Okay, not really. But I’ve finally gotten around to watching Game of Thrones and I felt it was necessary to make that reference. (And I may be on season two, but I already know about the Red Wedding, so don’t even try to fuck with me). Winter is not coming, but spring is. And I’m not too happy about it, but I’ve spent enough time whining on this blog about the warmth. So I’m trying to get excited my planning some wardrobe changes!
My closet is stuffed with many dresses that I bought in high school that really don’t appeal to my personal style anymore. But I’m not one to just throw something away! So I think it’s time for a little tailor planning. (I’m my own tailor. And my sloppy work just goes to show ya that I don’t have a future in tailoring.
So this dress is from Delia’s years ago. I actually don’t mind the style on it’s own, but it doesn’t look great on me. It just elongates my torso and shortens my legs. But I’ve actually been thinking about this dress for a few days, and I’m gonna crop top it!
The skirt on my dress is obviously fuller than this one, but I am still hoping that it will turn out pretty cyoot!
This is one of the dresses from the Jason Wu/Target collab that I actually picked up at Goodwill. I never grabbed anything from the collection while it was in stores, so I grabbed this without a second thought. But it’s too big on me. I still love it though! And I love the little detail on the shoulder.
So I’m planning to do something like this!
Not separates, though. And I’m thinking of starting the sheer fabric after the shoulder detail and ending at the waist seam.
I actually still love this Forever 21 dress. It’s a nice jersey dress, and it’s the only thing I own in this color. But I’ve worn it to death. I just want something new.
I’m thinking about an applique in a contrasting color! Hopefully I’ll find a dress or skirt at a thrift store that will be perfect.
Okay, so I have an idea for this, but I have no inspiration picture. Sorry. I know not seeing another picture will just ruin your day. Anyway, I want to turn this into a light, spring jacket. Add a long sleeve in a different fabric, get rid of the faux-slip attached to the dress, and maybe add a heavy exposed zipper or some more substantial buttons. I got plans, you guys!
The rest of the dresses are terribly wrinkled, and I’m very sorry for that. They’ve been in my spring clothes giant Tupperware container and I just pulled them out to take these pictures. This is a BB Dakota dress that I grabbed at a consignment store in Atlanta. I love it, but it’s pretty damn short. I want to do something to lengthen the hem.
The pattern is so sweet. I just wanted to take a closeup of it.
This is another dress that’s not actually my size. I got it at American Eagle for super cheap. I always just belted it and wore a sweater over it, but I want to something to it.
Maybe something like this? Play with the straps, the neckline, etc.
Another Forever 21 dress. The first picture is much more color accurate, just FYI. But I love the back closure on the dress. So I want to do something that mimics it somewhere else.
This Dior dress is in a museum, and it feels a little silly to compare this to my $12 dress. But just focus on the neck line, and the cutouts! I want to do something a little similar to it.
So those are my plans for my old clothes! Anyone else planning on redoing their clothes? And who wants to take bets on how many of these dresses I actually end up changing?