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7.27.2010

Well, no, but I might be wearing a witty thong!

Maxi dresses have a tendency to be too long on me because I'm so short, so this one from H & M is no exception (it's probably about a foot of fabric too long). First I thought about getting it professionally hemmed, but after the estimate turned out to be more than the dress, I rejected this idea (to hem jersey material is ridiculously expensive). Then I toyed with the idea of just chopping off the bottom and leaving it raw, but my OCD rejected this idea. Today, as I was dressing for work, I put on the dress and belted it, coming up with this look which I actually quite like (perhaps more than just having the dress on without draping it). So ended my nightmare of what to do with this dress, I just loved it too much to part with it on Ebay.

Oh, and since I always like to mention a little bit about work.. I've managed to get some virus on the computer rendering it completely unusable at this point. Considering I am probably the most computer literate in the company besides the IT guy, it sucks that I got such a bad virus .. so sad.. been mourning my computer all day..








(dress: H&M |sandals: Sam Edelman Gigi |rings: Noir, Forever 21, and Vivienne Westwood |bag: Alexander Wang Diego)

29 comments:

  1. I love the maxi length dress and I like how you've kept the outfit simple. Well, as simple as you can when accompanied by that kick-ass A.Wang Diego....JEALOUS MUCH?

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  2. I love this maxi dress, and what you did really worked! I can't wear maxidresses well either because I'm too short for them, but I really want to get one.

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  3. I love the dress. Looks fabulous!

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  4. FAB!! loved the dress and how you worked it out with the belt and the bag!

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  5. fab! you look great!
    xoxo
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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  6. your stripes & bag looks so so cute together, i love the clash!

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  7. Love your dress! I also had a nasty virus on my PC. Made me mad! What kind of work do you do?

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  8. hi thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog :)

    very nice outfit xx

    http://inbetweenj.blogspot.com/

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  9. Good idea on the belt! The dress looks great on you -- aren't stripes the best?! Love the Diego :)

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  10. The belt idea looks great - very flattering! I really want a jersey maxi dress but I'm worried that it would cling to all the wrong places so I'll definitely try this!

    http://jadefungblog.blogspot.com

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  11. love the dress! i am nervous about maxis also im quite short..will def be braving it after seeing these pics tho!

    take care love:)

    kerry

    http://alittlefashionromance.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm short too,I think the belt was a great idea

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  13. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    Love the dress! you pull it off so well!

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  14. looooooove that dress! SO cute. i want.
    xx. alyssa

    http://macaroons-and-me.blogspot.com/

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  15. gorgeous! im quite short too, so maxi dresses come really long on me! thanks for your comment, lovely blog! im following :)
    xx

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  16. i'm only 5'2" so maxi dress look so long on me too! the way you belted it is just perfect!

    ps. that bag is just to die for! *drool*

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  17. Love your maxi dress! I want one as well but I'm like 5'2" and I think I'll look really really REAALLY small then haha. It looks great on you though.

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  18. Thank you! I love the dresses with stripes, the other day I was in Oysho and there was one and I wanted to buy it but I didn't have money haha I see that you like very much Alexander Wang, to me he's the best designer in the world!

    xxx

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  19. it looks lovely belted, and honestly if you can let your ocd go for a teeny second it will look perfectly fine cut, but it looks great this way too!

    xxx
    t

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  20. oh those stripes are lovely..i have the same stripes but in a shorter dress..love them on you :)

    http://weddingonthecards.blogspot.com/

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Love these black and white strips!

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  22. The maxi is great, and blousing it like that is a good idea. Hemming jersey is tough, you can either do it by hand, by machine with a zigzag stitch, or use bias tape and a straight stitch.

    Chic on the Cheap

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