Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Long and Short of It


My Threads: Dress: Abercrombie and Fitch (splurge version), Shirt: J.Crew Factory, Booties: Target, Bag: Calvin Klein, Necklace and Bracelets: Forever 21 (similar), Watch: Michael Kors

My camera charger is back! And it is giving my camera new life as we speak. Or as I speak, since this isn't much of a conversation yet. 

So I've already layered this dress with a shirt over it, now I'm layering it with a shirt underneath. Marc actually thought the shirt was part of the dress. He also told me he didn't like turtlenecks and that only moms wear them. Obviously, he isn't scoring any style points today. 

I'd also like to note that I don't usually make a point of wearing dresses this short. I ordered this one online after seeing it on a petite girl. In a moment of weakness, I completely forgot that the same dress would look way shorter on someone who is a good seven or eight inches taller. But once I zipped it up, I knew it was never going back to the store. 

Are hem extensions a thing? My super white legs could definitely use some.

Happy Hump Day!


49 comments:

  1. You are SO cute in that dress! And I love it with those wedges :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  2. I LOVE that bag! It's to die for!

    Stopping by from the link up :)

    --Jaime @ tobystailsblog.blogspot.com

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  3. Gorgeous dress! I love it so much! You look so great! :)

    Love,
    Rubi
    www.lilyamongthornsblog.blogspot.com

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  4. too cute! the bow ring is adorable!

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  5. You look great but if you are feeling self conscious about it being too short just add some tights and you are good to go.

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  6. what a lovely dress - this looks adorable on you! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  7. You could look into a Slip-Extender? The blog Clothed Much did a post on them a while back. You can but a slip then add lace or something under so that it peaks out the bottom or simply gives you more coverage.

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  8. I've always viewed navy and green to be such a classic preppy combo, so I love this. You look adorable!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous, I love the dress! I have seen people lengthen dresses by stitching a couple of inches of net/lace or broderie anglaise to the bottom to make it look like their is a petticoat underneath and these are part of it, it can look really cute :)

    Janine xx
    BakeGlueandTrend
    Giveaway Post >>> bakeglueandtrend.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/love-dress-giveaway.html

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  10. I think you look great. The dress is super cute and I LOVE your purse!

    Kali
    Kali Now Living

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  11. Love the dress, it's so cute and I really love it with the wedges!

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  12. I got a couple of those dresses from Abercrombie & Hollister last year and they are even short on me (I'm 5'2")! They would be perfect if they were just a couple inches longer! I love you layered them for winter. I definitely need to do that!

    xo, jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  13. Love how thick the stripes are on that dress! So cute.
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  14. Hey girl! I definitely feel your pain on the hem length issue. As a semi-tall girl yet thin girl I always have problems with length!

    Some dresses you can let the hem out and it works just great, but on that dress with the bold print and pattern, I don't think it would work. 1 trick I like to use is layering skirts. I know it's kind of strange, but I think a lacey pencil skirt could be SO cute peaking out underneath that dress. Just a though!

    Blessings!
    www.beautyandbows.com

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  15. Aww, what a sweet outfit! So classic and cute. You accessorized it perfectly too. Thanks for linking up today.

    Alison

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  16. i love that dress! it's so versatile and i love your bag too!

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  17. You look adorable in this dress! I have to say, I am 5'7 and never considered myself that tall but as I enter my late 20s I find myself kind of horrified at how short many dresses are. If only they left just a few more inches on them...

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  18. Love your dress and wedges! So glad I found your blog!

    xo
    Caroline

    http://lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love those wedges and will be checking them out at Target. I too am taller than the average catelog model so things are shorter on me. I wear tights (or leggings) with everything, but you look so cute in it, and, if your not uncomfortable, its really not too short. I thought the turtleneck was part of the dress too!! Sometimes we need a little turtle in our life.....

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  20. You are adorable! What a cute little ensemble.:) I love the classic addition of pearls with your sweet little dress!

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  21. Very cute! I’m the newest follower of your blog from the Weekly Wednesday Blog Hop! Would love if you could stop by mine! Thanks <^..^>

    The Three Whiskateers
    http://thethreewhiskateers.blogspot.com/

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  22. You look very polished and put together :) Great color combination!

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  23. I just love this preppy chic look! Stopping by from The Pleated Poppy and I am now your newest follower! I look forward to stalking your blog, lol!

    xx
    Serena
    www.theserenasaga.com

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  24. Layering the shirt underneath the dress is a really cute idea. I love the bow detail on that dress.

    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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  25. Love the layering and nothing is wrong with turtle necks! You look totally chic!

    Xo,
    Rachel Ashley
    http://fashionablyliving.com

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  26. Adorable dress. You could always add tights if it's chilly or if you feel it seems a bit short. Great look

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  27. This is adorably delightful! The dress is so chic and sassy and perfect for winter! You're always precious!

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  28. Love this look! great skirt!
    http://www.balenciagaboutique.net

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  29. This is beautiful. I'm your newest follower! Would love for you to follow me back too!

    http://freckleandstreak.blogspot.com.au/

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  30. So adorable the dress is so cute!!

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  31. Can anything be more adorable????? You did an amazing job at this look ......every single piece worked together so beautifully!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  32. Emily I personaly think its not too short but you need to feel comfy in it, maybe add some tights to i? Super cute striped dress and so versatile, love thise look.

    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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  33. I LOVE this dress! I love anything with rugby stripes but this dress is so cute! I wish I was still young enough to wear A&F.

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  34. Emily, that is a beautiful dress and I love how you layered it! I don't think its too short, but if you do perhaps tights would make you feel better. Great look! xo

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  35. Hem extensions sound awesome! I usually just wear some biker shorts or a lace hemmed slip underneath when something's too short. I love this dress! It's so darling. And those shoes are perfect with it!
    Found your blog at the I feel pretty link-up.
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  36. What a cute outfit! And your hair is so nice :)
    I just found your blog through the Wednesday blog hop, so you have a new follower, I certainly like your style :)
    http://scandinavianinspiration.blogspot.com

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  37. This dress is TOO cute!

    Tiff Ima
    http://stylehonestly.blogspot.com

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  38. I want this whole outfit!! Too cute. I almot bought a splurge dress that was similar...but my pocketbok stopped me lol. Stopping by from the Stylelixir.

    xoxo
    Erin

    www.thefashioncanvas.com

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  39. that dress is adorable!! and I love those shoes!!

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  40. Well I think it's the perfect length on you, love it :)
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  41. I didn't even notice that your dress was short until you mentioned it. It is super adorable.

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  42. What an adorable dress and I love your handbag and accessories! I'm so glad to find your site!!

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  43. i'm 5'11 so aallll dresses look like that on me, it's so frustrating. but i'd totally keep it too. i was first shocked that it was from abercrombie, it looks so chic and i love that bow! and one of my favorite things is to layer dresses over turtlenecks, it's such an easy way to stay warm and cute during winter

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  44. I absolutely adore this preppy look on you! The pearls are a classy touch ;)

    P.S. SO glad I stumbled across your blog! Definitely a new follower!

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  45. I LOVE this look - the green and navy look so great together!

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  46. Love this look with the green and navy!! Super cute. :)

    xo – Sheila
    Enter to win $25 Giftcard!

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