Keyed Up

I default to dresses so often because as a petite person it's hard to find separates that fit well. Blouses especially. They always seem to have the most awkward fits. Even this one is too long, too big in the arm holes, and a bit billowy, but all that I'll endure for the cute print! Hopefully I'll also get a chance to set my sewing machine up before summer's over and do some simple tailoring myself. I go to a tailor for more complicated fixes, but I'm really missing having access to my own sewing machine for more reasonable alterations. I heard that celebrities get everything tailored--even their most basic tee shirts and jeans. It's the main downside I find to "fast fashion" compared to the smaller wardrobes fitted to the individual that past generations worked with. Generic sizes rarely fit anyone well and having clothing that suits your shape makes all the difference in the world; both in appearance and comfort. Anyway, the print on this top was too cute to resist and I really like the large, sailor collar as well. With a few adjustments I'm sure this will become a well-worn addition to my wardrobe.

Outfit details:
Crew Cuts jacket
thrifted skirt (similar here)
sandals c/o Modcloth (sold out, similar)
*pictures by Thomas


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