Sunday, August 17, 2014

Scenic Print Dress


Earrings: Old
Purple Glass Beads: DIY
Yellow Beads, Yellow stretch bracelet, Shell Ring: Burke's Outlet
Ceramic Watch: TJMaxx
Dress: Thrifted
Purple Suede Wedges, Hue Tights: Dillards (both clearance)


I couldn't believe my luck when I found this dress while thrifting.  I tried it on and it was a smidgen too tight in the hips.  I checked the seams and saw that there was a little room to let it out.  I checked the price, it was $6, but then I found out it was half off!  For $3 I took the chance that I could make it fit.

I let it out as much as I could, but I still wasn't comfortable.  I waited...in the last two weeks I finally got rid of some baby weight that was still hanging on.  I tried it on again and wahoo!  It fits! :o)

Now I"m still on the fence if I should remove the sleeves or not.  What do you guys think?  I could leave it as is, or I could make it a racer back.

JJ

PS: Please forgive the not so great photos.  Yellow foam all around, low light, camera problems, bleh!

PS (again): I was super pleased that this dress goes perfectly with Share-In-Style: Summer, so of course Linking up there! :o)


24 comments:

  1. Great dress and I could immediately tell you'd lost weight! Good job. Nothin' like a good outfit for motivation, haha ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right! I kept staring at those sailboats thinking, "It will fit, it WILL fit". :o)

      Delete
  2. That is super cute! I think removing the sleeves might make it even more comfortable. And the thing I love about sleeveless is that it layers well. You know, without having to straighten sleeves out underneath a jacket, etc...without the sleeves it would look more like a little vintage dress too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good thoughts Joni, I'll be keeping them in mind.

      Delete
  3. Awesome dress for an awesome price!!! Good deal!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You look good in this dress. It like it very much, the beautiful print and the colours are great.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love this dreamy colour combination! So pleased you visited my blog - now I get to see your fabulous creations! Looks like the perfect fit! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Gema, it was a treat to find your blog. :o)

      Delete
  6. JJ, it is true I had no color in me because I had no blood flowing correctly. I am so glad she fixed that problem with blood infusion. I also think I am doing better on this chemo 6 because of the blood.

    Ok, I love the yellow tights. You pulled this outfit off great!!!! ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maybe you should have worn yellow tights when you were so beige, it would have brightened you up. :o)

      Delete
  7. Cool outfit :) and i like your blog!

    http://littlemissancsi.blogspot.hu/

    ReplyDelete
  8. Woo!! I love when I lose a little weight and can fit into things I've been saving! I would say remove the sleeves, because I think it would look adorable without them BUT depending on the weather where you live maybe not?
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If I go by the weather, then they should definitely come off. :o)

      Delete
  9. You look so pretty JJ. The dress is cute, love the print like a watercolor painting, cool. I want your wedges!
    hugs honey
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I saw those wedges while I was still pregnant and went back two weeks after having the baby to get them. :o)

      Delete
  10. I love, love, love the print and the whole ensemble is perfection.
    Thank you so much for joining the Share-in-Style family, my dear friend
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Sacramento, I LOVE Share-in-Style!!!

      Delete
  11. Very nice and with good sense of humor :) I like it.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Replies
    1. Thanks Kathleen, it's one of my favorites. :o)

      Delete

Comments Welcome :o)