This month’s Everybody Everywear challenge is the maxi. Which means I have a “problem”. I’m 6’1″. And plus size obviously. Guess what most designers think is an acceptable length for plus size tall individuals? Answer: 58 inches from shoulder to hem. This dress is from my recent Evans UK order and yes, it is 58 inches. Do you see where it falls on me? Yep. I would love to get a floor hitting length maxi but unless I make it myself (which I don’t do much of) that’s not going to happen. Oh well, this length is nice on me too since you still get to see my shoes. It’s just not as long as most people’s version of “maxi”.
On a related note when I put on this sweater I literally lost my breath. I have been going into my closet and just running my hand over it from time to time. I absolutely *love* this sweater.
Did I mention today is my birthday? Yep. I am turning 30. Got big dinner plans with the family at the Cheesecake Factory tonight. And as for today I am going thrift storing. I love thrift storing and every year I try to go on my birthday and find something special I may not normally buy. One year I bought my 1940s vanity.
And last but not least I cut my hair yesterday. What do you think? I didn’t realize until I got home but I accidentally got the melon head cat look!! Yikes!
Black maxi with sleeves: Evans UK (April 2011)
Gray hanky hem sweater: Evans UK (April 2011)
Gray stretch lace belt: Torrid (April 2011)
Gladiator cuffed flat sandals: Torrid (June 2010)
Off set gem flower multi-chain necklace: Apt 9 from Kohl’s (March 2011)
Crystal bracelets: Torrid (April 2011)
I don’t like wearing these sandals when it’s hot – the fake plastic whatever material they used wraps around my ankle and literally sweats me out! They are considerably warmer than anticipated since we are talking sandals here. Bizarre.