I can't leave things alone. It's gotten to be a bit of a habit with me and it all stems from the fact that if you're a bit of a shorty, things don't always fit. A sleeve here, a hemline there, you just get used to doing a few alterations to make things work for you.
Take my old linen top from Jigsaw. I bought this the week I finished work years ago and it was the top I wore when I left the premises. When I bought it, there was part of me that said I have no job now and I shouldn't buy this as I should be watching the pennies but there was the other argument that said - it might be the last nice thing I buy for a while. I preferred the second argument and bought it.
It is however a little low on the cleavage front.
That's the nearest you're going to get to a cleavage shot from me!
Bend over in this and you get a veritable eyeful. I tend to wear it with a little vest top underneath for modesty's sake but on hot days I prefer to not have to wear a vest so I decided to unpick the lace detail off an old top and attached it to the linen one to raise the neckline. The same effect if I were to wear a lace cami vest underneath ... but not as hot.
There we go. Little Miss Prude.
And not happy with that tweak, I did a second tweak. I bet you thought this was a pretty straightforward outfit didn't you? I also sanded my sandals.
Left - unsanded. Right - sanded.
I started sanding the left sandal before I remembered to take a picture (doh!)
The sandals were in the H&M sale. I liked the back detail and the higher ankle strap which I find quite flattering on the leg. I have to say, I must be one of the few bloggers who does not have a pair of Sam Edelman Gigi thong sandals. They do not suit me whatsoever and heaven knows I've tried but my fat feet need more coverage. The only thing about the sandals which I wasn't keen on was the the silver leopard spots which were a touch too solid and shiny. So I sanded the silver spots down. Like you do. I'm not recommending everyone do this - it's just that the spots looked to be printed on suede so I had a feeling this would work. A little scratch with a thumb nail proved me right and then further work with an emery board and the spots were erm ... tamed.
So that's it. Just a little tweak here, a little tweak there.
So are you a bit of tweaker like me or do you live with things as they are?
.... and who's a thong sandal girl? And who's a strap across? I'm definitely in the second camp.
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