Thursday, 30 January 2014

40 Going On 24

To be more accurate, I should say 39 & 25/26 going on 24.  (Give me my last two weeks in this decade.)  In any case, I snatched this dress up while shopping for Black Out Style because I loved the colours and pattern, and only once my expert 3yo photographer snapped these shots did I ponder if it might be a bit on the short side for an old broad like me a lady of my maturity.  Judge for yourself:
One Clothing dress $11.90, Hispanitas shoes $3.50, belt $2.10 VV Boutique
Tights, accessories and red Gap tee from my closet
Having your head in the photo is optional if your photographer is 3.
Also, let's just pretend there's no static cling happening.  Tks.

I tried the dress with leggings but don't have quite the right colour (and I'm not even sure what the right colour would be, therefore I must immediately go and get every colour).  I tried the outfit with different shoes to see if that made any difference...
Still pretty short but I love these gifted thrifted Miz Mooz so I wore them.

I ended up wearing the leggings anyway, then stripping them off when I dropped my kids at day home with "cute outfit" trumping "reasonable length."  Then I spent the day at work avoiding bending and hoping no one would call me out.  I also found a reason to remove the cardi because the back of the dress is interesting...
The cut-out is positioned to cover a bra safely!
Which is good because I haven't got time to mess around with fancy bras.

I will get a few more wears before I give this dress up to a shorter friend.  Thoughts on the length?  Did it work or did I look like a 40-year-old woman trying to dress like a 24-year-old?
 Be nice now.  
This whole new-decade thing is enough to process!


9 comments:

  1. Winter it is too short for anyone over 30. Summer time it is an ok length. Not sure why but I think the season matters lol.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Megan! I actually felt more modest with tights. I will look for some true navy capri leggings to wear with it then pass it on to a shorter friend!

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  2. It works, it is so cute, and it looks great on you. My suggestion for leggings would be a darker blue to match the dress. I liked it better with the blue shoes; and I think if you have all blue or darker colors on the bottom it would make the red of the shirt pop even more. Love it with the red shirt.

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    1. Thanks for reading Krista! I had a pair of jeggings that just didn't look right but I agree that keeping it monochromatic helped mask the short length! I also chose the red shoe to distract the eye down rather than looking at the skirt!

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  3. I think you look cute! Love the colours and the pattern! I bet it would look super cute with your Frye boots, too. Sometimes I find that short things look a little less short when I'm wearing boots. Shortens the amount of leg exposed, maybe?! :) I know I'm getting older too, but I really love the look of short (er) dresses and boots together in the winter. :)

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    1. Oooh, good suggestion! Next time - with leggings too!

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  4. I think it looks fine with the similar colored tights! I have the same problem with dresses - they seem fine in the store, and then when I'm at work, I realize that it is a little on the short side.

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    1. Thanks Andi! Glad I'm not the only one! On the plus side, I often find pieces at VV that I think were too long on women of average height but work great for me!

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