The colors were awesome, but I just couldn't wear this dress as is - even the amount of pattern/sequin/beaded trim is a little too much for me!
I'm going to work some magic to make this something totally wearable!!
I started off by taking out the seams out between the flowy skirt and the top.
I had to be super meticulous because there was a trim of bugle beads right along the seam and I didn't want them coming undone!
Once the dress was in two pieces...
...I worked on the top portion and pinned the lavender lining to the sheer sequined material.
I sewed my layers together and then got rid of those shoulder pads!!
Part one of this upcycled project is complete! I unbuttoned the cuffs and rolled up the sleeves and paired the top with a black mini H&M skirt, a vintage belt, a pair of Moschino heels (a steal at $8), and my pink Ray Bans.
Looking at the photos of this piece, fireworks keep popping out to me in the sequined pattern! I don't know, maybe my mind is just set on summer :)
Pairing the shirt with a basic bottom, the sequins pop without going completely overboard (á la Goldie Hawn)! The belt was a last minute decision, but I loved the duo of patterns! I've been getting a little pattern happy as of late!
An old Gryson for Target purse completed the accessory portion of my ensemble. Oh, and those Moschino heels were a steal at $8. Yep, $8.
I hope everyone had a most fantastic Mother's Day weekend. Even though I wasn't with my mama, I went through lots of oldie-but-goodie photos to feel close by.
Happy Monday, friends!