Weekend Edition: Which Way To Go

Happy Monday all!

How was your weekend? Mine was pretty relaxed. On Saturday night I  had a date with a  nice man  who was respectful and made me smile.   Sunday afternoon I hung out with my girlfriends who I haven’t seen in a while due to our hectic schedules. Unfortunately I didn’t get any photos of my date outfit but I will say I clean up pretty nicely! 😉

Monday mornings are rough for me,  so I grabbed this dress because it was easy to wear. The bold print dominates the outfit so only minimal accessories are needed. After adding earrings, a bracelet and sandals I was ready to go in no time. The only downfall with this dress is that  it is higher in the back than in the front due to my “shelf” booty (LOL) so I end up constantly checking to see if my Spanx are showing( wearing  no shapewear is not an option for me).   I was too self conscious about the hike in the back so I ditched it and wore  something else.  I’m very much on the fence about whether I should keep or sell  this dress.  I love the print but I don’t like the length.  What should I do?!

Have an awesome day!

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Dress: Kate Hill (from Lord & Taylor last year)
Shoes: Nine West
Bracelet: Lord & Taylor

55 Comments

  1. July 29, 2013 / 5:09 pm

    I love it BUT if you are uncomfortable in it, you’ll never wear it.

    • July 30, 2013 / 12:01 am

      You are so right. It just hangs in my closet but I LOVE the print so much!

      • Connie
        August 3, 2013 / 1:47 am

        Maybe you could add some length to the dress with a sewn on border. Just saying

      • August 14, 2013 / 7:11 pm

        Great suggestion! Thank you for responding!

      • Andrea
        August 4, 2013 / 2:06 pm

        Add a black band at the bottom of the skirt to lengthen-black material should be easier a to find that trying to color match the other colors in the ptiny

      • August 14, 2013 / 7:06 pm

        I agree! Im starting to think this will work perfectly! Thank you for your GREAT suggestion!

  2. ajammyb
    July 29, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    I love the print and it flatters you. Have you thought about shortening it and wearing as a tunic with some skinny jeans or leggings?

    • July 30, 2013 / 12:00 am

      Hmmmm…Never thought of shortening it as a tunic. Great idea!!!!

      • July 30, 2013 / 12:47 am

        I think that is the perfect idea! That way you get to keep it, wear it AND feel comfy in it! As it stands, I think it might be a bit short for you and if you are not comfortable with it’s length, then it’s no good it just sitting in the cupboard!

      • July 31, 2013 / 11:07 pm

        I agree its abit short for me. Im not a fan of short dresses on me so I will find a way to wear it. Thank you for your input hon!

  3. July 29, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    Ain’t you adorable! Gotta love those colors! Those shoes are beautiful! I’ve got flats just like them, but your heels are way cuter! :o( !!! lol

    • July 29, 2013 / 11:59 pm

      Awww thank you! The print on this dress is so lovely I cant seem to part with it! LOL

  4. Susan
    July 29, 2013 / 5:51 pm

    Wear it with capri leggings? It’s a lovely dress.

    • July 29, 2013 / 11:59 pm

      Sounds like a good idea. Im gonna try it. Thank you!

    • July 30, 2013 / 3:11 am

      That’s what I was going to suggest as well. It’s such a beautiful print and a lovely style.

  5. July 29, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    looove the dress!! I would buy it if I didn’t have the same problem as you.. the “SHELF BOOTY” lol.. however you look nice tho!!

    • July 29, 2013 / 11:58 pm

      Thank you! Because of my shelf booty I only by skirts and dresses that are either at the knee or below. This way the hike in the back is not so revealing.

  6. July 29, 2013 / 6:35 pm

    Hello!. . .your legs look great in this dress!! It is very flattering, but if you are not comfortable. . .then sell it.

    • July 29, 2013 / 11:56 pm

      Thank you for your input. Im leaning towards selling it but there is a part of me that is screaming “nooooo!” LOL

    • Nikki
      August 3, 2013 / 6:48 pm

      I agree, I think your legs look great in this dress and it compliments your curves. If you really love the print refurbish it as a tunic for cooler weather you could always wear tights/leggings or to achieve an edgy look even black faux leather leggings. I can relate when it comes to the “shelf booty” too being 5’5 with short legs shopping online for shorter length dresses can be tricky. I have two asos curve dresses that I could not send back because I loved them too much and will be rocking as a tunic this fall. At the end of the day, it all comes down to your own personal comfort level. Shapewear is my work wear armor LOL it gives me a smooth silhouette but also taking the subway in the city during rush hour may not put me in the most lady like situations LOL “Can I please just get a seat” haha. It gives me peace of mind especially when I am running up stairs and may have on a pencil skirt or a shorter summer dress.

      P.S. Totally love your blog! You have me actually wearing more color, favorite color is yellow. Your doing such a wonderful job keep up the great work.
      Take care.

      • August 14, 2013 / 7:10 pm

        First off THANK YOU for this great comment! It means the world to me that I could inspire you to wear more color! Yellow is an amazing color and I love it too death!

        I like you suggestion to wear faux leather leggings with the dress. I might have to consider that. It sounds edgy and fun!

  7. July 29, 2013 / 6:53 pm

    I do like it, its a pretty dress – however I have adopted a sell policy if I am not 100% happy with any dress, its gone (i know, I’m ruthless!!) x a nice respectful man who makes you smile – he sounds perfectly lovely x

    • July 29, 2013 / 11:55 pm

      I wish I could be that ruthless. I tend to develop an attachment to my clothes & dont want to let them go.
      Time will tell if my date is lovely…right now we’re just getting to know one another slowly 🙂

  8. Selah
    July 29, 2013 / 6:58 pm

    I think wearing it as a tunic with skinny jeans or leggings, as others have suggested, would be great! You could also wear it as a top underneath a fuller, longer skirt. That way, you get the print you love, and it can be dressed up enough for work, but you won’t be worried about it hiking up.

    • July 29, 2013 / 11:22 pm

      I like the idea of wearing it with leggings. I might see how it looks as a top. Thank you so much for your advice!

  9. catherine
    July 30, 2013 / 12:40 am

    you are lovely,i love the print very much, and I like the idea of cutting it to a tunique !!eager to see this if you come to the idea !!have a great day

    • July 31, 2013 / 11:08 pm

      Thank you so much! Im really excited to see the dress as a tunic!

  10. July 30, 2013 / 3:03 am

    i LOVE it, but if you dont feel comfy in it, then it’s all for naught. still, i say give it a chance – experiment with different ways to wear it and see if it’s worth keeping. if not, uh…send it my way! 😀

    • July 31, 2013 / 11:06 pm

      LOL…I will definitely experiment with the dress. Unfortunately I will have to add you to the growing wait list for the dress! 🙂

  11. July 30, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    Yes, I also love the idea of wearing it as a tunic (shortened a bit). It fits well, the colours and pattern really look good on you, why get rid of it? So, second date with the respectful fella?

    • July 31, 2013 / 11:03 pm

      I dont want to get rid of it so I will explore the tunic option. As for a second date, I really dont know. Im about to go on vacation for a week & a half. Hopefully he’ll remember me when I get back! LOL

  12. Maureen
    July 30, 2013 / 1:53 pm

    Love this dress on you and love your blog!! The tunic idea is great since it is so flattering on you, why get rid of it? Your blog is giving me great ideas and because of it, I am wearing a dress today. I was in a rut of only wearing capris to work in the summer and your blog inspired me to step it up! Not doing heels yet, but baby steps… 🙂

    • July 31, 2013 / 10:54 pm

      Im SO glad I inspired you to wear a dress! That really makes my day! And I completely hear you about heels. I stick only to kitten heels and low wedges. Im terribly clumsy so I need to be close to the floor as possible! 🙂

  13. July 30, 2013 / 6:58 pm

    You look gorgeous as always! The print is super. I agree with the turning it into a tunic idea. Would be a shame to get rid of it entirely.

    • July 31, 2013 / 10:52 pm

      Seems like the tunic idea is VERY popular. Once I get back from my vacation I will make a final decision. I really appreciate your feedback!

  14. Ebi Poweigha
    August 1, 2013 / 12:20 am

    This dress is FABULOUS!!! Do not part with it!! Can you sew? If yes, you can shorten your Spanx a bit. The upside of that is you can continue to show off your legs in other similarly short dresses.

  15. Ebi Poweigha
    August 1, 2013 / 12:23 am

    Sorry if this is a double-post, but don’t ruin that FABULOUS dress! Turning it into a tunic would do it, and you, no justice. Shorten your Spanx instead — you get the benefit of being able to wear shorter dresses and skirts with comfort, and also you’d get to wear the heck out of this beauty, as-is. Don’t let your underwear dictate your wardrobe!

    • August 1, 2013 / 8:40 pm

      Im still undecided as to how what Im going to do with the dress. I was thinking of taking it to my tailor to let the hem out to get a few more inches out of it so it wouldnt be so short. Thank you for ideas on what to do with the dress. You ladies have defintitely given me ALOT of ideas! 🙂

  16. August 1, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    Or alternatively, you could get your tailor to add a contrast panel to the hem. For example, you could find a plain piece of fabric (same type) in light blue to match the print, and add an extra few inches to the hem. You could then use that same fabric to add turn ups to the sleeve, or make a tie belt to bring it all together.

    • August 4, 2013 / 6:05 pm

      I love/agree with this suggestion. It is such a beautiful dress and it MUST be rocked and often, so this would be a great solution!

  17. mary w.
    August 3, 2013 / 4:54 pm

    I was thinking of a coodinating waistband at the top of the skirt section, or, wear a black pencil skirt that is a couple inches longer underneath! That dress is gorgeous on you.

    • August 14, 2013 / 7:11 pm

      Thank you so much! Adding another skirt underneath? Hmmm…I like that!

  18. Alexa
    August 6, 2013 / 1:37 pm

    You look fab…but I agree with nanna …

  19. August 23, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    Hi, You look fab! This is what fashion is about…to give everyone you see inspiration to dress how you feel.

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  20. February 14, 2014 / 3:40 am

    You look gorgeous in it! Love the neckline on you.