2010-06-13

Hemlines

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Dress? Marchesa Notte, thrifted
Trench? Club Monaco, thrifted
Shoes? Dumond
Bracelets? Assembled from vintage pieces and bought from the crazy lady at The Ex.

I went to a rather fancy wedding shower this weekend. It was a bit of a surprise to be invited(!) but it's nice to support a friend and it's also nice to have an excuse to really dress up (granted I don't always need a reason...). I wanted to wear the Marchesa Notte dress I thrifted few weeks ago so it got a quick, temporary alteration to take in the side seams and it was ready for its debut. One minute before we leave for the party I start stressing that the dress may be a touch short for this particular event. As I only knew a grand total of two people at the shower there was no way to gage what the crowd would be like. I didn't want to be 'that girl with the short dress' but I was also really excited to wear my find of the month. It was a little late for doubts though... Thankfully, the third girl I saw at the party was wearing a dress shorter and much tighter than mine. I could have hugged her but that may have been awkward as she wasn't one of the two people I knew.
When I have some time (2013 maybe?), I hope to do a proper fix up of the taking in the side seams and I will release the hem to give myself a bit more length. This dress is immaculately finished (as expected, judging by their price points...) so if I'm going to alter it, it needs to be done right. None of this 'oops! I kinda screwed up... thankfully there is nothing that sequins, duct tape and staples can't fix' business...


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(Please take a moment and either a) wonder at my risktaking in heels or b) make a Tom Cruise couch jumping joke...)

39 comments :

Jessica said...

Beautiful dress - and don't you dare alter the length. You have the legs for the dress!

marykaye said...

You look Awesome! And what a great photo shoot. I agree with Jessica- keep the length (if you've got it flaunt it;)

myedit said...

I can only get an extra centimeter out of the hem but I have to take it apart to fix the sides so I figured I should get that extra cm....

Nicki said...

Cute dress! I love the shoes as well =).

Dorky Medievalist said...

Nice gams! You look gorgeous in this dress; maybe just don't reach for anything above your head. And always wear underwear.

Snappy-Q said...

I think it looks lovely just as it is. Totally summer wedding appropriate. And nice work on the couch jumping in heels, I probably would have twisted my ankle (or flashed my undies!)

Fifth Sparrow said...

1) that dress is gorgeous, shortness and all! 2) where in the world do you thrift shop?? seriously, Marchesa Notte and Club Monaco. pfft... my local thrift store has 10 year old gap and old navy stuff!

Julia said...

You look uber sexy! I adore this and do sympathize with your rhetorical "is it appropriate" questions. But whatevs, you look HOT, and I love this shoot location, too!

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

You look amazing. I totally, totally love the dress.

What a great photo shoot location, juxtaposed with that formal dress. Great choice!

Dylana Suarez said...

I love the sheer detailing around the neck!

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Nadine said...

That first photo is so, so good. As ever, your locations are brilliant. (Dress is awesome too.)

Fashion Butter said...

great find! Love the mesh(?) at the top

Patricia & Bailey said...

Beautiful dress; and like somebody else mentioned, you definitely have the legs for a short dress like that. Flaunt what you have.

Glitter Scrubs - Lesley said...

tarps, barbed wire and discarded vehicle seats, so unreal. get on chictopia or wherever it is famous blog people go and start monetizing! you look fantastic and I am so ecstatic yet envious that you THRIFTED that freaking dress.

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

You sure do find some amazing locations for your pictures. Looking great.

Amber's Notebook said...

So cute!! I love the dress and heels! it so fun to get dressed up every once in awhile

briannelee said...

So cute! I love it!!!!!! I would like to find a dress like this at the thrift store.

Christina said...

Fabulous dress. That couch must have quite the spring to it. Look how high you are.

eek said...

Wow...what can I say? Gorgeous dress, gorgeous shoes, gorgeous legs, gorgeous girl!

Emily Kennedy said...

Your risk-taking in heels scares the bejeezus out of me.

The dress is gorgeous! You look amazing! I am quite certain that every woman in the room was completely jealous of you.

Fashion Therapist said...

I think the dress length looks great and I agree with Emily....you're quite daring in those heels.

cocojones said...

What a great find! it looks like it totally fits you too - def doesn't need to be longer, you can pull it off. Love the pics! I think you might have invented a new extreme sport!

Holli said...

Oh, I hate when I can't tell of what I'm wearing is quite approriate but never fear, that dress looks nothing short of divine (haha:))! And who deceides whats appropriate anyway?

jen lainy said...

If that were me in that last picture I would have probably fallen and ended up showing my special lady part, which then of course my husband would have scolded me about..

Clare said...

Well, it is short, but it looks absolutely phenomenal on you! You can totally pull it off. LOVE the sequins, too!

celine said...

Totally awesome. You have killer legs. I love that 3rd (? too lazy to check) pic with the trench on. Also, why do you torture me with those shoes? I love them so.

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Becca said...

The dress looks great - it's amazing what a quick alteration can do. Also loving the scenery for your photoshoot! What a cool set-up, its kinda kooky and unexpected.

Academichic said...

Wow, amazing dress - what a lucky thrift find (I think I say that a lot on here...). And what a fun photo spot, love it! S.

Elaine said...

That dress looks amazing on you! And I love that you went with a bit more care-free 'do to offset that fancy pantsy dress. Just absolutely love thsi on you.

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Healthy and Homemade said...

hot damn you look great in this dress!! jealoooous

Looks & Books said...

Ooh I love that drapey trench! Also, I don't think the dress looks too short--just short enough. ;) Someone's gotta spice up those showers....(I had one myself this weekend, except I was THROWING it).

Kendi Lea said...

Good Lord you are good at thrifting. And even better at jumping on a couch.

I too suffer with the "is this too short?" paranoia. I think your dress is just fine for a funeral. That's where you went right?

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

oh man that couch jumping is impressive. i would definitely end up with a broken ankle at the end of that.
and i love that dress! the length is perfect for showing off your legs!

Kyla said...

These pictures are awesome! I totally would've broken an ankle :)

P.S. I'm fairly certain that when you have stems like those, no skirt is too short!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Ahhhh, I LOVE this! You rock that dress!! And the trench, ah, swoooon!

Katelyn Likes This said...

Haha, okay, shoes on that white couch reminded me of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUb06iLjTKA&feature=related

Personal Injury Lawyers said...

Brilliant you picked up a really good backgroud for this photo shooting

anna said...

this is one of the coolest backdrops! i love it!

and i think your hemlines are just right. you rock that short dress girl!