Thursday, April 7, 2011

new loves and old friends: the pulled-up dress

let me start off by saying i love this dress. i love the color, i love the fabric and i love the swoop of the neck line. what i don't love is something that is so easily fixable – yet i just haven't done it. it's the length. i rarely wear this dress all because it's about 12 inches too long. it hangs right at that thickest part of my calf area...the part that when it gets cut off, i look like i just might have cankles. well, i realized that it's super easy to do a temporary fix for my issues. a little pulling, a little tucking, and some strategic belt placement, and presto chango! a new dress.






new loves:
blazer ~ target
belt ~ thrifted
shoes ~ 6PM
socks ~ stolen from my mother-in-law
earrings ~ F21

old friends:
dress ~ vintage, garage sale

yes, i will be taking this, along with about six other dresses, to be hemmed soon. after all, what is a dress when it's just sitting in your closet unworn??? lonely. so lonely.

happy thursday!!
xoxo,
megan bird

13 comments:

  1. beautiful dress!
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  2. Pretty pretty!!
    And smart thinking!!
    :D

    xx
    JordanMayTwigs.
    <3

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  3. The shorter length looks great!

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  4. LOVE what you wrote about the socks, made me laugh!

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  5. Super cute and love it with the socks. Also love how you tucked the dress and pulled it up.
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  6. So it would be the perfect length for me since I am seven feet tall, eh? No need to venture to the seamstress, dear, you can send ALL of the dresses and skirts right to my closet! I actually have several skirts that are too long on me, too. Do you have an affordable local seamstress that you use? If not, we should find one! xoxo

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  7. AND, you could never, in a million years have cankles.

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  8. there is no sadder sight than a never worn garment just left to hang.
    this dress is cute, you should indeed wear it more often :O)

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  9. Very impressive tucking and belting. I think this dress looks fabulous on you.

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  10. Oooh very nice...so you're saying this was a longer length dress? It doesn't look like it at all, you did a great job with the belt and making it look like a normal shorter length dress-bravo!

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  11. Looks adorable. Love it more with the jacket.
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  12. this is so hot. like burning up the library hot. i love it with the socks and booties.

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