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Petite Problems

There are at least half a dozen pieces in my closet which need to shortened in some way, and as much as I would like to be able to wear them, I tend to procrastinate. A lot. It seems likely that some of the more summery dresses might not be dealt with until next summer, (hours before I want to leave the house in it) and maybe the jeans will just don a raw hem instead of a rolled one. Also if hemming your jeans simply by taking a pair of scissors and cutting them seems like a challenge, I've seen dozens how how-to posts addressing the subject. I find it remarkable how many steps (with photos) can be extrapolated from what I would consider common knowledge of using a ruler and a pair of scissors. But what do I know? I'm sure those who created such tutorials did so having studied trending google searches and are reaping the benefits of their SEO prowess.

I come to you only with the mention that when I finally mustered up the energy to chop three and a half inches off of this dress, rather than toss the selvage as I've done countless times before, I decided to make a hair scarf scrunchie instead. (So no, I'm not capitalizing on the trendiness of scrunchies and including a tutorial on how to sew a tube of fabric, SEO be damned.) Past the age of thirteen I was fairly certain I would never wear a scrunchie again, let alone one to match my dress, but I wont deny that I'm enjoying it. For once I turned the annoyance of being short and needing to hem everything into a bonus; a tall person could never have done this.

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Floral Maxi Dress
Cynthia Rowley via TJMaxx similar
Sandals J.Crew similar
Caning Bucket Bag Tommy Bahama via TJMaxx
Loop Earrings Mejuri
Gold Chain Necklace Etsy
Aries Pendant Necklace Mejuri
Gold Croissant Ring Etsy
Thin Gold Ring Etsy
Sunglasses Ray-Ban via TJMaxx
 

Summer of Dresses

Sometimes I have to wonder why I even bother to buy summer separates, a dress will always be my first choice, especially if it's white. It might be boring if I just wore a different white dress everyday, but why deny myself what I love? Perhaps next summer I'll give it try...

 

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Floral Maxi Dress Rachel Zoe via TJMaxx
Raffia Wedges Loft similar
  Round Raffia Bag Sun n' Sand
Rattan Hoop Earrings Loft similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy
Sunglasses Ray-Ban via TJMaxx

Last Sip of Summer

 To say I've gotten behind on the blog would be an understatement, though I feel like I've gotten behind in every facet of life this year. The 12th anniversary of this blog came and went earlier this month - I had every intention of dedicating a post to it as I've done in the past, which clearly didn't happen. It's easier to be in denial of time passing right now. 

 

I have a few more summer looks to share, so let's pretend the air is still warm, the nights are still long, and we don't need to buy new sweaters.


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Striped Linen Dress Max Studio via TJMaxx
Espadrilles Soludos
Macrame Bag Vintage via Poshmark similar
Hair Scarf J.Crew
Rattan Hoop Earrings Loft similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
 Blue Topaz Stacking Ring Hirajule via TJMaxx
Sunglasses Ray-Ban via TJMaxx
Nail Color "Pre-Show Jitters" Essie