25.4.11

easy fix

I found this printed piece at the thrift store and it was originally a dress. The fabric is so floaty and soft though that I thought it might whip up and show my undies without my consent in the windy spring we are having so I sewed a tiny one inch section at the hem between the legs to make it a romper! I love it like this! The top is so slouchy and with the pockets it will surely be a serious staple for me. Regarding this turban, I guess everyone has tutorials now on how to do this, but I actually was shown in real life by Gabbi who arrived at my house a few Fridays ago wearing one as the perfect little topper to an already perfect outfit. Gabbi, in case you were wondering, is actually my new etsy apprentice /  amazingly smart, intuitive and beautiful friend and will be helping me list and sell stuff next week / month. She has an amazing eye for vintage as well and has a new blog so go check her out and say hi if you want!  You will not be disappointed! She is a real sweetie!

Everything thrifted except for the shoes which are Lucky Brand and the ring, a gift from a dear friend.

18 comments:

My Look book S&S said...

so pretty! i love the dress!

http://ohmylookbook.blogspot.com/

JennaStevie said...

I love that you made it into a romper, it has a gorgeous pattern and your turban is so cool
xJennaD

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

rad romper. and totally awesome huge sunglasses. looking very 70s chic today!

Le Temps d'M said...

very nice outfit! :)

cleverlittlebuttons said...

What a gorgeous post! truly beautiful! x

fshnonmymind said...

That looks like a tunic that was at F21 last year. I love the print and especially love the fact that you turned it into a romper.
It looks fabulous with that belt and turban.

Melanie said...

I looove that you turned the dress into a romper! Such a nice pattern for spring. I'm tempted to try a turban style.. but with my luck, I'd play with it mid-day and mess it all up:)

xx, Melanie
lightssobright

Ashley said...

LOVE how easily you turned this into a romper! It looks fantastic and the print is beautiful!
You are looking gorgeous as always!

Ash
countrygirlcityworld.com

Celine said...

That's so crazy, I have that dress! I haven't had the unfortunate knicker flashing situation happen yet but if I do I know I can always make it a romper :)

RoseAG said...

excellent pattern play. I'm glad you're mobilizing your helper!

Santina said...

You make it sound like showing a little undie is a bad thing. I mean, as long as it's consensual, it's okay right? :) I am in love with this romper - I can't believe you just whipped it up! Beautiful and talented? There's nothing you can't do!

Santina

Terri said...

Oh, Christina, I have the same ring! I've received many compliments on it, but it was not a gift. :)

Katie said...

I'm not sure what it is about your outfit I like best, but your shoes and tan are up there in the top spots :)

Gina Michele said...

Beautiful romper! These pics are lovely!

♥ Gina Michele
CrochetClouds

Caitlin said...

I love the idea of turning a dress into a romper! I'm so glad I came across your blog, it's full of inspiration. I'd love to know how you tied your turban.

sartoriography said...

I'm so impressed that you turned a floaty dress into this perfect little romper. I love the print and it fits you like a dream. And the turban- I could never look so chic, regardless of the tutorial. :)

jessica january said...

that is such a great idea for thrift store finds!!!! definitely going to try this soontimes. love your headscarf and shoes as well!

january, x
jessicajanuary.com

AMW said...

i am once again behind on my blog reading...and YOU, my dear, are a frickin genius!

thanks for sharing :)

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