Jessica Simpson, 5ft3in, pairs platform heels with Daisy Duke shorts to ‘look tall for spring’

Jessica Simpson shared a funny post to her Instagram account on Wednesday.

The siren was seen wearing platform heels with her Daisy Duke shorts and floral print top as she posed away for her spring clothing campaign. And in her caption the 41-year-old former reality TV star said that she added the sky-high heels to look tall.

‘The things us short girls do to look tall for spring!’ wrote the wife of Eric Johnson, with whom she has three children.

Cute image: Jessica Simpson shared a funny post to her Instagram account on Wednesday. The siren was seen wearing platform heels with her Daisy Duke shorts and floral print top as she posed away for her spring clothing campaign

This post comes days after she admitted that her credit card got declined while trying to order a meal at fast food restaurant Taco Bell, after investing millions of her own cash to save her fashion brand.

‘I am draining my bank account,’ the star said on The Real.

‘I have no working credit card. It’s OK. I will pay in cash. I went to Taco Bell the other day and my card got denied. I’m on a budget, ladies!’

Last October, Simpson reportedly offered up $65million of her own money to regain full ownership of her billion-dollar fashion brand, the Jessica Simpson Collection, after its parent company Sequential Brands Group Inc, filed for bankruptcy.

Small: And in her caption the 41-year-old former reality TV star said that she added the sky-high heels to look tall.  'The things us short girls do to look tall for spring!'  wrote the wife of Eric Johnson, with whom she has three children

Small: And in her caption the 41-year-old former reality TV star said that she added the sky-high heels to look tall. ‘The things us short girls do to look tall for spring!’ wrote the wife of Eric Johnson, with whom she has three children

Despite the huge success of the fashion line, Simpson herself was never a billionaire as she had only licensed her name to the venture, making $13 million or less during the time it had brought in $1 billion in sales, according to Bloomberg.

Now, Simpson is making the risky move of pouring her personal wealth into the project to revive it.

But she doesn’t seem scared.

‘With money, there’s just so much fear attached to it,’ she added on The Real.

‘And I’m the person that you get mad at at the blackjack table. I’ll put it all out there if it’s me that’s driving the show, because I believe in myself and I know what I can do. And I know that nothing will stop me, and if you try to stop me, I’ll try harder.’

Budget minded now: This post comes days after she admitted that her credit card got declined while trying to order a meal at fast food restaurant Taco Bell, after investing millions of her own cash to save her fashion brand.  'I am draining my bank account,' the star said on The Real

Budget minded now: This post comes days after she admitted that her credit card got declined while trying to order a meal at fast food restaurant Taco Bell, after investing millions of her own cash to save her fashion brand. ‘I am draining my bank account,’ the star said on The Real

The Newlyweds star had cofounded the Jessica Simpson Collection in 2005 with her mother Tina Simpson and the pair are still working on it today. In November last year, a defiant Simpson told fans how she beat the odds of winning back her brand.

‘I am truly humbled to reclaim 100% ownership of MY name and my brand,’ she wrote. ‘It was a long journey getting to this point. I was told no, that brand ownership was out of the question, that I was not relevant enough, and I would never have 100%.’

‘My mom @tinasimpsonofficial and I remained steadfast, patient, determined, brave, and STRONG. TODAY we can look back and say we BEAT ALL ODDS stacked against us. We withstood the battle and today we CONFIDENTLY claim victory! The entire Jessica Simpson Collection belongs to us!’

New stress: 'I have no working credit card.  It's OK.  I will pay in cash.  I went to Taco Bell the other day and my card got denied.  I'm on a budget, ladies!'  she said on The Real

New stress: ‘I have no working credit card. It’s OK. I will pay in cash. I went to Taco Bell the other day and my card got denied. I’m on a budget, ladies!’ she said on The Real

Watch the coins: Last October, Simpson reportedly offered up $65million of her own money to regain full ownership of her billion-dollar fashion brand, the Jessica Simpson Collection, after its parent company Sequential Brands Group Inc, filed for bankruptcy

Watch the coins: Last October, Simpson reportedly offered up $65million of her own money to regain full ownership of her billion-dollar fashion brand, the Jessica Simpson Collection, after its parent company Sequential Brands Group Inc, filed for bankruptcy

Simpson currently has an estimated net worth of around $200 million thanks to her singing and acting career, fashion brand and other endorsements. 2

The reality star reportedly had owned just over a third of the brand (37.5%) when Sequential Brands Group Inc. had purchased a majority share from Camuto Group in 2015.

‘It means the absolute world to me to be able to take over complete ownership of my brand,’ she told Footwear News last year.

Watching her cash flow: Despite the huge success of the fashion line, Simpson herself was never a billionaire as she had only licensed her name to the venture, making $13 million or less during the time it had brought in $1 billion in sales, according to Bloomberg

Watching her cash flow: Despite the huge success of the fashion line, Simpson herself was never a billionaire as she had only licensed her name to the venture, making $13 million or less during the time it had brought in $1 billion in sales, according to Bloomberg

‘After 16 years in business I feel ready to meet this next exciting phase with open arms. I know the sky is the limit when my mom, our incredible team and I lock into our customers completely.’

Her mother and business partner Tina added: ‘For all of our hard-working, talented, amazing licensing partners, to know Jessica is at the helm gives them strength and belief in the future.’

‘And for Jessica to regain control of her namesake brand, it allows her and I, alongside our amazing team, licensing and retail partners to build the legacy brand to carry on to her children and family.’

Boss now: Now, Simpson is making the risky move of pouring her personal wealth into the project to revive it

Boss now: Now, Simpson is making the risky move of pouring her personal wealth into the project to revive it

Fearless: But she doesn't seem scared.  'With money, there's just so much fear attached to it,' she added on The Real

Fearless: But she doesn’t seem scared. ‘With money, there’s just so much fear attached to it,’ she added on The Real

There certainly seems to be life in the brand yet, as sales were up 92% compared to 2020 and 9% compared to 2019, according to Footwear News.

Camuto’s SVP of sales, Geralyn Lyman, also spoke positively about the brand when speaking to the industry outlet.

‘Coming out of a pandemic, [Jessica Simpson] is offering the polar opposite — it’s not about slippers, it’s not about athleisure, it’s not about any of those comforts of home that everybody has been living with,’ Lyman said.

‘It’s about showing off and being seen in high heels and great colors and lots of shine.’

She stays on top of her shape: The star has said that she works out often to look slender;  seen in a selfie from this month

She stays on top of her shape: The star has said that she works out often to look slender; seen in a selfie from this month

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