Today’s rewind outfit comes from a little over two years ago! This white and blue floral dress was one of the pieces that I shot as an option for my book, hence the full make-up in the before shot!
Original post date: 6/6/12
The Before Look: (Click here for full project steps and original post!)
I scrapped the sleeves and took it in to make it a dress perfect for summer.
For my second wear, I went a totally different route!
I absolutely LOVED this dress when I first laid eyes on it at a garage sale. The colors were fun, the crepe-y cotton was flowy and soft, but there was a pretty large issue. (I even wore a nude tank to really hit the fact home.)
This is going to need a little adjustment. I just don’t think that this would be appropriate if I wore it as is, you know :) Check back for the full post later today!
I received this piece from one of my favorite people in the world – Melissa of Shoestring Magazine - and she outdid herself.
Now if a “friend” gave you this piece as a present, I might want to rethink the friendship, however Melissa is my thrifting kindred spirit and knew this shirty-dress-kaftan would be right up my alley.
So not only did my sister from another mister give me this rockin’ ensemble…
…but also sent a Richard Simmons coffee table book in my package. This snail mail day was one for the records, because…
…Richard Simmons happens to be one of my best pals.
OK, well “best pals” probably is a bit of a stretch, but I did get my “sweatin’ to the oldies” on at his class a while back and that’s pretty close, right? So, want to see how this peachy piece turned out???
I love outfits that get more than one wear in different styles! This dress got cut up a bit…
…ok, maybe a lot…
…and got turned into this lovely piece.
For the second wear, I turned it up a bit!
You guys…I have a BIG question to pose. Whites after Labor Day – yay or nay?!
This dress has some severe spot action.
All those spots will be tackled, but what are your thoughts on the color?
Do we break the Labor Day rules or do we go with a new shade of color?? Let me know your thoughts below! Happy Labor Day weekend!