your posts are the ones I look most forward to.



  • drollgirl

    January 19, 2011 |

    BAHAHA! this post made me LOL!!! love it! and that is a LOT of leg up shots, so i am sure your viewers are STOKED! you have the rockin’ legs and shoes, so it is good that you are giving the people what they need/want! 🙂 !!!!


    January 20, 2011 |

    Haha these are SO good,vote for eturn of the ‘leg up’ posts!

    Its helps to have nice pins such as yours too, you can certainly see your moods in the photos.

  • Mary Ann

    January 20, 2011 |

    Ha, this post is all kinds of awesomeness – i Love it!

  • josephine

    January 20, 2011 |

    haha wow incredible shoe collection!

  • missy

    January 20, 2011 |

    I like your 2008 style, Maegan. Inspirational for us working girls who don’t have time to be 100%fashion-forward but won’t suffer a power suit!

  • Deni

    January 21, 2011 |

    this outfits are great …lovely blog!


  • Noemi

    January 21, 2011 |

    Love all those shoes; what a great post 🙂
    ♥ Noemi

    Fashion: http://www.classy-n-glamorous.blogspot.com/
    Travel: http://www.brianna64-acrossthesea.blogspot.com/

  • kate @ undeniable style

    January 21, 2011 |

    you are too cute. great throwback post!


    Undeniable Style

  • Stacy Conner

    January 22, 2011 |

    Memories… LOL

  • chloe

    January 22, 2011 |

    haha, these are great, could even be somekind of fashion-art project! x

  • Anh

    January 23, 2011 |

    Wowza, seriously awesome! I don’t know what I love more: your shoe collection or the fact that you can change your look so drastically from one day to the next. Inspired

    <3 Anh @ 9to5Chic

  • onlyinhighheels

    January 25, 2011 |

    What a great selection of shoes, showing off pretty legs with a hint of attitude and a lot style. Fun post. Thanks for sharing.

  • karlieanne

    January 26, 2011 |

    awesome 🙂

  • Mirela

    February 15, 2011 |

    Oh i just love this! You are so beautiful and you have nice outfits, and freaking nice collection of shoes haha!


  • Jessica @ Here(and)Now

    August 22, 2012 |

    oh my gosh! I am so glad that you posted about this again today… I didn’t know what I was missing… and I was certainly missing out! You are too fab

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