Que Bella – Ants!

I’ve had the Fire Ants Maxi Dress since December, having purchased it during the half off sale on Black Friday at Anthropologie. I originally bought a size 6 and it was too tight in the torso/rib cage area so I had to size to an 8. Both sizes were too long and after a feeble attempt to hem this dress on my own, I finally took it to Ms. Alvina, my tailor. She is such a sweet lady and when she calls to let you know your items are ready she calls you “honey” or “dear”. I’m so glad to have found her and both she and her daughter do a great job. I now have several “new again” items I can wear without worrying about the fit or length.

I am very happy with the results and wore this dress on it’s own with no other accessories. I even wore flip-flops (Tory Burch Thora) instead of heels. I felt this dress was enough without anything else including height. 
The hem is now perfect! For the Fall/Winter, I’ll add a red cardigan and my red Cece Suede Ballet Flats. I only wish this dress had pockets but it fits great now from top to bottom.
Hope you are having a Great long weekend! Today felt like a Sunday for me so I’m happy I still have two more days off. 


  1. September 2, 2012 / 11:48 am

    I love, love, love this dress! I am so sad that I missed it. It looks gorgeous on you.

  2. September 2, 2012 / 1:46 pm

    The dress fits you beautifully!

  3. September 2, 2012 / 4:28 pm

    Love it!

  4. September 2, 2012 / 8:24 pm

    GAAAAAHHHH I Love it, I am obsessed with Charlotte Taylor. You look great! 🙂

  5. September 3, 2012 / 11:39 pm

    Wouldn't wear this because insects don't appeal to me–but the two colors are interesting together.

  6. September 5, 2012 / 3:39 pm

    Adorable, very cute ants!

  7. September 7, 2012 / 6:38 am

    It's so cute on you. Tailoring can make all the difference 🙂 You have to wear your hair pulled back w/this one to show off the beautiful lip color & your face structure. $0.02