Happy Monday friends!! I just got back from Boston after a fantastic few days (fun post to come…) and am heading out to my hometown on Long Island today!!
It’s been a while since I’ve been back, but I couldn’t be happier to see family and friends, not to mention hang at the Barnes & Noble in Bay Shore for a fun book signing/party! (Come out if you’re around NY/NJ/LI/CT friends!)
Today’s dress was one that Miss Jen sent my way…
Unfortunately, the note attached stayed in LA, so I’m without the story behind this piece! (Jen, feel free to share in the comments section!)
I was loving the skirt part of the dress, but needed to fix the top portion!
PS, I love that Jen kept the price tag on this puppy too! Look at Value Village hookin’ a sistah up!!
Because I wanted to keep the skirt intact, I decided to focus my energies on the top portion of the dress!! The silver panels at the shoulders were awesome, but the sleeves were quite billowy, so I grabbed some scissors and began to chop!
That was my one adjustment – a quick sleeve trim to make them fluttery was all that was needed to really change the look and feel of this piece!
I wore the dress in LA, pre-ginger hair…
I was in love with the new sleeves!
Because I loved how this dress looked so much, I decided to bring it with me on my East Coast travels and wear to a shoot for Better Homes & Gardens‘ Better TV show that airs today!! (Check listings here! I’ll also get the clip posted online as soon as it’s available!)
From blonde bun to red bun…
…the dress is still equally as awesome!!
Hope to see some of you tonight on LI! Next stop is Phoenix on Saturday!!