{27 Dresses} Dress 10 : Are You Ready to Jump?

Remember this dress?

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It was my first refashion in the Refashion Runway project, and it was absolutely perfect for that weekend. The dress is American Apparel thrifted for $5 from the Hopkins Goodwill and still had the original tags 🙂

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And it wouldn’t be fair to the girls if I didn’t share this picture:

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And this:

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And this:

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And finally this:

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Happy Monday 🙂

Xx,

Z

Refashion Runway First Challenge: STRIPES

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Hi everyone, I hope you are as excited as I am, because today I am finally sharing my very first submission to the Refashion Runway contest hosted by the Renegade Seamstress!

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VOTE!!!

I am ecstatic, especially because I completed this challenge last Sunday, and waited and waited all week long to finally show it to you, and the WORLD!

As you know the theme of the first challenge was STRIPES! And there is a story behind this refashion (as always with me!)

I was at work working on the NAYEC portfolio on a Saturday (yes, I do that!), when Beth emailed me, so after spending 4 hours and barely getting anything done, I hit the Hopkins Goodwill (one of the best ones in the Twin Cities in my opinion) and scored an awesome American Apparel striped dress for $5.99 (originally $42), that just screamed REFASHION to me! (I also got a whole bunch of other things, but I’ll tell you more about them later 😉 )

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Do you see what’s wrong with it? Yes, the hood, which was too heavy and looked awkward, and the drawstrings, which looked like a giant shoelace!

So I quickly cut the hood off, creating the new neckline…

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Then I got rid of the shoelace drawstring:

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And swapped it for a bright turquoise ribbon!

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But I went one step further and reused the left over fabric from the hood to create this Great Gatsby inspired head piece:

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HeadBand

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I styled the dress with white wedges from Fashionol.ru, Straw Fedora from Goodwill, Bright Neon Necklace from Old Navy, and Vintage Kenneth Cole purse!

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Please don’t forget to go and cast your vote here, so that I can keep refashioning in this wonderful contest!

Xo,

Z

Summer 2011 Fashion on a Dime (or something like that!)

Are you ready? It’s almost here! Among other things that are already here are the look books and  videos for 2011 summer fashion trends. This is not your typical fashion trend review, I wanted share the ones from my fav stores, in other words – the budget version of summer 2011! Enjoy!

1. H&M 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sikORngvn8

2. Rory Beca for Forever 21.

3. Urban Outfitters
4. Gap
5. Express                                                                                                             Ensemble  Ensemble                                         EnsembleEnsemble
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6. American Apparel 
PS. I hope you enjoyed these looks. Have a great summer everyone!
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