March 24, 2011

Oh hey Spring, I'm actually glad you're here.

Please ignore my weirdo face right here.
Before:
 After:
 Dress: thrifted $5, Belt: thrifted $1, Shoes: Swap Meet in AZ $7

I guess it doesn't really look like I did much to this dress.
But I did take in the sides, the sleeves, and took up the hem.
Just in case you wondering.

I've said this before, but for the new comers, just a little fun fact about me,
I don't really like summer, and I don't usually like spring because spring tends to lead to summer. 
Oh how the world works like that ;)
But you guys, I'm actually kind of excited for spring.
I'm starting to explore using more colors, like that belt and those vibrant shoes.
I think this spring will be full of experiments and colors.
And maybe, just maybe, I'll grow towards liking summer too.
Let's hope for it :)
My wonderful, crafty grammy made these earrings for me.
I love the color. And I love her even more.

23 comments:

  1. I usually hate spring because of allergies, haha. :3 But despite that, I'm also really excited for spring because of all of the color and floral! :D

    I'm actually trying to alter a thrifted dress myself... I am finding it a biiit difficult, but hopefully I'll be able to figure it out. I'm always inspired by your alterations/refashioning. :)

    - Caroline (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  2. You're just so cute!

    Love the dress - wish I knew how to take in and hem... or even sew for that matter! Great job!

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  3. love your dress and shoes!

    http://vikkibabbey.blogspot.com

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  4. You made it look so great! SOOO CUTE!

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  5. don't worry i noticed. and i'm loving the shoes. bright belts are my FAVORITE as well. thanks for sharing your cute stuff. lots of great inspiration for me!

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  6. Super cute! i love refashioning dresses! That floral print is so gorgeous :)

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  7. i may just swoon over every single outfit post you do.

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  8. those shoes!.... swap meet? really? i wonder if they have swap meets in MI? i need to get myself to one asap!

    ~selina

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  9. I love your shoes! They look so perfect with the dress. And you definitely improved that dress :)

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  10. You could not be any cuter! This dress is so amazing!!

    Meet Virginia Design

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  11. Those green shoes are to DIE for. Love them!!

    gigglypandagirl.blogspot.com

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  12. Summer is the best! Except that it's too hot to layer, which is a bummer.

    I love what you did with that dress! You have a good eye!

    North Meets South

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  13. Wow, I love how you can reconstruct anything. This floral dress is adorable and I love the bright colored accents like that shoe.

    Actually I'm trying to figure out how to take in sleeves of a dress that is sorta like the sleeves on your dress in this outfit. By chance could you let me know how you did it? =)

    -Erin (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  14. I love what you did to the dress :)
    and I'm so inspired...i buy clothes from thrift shops too and a lot of times they don't fit me. i have a "to be altered/reconstructed" pile waiting for me to have the time and skill to do so. now that i see that you do it all the time, I'm so much more excited to get into it!

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  15. love what you did with this dress and it's perfect with the gray tights and green shoes!! so cute you little thrifting queen! we're trying to be thrifting queens too - come see the thrift challenge we're making each other do- we need tips from you!!

    ~liz

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  16. Uh, LOVE what you did with this dress - so cute on you!

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  17. We wanted to let you know that we awarded you the "Versatile Blogger Award"! We love your blog! You can read about it here: http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com/2011/03/versatile-blogger-award.html

    Love,
    Erin and Caroline (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

    P.S. The new header is so cute!

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  18. Those shoes are fantastic!

    ~Michele
    www.etsy.com/shop/chelebert12

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  19. I had a dress just like this at age 6! It had shoulder pads, though, and a terrible lace bib on top-- it was the early 90's and it was probably a 80's second-hand find by my mom. Love it with the shoes!

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  20. AHH LOVE! That dress is so cute. I love how just bringing the hem up on dress or skirts makes it look totally different and cute!

    -Tessa
    totallytessa.com

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  21. love these shoes!
    -don't worry about your mom genes...they might not kick in till you have your very own kids...mine didn't. i've never done well with "other people's kids"-

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