Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday - Horsin' around

My dresses from Dorothy Perkins arrived already! I must say - I am in love with all of the dresses I bought. I can't wait to wear them out and about this summer. The only thing I wish was that they were all a smidge bit longer. I am a bit conservative when it comes to showing off my legs. It will be less of an issue once autumn arrives and I can wear thick tights...but until then slips will have to be used to add some length. How do you guys work with shorter dresses to make them feel more comfortable on you?

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I love the peter pan collar, horse print, and buttons. I wish the camera would have picked up on the details better. Oh well, it happens when you use a tripod? All of my neighbors decided to hang out in their backyards yesterday so I had to keep ducking in and out the back to take photos.

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Outfit Details: Dress and belt - Dorothy Perkins | Bag - China | Heels - Doll House | Bracelet - gift from Egypt (probably should have taken more shots of it - they are multi colored stone scarabs).

Eeep - I am in desperate need of a hair cut and color, and maybe a tan. ANYWHO...I set up my garden shortly after these photos were taken - not in this outfit of course! I am pretty excited for things to start sprouting. I am growing green and yellow squash, beets, green beans, peas, basil, various flowers, aaand I am still deciding what else to put in the patch. My mom is growing tomatoes, onions, garlic, and peppers. I am so excited for all the fresh veggies! Have you set up a garden? Ughhh. I also need to start the never ending process of unpacking now. Wahoo... Hopefully I can get together enough stuff to throw a garage sale shortly.

Have a beautiful day!

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  1. i love the dress! maybe you could buy a longer petticoat to wear under it? but you have great legs and should show them off! good luck with the garden!

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    1. A petticoat sounds like a good idea :] Thanks!

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  2. Dotty P's do some great dresses don't they?!

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  3. Ooh, that's perfect! Love that collar<3

    Haha yeah, I'm still not completely unpacked either;)

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks!
      Ha, yikes. Unpacking is a pain.

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  4. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, Allison! It's a terrifying thing to even decide to do! When you are ready, I'll hopefully have some wise, encouraging advice from my experience!

    Also, I love this outfit! So cute!

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    1. :] I look forward to hearing more about your journey. I really would love to pack up and try some place new already.

      Thank you!

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  5. Very cute dress. We've just been putting in some raised beds and so far all we are growing are rocket and herbs but I have plans for bigger things!! X

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    1. Thank you! Awesome! Best of luck with your garden :]

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  6. That dress is fantastic! Your garden sounds fantastic! I'm pretty sure I would eat yellow squash everyday if I planted enough of it.

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    1. Thank you so much! I can't wait for it to start growing. I keep popping my head out to see if anything has sprouted, haha.

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  7. This dress is flippin' gorgeous! You look positively regal - deffo going to try and imitate this style for the jubilee!

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    1. Thank you so much! I don't think you can go wrong with a peter pan collared dress :]

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  8. Allison this dress is perfect on you! And I like the shorter length on you! You have such great legs..you should show them off : )

    Actually I never have a problem with short things because my legs are so short...it never really looks as short as it is!

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    1. Thank you! Yikes. I have always felt uncomfortable showing them off. I used to wear only pants in the summer so this is progress.

      You are very lucky!

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  9. so pretty! I'm a fan of adding the slip under too but I usually end up sewing some kind of lace trim to the bottom of all my slips. it adds what I call "feminine, flirty length"

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    1. That is a great idea! Thank you :]

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  10. I love this dress, Dorothy Perkins is perfection in website form, the peter pan collar is such a lovely touch. I'm very self conscious about my legs too and I almost always wear tights or leggings so I feel more comfortable. Speaking of self conscious, I hate the look people give you when they catch you taking a picture of yourself, I always try to do it when no one is around - I won't even let my boyfriend watch me take a picture of myself, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one that feels weird about taking pictures in front of people. Nothing beats homegrown veggies, absolutely nothing, good luck with the crops.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. I am so glad I found the site. I will definitely be buying more things in the future. Thank you :] I always wear shorts under my dresses but would prefer to wear tights if weather permits. Haha - yes! It is so awkward. Thanks!!

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  11. Beautiful dress... I love the collar! You look so pretty!

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  12. 1. You look completely adorable in that dress. I looked on that website and that is the dress that was screaming at me. Screaming.
    2. Garden!!! That is so exciting. We should be garden buddies. I'm serious. Let me know how things go!

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    1. Thank you :] It did the same thing to me when I saw it, tehehe.

      Awesome! I am so in, and will do. Can't wait to see/hear how yours turns out :]

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  13. I love this dress! It's beautiful and looks so great on you. Hm, I'm the opposite. I prefer shorter dresses! Maybe it's because I'm really short. I always wear shorts under them to not flash people and if it's not 1000000 degrees, I'll wear nude sheer tights to give myself coverage/color on my legs. It works to make them less revealing.

    And yay for a garden. I've always wanted one. Maybe one day!

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    1. Thank you! Those are good tips. I wear shorts under my dresses too sometimes :] I need to invest in some nude tights though. I always go for black ones.

      Gardening is a lot of fun. I started last year with tomatoes and went from there.

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  14. Sooo adorable! I promised myself I wouldn't take too much time to comment while I'm studying for my board exams but you just look so cute that I had to :)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! Best of luck with your board exams lady!!! :]

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  15. Gah lee, I just love these photos and this outfit! The oxford heels go so well with the dress! When dresses are too short for me, I just add tights as well. I only own one slip and it's so long that I can't wear it under many of my dresses. It would just look too silly. Your dress looks pretty modest, but it might feel different for you.
    Your veggie garden sounds so perfect! I'd love to have one, but our backyard is all concrete - city life.

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    1. Thank you! I had never worn the oxford heels before and really liked them with this dress. I like dresses about a hands width above the knee...anything shorter and I feel so exposed.

      Aw man, bummer. I had to grow m tomatoes in pots on my porch last summer because I had the same problem. I was excited to be able to grow in the ground this year :]

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  16. Super cute! I love that pan collar!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  17. The dress looks great on you and it's perfect for summer! I really like your blog, I hope you can check mine out too!

    best, Samantha Mariko
    www.lettersimpromptu.blogspot.com

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  18. this dress is so adorable! i love the tulle peeking out at the bottom! so cute. and those heels and bags go perfectly.

    with shorter dresses, i choose flats always. i wouldn't categorize this as a 'flats only dress', but definitely not a 4" heel dress! just learn to bend down by bending your knees and not are your waist - life saver i tell ya

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    1. :] Thank you. The tulle is a go to slip of mine to add length, haha.

      Good tips! I don't wear heels too often but that makes a lot of sense.

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  19. I love the dress! The peter pan collar is adorable! x

    http://alexandrae94.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. lovely dress :) I love the collar, really suits you :) New follower :)

    www.myladyboudoir.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh my cuteness! This has to be one of my faves! Everyone is posting the cutest outfits today. Love you in a pan collar Love!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Caked Vintage Blog

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    1. Thank you! I think spring helps give outfit inspiration :]

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  22. Loving your expression in the first shot. You are rocking this dress!!!! One of my favorites of yours. I'm the same way though…if a dress is even a teensy bit too long, I'll end up wearing black leggings or putting another petticoat like skirt underneath it to cover more of my leg. I just think super short things look icky on me.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am glad I am not alone. I think it is completely mental, but it feels much more comfortable to be covered up.

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  23. You look great.. that is such a cute dress

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  24. Super cute dress! My trick for short things is to wear those spandex biker shorts underneath; I got a pair at an American Apparel sidewalk sale once. I'm horribly unlady-like but I adore mini dresses, so it's been a life-saver!

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    1. Thank you so much. That is a great idea :] I wear shorts under dresses from time to time but wearing spandex ones sounds like a better idea because they are less likely to add unwanted "poofing" (is that even a word?) to the skirt.

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  25. Girl, you are so adorable! I absolutely adore this dress!

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  26. Cute blog! I love your dress.. I just came across our blog and added myself on as a follower :)


    followme@ www.studentswife.com

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  27. This is so sweet! I'm loving peter pan collars at the moment and they look so good on you :) oh and I want those shoes.

    Evie xx

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    1. Thank you! I am obsessed with ppcollars at the moment :]

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  28. Cute dress! I'm also weird about my legs, so if a dress is shorter then I'd like and I can't wear thick tights I just wear like lighter color tights. Pastels, greys, whites, nude w/ polka dots...that type of deal. As for the garden, good luck! The closest I've come is tomato plants.

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    1. Thank you. I need to invest in a variety of tights. I hope the garden starts sprouting this week *crosses fingers.

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  29. that's a pretty dress. i really love it. :)

    Irene Wibowo

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  30. This dress is so adorable! I cannot take my eyes off it! And your shoes!! I need those in my life! What a lovely blog you have, I'm so glad I found it! Following you!

    x Aliya
    www.hillsidestory.net
    Shabby Apple $50 Giftcard Giveaway

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    1. Haha, thank you so much :] Welcome!!!

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  31. You look absolutely perfect! Love this outfit.

    Lauren
    http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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  32. ugh you are so so adorable. and i love your hair color, don't touch it! but seriously, you look like you escaped from Mad Men, you look so cute in that dress

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