I have a spot in my closet - specifically the hook on the back of the closet door - that's dripping with clothes I have good intentions of taking to the tailor or fixing myself, but mostly they just hang there, getting dusty and making me feel all guilty. Surely I'm not the only one? This dress is one of those victims, sitting in closet limbo waiting for me to rescue it by lengthening the hem or returning it. After staring at it for weeks, debating if I was going to keep it or not, adjust it or not, I finally just threw it on and hoped for this best. And hey, in these photos it's deceptively not so bad - but when I bent down to put my kiddo's shoes on, it hiked right up to my underpants, which my husband might have enjoyed, but I will assume the general public would not. (At least it happened at home and not in public!) So, I'm definitely going to have to let down the hem before I wear it again. I personally prefer my skirts knee-length or longer, and I'd love to try this dress with a belt (which soooo isn't happening in it's current state).
Also, in full confession mode, it took about three different attempts (in the same day) to get these photos, which ended with me grumpily snapping at my husband "why can't you get it right?!?" I wanted the crape myrtles in the background, but when he took them they just disappeared. When I set the camera up it looked one way and when he stood in the exact same place and took photos it looked completely different. It took three tries to realize, well, duh, difference in height. He's a good seven inches taller than me, and perspective really makes all the difference. Such a silly thing to get upset over, especially since he was being sweet enough to take the photos, but I was soooo irritated all the same. (I'm going to blame it partly on the bone-melting heat and partly on me being irrational.) So these are pictures of a hot a sweaty Erin in a short dress with a short temper. :)
Sandals: Target (similar)
Necklace: Kendra Scott (exact)
Watch: Fossil (exact in rose gold)