Friday, August 22, 2014

The Striped Dress After






Dress-Talbots, thrifted (option, option, option) | Shoes-Payless (similar, similar) | Necklace-won (similar) | Bracelet-J Crew Factory (similar) | Ring-Lia Sophia (similar, similar

I have to point out the last two times I wore this dress. When I saw it on Twice* I was won over by the color (and the stripes, it's always about the stripes). But when it got to me, it was at least a size too big. Earlier this summer I tackled taking it in and what a difference! I can't believe what a couple inches does to a dress! I tried to hide it before alterations by layering and belting it, but I am much happier with how it looks now. Check out how I've worn it 'before' here and here

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32 comments:

  1. Such a cute stripe dress, love the colors.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  2. Love this striped dress-looks great on you!! A great classic with fun bright colours!
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  3. That is an awesome dress which fits you better now - good job. Love the matching cocktail ring. =)


    Enjoy the weekend, Laura!!

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  4. This dress looks great on you! Great job on alterations!

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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  5. You are so good with alterations! Looks great on you!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  6. Alterations can make all the difference! This looks awesome on you girl--have a great weekend :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  7. That dress is so pretty on you! Love it!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  8. You look fantastic and yes it's the stripes. Such a happy colors.

    xo

    Sam

    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the colors of this dress! Great job on the alterations! It looks perfect on you!


    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  10. The colors in the dress are so pretty - totally worth the alterations, which are flawless!

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  11. i need this dress! you did a great job altering it.

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  12. Could have fooled me in that this was the first time wearing this awesome striped dress. You are so cute that I think everything looks great on you. But your creativity needs to be commended too. Thanks for the cheers! I fixed the pics on my post now so at your convenience, please go see them again, yes?

    www.simplesequins.com

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  13. This is just gorgeous! I am looking for a dress like this for fall so thanks for the tips! Stripes are always fabulous! Susan

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  14. The stripes and colors make this dress super adorable! And way to go with your seamstress skills :) I tend to shy away from things that need alterations because I can't sew myself and I always put off going to the tailor.

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  15. what an amazing transformation, I will look forward to additional layered looks as the weather gets colder. wish I could sew

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  16. I love this dress! It's perfect now that you have taken it in a bit!

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  17. love the ways you have style this dress. Have a great weekend.

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  18. You have GOT it! I love the stripes, but the color of the dress are stellar! Your makeup is perfect for the outfit too! Have a great weekend girl! :)

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  19. You look fantastic in all those jewel colours! Love the lip colour too.

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  20. The alterations make a world of difference! Now you don't have to hide the dress with a belt or skirt and it can just shine on its own! So cool :)

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  21. I'm wearing a striped dress in this week's Passion For Fashion! Great minds think alike! Love the colors and props for taking the initiative to take it in... I would have just re-sold it! ;) Thanks for linking up!

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  22. What a cute dress! So glad that the alteration made it more useful for you--it is quite annoying to have to wear a piece a certain way due to bad fit.

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  23. I put off going to the tailor and that's exactly why I taught myself to do simple alterations! Except now I sometimes put off doing alterations! haha!

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  24. I live by alterations ( if smt. is not fitting just right) A little bit here and there make all the difference on how a garments looks on. Your dress is so flattering, and I love the color mix of the stripes. Glad to know you decided to alter it. Lovely! XOXO, Elif

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  25. This dress fits you perfectly now! Love those colors =)

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  26. That dress is perfect. The colors look great on you. Love that a little altering can make it a perfect fit:)


    Audrey
    www.audreysalutes.com

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  27. Hi sweet Laura
    You look lovely
    I really like the print
    Kisses
    The Indian Savage Diary fashion blog

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  28. This dress looks fabulous on you!!

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  29. That is a lovely dress! It looks great on you, you altered it perfectly :)

    Away From The Blue

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  30. Such a great dress and it really looks so nice that it fits you well! Love the colors.

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