Dress: Farm Rio xxs (a few left at Bloomies & Farm Rio), fit adjusted. Worn with nippies.
Sandals: Schutz sz 5.5 (also at Nordstrom)
Bag: Petite Naghedi c/o. My main bag is their Mini
Earrings: Amazon raffia + Sezane gold
Farm Rio has been one of my favorite brands over the few years for infusing color and vibrant prints into my wardrobe! Their pieces are usually designed for a taller frame, so I’ve learned to make a few small DIY adjustments that make a big difference.
1. Farm Rio Garden Maxi Dress
This stunning maxi dress above has been on my radar for a while now and did not disappoint. If you love this print but want more coverage at the neckline and sleeves, check out this sleeved maxi dress (use code FRL15 for 15% off a first purchase) in the same print. I reviewed a similar piece before in the same style bodice and voluminous sleeves, and think xxs in a midi/maxi style would be a good fit.
In person, there’s lots of detail for the eye to behold …the main printed fabric has a swiss dot texture, eyelet trim at the shoulders and waist, colorful beaded tassels, and is made of a breezy 100% cotton with cotton lining. The smocked waist is very comfortable and helps this be bump friendly, and the length after adjustments is a maxi on me with 2.5″ heels.
On my 5′ tall frame (shorter torso, smaller chest), the neckline is very low and slightly gaping so I decided to take the dress up at the shoulders. This type of adjustment usually fixes several issues all at once – it brings up the neckline for a closer fit against the chest, raises the waistline, and shortens the overall dress length in one swoop. I’d recommend getting this professional done or sewing it down with a needle and thread, but as a super quick DIY fix, I just use a large safety pin at each shoulder!
Farm Rio Macaw Romper
I also tried on this fun romper (15% off with FRL15; also sold at Saks, Bloomies and Shopbop), which I own in a different print from prior year. The fit is exactly the same as my older one, with a slim narrower fit throughout the bodice. I have a smaller chest and usually an xxs in tops, and an XS in this romper fits me at the chest, torso and hips so I would say it runs small.
The straps fit long on a petite frame so I used a different safety pin trick here to just fold the straps shorter and pin them at the back. This is another adjustment that I make VERY regularly to shorten shoulder straps, and it works especially well on busier prints since it camouflages the safety pin.