Sometime if I really like a piece of clothing and it doesn't fit, nothing stops me from buying it. There're always a way to have it altered to fit my body. Take for example this summery dress by Zero+Maria Cornejo, which by the way, I never imagined myself buying from this brand because its design aesthetic usually does not appeal to my taste. Anyhow, I saw this perfect-for-our-long-summer dress with beautifully pleated wide sleeve on one side and the other sleeve was narrow and ruched. I really liked it and it was on sale 50% off at AlOthman Boutique, the only problem is that it didn't fit. So instead of letting it go, and being the stubborn shopper that I am, I took it to the tailor, made it slightly longer in length and slightly wider, made it as loose as possible without looking frumpy using black cotton fabric, and voila it fits! I'm happy with the results, and I think it's a piece I'll end up wearing for years to come!
I paired my Zero+Maria Cornejo dress with a pair of Loeffler Randall raffia sandals, and my new and limited edition summer shopper bag from Celine, which I bought from ShopBop.com as part of an exclusive collection that was formed in collaboration with the e-tailer, Vogue, and 22 top designers, to benefit non-profit organization Born Free’s goal to end mother-to-child HIV transmission at birth. The bag is priced at $225 only!! Great deal for a greater cause, wouldn't you say? You can buy it here.