Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Outfit: Autumn in July

It was very fall-like when I took these pictures. Nearby there were actually scattered leaves on the ground and it's making me long for cooler temperatures. 

I bought a maxi dress last summer that I still have, but it's way too long for my 4'10" frame. Every time I went into a store and glanced at the maxi dresses available I held it up to my body and groaned because they were about five inches too long.  I just really wanted a simple maxi dress that was close to my body but not too tight that made me look taller and wasn't crazy long. Is that too much to ask for? 

Well, I went to Forever 21 to return a pair of jeans (bad idea, I know) and saw this dress by the door. I was hesitant, but tried it on anyway, and I'm so glad I did. It's maybe an inch or so too long, but if I tuck some of the fabric in at the waist (under my belt) it's perfect. Yay for fashion dreams coming true!
Cardigan: Forever 21 {similar} | Dress: Forever 21 {similar} | Bracelet: Charlotte Russe
Scarf: thrifted (United Colors of BenettonBelt: thrifted | Shoes: Forever 21 {similar}|
Midi Ring: Charlotte Russe {similar} | Lipstick: Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral

Have any fashion dreams come true for you recently?

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  1. I feel your maxi dress pains ><; Being short is no fun when it comes to long clothing, haha. But this one looks lovely on you! Especially love all of the purple :)

  2. Sigh, it is always so hard to find a maxi when you're this petite! You really lucked out with one! The last time I was in F21 and tried on what I thought was a maxi dress...nope, turns out it was a skirt! But on me, it actually fit as a dress. Petite problems :)

    The Tiny Heart

    1. There should be a twitter hashtag for us -- #petitegirlproblems!

  3. What a beautiful shade of purple! I love that dress! Maxis are the best.

  4. Ur bracelet is so nice... So is the dress and sandels...
    Keep in touch

  5. What an awesome maxi! I love how you paired it with a scarf, that's been one of my favorite trends this summer.


  6. As a fellow shorty I feel like I could never pull off a maxi. It looks great on you :) I can't wait for autumn!

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  7. this outfit makes you look grown up, like an actual adult! and i know how hard it is to look like an adult :-P

  8. i adore this! the colors are so rick and fall-like, but this still has a summer vibe. so cute!

    Alicia / River City Chic

  9. so beautiful and the perfect colour too, lucky find!

  10. Purple is my favorite color! And it looks great on you!

    - Kaitlyn

    Boardwalks & Boulevards

  11. I love your stretchy purple dress- the cut and the slit is gorgeous!

  12. I do not envy you being 4'10" - one of my best friends is your height and she's the only person who makes me feel tall; but our shopping trips are always such a frustrating excursion because everything is so long for both of us, especially her! I'm impressed you found a maxi that's almost the right length - but it looks amazing on you, especially the colour!

    1. Yes, I definitely wish I was a little taller, but it has it's perks! Thanks!

  13. This is such an elegant look Sara. Totally love the way you are wearing it.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  14. You look stunning! That shade of purple is divine. And I love your accessories: the watch, the sandals, the scarf. I'm glad you found a dress that fit, you tiny thing! Following you on GFC and Bloglovin'!

    May the Force be with you.


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