I’ve been feelin’ kinda frumpy lately. My go-to outfit is a tee shirt and jeans with my running shoes. I usually pair it with a hoodie. Don’t get me wrong, these are usually cute, fitted shirts with cute hoodies, but still…ho, hum…
So, when Sunday rolls around, I am excited to get dressed up for Church. Dress me up and call me a girl! I’ve been eyeballing a few dresses on Shabby Apple and instantly fell in love with this one:
It is called Atlantic Fog, and it is on sale for $42.00. They’re having a 20% off sitewide sale. Just enter in NEWYEAR in the promo box at checkout. This dress was a whopping $33.60. Even better! Shipping was reasonable, and I ordered it on Tuesday night and had it in my hands on Saturday morning. Nice.
The website said to order this dress a size smaller than you normally would. I didn’t, and wished I would have. It’s a little big, but I like the longer length.
See? It kinda hangs off me. So, to add some shape, I added a “belt.”
Kinda hard to see on my busy quilt, but that is just a stretched out strip of tee shirt. I did it just how I did the tee shirt ringlet scarf. Then I wrapped it around myself twice. Like so:
Ahhh…much better. Then I added a cardigan and a hounds tooth scarf and couldn’t decide…
…over the cardigan…
…or under?! Either way, I loved it. It was at this point I realized I matched my bedroom! Ha! I loaded my kidlets into the car and headed off to Church.
Ashlee inspired me with her sweater refashions. I’ve got a black cardigan that I loved when I was pregnant. It isn’t a maternity sweater, but it worked with the baby bulge. Not pregnant; it just looks frumpy. The sleeves were all wrong, too.
So, I took it in and shortened the sleeves.
With my excess fabric, I made some little flowers…
…which are completely removable.
I tried it out with my new dress.
I put the flowers on my “belt,” added a necklace and tall boots. Love it! See how different the same dress can look?
That got me thinking about all the belt supplies I inherited from Hubby’s Grandma.
Then the wheels in my head started turning…
I can do this!
And this! With this $0.29 vintage belt package!
And my absolute favorite?!
How cute would this dress be with a black cardigan and a thin yellow belt like one of these?
Oooh! Or this one?
Or a big red one?
You could wear this dress to Church every Sunday of the year and never wear it the same way twice! Brilliant! I am so glad I bought this dress. The possibilities are endless! If you want one, hurry and buy it while they’re having their sale!
You won’t regret it!