Friday, April 4, 2014

Button Down Challenge Day 2





This is my favorite one of my three outfits (I had to plan them out to make sure I could do the challenge nicely or perhaps even at all). The dress (yes, I did another top-over-dress styling :P) I bought from a discount designer store for somewhere around $15 (I think), but the original price was probably $100-$200. The store carries discounted designer goods (including Prada, I call it the snobby store), and I bought this for 90% off, so yeah. I think the brand is Baraschi which I have never heard of before.


So brand shoes from Kohls. I also have these in shimmery blue and silver (but the silver are a bit too small), and I want the green ones too (and I wish they had them in purple too); they are kind of like Easter egg shoes, or just plain Easter shoes, but I prefer the former description. Kohl's had them on sale plus I had  30% off, so they cost about $12.60.


On the same Kohl's trip during which I bought the shoes, I bought mini Eiffel tower earrings ($5.60 with all the discounts), aren't they darling?!

Okay, the dress is my second alteration which I mentioned. I let down the hem and added a couple inches of silk to lengthen it a bit.


Before


Again, I am not very good with taking photos of the whole process . . .


Done. Nice hem crease :P 

Um, the dress isn't too tight or too short standing up, but it is both when I bend over and sit down. I guess I will have to bring an extra cardigan to church or wherever I am going to drape over my legs when sitting (I have done that a couple times before) . . . and never bend. I have nowhere to go today, so it is fine now.
Do you like that detail in the corner there? I need to have a week long series entitled "The Hunger Games Hypocrite."

I didn't end up wearing this outfit for more than 3-4 hours, it is definitely a Sunday outfit since it is so uncomfortable, and the shoes probably didn't lasts a few minutes as I was running so late I didn't go to school since I only had one class and 2/3 of my time is driving and walking.

1 comment :

  1. I love the spring colors in this outfit! I can't believe you added the silk to the dress yourself, it looks like it was made to be there! Excellent sewing job as well! Whenever I try to lengthen a hem it never comes out the same length all the way around.

    -Jill
    www.thewizardofoddsandends.blogspot.com

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