Alteration Nation (and Other Fixer-Uppers)

So, you’ve got a problem. There are clothes in your closet that you love, however, they have some issues. They’re too tight, too loose, too long, too revealing and take up far too much space in your already limited closet, especially when you can’t even wear them. You know you need to get rid of […]

Slick Slits Tee

My love of t-shirt transformations continues this week in the form of a sunburst/cage motif around the neckline of a slim fitting tee, creating an edgy effect on an otherwise simple shirt. I always have a problem finding a top to match a wilder bottom, like a punchy-print maxi skirt  or studded shorts, because I […]

Mixed Media Sandals

While browsing the Zara website for inspiration, I came across several great pairs of flat sandals with interesting shapes and straps in divine combinations of colors and textures. All of them seemed so effortless, adding a pop of interest to any breezy summer jumpsuit or a simple t-shirt and shorts. Upon looking at the shoes […]

Post-Consumer Prom

 In a sea of monochromatic column gowns, how does one stand out at prom? By wearing vintage, of course! Inspired by The Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey, my prom ensemble consisted of my grandmother’s silver beaded evening bag from the 1950s, vintage clip-on earrings and bracelet from Varnadore Costumes (ah, the perks of being an […]

Pretty Peplum Top

Though I can’t tell if it’s because a sleeveless peplum top makes me yearn for summertime, or because I am obsessed with overly cutesy things, this project is one of my favorite transformations to date. I began with a retro sleeveless dress with a knee-length tulle edged hemline, and, after some seam ripping and restitching, […]

All That Glitters

This week’s project is more of an inspiration than instructions, because there are infinite possibilities when it comes to bling! I was inspired by Elizabeth and James’ updated tees and my lovely friend Caroline’s bejeweled sweater to devote a post to the many ways sparkle can transform a look. From sequins, studs, beads and rhinestones, […]