Hello friends! I've got another remake for you today :) Apologies for the delays - a bigger post is to come to discuss, but thanks for all your emails and patience! There's a brand new site coming your way as well, with a fun little project to boot, all which will be shared shortly! LA can be 80 degrees one day and 62 another - this dress was worn on one of those warm wintery days here! ❄️☀️
I just loved this striped mix of colors!
It was a bit too big...
...but those pleats made me SO happy!
I knew there was room to make this outfit work!
First off, I LOVE that the brand is secretly printed on this dress! It was something that I didn't even notice until I started working on it. Subliminal messaging at its finest, La moda Goji.
I began with removing the sleeves and the shoulder pads. Because of the cool pleats at the shoulder, taking off the sleeve gave the piece a cool cap-style look.
The other sleeve came off next...
...and it was time to stitch the edges up.
With the top of the dress pretty much good to go, it was now getting the rest of it to fit! I toyed with the idea of taking it in, but after playing around with belt options, it was easier just to cinch!
A little vintage navy belt action saves the day!
The pleats feel super Marilyn Monroe to me.
After walking in my hood, I found some flowers that matched my look!
Nothing like bright reddish/pinks to make it feel like summer in December!
It's a fun date night look...
...that was perfect to wear to a cooking class!! I just removed those heels though...brought my Toms with me, as closed toe shoes make the most sense in a kitchen environment filled with sharp knives and tasting spoons holding hot curry sauce.
I love this transformation. Super sleek and simple, but a piece I'd wear to anything!