Posts Tagged ‘dress’

Dinosaur Safari

April 1, 2010


Jacket: Goodwill, $4
Vintage Dress: Goodwill, $4
Tights: Old Navy, $2
Shoes: Goodwill, $2
Vintage Purse: Goodwill, $2
Dinosaur Pin: Hairclip turned DIY brooch, 25 cents?


Cotton Candy Clouds

March 26, 2010

Vintage Dress: Goodwill, $4
Vintage Belt: Goodwill, $1
Vintage Necklace: Goodwill, $1
Vintage Shoes: Goodwill, $2
Vintage Door: Goodwi-  just kidding.

I want to ride my biiiiiicycle biiiicycle

March 19, 2010



Vintage Jacket: Goodwill, $3.50
Floral Dress: Tracy Feith for Target, $13
Green Dress: Lux, $10
Tights: Goodwill, $1
Shoes: Goodwill, $2
Bug Earrings: H&M, $4

Giant Black Smile Radar

March 18, 2010

For some season when I wear this bow, everyone smiles at me! It is like a magical key to making everyone’s day for a few seconds at a time. They aren’t even inside-i’m-laughing-at-you smiles, they are nice genuine smiles. =D
goooooooooood vibessss.





I don’t know what is wrong with my facial expressions most of the time. I hope I don’t always do some of these things with my face.

Vintage Dress: Goodwill, $4
Jacket: Alice Temperly for Target, $8?
Shoes: Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker, $9
Bow: Forever 21, $5

and we can dance and dance and dance and dance and dance

February 12, 2010


Highschool time! Promidy prom prom is around the extracurricular corner. Entertainment in the highest form, especially for a school with a student populus not really coming close to 1,000. =D
I will make the most of it, it is my high school/teen experience, I will wish I’d gone years from now if I don’t go, these things and so forth and so on…
Whooooooooo gives a shittttt. about anything other than… ZUH CLOTHESSSS!
I’ve changed my mind about what I’m going to wear about a billion times. The theme is Masquerade (which is pretty much on a rotating cycle of being the theme every three years or so, because no other ones are fun.)
All the dress/outfit ideas I went through are all based on that I am going to buy a vintage or used dress no matter what. Prom dresses at stores like JC Penney, Belk, Deb, and bridal-type shops, cost hundreds of dollars and they are just usually not very creative or interesting. There might be a select few that look good and interesting, but I can get an amazing vintage dress for the same amount that has a story and is totally unique. Also, it is like recycling to buy a used/vintage dress.
I searched high and low (and I still am) for a perfect 50’s prom dress. Full skirt, tulle, crinoline, pastel colors, awesome neckline. All those things that make an ideal dress of these sorts. However, it seems that every lovely maiden of the 1950’s was only capable of keeping a tiny wasp waist as the norm. I found really nice one by Emma Domb, on Ebay, with my waist measurements. I put a bid on it but lost the bid by $1.01.

As far as the mask, I was just going to buy some kind of feather mask from one of those really cheap costume sites. They have giant extravagant masks for really low prices. Like this one for 3.50 at http://accentannex.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1250&currency=USD

or this one for $5.89 at http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Pheasant-Bird-Feather-Adults/dp/B001EXYRF6

But Then I saw those lace bunny ears with a lace veil by Maison Michel. And then I found several people who got the same idea to just make ones like that via DIY. Such as this lovely lady at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ambersmouthwash

BUT SUDDENLY MY MOM CRUSHED MY DREAMS BY TELLING ME IT WOULD LOOK LIKE A PLAYBOY BUNNY COSTUME. the end.
of that idea, anyway.

So I started thinking about appliques and making a veiled headpiece to match. I saw this furniture fabric with chairs all over and I was like “YES THAT IS IT! I will cut out the furniture shapes and sew them to a nicely designed used dress, and then buy dollhouse furniture from the craft store to make a headpiece!”

This still is very alluring, but I contacted the lady selling the fabric to see what the size of the chair images are, and at about 3.5″ for the largest one, they were a little smaller than I expected.

BUT THEN I WENT TO WALMART AND SAW A WOLF SHIRT AND IT CHANGED EVERYTHING AGAIN.
So, I drew a (disproportional) wolf silhouette on cardstock and cut it out to use as a pattern for making (disproportional) wolf-shaped appliques.  Here is a high-resolution image that I was able to take directly from my phone, thanks to years of technology growth.

I haven’t gotten farther than that…
But I know what I want for the mask to match the latter mentioned idea! Remember this from a few Teen Vogues ago?

That little mask, which is actually a hairpiece, is amazinggggggggggg.
amazingly expensive, that is.
So I thought I could buy a little child’s wolf/fox mask and just cover it in rhinestones.
 

 

So we will see! I really don’t totally know what I’m going to do yet. It pretty much depends on if I find a dress and what the dress looks like.
So it goes on….

Variations on leopard

December 22, 2009



In my head, I call this my Flinstone’s dress. Everything i’m wearing was thrifted from Goodwill except the over-the-knee snakeskin boots (which are from Gabriel Brother’s store) and the pink shirt and blue brocade jacket were both bought at Old Navy long long ago. I kind of resurrected them. The flowers are H&M.
Also i was looking through this month’s Elle (again) and felt a need to share because I LOVVAAA  zuh clothessss. Yes I could have scanned the spread, or even just found it on the interwebs, but i felt like this is more organic. or bad quality. or..whatever. I just took photos of the photos.

These two are my absolute favorrrrrite.


 

 

FINIS

Resurrections

December 15, 2009

As you can see, make up particles stuck in my eyeball caused contortion to my my close up.

I got these tights in 7th or 8th grade because I was all about those faeries from photos with striped tights and long pointy feet and all that. Wonderful times.
So I looked at them this morning, and felt a little spark deep inside my heart/brain, and it told me “Wear the tights! Dear God you’ve kept them so long, just wear themmmmmm!”
So I did! Jewel was so right about following your intuition.

Dress- BB Dakota( from the Rugged Warehouse), $15
Coat- Ross, $7
Hairbow- Forever 21, $6
Gray Long Sleeved Shirt- Target, $3
Tights- Online (Ebay?), $10?
Shoes- Goodwill, $2
Bumblebee pin- My Mom’s