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The holidays are in full swing! Christmas might be over but New Year’s is just a few days away and let’s be honest, I’m not taking the tree down until at least mid-January :) But this year I wanted to make something special to wear to ring in 2018. It’s a big year - it’ll be my first one as a married gal and I couldn’t be happier to spend it with my husband!
So, after doing some Pinterest scouring, I remembered one of my favorite looks by Dolce & Gabbana. A totally blinged out skirt that has been in my To-DIY Board for a bit.
The colors are rich and it’s super shiny (hay rhinestones, HAYYYYYY!) making this the perfect look to recreate for the 31st!. I needed to find a skirt and scored the perfect skater style version in mustard at the Salvation Army.
I was looking for something brocade but thought this could do the trick! It’s a bit large, but nothing that a quick stitch can’t fix.
...not to mention rhinestones for days to add to this puppy. PS, anyone needs a few, you know where to come!
I started off adjusting the skirt to fit me. I pinned, I stitched, I conquered.
Next it was time to sort out how I was going to decorate the skirt. With my slew of stones, ribbons, and studs, this skirt was a canvas just waiting for everything to be placed on it. The gold rope/cord was placed down first.
To make the skirt symmetrical, I matched the roping on both sides of the skirt securing it in place with pins!
Next I took some gold cording and began to wrap it around a few of the rounder gems. This gave the stones a more finished and sleek look.
Now it was time to place the gems and secure in place with glue! I went with the heavy duty E6000 which is safe for fabric and washing!
(This is going to be a hand wash operation for me and I’m just keeping fingers crossed that I don’t happen to get overly excited during the countdown and spill something on myself!)
I just glued my last stone!!
And to really mimic that D&G look, I paired my skirt with a star top!
(Sidenote - that “top” is really a dress! It’s a thrifted Barney’s COOP silk dress that I added the skirt on top of!)
I love how this skirt came to fruition just by taking something I was obsessed with and adding my own little twist to it.
I love the flowy vibe but also the rich gem colors! (I stuck to the reds/golds/silvers.)
It’s got the bling to stay sparkly while watching the ball drop!
It’s more like “bling in the new year” with this new skirt!! Sorry, sorry, I just couldn’t help it!
Wishing you the most creative, chic, DIY-filled and beautiful new year!