• SPRING!!!!!!!! 1
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    SPRING!!!!!!!!

    Huzzah!  It’s SPRING!  Now ends the winter of my discontent!  This winter ended on a lousy note, so I’m happy to say goodbye to the blah, and hello to lots of good & positive things that have come into the works since then.  🙂 Let’s start with a new refashion for the new season, shall we?  I started with this $1 bit of thrift store fashion:     It also had a lining!     I like sea foam green.  I also really liked that nice waist detail and wanted to bring it out a bit. But first, I needed to get rid of those sleeves for a nice, super-warm…

  • The Blind Pepper 5
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    The Blind Pepper

    Hooray for warmth!  South Carolina is finally hitting those magical temperatures that make you understand what Tennessee Williams meant by The Long, Hot Summer.  I love it.  I love not having to wear layers.  I love how the heat makes everyone just a little crazy.  I love going barefoot and feeling like I could drink the air because it’s so humid. And I love fun summer frocks! I’ve had this dress in my refashion stash for a long time, and figured I’d better do something with it.   I liked the loose coolness of this dress, but still wanted it to be just a smidge more fitted.      …

  • Forever 31 9
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    Forever 31

    When I found this dress by Forever 21 at one of my fave thrift shops, I was reminded that I’m an entire decade older than their target demographic.  Yikes. Other than being shoddily constructed by an evil fast fashion giant (end of rant), this dress had a couple of other issues as well.  It was about a size too big for me, it was really faded (hard to see in the pic), and it had a damaged zipper. I decided to take care of that fading first.  I grabbed a box of black dye… …then took the dress and started folding it into a pitcher, sprinkling a bit of the…

  • Reunited Dress 13
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    Reunited Dress

    About a decade ago (OH MY GOD I FEEL SO OLD!!!), I was something close to a Junior at the University of South Carolina (Go Cocks!).  I was not the most studious student, folks.  :/  While my dedication to my major (Theatre) was strong, I couldn’t quite make myself give any flips at all about other subjects like…say…Statistics.  Don’t worry!  I did eventually graduate and somehow even managed to convince someone to hire me!  🙂 While I could just accept personal responsibility for my inability to choose studying over partying, I prefer to blame the company I kept at the time….specifically two of my best buds, Mike and Travis.  🙂…

  • Violet Femme Dress 17
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    Violet Femme Dress

    Hello there!  Sorry for being so long absent.  I’ve been extremely busy coughing up my weight in phlegm for the past month.  :/ I don’t know or understand the cause of my grody lung gunk funk.  But now, it appears that I might actually be getting better!  Huzzah!  😀 Of course, the best thing about feeling better and no longer being stuck in bed is getting back to refashioning!  🙂 While digging through my big bin o’ refashionables, I stumbled upon this yellowed white dress that I never managed to get around to revamping over the summer. As anyone who knows me can attest, I cannot wear white for more…

  • Back to the Orchard Dress 20
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    Back to the Orchard Dress

    After living in the south for a while, you get used to quirky season changes.  Of course, it’s fall, but with temps in the mid to upper 80’s on random days, you’d never know it. Enter this extremely summer-y dress: So what can I do?  I want something autumn-y for a day spent at an apple orchard and wineries in NC. I made a dye bath in my washing machine with a bunch o’ this: …and just a little of this: And look what we have now!  🙂 Now my dress is perfect for a super-warm, but still fall day with wonderful friends!  🙂 Just a perfect day with wonderful…