make the cut

i'm no stranger to tailoring pieces to fit my body better. as i mentioned here, i sometimes go as far as basically having a whole new garment created! this dress hit the awkward sweet spot between being a maxi dress/gown and being a midi dress on me. you know the one that hits just above the ankle? not a great look to say the least. so my instant solution was to have it hemmed! easy right!? well it would have been if it weren't for the pesky embellishments and the tiered ruffles. so i made a split decision and had my tailor cut the entire bottom section off...aka 14 inches!

having the extra length taken off made all of the difference in the world. and it was good that i liked the way it turned out because there was no going back. now it's the perfect knee-length dress and i plan to wear it a million more times! maybe a million and one but you never know

dress: kate spade (also love the top version and short pink version)
shoes: kate spade (also in black here)
earrings: kate spade
ring: kate spade (old color but love this and this)
clutch: saint laurent (similar here)
sunglasses: linda farrow