A piece of floral bloom has always offered an ultra-feminine and flattering look. This is because of its often sweet, soft colour palettes and a characteristically ladylike look. This makes it in a way a classically feminine wardrobe essential.
In today’s post, I donned a short dress that I bought mainly because I completely fell in love with the floral print However, I thought it was a bit too short for my preferred tastes and it lacked a lining on the skirt part despite its almost transparent fabric. But then after a few tweaks of creativity, I turned it into something praiseworthy. I first added a lining to the skirt part by taking it off an outfit that I don’t wear anymore. I made it to fit the skirt part of the dress then I neatly sewed it to the dress.
After that, I looked for ways to lengthen it just a little bit and without toning down its fanciness. Lately I have been a Pinterest addict and when I needed to search for ways to lengthen my dress I it was my first go to place for some fine ideas. So, I found the hint of adding lace to the bottom of the dress. Instead of using lace, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and channelled my inner creativity and thus, instead of getting lace, I used the scalloped hem of an old wall curtain and voila I had my new unique upcycled dress at absolutely no extra cost This even further accentuated the eclectic look of the dress by bringing out a more of a vintage elegance, with a modern touch. I felt this made it way prettier!
With the current cold weather it has become almost impossible to wear short dresses so when there was a bit of sunny brilliance last week I couldn’t hesitate! The fact that the dress is all covered up on the top and has long sleeves, makes it still suitable in case the weather turns slightly chilly.
With the colourful floral prints on the dress, I didn’t feel the need to add a lot of accessories to the outfit. So I just had pink loop earrings and a bangle. Since I felt like this was a playful look I decided to go bold with pink lips.
Blooms could easily give old-fashioned and nostalgic look, which may sometimes make it a bit understated. But then, I brought an assertive and spontaneous edge to the look by completing the attire with some pink Vans for the shoes. I felt like they accentuated the girly yet relaxed nature of the overall look.
This for me is a perfect weekend look since it is relaxed and does not need so much effort to put together and maintain. The length of the sleeves also make it a failsafe look which can be simply elevated to a refined evening look with some heels.
If you find something exquisite in your random shopping escapades, don’t be afraid to acquire it even if it lacks a few things, you may be surprised how well it could be after shaking it up just a little bit.
That’s it for now… till next time, have an awesome Friday… adios …xx
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