Two good pics…this is what happens when I am rushing. I have had the skirt I am wearing for about 3 years, and she is still holding on. However, she will need to be taken in at the waist and maybe a little along the sides and shortened just a smidgen.

How do you feel about having your clothes altered? Until recently I wouldn’t do it at all! I don’t know why…I figured it should fit me perfectly if i am going to spend my money on it. However being pear shaped this doesn’t work in my favor most times. Instead of being stubborn I gave in and found two great seamstresses. Having my clothes altered makes such a huge difference…particularly with pants. I always have major issues with gaping at the waist. My jeans and pants fit so much better after being altered. I don’t have to constantly tug on them all day trying to keep them up at my waist.

So does anyone else invest in altering clothes or do just pass on something that doesn’t fit you perfectly?

Top – Ross
Belt – Thrifted
Tank – Love Culture
Skirt – Target
Shoes – MRKT via Ross
Ring – Forever 21
Bracelets – Dots

33 Comments

  1. That top is so adorable! You always look so polished and put together.
    My Mom has altered a few of my skirts. My thought always was that if something doesn’t fit right I shouldn’t spend extra $ to get if fixed (but that’s mainly because I don’t have a huge problem finding clothes that fit). If my shape was different I think it would be worth spending little extra on something I really like.

  2. Love this outfit. It goes to show you that a few staple, classic pieces can be jazzed up real quick. you look cute.

  3. Love the outfit….of course! I have to get just about all of my clothes altered. Then there are times I’m like whatever…

    itsmytaste.blogspot

    • Thanks Toria, I will sometimes alter things myself. If it is too complex then I head to the seamstress.

  4. my seamstress and i are on a first name basis!

    i think this overall look is really good and i personally like the length of your skirt. slightly longer is in these days!

    • Your right longer is in but I am a shortie so I try to keep it balanced. I like for my hem to fall right at my knee or longer.

  5. StyleChic...360

    I love your skirt! I haven’t gotten anything altered…

    Thanks for stopping by and following I am now following you! 🙂

  6. i don’t alter clothes … i just keep it as it is. but i will definitely consider it now
    btw i love your blouse

    doasbg.blogspot.com
    check out my blog… now following you xx

  7. I love this top! I make my own clothes, so altering isn’t an issue lol. BUT a good seamstress that enjoys altering can be a WONDERFUL thing!

    • Thanks, I have had a sewing machine for the past two years. I haven’t made one thing yet! I don’t have the time, soon as I am done with school, I will have more time for the things I enjoy.

  8. I love ruffly plaid shirts and that one is really flattering on you! As for altering your clothes, I say go for it. There is no reason to pass on a great item that doesn’t quite fit if it can be made to work with a few alterations!

  9. MyFashionConfession

    I love ruffly plaid shirts and that one is really flattering on you! As for altering your clothes, I say go for it. There is no reason to pass on a great item that doesn't quite fit if it can be made to work with a few alterations!

  10. Your right longer is in but I am a shortie so I try to keep it balanced. I like for my hem to fall right at my knee or longer.

  11. 3kids1036

    I love this top! I make my own clothes, so altering isn't an issue lol. BUT a good seamstress that enjoys altering can be a WONDERFUL thing!

  12. StyleChic...360

    I love your skirt! I haven't gotten anything altered…

    Thanks for stopping by and following I am now following you! 🙂

  13. my seamstress and i are on a first name basis!

    i think this overall look is really good and i personally like the length of your skirt. slightly longer is in these days!

  14. Love the outfit….of course! I have to get just about all of my clothes altered. Then there are times I'm like whatever…

    itsmytaste.blogspot

  15. Love this outfit. It goes to show you that a few staple, classic pieces can be jazzed up real quick. you look cute.

  16. That top is so adorable! You always look so polished and put together.
    My Mom has altered a few of my skirts. My thought always was that if something doesn't fit right I shouldn't spend extra $ to get if fixed (but that's mainly because I don't have a huge problem finding clothes that fit). If my shape was different I think it would be worth spending little extra on something I really like.

  17. i don't alter clothes … i just keep it as it is. but i will definitely consider it now
    btw i love your blouse

    doasbg.blogspot.com
    check out my blog… now following you xx

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