This week’s Reader ReFash comes from Danika in sunny California!
Much like South Carolina right now, the weather there is gorgeous.
Unfortunately, this dress wasn’t. :/
I found this beaut at a warehouse sale for $2! I live in California so I needed a nice light and casual dress for going to the boardwalk with my family. I got so many compliments on my high- low dress. I mostly shop at thrift stores because its cheaper and its so fun when you find the perfect thing.
Take look at that dress now! :)
Loving that lace!
Well done, Danika!
Some days, I’m reminded of why I love living in the South. Especially on December days that somehow climb to 70+ degree temperatures. :)
Unfortunately, My wardrobe has already been swapped over to wintery things. Fortunately, I had this laying around!
As I hadn’t anticipated this warm spell, I only had a short time to complete this refashion.
I got to chopping!
One more chop!
And now that muumuu is much better off as a cute dress!
It got slightly cooler in the evening, so an extra layer became necessary.
Warm & Cozy!
I happily wore my new frock to a lovely birthday dinner for a good friend. :)
Happy Birthday, David! :)
Gotta have friends!
Today I woke up feeling really really off and awkward. It was a weird day. Then it became a sad day when I was reminded that this would be my friend Jonny’s birthday if he were still here. And writing an article entitled “Hey Ladies. This is Why You’re Still Single.” (I’m working on it, Alan. I’m working on it. You’ll get it today, I swear.) was a little tough to stomach when I’m so very clearly not an expert here. :/
It was time to take on the type of awkwardness I’m actually good at dealing with. The kind of awkward I can totally handle. The awkward I can fix. The awkward I kind of love.
I’m an awkward moment that somehow gained sentience.
*AWKWARD DANCE BREAK*
You’re looking at a handmade polyester dress that looks red to me, but is apparently actually orange? You tell me.
Anywho…It’s awkward. It doesn’t fit, and then there was this awkward bib thing that I didn’t quite understand:
Modesty bib? What?
The bib snapped out, so that was an easy fix, but I still needed to take on the fit (or rather lack thereof) of the dress.
First I pinned…
…then I stitched!
I decided I wasn’t in the mood for a dress at the last minute, so I chopped off the bottom part.
Check out my feet awkwardly hanging out…
I added a new hem to my new and rapidly-fraying raw edge…
Just a lil hem.
After a quick press, my new top was ready to hang out with some lovely friends!
My new top also loves wings!
<3 The Fosters!
Lovely Ladies! :)
Lovely Raspberry Beer!
A lovely gathering!
Awkward Cat Moment.
It’s okay Wolfie. We can be awkward together! :)