dress: dorothy perkins
glasses: girl props
rings: H&M+ Topshop
nails: barry m mint green
Im 5ft5, I wouldn't say Im petite, (petite is 5ft4 and below, so not really!), But I find ALL dresses from highstreet shops are too long for me, and then I find petite stuff to be too short! I don't remember the last time I bought something classed as a dress from Topshop/Primark/New Look that wasn't way past my knees, and just drowns my frame. I do take alot of things up if they are too long, But its such a shame when I find lovely dresses that just cant be altered as it would ruin the shape or pattern! Funny enough when I was doing some research on this, apparently all clothes are designed to fit a woman whos 5ft5 without shoes! I'm sure alot of people will have the opposite problem to me though! Tunics being too short and dresses being perfect! I wish there was a bit more variation in hemlines!
Anyway, back to the outfit, I saw this dress on the mannequin as I walked past and knew I wanted it, I didn't realize it had the balloon sleeves until I went in store, But I figure its winter, Its not like I'm going to go out without a coat/cardigan or something over it so I can live with that! The gorgeous lacey fabric and the berry colour fit my A/W wardrobe perfectly! Teamed with my bargain-lious £1 Primark coat, and my amazing half tints from Girl Props, Perfect transitional period dressing! Also rocking my new brogues as picked by my tweeps! Im tempted to get the black ones too, But I think Im going to hold out and buy some lace up black booties with a fur cuff for winter! PS. I did change into leggings after taking these pictures ;)