When Bourbon announced that it would once again be transforming into a Tiki Bar for one week in the dead of winter, I was thrilled!
Mid-century Tiki Cocktails are my favorite genre of booze. After a long week, a couple of tropical libations were just what I needed!
I got home from work and chose this very polyester dress from my Refashion rack:
I’ve had this dress for over year, so it was time to do something with it!
Ugh. But I was tired. And I just wanted to meet up with Erin and chat about our weeks.
This meant I needed to make this a minimal-effort dress to top refashion.
I liked how the oversizedness of this dress made the waistline fall on my hips in a sort of 20’s style.
I also loved those slightly poufy sleeves and the green print.
The only thing that was holding this dress back for me was the fact that it was a dress.
It’s tunic time!
First, I chopped off some of the bottom of the dress.
Since this fabric is of the fraying variety, I ran that bottom edge through my serger.
This overlocked the raw edge with white thread. I thought it looked pretty cool, and now it’s not going to fray!
I was ready to tiki!
I can explain.
The reason I’m taking a mirror selfie in what is very obviously the bathroom is that the bar was so crowded that there was no room to get a full-length shot any other way.
Please don’t judge me.
I scored that sweet cardigan from the thrift store for a humble dollar. I bought that lovely vintage beaded necklace from my local farmers’ market, the jeggings from the $1 a pound Goodwill, and the boots from a local consignment shop.
Here’s a closer look at that bottom hem.
The cocktails were delicious!
It was also great getting to catch up with one of my best buds!
Afterwards, I met up with my fella, where he was kind enough to snap a couple of pics that don’t have a toilet in the background. 😉
I hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend as well!