I'm really over the moon about my new dress from Modcloth. I chose it because Erin of Calivintage told me I look good in ruffles and I'm very susceptible to compliments. Upon trying it on I liked how it looked, but immediately knew that the shoulder straps had to be shortened. It's a common alteration I make since I'm petite (5'1") and thus my top-half is shorter than average. When I went look at the shoulder straps to shorten them I was so excited to notice that they're made to be adjusted! The straps have two rows of button holes. It's really ingenious and such a nice detail to discover--it definitely saves me a bit of effort. Anyway, after noticing that feature I was completely sold on the dress. It's a bit loose, but I think that works with the tiered style and it falls really nicely.
The sun setting over the water is really gorgeous and not properly captured in any of these images. It is a pity the sun is beginning to set so early though. I do love long winter nights with a roaring fire and good conversation, but I feel as if I accomplish so little when it gets dark so quickly. The days just seem to flash by like fireflies flickering in their passing.
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