Today’s offering came my way from Lisa in AZ! I loved the card she sent too!!
She sent this lovely piece…
I’ve been following your blog for about a year now. I love it – you are so creative! I look forward to seeing how you can transform a dated or unattractive garment into something very stylish. The striped dress is from a thrift store – got it for 25 cents!
This white plastic-y, leather looking belt wasn’t working for me and the dress as a whole was feeling just a bit frumpy. However, with some small changes, this is going to be looking faboosh!!
These very small shoulder pads got removed first. I don’t really understand why they were there in the first place just because they were so thin!!
Originally if you had asked my thoughts on the collar, I would have said that it was going to be the first thing to go!! It’s funny how my thought process changes along the way, because I opted to keep the collar intact and remove the sleeves!
I pinned the sleeves and also pinned the body a little over an inch on each side to make the piece a little slimmer.
I sewed everything up, added a light, springy green camisole underneath, a woven Free People belt I snagged on sale in December and my vintage Candies for good measure!!
I love the color combo here and think I’m going to have to try and make a few of these myself!!
It was the last night our college pal NC was in town, so we got together for some fun outdoor tapas action!!
I have to say, I passed on the below hot eats…
…in lieu of this cold deliciousness.
I had a salad instead, even though it all looked so yummy. It was such a fun way to celebrate NC’s last day in town!
I was super comfy in my flowy, cotton dress too. Still hot, but