This dress, purchased from Kohl's earlier this year for my cousin's wedding, shows off two of my favorite modestifying tricks. Few dresses are created with the perfect sleeve length or hemline-- but don't let that stop you. A cute cropped cardigan can give you the sleeve length you desire, while adding color and texture to an outfit. Bummed by a too-short cocktail dress? A simple trip to the tailor can fix it right up. Here, I added a strip of black satiny fabric to the bottom of this purple dress to lengthen. Match the color to the dress, or use an accent color.
* purple Vera Wang for Kohl's sheath * black Nine West flats * pink Tibi cardigan * black H&M skinny belt * Mom's beaded jet bag * Mandizzle flower headband *
The past week and a half was a flurry of packing tape, boxes and old newspaper. After a 16-hour day on Sunday, moving our furniture and most of our stuff in the torrential downpour, we are mostly done with the move. For now, I am relaxing in New York (thank God for having my mother nearby, or we'd be sleeping on air mattresses for the next three weeks!) until school begins in Philly. Posts will most likely remain pretty sporadic until then, as my life is mostly packed away in boxes in another state.