We’re having some springtime temperatures here in Los Angeles – I was in Malibu yesterday celebrating a friend’s birthday wearing flip flops and a dress! I know there’s still a Polar Vortex going on in other parts of the world, so to help channel some warm temperatures, this piece from Hannah in the Phillippines is getting some love. It’s exactly what I want to wear next time I’m in the sun!
I got the dress for free from the school where I work. (PS, I’m from the Philippines! Hi everyone!!!). They gave each of us a bag with several pieces of clothes inside. My students chose the dress for me because they know that I love dresses and think it will look great on me.
When I tried it on, I didn’t like the fit especially in the shoulders, the thick neckline, the shirred part in the middle of the dress, and the length. I loved the pattern of the fabric though, so I held onto it and decided to recreate it.
How will Hannah tweak this piece?
I posted a little teaser of the dress that my Valentine’s Day outfit is coming from.
Fab, yet falling apart, appliqué…
Big ole, wide skirt…
Shoulder pads and mixed skirt lengths…
I’ve been obsessed with this Stella McCartney dress for forevah or since seeing it as part of her Resort 2014 collection.
I ripped out the page from Marie Claire that featured it last month…
…and couldn’t wait to craft my V-Day dress just like Stella’s!
So this is the blush dress that we’re working with today! Hey shoulders and big flowy skirt. You want to see how flowy…
…I could cover a table with this skirt if I sat on it! That’s how flowy we’re talking.
I mostly bought this dress because of the appliqué but it sat on my to-do rack for a while until I saw a piece that I was obsessed with. This dress was the first thing that came to mind. So happy to be crafting something fabulous with it for today!
I’m working with these guys…
…to put together a perfect Valentine’s Day outfit.
What are you wearing on Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day is almost here!! I’m feverishly working on my outfit which you’ll see tomorrow, but in the interim, I wanted to post one of my fave DIYs from last year! How ’bout some sequined heart shoe clips?? I wear these all the time and they’re just so much fun to make.
I’ve been a fan of ban.do’s sequined pieces, so I thought that I’d make my own version of their red sequined hearts today!
I started off with my supplies – red felt, sequin trim, and loose sequins, as I’m going to make two versions of these hearts.