SHORT & SWEET
When this dress arrived, I was excited to try it on. I was a bit skeptical about the size because it looked tiny when I pulled it out the bag. Nevertheless, I tried it on and it fit! I adored the mixing of my favorite banana-leaf print with garden roses and butterflies but then I realized something about the dress that made me second-guess keeping it.
It's a super mini and I don't usually wear them. Being a vintage-lover, I often rock knee-length or midi pieces so this dress felt a little strange on. I wasn't used to the length but most importantly I didn't feel comfortable at first because I couldn't bend over. If I did, even in the slightest, my entire behind would be out for the world to see. This girl is not about that life, so I decided I wouldn't keep the dress. Yes folks, I wasn't going to keep this dress I styled in this shoot but I glanced at it one more time and couldn't resist the lure of the (drumroll please) banana-leaf print!
You gals know my weakness and so I kept the dress and decided I'd use Mom's tip when wearing short and sweet pieces. Stoop, don't bend over! If you're wearing a mini dress or skirt and something falls to the ground, stoop to get it, never bend ova, bend ova, bend ova gal!
With that being said, I promised I'd make this post (like my dress) short & sweet so enjoy the images and my roundup of similar pieces.
I styled this dress with my parrot heels, vintage basket-weave purse, macaw hinge bracelet, vintage red toucan necklace and white layered tassel earrings from this Etsy shop. I also recently featured them in my new section on the site called Shop & Tell.
p.s. If you haven't checked out Shop & Tell, now is the time to do so! It's where I share the scoop on where I get my favorite pieces, how I style them and provide you with firsthand access to exclusive interviews with the shop owners.
My parrot heels are from last Spring and I found a them online but in limited sizes. If you're unable to grab a pair in your size you can also DIY my simple Macaw version from this post.