Friday, July 25, 2014

Slipshod Alterations and Vintage Mod Minis






Outfit details:
Ray-Ban #5226 glasses
modified vintage dress
Cole Haan "Pinch Penny" loafers (c/o Cole Haan) 
perfect Miku (c/o unicorns and rainbow magic)

I got this vintage housecoat the day before we went on our road trip, and in my utter lack of patience I decided to bring it with me. That wouldn't be much of an issue, except it required quite a bit of reworking - it was much longer and wider than I wanted. I wanted it to be less of an oversized housecoat and more of a mod mini, but I also wanted to get more than a couple of hours of sleep. So, I did a slipshod alteration job in a matter of ten or fifteen minutes, ripping seams and sewing hems without bothering to pin or measure. Despite the fact that it looks like the hem doesn't line up, it actually (and surprisingly) does, at least more so than the pictures let on. It's far from perfect but until I feel like pulling out the seam ripper and redoing it, it will work! Now, I just have to finish the rest of my "to mend" pile, which grew from one basket to two. I'll get around to it, one of these days...

24 comments:

  1. The print is so fresh!

    XOXO JuJu
    http://www.jujusmoments.com/

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  2. great print!


    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  3. Gorgeous, girly and vintagey outfit!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  4. Such a cool dress and fun print! Love it on you!! Have a great weekend!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress!

    kasidybelle.blogspot.com
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/BicycleBlueVintage?ref=si_shop

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  6. I love this yellow floral! I feel like yellow (especially in vintage prints) is quickly becoming my new color obsession this year. I found a vintage dress very similar to this while thrifting lately, and I can't wait to find the perfect occasion to wear it!

    <3 dani
    www.shopdisowned.com
    http://blog.shopdisowned.com

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  7. how adorable. especially with miku by your side.

    http://imyownmuse.blogspot.com/

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  8. you look fabulous! You are such an inspiration:)
    xx
    The Stylish Confessions

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  9. lovely!!!

    http://thefashionprincessblog.blogspot.it/

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  10. So lovely, Keiko! This dress is killer on you!
    xo, Teryn
    The Rucksack Diaries (http://www.diariesofarucksack.com/)

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  11. So cute!
    I love taking older pieces and reworking them to be more flattering and fashion friendly.
    thelittleliongirl

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  12. that dress is adorable, the yellow is so bright and pretty!

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  13. love!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  14. You are so cool! Love this photos!

    www.ennfrancosays.com

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  15. Ahh man it looks amazing - I can't believe you did such a good job with such little time! You are very multitalented.

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  16. love the outfit!!! amazing.
    yaniiputrii.blogspot.com

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  17. cutest dog and very pretty dress!

    http://munchmecat.blogspot.ch/

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  18. Love the vintage feel of the dress! The bold pattern is super fun. Looking great, as always! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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