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Monday, July 18, 2011

A New Life for an Old Dress

I found this dress last week at the Polaris area Goodwill. It is most likely from the 80's I would guess from the tag. I know it looks a little crazy but I immediately saw potential in this dress!
What in the world did I see in this dress, you ask? 
Well, I was drawn to:
-the open back (all business in the front, party in the back)
-the bold tribal print
-the red and black color palatte

The big problem I saw in the dress was the length. I know maxi dresses are all the rage but this particular dress was just begging me to shorten it up! So I tacked up the bottom of the dress into a bubble hem to give it some fullness. Here is the after:
 dress: Goodwill $5.99
shoes: Goodwill $3.99
Total Cost: $9.98

So what do you think? Improvement? 
 I absolutely love this dress now! It might be my new favorite! I feel so edgy and elegant in this dress! Oh! and it has pockets! I love pockets!
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  1. Ahh, I adore this dress. Even more because it has pockets! SUCH a good find, so jealous..><

  2. Love the dress short and the shoes are amazing too!

  3. you're made for shirt skirts and dress, so cute. The low back is stunning!


  4. Great transformation.
    Definitely a good call to grab that one.
    The back is super sexy and I love the stand-out print & color!!

  5. Adorable dress! I love that low back too!

  6. What an amazing improvement!!! It looks so sexy, the low back is great and the print is fabulous. Just like you said: all classy in the front, party in the back!