Monday, September 26, 2011


The current midi-length trend is really not so much a trend for me as it is a preference. I love when skirts and dresses hit me right in the below-knee-above-calf area. It’s the most flattering length on me by far. So I relish in the fact that hemlines are longer these days; that pencil skirts at 25” or longer are becoming increasingly easier to get my hands on; that great little summer/fall-transition dresses like this one just fall into my lap...

Printed Jersey Midi Dress - Simply Be / Woven Belt in Natural - Simply Be / Instant Sleeves in Taupe - LucieLu / Heels - Payless / Golden Ginko and Gunmetal Necklace - ChrDesigns (Etsy)

I must admit, however, that this Printed Jersey Midi Dress from Simply Be is just too long for me. It seems like less of a midi and more of a too-short-maxi. As a result, it teeters on that fine line of fashionable and dowdy on this 5’ 8” plus-sized body of mine. The Simply Be model seems to rock it out, though, so maybe I’m doing something wrong. (I sure did style it up with the same belt, though!) I thought about just getting it hemmed; I do love the pale orange and tan flower print - so many great layering options for fall! But heaven only knows when THAT will happen!

Probably about the same time I’m able to get any sort of color on my legs. YIKES.

Handbag - Urban Outfitters


  1. I don't think it's too bad on it's own, but I wouldn't be opposed to taking up the hem a tad. i AM loving those shoes though! sexy!

  2. I'm soooooo glad you're back!  I've missed the inspiration and can't wait to see your fall inspiration!

  3. gotta love payless! if you read kendi (of course you do), she'd been wearing them for most of the spring and summer.i  love that she has size 11 feet just like me.  when i found i could get them online, i snatched them up. super comfy too! 

  4. aw thanks donna! i'm glad to be back! definitely looking forward to fall layers, that's for sure....


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