Short over long

So long, in fact, that this pink vintage piece was actually supposed to stay a dress (it was a knee-length number originally).

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I got a little aggressive with the hemming and this length would be all sorts of inappropriate if I didn’t wear pants underneath.

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So now it’s a pretty rad top with bow-tie sleeves.

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My vintage clutch is that perfect size — not so big that it loses its elegance, but big enough to hold my wallet and camera and everything else I cart around with me.

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Not to mention the fact that it’s got enough razzle dazzle to last a lifetime.

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6 Comments

  • Reply lisa July 10, 2009 at 11:54 am

    I love the close-up shot of your shirt showing the texture embossed on the fabric…it looks quite luxurious.

  • Reply la couturier July 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    The vintage clutch is such a lovely find ! (:

    bisous,
    La C.

  • Reply hauteworld July 10, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Love these vintage finds! It’s a shame about the dress but as you said, it makes a pretty great top so you win either way. I have trouble with clutches as well…. they’re either tiny or so large, I might as well be carrying a tote. You got really lucky with the one you found!

  • Reply dapper kid July 11, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Love the dress turned top! And that clutch is gorgeous. Hope you’re having a beautiful weekend dear.

  • Reply Gerri Ward July 11, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    OMG! Solely fabulous, only you with a flair for fashion could create such a lovely top! p.s. The clutch is one to envy – I luv it!

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