MY VINTAGE RECREATION
THE STORY OF MY LITTLE GREEN VINTAGE DRESS!!
There she was, sitting pretty in the window on a beautiful sunny day, waiting for someone to see her and to fall in love with her enough to take her home. ‘)
Well here came SHAYZON driving by and completely taken by the Fabulous Vintage Green Dress in the window.
I immediately pulled over like a crazy lady, parked illegally and ASSUMED it would fit!! 😉
Bought her, took her home and low and behold…. it was WAAAY TOO SMALL!!
The top of the dress wouldn’t zip close if I paid it! I tried every possible contortionist move. LOL…
I just had to find a way to make this fun, flowing, a-line vintage piece work!!!
As I stared in the mirror, laughing at how hilarious I looked trying to zip it up, I got this brilliant idea to cut off the top of the dress and make it into a skirt!! I immediately got a hold of my amazing seamstress, who has been with me through my many thrift and vintage reinventions. ‘)
I asked her to remove the top section completely, take a bit of fabric from the hem of the dress to create a waistband and to replace the zipper. She took on the challenge and a few days later,
It’s so awesome to reinvent Vintage and Thrift finds into unique pieces of your own!
With my little skirt all ready to go, I was in the mood for pop, contrast and texture! I paired a bold black and white stripe fitted top, leopard print pumps and a leopard print belt with my bold green skirt. Finally, I topped it all off with gold accessories and a chocolate brown clutch. Oh yes, how could I forget, my cappuccino shades! 😉
Note: I totally went against one of my rules for buying VINTAGE and THRIFT!
ALWAYS, ALWAYS try things on, NEVER ASSUME it will fit!!!
****The cut of styles, the designs, and the size charts were very different in the past, so naturally the fit of clothes from the past will also be very different.****
TOTAL OUTFIT?? LESS THAN $100
Outfit Info: Skirt: Vintage Store (50% off), Pumps: Aldos (on sale), Top: H&M (on sale), Tights: Anne Klien (Marshalls), Belt: R.J. Graziano (NYC Flea Market), Clutch: BCBG (Thrift Store Find), Jewelry: NYC Flea Market