June 30, 2012
Red, white, & blue. This trio of colors is definitely a classic color combination! Here are some cute pieces that scream Happy Birthday America! :) Have a happy 4th of July!
June 28, 2012
Are you tired of seeing this floral print fabric yet?! :) I just love it! Anything floral paired with a crisp white button-up shirt is a classic combination, in my opinion! I brought out an additional pop of color by wearing a green, beaded necklace, while keeping my other accessories (heels and clutch) toned down in neutral colors. *To see how I made a DIY clutch out of the remaining floral fabric see here! Happy thrifted Thursday! :)
skirt/repurposed from thrifted dress, clutch/thrifted, button-up shirt & nude pumps/JCP, necklace/old-can't remember where from unfortunately, nails/Essie 'orange, it's obvious!', lipstick/Rimmel London 'In Vogue'
June 26, 2012
June 23, 2012
Confession: Sometimes, I like to buy frumpy, old, and ugly dresses from the thrift store...just for the fabric! Especially the ones in larger sizes with full skirts, and a lot of pleats (yay more fabric for the same low price!) I also enjoy that crazy look the clerk gives me at checkout--she thinks I'm actually going to wear the dress as-is! :) Anyways, check out this gem of a dress I found the other day! The dress style, with box pleats, knife pleats, smocking at the waist, a button-up and zippered back closure, and the best part, shoulder pads, is ridiculously ugly. But, oh the fabric! It was a floral print, and in pink, yep I fell for it! Snatched it right up and placed in in my cart, I did! The fabric is 100% rayon..which I've never sewn with before, but it's a new favorite! It's really lightweight, but not sheer (so I don't have to wear a slip, or make a lining!), and it drapes really nicely! The best part is that I up-cycled a garment and didn't have to buy brand new fabric from a store! I deconstructed the dress, ironed out the fabric, and had enough for a skirt!--even reused the original dress zipper in the skirt. The pattern actually calls for an invisible zipper, but I didn't want to buy a new one. I also had enough fabric left for another project...more on that later ;) I used Simplicity's Cynthia Rowley 2512 pattern, and made version C. I love the wrap effect and the sweet little ruffle on the front left side! :) Have a great weekend!
June 21, 2012
Here's how I styled the dress I refashioned from two thrifted button-up oxford shirts! Yes, summer is officially here..I was
sweating glistening while taking these photos! My husband (and usual outfit post photographer) is out of town so I had to resort to the self-timer on my old point-and-shoot camera! Read: kindly ignore the grainy-ness of these photos :) TC is probably glad; however, to get a break from my bossiness when it comes to taking outfit pictures! ha ha Happy Thrifted Thursday! :)
dress/handmade by me from thrifted shirts, clutch/thrifted, blue belt/free from work, wedges/Target (spring 2011). necklace/Cato's
June 18, 2012
I recently refashioned two thrifted button-up oxford shirts into a simple dress! It's light, comfortable, and so perfect for summer! :) Would you like to make one?! Here's how!
June 17, 2012
What I've been up to lately via Instagram
*Pretty flowers from my cousin's Wedding
*Being a bridesmaid and wearing my first ever yellow dress!
*Celebrating my husband and I's 2-year wedding anniversary
*Then it rained..but it's okay because I got to use my clear umbrella! Full outfit post here
*Followed by a pretty rainbow!
*Enjoying vanilla yogurt and fresh strawberries
*Bright bangles from my Neon outfit post
*Circle hem shirt DIY, tutorial here
*Mint chocolate chip frozen yogurt is the best
*Finally conquering the side french braid! Worn in this outfit post
Happy Sunday! And HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the dads! Hello Dad!, if you're reading this..I miss and love you! :)
June 14, 2012
Hello! Happy Thrifted Thursday to you! I'm wearing a tiered skirt in a rich, clay tan color that I thrifted almost a year ago..but just haven't worn it yet. I paired it with a cream blouse with gold accents, gold & pearl jewelry, and gold sandals! It was super comfy...and so breezy for summer! *On a side note, I finally figured out how to braid my hair like this (and I love it!)..I'm not gonna lie..it may have taken half an hour to get that braid right!. ha ha! I can french braid all day on the hair of someone else, but when it comes to my own hair that's another story... :)
June 12, 2012
Here's an easy outfit I threw together to run some errands with my husband! The theme for this month's Everybody Everywhere is NEON so I paired this bright, neon cutout tee with some bright bangles! I brought in some neutral shades through my heels and boyfriend style khakis! I'll be back on Thursday with an actual thrifted outfit post, so stay tuned! Happy Tuesday!
outfit details: Neon tee/DECREE by JCPenney, boyfriend khakis/a.n.a. by JCP, heels and bangles both from JCP also..ha ha