The rewind piece for today…
Original post date: 8/11/10: (Click here for full project steps and full original post)
The Before Look:
The After Look:
I took the after shot at my girlfriend JS’ casa and kept it pretty simple. New styling gives this piece a brand new vibe. Wanna see??
I went to Accessory Town and paired the dress with a few of my favorite essentials.
I wore a vintage velvety tiger print belt along with a pair of gold, sparkly DKNY tights (a Marshalls find – my fave spot for tights!) to bring some yellowy tones into the dress.
The necklace is a DIY one too! I took a thick chain and pinned a sequined dove appliqué to it to create a fun statement necklace. For this go, I wanted a little action going on up top!
I also paired this with a H&M cardi for when it got chillier (yep, it’s back to normz – 75 degree weather!!) along with a steal of a pair of booties from Cotton On. No joke, five bones! I even bought an extra pair to DIY. (You’ll see that shortly…)
So here are both looks – super simp Look #1 and full of flair Look #2!
I’m loving going back and re-envisioning these pieces in a whole new light! The before shot was taken about 2 1/2 years ago which is CRAZY to me! Oh, the evolution!
Belt, Vintage // Tights, DKNY // Booties, Cotton On // Necklace, Vintage with pinned applique // Cardigan, H&M (thrifted)
Oh, and that black spot on my shin? Yeah, it’s not a bruise (shocker) it’s a big flying spider that only flew away once I flicked it off of me. Super cute, eh?