All Dressed Up...

I'm all dressed up with nowhere to go! Actually, I have been meaning to post this dress for a while now. I got this dress at Goodwill last month. When I got it, it was clearly too big, so I decided for 6.99...why not just have it taken it
(Picture to the left...that's the dress in its original state...not hot...but I believed in its potential!)

Ummm yeah....bad idea...well financially speaking. I took it to my tailor (yes, I have one of those) and because of the way the dress was made, it became a bigger hassle than what it was worth. She had to take it in on the sides, back, front...everywhere...but the primary issue was that it was high waisted...ie...alot of money.

She quoted me sixty bucks and I promptly quoted her an eye roll. But since I am a trusty customer, I was able to knock down the price to 20 bucks...trust me, I pulled out all the stops.

I got it initially because of the fabric and the style. I loved the one shoulder look and it clearly was from the early 80's. So after I promised the toes of my child who doesn't even exist, Operation "It's gonna take a miracle" began!

Ultimately, I love it. I am planning to wear it to my friend's wedding in October...(What's up Puerto Rican Princess!..she makes me call her that:)

All in all, I am very pleased. It's one of a kind. If I had to do it over again, I would have just left the dress at Goodwill but once I get something in my head....it is hard to deter me!
Dress: Goodwill
Belt: Goodwill
Shoes: Carlos Santana

(I really must do a better job of taking pictures of my shoes...this is God's Favorite Shoes, isn't it)


Sonja said...

Stopping by from SITS to say Hi! Very cute blog!

Lora said...

CUTE dress and cute blog. Love the name!
Visiting you from SITS today...have a great day!

FashionAddict said...

Wowza! That dress is stunning, and I can't believe that you found it at the goodwill!

K. Julien said...

you made this dress really fierce, the belt is hot!

p.s. thanks for commenting :)


Mads said...

I love your belt! thanks for your comment on my blog, BTW..=)

Mads said...

love the knots and the drapings of your dress!=)

sharon said...

I loooooooooooooooove this dress- girl you get some great stuff in Texas can you pass some of that on to CT lol!

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