Too Short on Dress and Time

How to Layer a Too-Short Dress

I’ve been feeling pretty sick this week, and between going to the doctor, work, and all the events I have on the agenda, blogging has fallen to the wayside this week, as have the quality of my photos! I didn’t have time to take any shots outside, and then the cameraman forgot his camera at the power plant of all places, so there you go…Expect some awesome android shots in tomorrow’s post!

This dress is something I bought because of the fit of the top, but I find the color challenging as well as the length. Do any of you have these kinds of items in your closet too? I threw a similarly cut skirt underneath and belted it to hide the seams the skirt made and there you have it. Pretty comfy, like the pajamas I wish I had been able to wear that day.

A HUGE thanks to those of you who came out to my event at Stella Says Go this week. It was a rip-roaring success that surprisingly and excitingly included victory laps from my lovely models and I couldn’t have asked for anything better!

How to Layer a Too-Short Dress

Dress: American Apparel, Skirt: Forever 21, Belt: Old Navy, Clogs: BC, Earrings: Kendra Scott

April 22, 2011

16 Responses to Too Short on Dress and Time

  1. Kate says:

    I love how you made the dress work by adding that skirt underneath. You look absolutely fantastic and I can’t tell you are sick at all. Feel better and rest up this weekend, ok? I shall be thinking of you when I am on the beaches of Hawaii (in a non-creepy way, I promise).

  2. You have an events?? ARGH!! I wish I know… next time I will have reason to visit houston, since one of our cousin moving there LOL anyway I really love how you mix the dress with the skirt underneath it, I think you look so cute with that color, really makes your hair pop out, I believe you can mix that dress with more stuff like pattern leggings? WORK IT GIRL!!!!

  3. kelsey says:

    Cute! Wearing skirts under dresses is one of my favorite styling tricks. :)

  4. your husband says:

    You didn’t include my favorite photo!

  5. Chyrel says:

    I totally love the shoes. I’m not a fan of clogs but yours look awesome. I have yet to buy a pair but I still get second thoughts on owning one. I still think the photos are awesome. I don’t really use my dslr that much cause it’s so heavy and I still don’t know how to change the settings. I’m really not that tech savvy.

    Would love to see the android shots.

  6. Stevia says:

    I love your clogs!
    And although the color of the dress is challenging, I think you successfully make it look pretty 😉


  7. Jen HaHA says:

    Your husband is funny. I didn’t know that you’re married. I guess I figured that I’m the old gal here in blogland with an old man and little rug rats.

    I love the cowl on your sweater dress! I’ve been meaning to tell you that I saw a pile of logs on the sidewalk assembled much like your header and I wanted to take a picture of it for you. But, my phone died.

    Have a super weekend!
    Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

  8. annebeth says:

    I think I’d wear it more as a tunic with a skirt or something else, like you did. I bought something in a similar color once because the color looks so rich in store, and then when you try it on at home it’s sort of hard to combine and crappy :(

  9. Fydez says:

    That color actually looks good on you! Love the skirt underneath- it made the outfit light up. I waaaant your clogs!
    Hope you feel better soon! XX

  10. jahn says:

    that’s real smart idea Laurel!! I have a short stripped dress….i wear it with a longer vest underneath to make it a little longer…will post pictures soon in my blog :):)

  11. Those Tricks says:

    Love the neck on that dress.
    I usually just call a short dress a tunic and pair it with skinnies these days.
    Re: color – yes. There are some I just can’t wear.
    But some I don’t care anyway and DO (like light yellow!!!!)

  12. TS- says:

    Hi. Looking good.

    Just saw you for the first time on HilahCooking. You were a fun guest.

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