Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What I Wore (before and after)


Remember that thrifting frenzy from last week?  The one where I scored the most fashion forward vintage dress???  The dress that was only $5.98 and so before its time???

Well, it took a trip to alterations.  And it's back.

Back and ready to be unveiled and styled.

And I think the best way to unveil it is in a side-by-side.........


I am in love.  It really is what I envisioned when I spotted it on the rack

I kept it simple and went up and in a few inches.  I liked the original shape of the dress, so I didn't want to deviate from that. 

I thought styling it with a brown belt and shoes would be a nice contrast.

 
And how bout the chevron design on the bottom half?

It had me at hello.




48 comments:

  1. AHHHHHHHH it came out SO PERFECT! i love it!!! seriously. i love it!

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  2. Oh wow... Better than I even imagined! Lovvvvvve.

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  3. Gorgeous, super cute, such a great find.

    - Sam

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  4. I am shocked it came out that good. I wasn't so sure with the beginning product, but I really do like it a lot!!

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  5. You did a fantastic job with that dress. So fresh and up-to-date without sacrificing its original style! Super cute!

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  6. it looks SO good!! I love it!

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  7. The alterations came out AMAZING! I love the finished product!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Enter my Daisy Rae giveaway!

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  8. SO CUTE! It looks so great! Love that belt too!

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  9. I am sooooo impressed.....turned out so darn cute! I wasn't real crazy about it but was certain you had a vision. Great job!!!! Jan

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  10. It turned out PERFECT!!! Okay, not let me borrow!!! I think I am in love!
    Shanna

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  11. such a cute dress! i love when you can find those thrifted beauties!

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  12. Wow!! the dress looks absolutely beautiful.. Great job!!

    Would you like to follow each other??
    Lemme know..

    Love
    Mehak
    www.thedoublemlife.blogspot.com

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    1. Absolutely!!! DONE! And thank you!!!

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  13. oh my goodness! You KILLED the restyling of this dress. I can't belive how cute it is! I really need to apply myself to finish the sewing projects I start... My closet would be twice the size it is now haha. Maybe I don't need that afterall... ANYWAYS. I love it! You are talented! The dress looks AWESOME!
    http://www.thriftary.com

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  14. super cute thrift find and fix!! a belt is a great way to tie the outfit together

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  15. Oh, I love how it turned out!! You look so pretty in it!! I have a pink dress from the 30's that needs to be hemmed, so thanks for inspiring me to do it!! xo Heather

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  16. It really looks beautiful. Vintage with a modern style twist. Good job!

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  17. oh my gosh!! you definitely win some kind of prize!!!

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  18. this dress looks definitely much better! I love your hair:-)

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  19. Oh my goodness! It doesn't even look like the same dress! That looks fabulous!

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  20. Oh! It's just darling! Found you via WIWW, and I'm so glad I did b/c you've inspired me to look at thrifting finds in light of what they COULD be! The "after" really looks fabulous on you, and looks so light and cool for summer. - Hope your day has been a good one so far! so nice to "meet" you :-)

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  21. WOW...what an incredible find! its gorgeous! stopping by from Harpers happenings! Feel free to link up on my Thrifting Thursdays.
    http://www.discoverystreet.net/2012/07/thrifting-thursdayssort-of.html

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  22. perfect length! the belt and shoes you chose work so well with the piece. i also love that the colours allow you to play with accessories to your hearts content. and come fall how amazing will it look with some boots or cute coloured cardis... okay i'll stop now. ;)

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  23. So stinking cute! You did such a good job with the alterations and it looks adorable with that belt. Love it!

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  24. Love what you did with this dress! It's amazing what a couple of inches will do. Visiting from the Aloha hop! Interested in following each other? I have a fashion blog.
    Iva
    One Chic Mom

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    1. Absolutely!!! I'll head your way! THANK YOU!

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  25. TOTALLY 100% OBSESSED with your after!!! SO CUTE girl!

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  26. Looks great on you! Bravo on the re-purposing. I popped by on the blog hop.

    Give me a visit some time ~
    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you dropped by! I'll head your way now!

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  27. This was a great diy, the dress turned out so pretty!
    Dear, would you like to follow each other?

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  28. This is absolutely adorable! You have a great eye! The length is perfect. You might be giving me the thrifting bug for clothes....just maybe. :)

    Kind By Design

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  29. It came out beautifully! Love it! And so perfect with the simple brown belt and shoes. :)

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  30. Ahhhh! I love it-it turned out gorgeous!

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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  31. WOW. I love the new length. It looks AMAZING. You styled it to perfection. Really great job!

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  32. It's perfection, wow! I think we all would love one! lol

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  33. I featured this on TST this week...so cute! I tooled around your blog a bit and love it. I'm now stalking you all over the internets :)

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  34. i love this— it's so amazing what a simple new hemline can do! i have a little pile of dresses that need the above treatment and you have inspired me to get in there and take care of them!

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