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I Turned An Ugly Dress Into A Cute Shirt

Top Atlanta Blogger, Atlanta Personal Stylist, dress over skirt Street Style

The best part about being a stylist is showing my clients how to make the most of their wardrobe.  What I've found is that most of them don't have bad taste in clothes, they just struggle with seeing the potential that's in their own closet.  That's why it's my job to help them develop the ability to see their closets full potential, which gives them the kick start they need to begin creating awesome outfits. 

When it comes to shopping the first question you should be asking yourself before buying an item is - How many ways can I style this piece?  If you can come up with at least 3 ways, then it's a good buy.  Take today's look for example.  This thrifted marigold dress turned lace shirt didn't have any hanger appeal, yet I knew it had the possibility of being a cute top.  Removing the underlining was a game changer.

If you're into keeping up with the latest styles and trends, then you know see-through mesh or sheer is a thing.  And while I've dabbled with this trend on a small scale (see HERE) I'm still a little hesitant about people being able to see right through my clothes.  So here's what's funny, I knew immediately that I was going to style this top without anything under it - go figure.  Now we've seen this look styled with lingerie only or jeans and a tee-shirt beneath it.  I opted to wear a distressed denim mini skirt just so that my be-hind wasn't out for all to see.  

Last month I hosted another Kläzit Raid shopping party and scored this bight colored marigold blazer that gave this look all kinds of springtime vibes.  My shoes are old from ShoeDazzle, but a cute red flat or sandel (or whatever shoe you decide) will work with this look.  The icing on the cake for me was the cigar box handbag with the colorful parakeets.   

Btw, the first time I wore this top, I styled it with a pair of high-waist wide-legged jeans and platform heels.  The next time I wear it, I think maybe to pair it with a dress and sneakers.  So there you have it, 3 different ways to wear this ugly dress turned cute top.  Before I close, question.... Do you have anything in your closet that you can re-purpose?  Or what's your relationship with colors?  Do you try new colors or stick with your go-to ones?  Talk to me in the comments below. 

Photography: KVisuals

Top Atlanta Blogger, Atlanta Personal Stylist, dress over skirt Street Style
Top Atlanta Blogger, Atlanta Personal Stylist, dress over skirt Street Style
Top Atlanta Blogger, Atlanta Personal Stylist, dress over skirt Street Style
Top Atlanta Blogger, Atlanta Personal Stylist, dress over skirt Street Style
Top Atlanta Blogger, Atlanta Personal Stylist, dress over skirt Street Style
Top Atlanta Blogger, Atlanta Personal Stylist, dress over skirt Street Style

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DIY: How To Decorate A Pair Of Jeans

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger

Don't you hate when your buy a pair of jeans and it's only when you get home and try them on that you realize they are too long?  I mean who has time to go into the fitting room just to make sure that something fits?  Or am I the only one to lazy to try on clothes before buying them?
 

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger

I've been needing a non-distressed pair of black jeans for a while now.  I got scissor happy and ended up slicing and dicing my other three pair of black jeans.  Whenever I'm out thrifting I usually can't find a pair of black jeans that I like.  Which is when I head over to Forever 21.  I actually like how their jeans fit my slim-thick hips and thighs and their price point is right where I want it to be.  

So imagine my surprise while out thrifting, I come up on a pair of crispy black F21 jeans, in my size.  Winning!  Or so I thought.  I should have definitely tried them on at the store.  If I had, then I'd known that they were too long.  Argh!  My first thought was to distress them.  My second thought was to take them back.  I had to resort back to my first thought because I missed the 7 day return time.  Ugh!!  Now what?!?!       

Distress it is.  Just as I was prepping the pants to cut them, I had this idea... Remembering I had a container filled with all sorts of unique and odd jewelry accessories from varies thrift shops in my closet; I got all happy inside.  Btw, you'd be surprised at all the cool vintage accessory items people give away.  

I picked all the pieces I wanted and placed them on the pants leg before super gluing them down.  Just to make sure the placement was okay.  Once I was okay with the placement of each piece, I got the glue gun and went to town.    

When it came time to style these pants I was leaning towards a blazer, but felt that was so expected.  That's when I decided on the dress over pants trend (again, see here).  To keep the look simple, this textured tangerine orange dress from H&M was perfect.  Instead of heels I opted for the wedged oxfords from Shein.  I really like how this look came together.  And just because I can be extra at times, I carried this cigar box handbag which added a little pzazz. 

Items I used to embellish my jeans
- Jeans (old/new)
- Glue gun/ glue sticks
- Old or broken jewelry/ accessory pieces (earrings, broken necklace, brooches, pins)
- And my imagination

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger

Dress -- H&M (sold out) // Pants -- Thrifted, then DIY'd // Shoes -- Shein // Cigar box handbag -- Thrifted // Necklace -- Funky Flair Boutique // Sunnies -- Mall Kiosk

Photo Cred: KVisuals

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