I realized today when I was cropping some refashion project photos how deep I’m really in it… I laid three dresses out on the bed a few weeks ago to figure out which one I wanted to wear to a bridal shower. I took this photo with the intention of sending it to the bride and asking her opinion because I suck at making my own decisions.
I ended up not sending her the picture because Brad walked into the bedroom and said, “You should wear the purple one.”
After recovering from the shock of my husband’s fashion opinion, I put the two blue dresses away. Attended the shower. And didn’t think twice about the significance of what I’d pulled out of the closet as options… until now.
Each of these dresses has been in some changed from their original forms, by me.
1. The blue ruffle dress is really my Baring Arms Dress.
2. The blue floral maxi dress was my What to Wear to a Graduation dress that although I didn’t blog about it… the dress started its life as a size medium, mistakenly placed on a “SM” hanger in the small section, much to my benefit because I loved it and wouldn’t have even looked for a dress in another size. I took the dress in at multiple places to make it fit me and may do more work on it to make it flats-friendly in the futre.
3. The white and purple one was my Tea Party Dress that I entirely remade and then decided not to wear for the original bridal shower. But she got to shine at a bridal shower after all!
When your go-to picks in your closet all feature customization… you know you’re in deep. To reference Kerri in a comment on another post, I make the clothes do what I want them to do.
I’m so impressed with your ability to alter clothing to your liking! I’m one of those who can’t really see the potential in items. If it doesn’t fit, I don’t really bother with it. I need to take some lessons from you! 😉