There was something about the sleeves, mixed with the bright pink that just made me giggle. I feel like there was a bridesmaid moment that happened with this piece and I couldn't stop thinking about what flowers got picked to match the dresses! To make this wearable for me, I got to work!
I started with scissors and began to hack away at the hard/papery/coffee filter-esque material that was sewn in each of the sleeves. The sleeves were basically immovable with this stuff as a liner, so I cut it all out!
I should have put on a pot of coffee with what was leftover!! Post sleeve fix, I began to work on separating the bodice from the skirt.
I went around the waist removing stitches...
...and finally ended up with two pieces! The tulle crinoline and skirt are not making it to the final picture today!! I pinned the raw edges at the bottom of the top and sewed down a new hem.
I pinched and cinched the neckline, giving it a little bit of ruching, and now with flowier sleeves, my piece was finally ready to wear! I tucked the top into a brown skirt from H&M and paired it with some flip flops to work during the day.
I'm such a fan of the brown/pink pairing that I brought along my Trina Turk tote that had the same color palette on my errands.
However by night, I changed it up a little! Wore a pair of Steve Madden heels (circa 2004), tossed my hair up in a high bun, and grabbed my go-to vintage Dooney & Bourke purse.
A quick and easy change to dress this up a smidge for dinner.
From bridesmaid dress to chic top with just a few easy steps. Love the quick process and the outcome!!