Today’s dress was a freebie from a friend. 🙂
I needed something comfy, light, and fun to wear for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. With just a few modifications, this dress would work just fine! At first glance, you might not see anything wrong with this one…but let’s delve a bit deeper, shall we?
I don’t like it. It fits perfectly, but I don’t like the whole red & white color scheme (too stark!), the length is awful, and that little crinoline-y layer makes my legs itch. :/
Oh…and that stupid flower? Yeah…it’s coming undone. :/
With the raveling fake flower ripped off, I put my dress into a nice little dye bath. 🙂
The dye job helped…but I still needed to get rid of that crinloline-y thing! Away it went! 🙂
So that itchy ruffle was out of the picture, but I still wasn’t feeling the whole tea length thing. I knew I’d be walking around all day in the hot sun, so I shortened my dress to accommodate my wandering!
I pressed my new dress, tossed on a contrasting yellow floral belt, and was ready for a fun day in Charleston! 🙂
Here are a few of the sights I saw while meandering about:
Before you even contemplate complimenting me on my photography skillz, please note that I didn’t take any of those lovely shots. Instead, I handed my camera to this guy:
I had a complete and utter blast getting my culture on in this lovely city! 🙂