Ta da!

Even more fun than unflattering “before” shots are dogtastic “after” shots.


I shortened my vintage secretary dress (and by “I” I mean “my tailor”).


Wore it with a vintage jacket and Givenchy tights to a girlfriend’s baby shower (congratulations KJ!).


And it looks so gosh-darned great, I’d be taking too much credit if I said I had anything to do with it — my sister bought it for me and my tailor did all the hard work.


But my pup’s poor manners? Those I can take full credit for.

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  • Reply Melissa March 20, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    It turned out perfectly! I love this dress. One of my favourites of yours.

    Hope you’re well!


  • Reply Kastles March 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Love, Love, Love! I knew it was going to look great :)
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    <3 Kastles

  • Reply camille March 21, 2011 at 4:08 am

    It looks great! And I send my congratulations to the mom-to-be too, wow!

  • Reply a stylized hysteria March 21, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Hi doggies!!! They’re so cute and look like so much fun to play with! Also, LOVE your dress now. It’s so pretty!

  • Reply Liv March 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    so cute. the doggies, the dress, and Givenchy tights.

  • Reply Chloe March 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    It’s awesome! I like how you paired the dress with those amazing tights. Who’s Leroy’s friend? ;)

  • Reply Al March 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Oh my God!! I saw the dress before the “edit” and I didn’t think it coulb become even better!!
    It’s just great, I’m speechless! And with that belt it’s just perfect!

    Love your puppies!


    -The Red Dot-

  • Reply Larissa March 21, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Omg Bear’s jowls in that first pic!!! I thought I bought you that dress…I did good!

  • Reply Brooke March 21, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Wow, looks really awesome with the blazer. Nice work (taiulor), wish I’d found this one for the store! hehe

    Love a floppy dog face photo!

  • Reply Courtney March 21, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Wow – you look fantastic. I love the colour. Your sister has great taste, your tailor does great work, and you wear it well!

    PS: I have a dog with the same ‘playful’ manners… whoops.

  • Reply Couture Carrie March 22, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Gorgeous look, darling!
    Love those tights!


  • Reply fhen March 22, 2011 at 9:00 am

    really love the blazer and tights!
    you look so chic

    little miss fhenny

  • Reply @kmyles March 22, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Great call on the tailoring of this dress. Ever so stylish.

  • Reply Jen March 22, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Did your tailor just shorten the length or did you change the neckline and sleeves, too?

    Great look for a baby shower. With all that blue I hope it’s a boy!

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista March 23, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Gah! You look incredibly stunning in this outfit. I am basically obsessed with your tights. And the pups…gotta love them!! :)

  • Reply Maggie March 24, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Wow – I love the way you’ve tailored the dress! Have the sleeves/neckline changed as well? Would love a shot of the full dress, how you breathe new life into vintage pieces is so inspiring for a thrift/vintage newbie like me :)

  • Reply Terra March 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    What a lovely colour! You look fantastic in it. Great pick, Sister.

  • Reply J. March 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I had no idea you had a dog! Or do you have two? I have two, they look almost exactly like the ones in the photos, how funny!

  • Reply alison*elle April 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Who is your tailor? I’m currently on the hunt for a good one because I’ve got a ton of blazers and vintage dresses I want altered but I’m having no luck!

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