Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Thrifted Fuschia Dress At A Kid's Party

We attended an animal-themed kid's birthday party. 
The costumed I borrowed for Dylan was 3 sizes too small for him.
Good thing he's wearing a plain white onesie that time.
Paired with stockings boots and a slim belt.
Purchased at P300 bucks.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Transform Your Thrifted Dress to An Oscar-Worthy Gown

It was a week before company event that I decided to look for a dress to wear in a thrift store! When I glanced upon this this dress, I saw its many potential:

Bought at P450 with
matching headress (not pictured)

I had so many dress options that I searched on-line but sadly, the seamstress near my place was not eager ough to make the alterations I want. Here were some of the dresses I was trying to copy:

The fabric gather infront of the dress
is almost the same as the item
I purchased when belted

I love one-shoulder dresses.
The flowing chiffon fabric draping
 over the shoulder is very dramatic

Dramatic and regal

I also was thinking to cut the dress short
to cop these mullet dresses

Thanks to my friend at the office whose mother is a seamstress, she managed to alter my dress without making any major cutting of the fabric. Here's a side by side of the before and after:

Not bad, eh?! See how I turned the jewels from the collar
to a belt? Top tip: The gems were  sewn on a garterized band
bought from a fabric store at the mall. Bag is from my mom.

Here's more...


The fabric falls into the right place in all angles

Studded gladiator stilettos from Parisian

I bought the ruffled piping from Carolina's
to cover the unfinished edging of the neckline
and pictures during the event
I was aiming for a smokey eye in jewel tones
(emerald green, gold with a hint of brown)
but it didn't really registered well in pictures.
The brown stood out more.

The length and color are perfect.

With the bosses

Polka Dots

 Ruffled top, belt and skirt all thrifted
Chunky platforms from Parisian
for our Polka Dot Themed Year-end Party

Maxi Skirt Before and After (2 Years+)

2010 with Mid-length hair
2012 - Pixie Haircut

Navy Blue Panelled Maxi Skirt thirfted in Pasig circa February 2010