This was a picture of the first time I wore this dress. See what difference sleeve length makes?
This dress and I had a thing for each other the first time I laid eyes on it. The fullness of the skirt. The abstract beauty of the print. The vibrancy of color. The care with which it was hand sewn. All these things held a promise of love reciprocated when I rescued it from the racks.
Dresses aren't the easiest things to wear differently with each use. But that's okay. The way I see it, I get more points for looking cute than by changing up ways I wear something just to be different. If it ain't broke? No fixing it here! The first time I wore it (second pic) the sleeves were longer and they just didn't work. Rather than going straight for sleeve mutilation, which I have a tendency to do, I decided to cap them instead. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!!! It's such a subtle change that makes a really big difference. Before, the sleeves were a bit cumbersome with the fullness of the dress. NOW, they're just the right delicate length to allow the rest of the dress to be the star!
Speaking of stars....be sure to check out the constellations of "Visible Women" on Patti's Visible Monday. If you've never met Patti, go there RIGHT NOW. Patti is a sweet wise lady who has the kindest eyes I've ever seen. You'll love her!