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Monday, September 10, 2012

Should I Have My Top Shortened?

Crud! I lost a bunch of text, and had to redo!

Anyway, I bought this gorgeous top when on my last trip to the Mitten:

I love that it's great with jeans or capris… but still looks good with work clothes:

The issue I have with the top is that long bit in the front. It covers the pooch nicely, but looks weird under the jacket. So I've been thinking of shortening it. What do you think?

I just love the patterns, colors, and textures:

And here's the earrings:

I'm going to Yoga class after work, I'll blog the outfit in another post.

Top: Rafaella Studio Petite via Stein Mart
Jacket: Talbot's
Pants: Lane Bryant
Earrings: via Bon Ton (clearance $1!)
Shoes: Clark's of England


  1. Beautiful outfit!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  2. Will the gathers sill stick out once you have shorted your top
    How would it look if you stitched some of the gathers flat, this would reduce the bulk and still the styled length at the front, I would loosely stick the hem or the gathers in place first to see how it looks and how easy it is to get on and off.

    1. I think the gathers stick out because there is chub under them... I'm hoping that problem will be resolved in a few months or so :)

  3. are you liking your hair? it looks so cute. i say leave the top as it is, but do what makes you feel best. :) rollerskating/rollerblading is one of my fave things.

    1. Not really liking my hair now, it's straightening toward the top, and I don't know what's happening. I'm overdue for a haircut, but at least the appointment is tomorrow…

  4. Hello,

    I would be concerned that the gathers would not lay properly if you shortened the longer part. How does it look if you button the jacket? I don't know if that would help or not...but worth a try.

    I also think it would be a bit too short.

    The pattern and cut are pretty.

  5. It's very pretty. Shortening it depends on what you'll wear it with. It could look good either way, depending on that.

  6. What a weird drape! I would want it brought up a bit, but not as high as it is in the back.