I broke a rule, friends. I must confess. I've told you a few times, being the shorty that I am, wearing skirts and dresses below the knee just isn't flattering. It makes me look stinkin' short. Which I am, but there's no need to bring attention to the matter.
Anyhow, I've held fast to this rule for a good few years. Then I came across this dress.
I got it for $4 at the Goodwill. There's a Goodwill around the corner from my job. It's bad news. Or good news, depending on your perspective.
My original plan was to remove the sleeves, take in the bodice, and shorten the skirt. Well, as we all know, my plans often change. I removed the sleeves and took in the bodice.
But when I tried it on the check out the length, I fell in love.
I may look short in this dress, but I also look like a hippy princess. What could be wrong with that!?
And what hippy dress would be complete without a big, floppy hat?
Certainly a summer favorite.