- Black shirt – Target
- Pink, black and white floral dress – thrifted; worn as a skirt
- Black belt – Target
- Crochet necklace – self-made out of thrifted doilies
- Black ballet flats – Naturalizer
When I thrifted this Liberty of London dress, I knew I’d never wear it as a dress. The halter style – two strings branching out from a hot pink tube top, looks very unbalanced on a larger bust. However, this dress was one of the few pieces from the line that wasn’t made of polyester and the floral print is gorgeous, so I knew it had potential. All I did was tuck the bodice into the skirt and, voila, a pretty floral skirt that can be worn either on my hips or higher on my waist! If I ever get a sewing machine, I think my first project might be turning this into a proper skirt, as the bodice had a decided need for attention and kept trying to creep out.
After Chelsie’s gorgeous combination of black shirt and lace necklace, I knew exactly what jewelry to wear. Originally I was going to wear this lace piece again,
but I think the fullness of the layered crochet necklace complements the fullness of the skirt and the puffs of my sleeves (alright, who else thought of Anne Shirley just then?).
In an idea world, I’d pose for outfit photos next to this tree on Ward Island in Toronto.
The Rocket Scientist strongly dislikes all things of a lace-like persuasion. Luckily for me, he’s been away at a conference so I can wear lace to my heart’s content. Unluckily for him, I got bored and hid doilies throughout his apartment while he was gone. I think he’ll find the ones on the television and sofa pretty quickly, but the ones in his vegetable drawer and snow boots are surprises for later.