Bruises | Scallops and Midis

I am a klutz. I freely admit this - I'm constantly bumping into things, falling down, tripping over nothing, and gaining mysterious bruises from mishaps I don't even remember (probably because it occurs so frequently that I tune it out of my memories). I hesitated a bit before wearing this outfit because of the bruises on my leg. Literally, as I was leaving my apartment to take these pictures, I bumped my knee on the edge of my bed frame and it started to swell - the kind of swelling that I know will bruise the next day! My top is actually a dress but the bottom portion of it was so short and tight, not to mention a tad bit see-through. I wore a midi skirt over it and voila, two problems solved in one. Hidden bruises, and covered up bottoms! 
I actually want to talk about this dress for a minute. I am 5'3 so I like to shop the petite section of most stores because lengthwise, it fits better. I would recommend shopping the regular section at Boohoo. This dress happens to be petite-sized and it could not be shorter! I got another dress from their regular-sized section and I found that to work much better for me. I am keeping the dress because I really like the top section and I like wearing it with a skirt over it (it's like wearing a slip). Just a little shopping note. 
Thanks for reading!

Top: Boohoo dress (worn as a top), H&M jacket
Bottoms: Forever 21 skirt (similar here
Accessories: Kate Spade crossbody, LOFT sunglasses 
Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar here)


  1. You look very feminine and beautiful!
    Have a nice day!


  2. Looks so good! You cannot even tell that it is a skirt over a dress!


  3. So adorable! The grey and pink contrast work so well together. And ha, I totally get what you mean about being a klutz...happens to me alllll the time.


  4. I love how you styled this! I couldn't even tell that the top is a dress!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  5. Dear Deborah, I'm convinced you are not a klutz - what happened to you happens nearly to all people!
    Your look is very stylish and for your beautiful figure the top is definitely long enough <3
    Have a happy weekend!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  6. Couldn't even tell that was a dress without reading your post! I'm glad you could keep it and enjoy that adorable scalloped detail by layering a skirt over it :)

    The only things I tend to go for petite sizing in are maxi skirts and jeans. I find I prefer the longer length of regular dresses too :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  7. I love this look specially because you didn't choose to wear it with really high heels!
    Beautiful, like always!


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