Week 29: Jordan

My dress du jour comes from Jordan in Denver... Week 29: Jordan - Before

90s in the house!!  I had mini versions of this dress when I was a tween.  Look at this lace!!

La, La, La, La Lace

"This totally looked like a Laura Ashley piece or something that my mom hung as curtains!!  LOL!  Try your hand at making this something you can wear outside the house!"

Let the seam ripping begin!!

I started off with the lace - I'm taking it all out!  With my seam ripper, I began to attack the collar.

Undo that seam!!

I opened up the neckline completely and removed all that lace!

Lace is almost out!

Can't wait to reuse this!!

Alpine Lace!!

As I'm not a big fan of the faux buttons...

Buttons no more!

...I took them off!! (PS, I shall use them again too!)

I pinned back up the neckline and stitched it closed.


After trying the piece on with all the fixing on top, I actually really liked how it looked!!  Just a simple tweak of removing some excess material made all the difference.

The final look by day...

Week 29: Jordan - After

The back...which is secretly my favorite part!

Le back!

And by night...

Week 29: Jordan - After (Evening)

Just some boot action subbing in for those flips and then the addition of a cardigan down below.

Wore this out to the last show (for me) at the Hollywood Bowl - blend of Berlin (hello Top Gun soundtrack that was played on rotation in my tape deck twenty years ago), B-52's (literally karaoke with 20,000 people singing "Love Shack"), and Human League rocking the stage.

Last group shot!!

There was a little back and forth singing between the guys and the girls during "Don't You Want Me"...it was like we were straight outta Grease doing "You're the One that I Want"!

"Don't You Want Me Baby?"

Even with all the dancing and bouncing around, it was still cool out (gotta love those hot California days and cool California nights) making my cardi a staple with the summer dress.

Last Shot of the Night

I loved the boho-ness of it and will absolutely be bringing it back this fall - textured tights, Oxfords perhaps...  Jordan, thank you for today's piece!