Spring is full blown upon us (Pollen and all) and boy has it been a busy one! The weather has finally turning nice and the sun has been out, a little too much perhaps. Thursday it was 96 degrees outside! Now that is warm. With all this warm weather and budding flowers I've been thinking a lot about the summer and this (literal) new season in our lives. This summer is going to be a really good one. I just have that feeling.
I typically don't like the heat much at all but I've actually been really excited for the temperature to be rising because over the winter I picked up a bunch of summer dresses on sale for super cheap and I've been eager to get them out of my closet.
To go along with this "New Summer Look" theme I have two things to share with you. The first is: I have bangs now! I haven't had bangs since I was about 6 years old and I just decided that I wanted something really different and so I am going to have bangs for the summer. I do think I'll let them grow out, but for now I'm rather enjoying them. I only just cut them Friday so I'm not quite used to feeling them sit on my forehead yet, I'll be used to them soon though. What do you think?
The second thing I want to share with you today is this dress! This is not one of the ones I mentioned above that I got over the winter, although in a way I sort of did...
My mother, who knows me all too well, gave me a bag of ugly clothes for Christmas. Now, you may be asking, "Why would someone want ugly clothes for Christmas?" Well, I would! And I was so excited to receive them! Although they weren't clothes I would wear, they were made of amazing material that was just begging to be cut into. I immediately paired these two dresses together to be the perfect combo of elegance and ruggedness but I didn't get around to putting the project together until just recently. And I have to tell you... This is probably my current favorite dress. It is so much fun to wear and it really could work for almost any occasion! I'm in love.
|Some of my Christmas clothes!|
|Although I did like this dress, it was four or five inches shorter than I want to wear.|
The project was super easy. I cut the skirt off of each dress, pinned the white skirt to the brown top, sewed them together, and now I have a brand new dress! The brown top has a drawstring waist and the white material has enough give that I didn't have to worry about closures at all, which is always a relief.
|This dress was a not quiet my style and a little fancier than something I would wear, especially not on a regular basis.|
I'm sure you won't find the exact same two dresses, but hit up your local thrift shops and find two dresses to combine. Be daring and pair materials that wouldn't typically be put together. You just might surprise yourself!
Please share in the comments what contrasting garments, accessories, etc that you like to pair. I would love to hear your ideas!
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