Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New Life

As someone who has an obnoxiously hard time letting go of stuff, I'm trying to evaluate my closet with a ruthless, discerning eye. There have been a few instances, however, that I've seen potential in an old garment. This sort of drab shirt dress (last seen here) is one example. After snipping the sleeves off, it feels much more of-the-moment, and the necklace almost seems like part of the dress! Do you have any tricks for revitalizing old stuff, or do you just get rid of it when you're bored?

Dress: Old Navy (altered by me)
Shoes: Lucky Brand
Belt: Vintage
Bracelet: Forever 21 
Necklace: H&M



Tootsweet said...

I have this same dress and I never wear it but I'm stealing your idea because it's much cuter sleeveless!

Kansas Couture said...

@Tootsweet - Awesome! I highly recommend it. No regrets here! :)

Azalea said...

Oh wow, you look so country club chic :)

Anonymous said...

Love the necklace!!

Anonymous said...

Love that you changed something in your closet. I hate getting sick of wearing the same items over and over again. I'm going to try to change some items of mine too :)

Salem Style

Natasha Fatah said...

This is a great look on you, and love the pony. And if you're going through this cleaning out of the closet phase - please feel free to send that necklace my way. Ahem. Ahem. ;)

~Natasha Fatah~ ~Natasha Fatah~

Anonymous said...

This does look really amazing without sleeves! Love the cute safari feel it has...but it's still totally chic. I've definitely taken up skirts, worn dresses as shirts, and etc to get them to look new and different!

<3 Cambria

Alissa said...

I am completely guilty of selling my clothes when I get bored at Plato's in Lawrence so then I end up with new cloths for basically free.

Hannah File said...

The necklace makes the outfit pop! Love it!