Sunday, July 31, 2016

Altered

I am not one to shop at thrift stores and it's not because I am not about recycling but more the lack of patience and time.  Patience is not a strong trait of mine (just ask my husband).  I am going to digress here and share a story about a date I went with my husband when we first started dating.

I don't remember where we went but all I remember that he was driving me home.  As a habit, I love to have my keys out before I even get home.  In this situation, I pulled out my keys about 5 minutes away from the house.  I didn't think anything of it, just that I like to be prepared.  Months later, my husband thought that I could not wait to end the date.  He thought it was such a bad date that I wanted to just jump out of the car and leave him.  



So what's this got to do with today's post?  Nothing really other than that I didn't buy this dress brand new.  I was back home in Hawaii last year visiting my family and my sister left a bag of clothes for me to go through.  We are not the same size but when I saw this dress, I remember how badly I had wanted this dress but it sold out.

So I was so excited when I saw that this dress was in the pile and still with tags on it.  I decided to take a chance and take it to a tailor and get it altered.  It only cost me about $20 which I was pleasantly surprised since it's lined and they had to take in a few places.  

Gap Dress Similar
Banana Republic Cardigan Simlar
J Crew Necklace Similar
Ann Taylor Wedges Similar



I may not be a thrifter but if any of my friends reading this want to get rid of clothes, let me look though your things first :)

This floral lace skirt sometimes stumps me because I always feel like I need to have some green in my top.  I don't own much green pieces and the dress worked out perfectly as a top.



Gap Dress Similar
J Crew Contrast Floral Lace Skirt (worn herehere & hereSimilar
Banana Republic Necklace Similar
Ann Taylor Belt Similar
Zara Crossbody Similar


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