So...we're doing a little recap of the Oscar dress from this weekend for today's post. I had a fab copycat outfit for today, photos were taken, but one slight snafu...camera went MIA. Looking into all avenues of this abduction and I hope that it resurfaces and it wasn't just scooped up by someone at lunch as their electronic doggie bag. Otherwise we'll have to start fresh... OK, back to Oscar dress!! I had gotten this in the new year for just $1!! I loved the color and the fabric...
...but there was a small problem. Tears at the shoulders!
I decided to use this tear and switch it up a bit!
I ended up taking apart the top of the dress completely because I wanted to go halter style!!
Went to the fabric store and was able to match perfectly the same color/fabric to use as my sashes.
I ironed, folded a few times and stitched down my new neck sash...
...and then trimmed off what I was going to use to keep the top half up!
I stitched one end to the left side of the dress and then just pinned the end on the other side of the sash to the right side. I wanted to make sure that it was as fitted as possible especially with going on air!
I hopped over to Forever 21 to get some cheap jewelry to wear to the party :) I found lots of awesome beaded necklaces and decided to grab a few in the color palette I was working with. I had gunmetal nails (love Essie's Over the Edge) and wanted to bring some greys, pinks and greens so I went with the below.
Between $2.80-$4.80, I spent less than $15 for my Oscar jewels!! I used my BCBG gold heels that have been in my rotation for years and the look was complete. Makeup was done, however I didn't get a hair touch up before we went live. It was a zoo in the hair/MU room so we had to just make it work with the curls that were there.
And I love some of your comments about a new 'do :) I just got a fun Groupon for a salon in the hood and will be getting some spring tresses soon!!