Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nothing to wear!

Ok, I know I can't be the only girl guilty of wanting to buy a new outfit everytime we have any kind of out of the ordinary event going on. I am horrible about this. Well, with two kids this Christmas and trying to hold to one of our New Years Resolutions (saving more money) early. When the hub's Christmas party came a couple of weeks ago I really had an itch to go buy something new. Even though I knew it was ridiculous. Even though my closet is packed to the gills already. So my solution this year was to revamp something I already had.
What I did have was...

a plain white satin dress. I bought this on clearance at Target a couple of years ago for like $10. I forgot to get a picture of it, but it came with a wide matching belt/bow. Cute enough but very plain. And lets be honest a white dress is just not easy to pull off on its own!!

So I also had this... 

a plain red cardigan. It had some kind of blingy buttons on it so I changed them to these little pearly ones. Then I took the belt and cut it into pieces to add a big bow to the cardi. I have seen a lot of bows out there lately and wanted to try to put my own spin on it.

This is what I came up with...

Ok, I am normally not that camera shy, but every picture with my face in it was crazy scary. We don't know eachother that well yet!! :)
 I also made a headband with the belt but didn't wear it that night. It just seemed like too much. I will wear it sometime though.

All in all, not my favorite outfit ever, but a satisfying experience no less. It is sort of fun to try to make something new from what you already have. Feel free to share your opinions. I worried a little that it looked kind of old lady, but it didn't cost anything but my

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