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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"30 Days of April" (YEAR OLD)


Anyone remember when I use to do those monthly favorite outfits posts? I remember them. I remember how upset at myself I'd be when I'd sort and link everything out the day before.. so I think that's why I stopped that. I hope no one's missing those too much? If you are, I'll consider doing something like it again.. maybe.. But I just stumbled across this in my drafts and I'm quite proud of myself! I still like practically, if not all, of these outfits so I guess this shows my taste in what I like is here to stay! For the heck of it, I'll post this in case anyone's missing em'... Sorry it's not actually "30 days" though... but hey! It was a looot of work, resizing all the images and everything.. but okay. Enjoy fashionistas :)

Much Love, aivy

2in1: No Sew Dress Alteration (how to)

Holey cheese, I'm so ecstatic!!! Did Blogspot REALLY just allow me to upload a photo?!? Is this this a dream or is this for real? Am I just being trolled; will my laptop spontaneously combust soon.. :( Well! Challenge accepted! Let's get straight to the point now so I can hopefully get this one posted!

Hi, Lovelies! So I graduated from high school on June 14th and this is what I decided to wear under my snuggie-esque gown. Dress rules were no dark colors and the gown could not be longer than the dress. Why am I so crazy; why did I buy a hi-lo dress?? was all that came to mind the night before. I loved the way it flows in the wind so could not bear to have it permanently altered. It'd be like chopping off the magnificent tail of a beautiful queen goldfish. She does not deserve that. So here's a quick fix idea for you all! :)

First off, I chose a fuchsia belt because it's such a bright color. I felt like instead of looking sad and sulky on graduation day, I should at least appear to be happy. To show I'm happy to have survived and accomplished so much in the past four years of my life. We all worked so hard! Plus, I thought it was a wild and fabulous combo ;) Love the triple buckle detail! So a belt was key in this.

I grabbed the side seams of the dress and twisted the ends outwards. I carefully folded under/behind the belt and once it came over, I went back under. I did this make 1 1/2 complete times to really get it situated! It was a dance graduation so no need to sew it togethor.. Plus, not sewing the dress made it that much easier to let it all loose afterwards. I could be a beautiful queen fish whenever I want!

Everything just layered and flopped in place so it was perfect for me. The dress has a really sheer lightweight feel which is why the layers fell so much easier. I also love how thin it wrapped on the fuchsia belt to add a little more zest!

I hope this explanation didn't end up too long but this was my attempt at sharing my nifty little discovery with you guys :) Hi-lo dresses seem to be all the rage so if you're not daring enough to rock it right away for want a new look, tell me how things go if you try this out! Good luck and have a super mega ultra awesome day, beautiful queen fish :)

Much Love, aivy