Short over long, part two

Unlike the time I hemmed a dress so short I had no choice but to turn it into a shirt, this time “short over long” refers to my sleeves.


Which are short over long. Aha!


I’m all over vintage jackets like this one. Especially since big shoulders mean big fun (thank you, Eighties!).


And then there’s my jeans, which can be short or long depending on how I cuff them. Speaking of, how do you keep your cuffs from un-cuffing? Double-sided tape? Iron? Staples? Please share!

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  • Reply Liv November 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    i have no idea about the cuff problem b/c i have the same issue. they keep rolling down! i wonder if it’s to do with the type of material too. whatever you do, avoid safety pins!!

  • Reply quelle November 6, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    love it! if i haven’t mentioned already, i also love your brown boots.

    as for the cuffing… i haven’t had much trouble with my jeans un-cuffing, but have in the past used tiny safety pins – even though i see live is cautioning you against it… lol – i’ve never been stabbed with them though if that is the concern here…?

  • Reply quelle November 6, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    er, LIV – sorry… i should spell check/proof read before hitting ‘enter’

  • Reply Teresa November 6, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    hm…double sided tape between the folds?

  • Reply Nicole November 7, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I love your outfit! esp the short over long with the green and navy colours. I love the buttons on that jacket and of course, your boots!

    I usually wear jeans that are more narrow in the calf; I guess skinny jeans, and usually they cuff up pretty nicely, otherwise double-sided tape seems like a good way to go without having to poke holes through your jeans!

  • Reply MizzJ November 7, 2009 at 2:36 am

    If you go the double-sided tape route, I’d try the Hem Tape from Bristols 6. I did a review on it a few weeks ago and it holds fairly well:

  • Reply Etrapar November 7, 2009 at 4:40 am

    hha… a fun otfit, i like it *.^
    kisses and have a fab weekend!

  • Reply sofiasophie November 7, 2009 at 5:36 am

    indeed, very interresting layers…
    and your shoes are cool too!

  • Reply janis November 7, 2009 at 7:49 am

    i love the combination of the blazer + striped tee. perfect!

  • Reply lisa November 7, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Ooh cropped sleeves over long ones–I’ve tried this in the past too. It’s fun when the longer sleeve is in a contrasting colour or pattern, isn’t it?

    Hmm the only jeans I cuff are my Banana Republic straight/skinny ones and the cuffs don’t come undone. I try to make the cuff folds as sharp as I can during the process…dunno if that will help.

  • Reply Melissa November 8, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    I think my favourite part are the buttons on the Jacket.

    I had a dream last night I went vintage shopping and I couldn’t find any jackets. Actually.
    My dreams concern me haha.

    Amazing outfit. So good.

  • Reply dreamsequins November 8, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Loving this look on you. As for the jeans cuff issue– do let me know what works for you– I usually either fold near the natural hem or way above it– right at the hem tends to crumple, I believe… Also, using jeans with a stiff denim would be best for cuffing.

  • Reply andrea November 8, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    i really like the long sleeved shirt under the jacket, thanks for sharing xo

  • Reply Niki November 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    rad jacket!

    I suggest ironing each time you roll a cuff, and then the finished cuff.

  • Reply The Starving Stylist November 9, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Love the look!

    and p.s. I generally iron my cuffs.

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