Remake: Pink Striped Dress

Hello friends! I've got another remake for you today :) Apologies for the delays - a bigger post is to come to discuss, but thanks for all your emails and patience! There's a brand new site coming your way as well, with a fun little project to boot, all which will be shared shortly! LA can be 80 degrees one day and 62 another - this dress was worn on one of those warm wintery days here! ❄️☀️

I just loved this striped mix of colors!

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

It was a bit too big...

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

...but those pleats made me SO happy!

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

I knew there was room to make this outfit work!

First off, I LOVE that the brand is secretly printed on this dress! It was something that I didn't even notice until I started working on it. Subliminal messaging at its finest, La moda Goji.

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

I began with removing the sleeves and the shoulder pads. Because of the cool pleats at the shoulder, taking off the sleeve gave the piece a cool cap-style look.

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

The other sleeve came off next...

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

...and it was time to stitch the edges up.

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

With the top of the dress pretty much good to go, it was now getting the rest of it to fit! I toyed with the idea of taking it in, but after playing around with belt options, it was easier just to cinch!

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

A little vintage navy belt action saves the day!

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

The pleats feel super Marilyn Monroe to me.

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

After walking in my hood, I found some flowers that matched my look!

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

Nothing like bright reddish/pinks to make it feel like summer in December!

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

It's a fun date night look...

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

...that was perfect to wear to a cooking class!! I just removed those heels though...brought my Toms with me, as closed toe shoes make the most sense in a kitchen environment filled with sharp knives and tasting spoons holding hot curry sauce.

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

I love this transformation. Super sleek and simple, but a piece I'd wear to anything!

 New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress