11.05.2014

Transformed

I have a simple post today because I'm nursing a headache. I thought that salty popcorn would make a good alternative for last night's dinner, even when I know that salty or sweets before bed make my head hurt come morning time. It sounded like a good idea at the time. Now I'm reaping the reward from my silly mistake. Nonetheless, I wanted to show you how my sister transformed a dress for me.

Remember my post called, Splattered where I shared with you a summer dress that is cut so low in the front that I always had to wear some sort of top underneath. In the post I was experimenting with wearing a button-down top. I had mixed reviews on the look. Instead of donating the dress to charity, I decided to have my sister make it into a skirt, and thus removing the top. She simply added a wide elastic waistband to it and Tah Dah...a great maxi skirt! Here is the final product...






The dress as it was originally.
Enjoy the remainder of the week ladies. I'm going to lay down and take a nap. Note to self: Stop eating salt or sweets before bedtime. Stop eating salt or sweets before bedtime. Stop eating salt or sweets before bedtime. Hopefully that will sink in {wink}

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40 comments:

  1. Really like it as a skirt and love the pockets! Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Thank you Pam. I asked my sister to please leave the pockets in tact.

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  2. What a gorgeous maxi skirt! I love a good refashion and this is one of those! Great job from your sister.
    Stephanie
    http://positivelystephanie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! My sister is very talented :)

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  3. Your sister is a marvel! Gorgeous print, glad that you preserved it. It looks so beautiful with the short sleeve turtleneck (I'm a fan of turtleneck sweaters, especially short sleeve ones). Get well, Glenda! xxx

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    1. Thanks Natalia! I'm a turtleneck lover too...the higher the neck the better.

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  4. Very creative! Hmmm I think I have a couple of maxis laying around. Love a good DIY!
    http://www.robincharmagne.com/blog

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  5. What great ways of wearing your maxi dress! The colors and pattern is so pretty.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    P.S. Hope you will stop by Thursday and join TBT Fashion link up.

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  6. Hello Glenda! I hope that by the time you read my comment you find yourself feeling much better! That happens to me a lot but when I don't drink enough water so for that reason I always try to keep myself very hydrated. I have to say your sister did a great job creating that skirt. The fabric is super beautiful and now you have an amazing maxi skirt. Loved how you styled it and how it looks on you. Thanks for sharing Glenda and you look so beautiful as always:-) XOXO, Jeannette

    www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

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    1. Thank you Jeannie! I feel much better today. My sister is very talented. I love the way the skirt fits...snug in the waist and loose from my hips.

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  7. Hope you´re feeling better soon dear! I also have often this "very clever" ideas in the evening!! Then I sometimes plague me all night and can not sleep. Next morning I swear to me.. will never do THIS again!! But next time.. I do it again!! ;)
    Your skirt is amazing. Can understand why you don´t wanted to give the dress away. I love this big floral pattern and the colors. Beautiful.....!

    Dana

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    1. Yes Dana, the fabric is so pretty that I really didn't want to part with it. Thanks to the creative talents of my sister, she was able to recreate another look :)

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  8. Oh no, hope you are feeling better today, Glenda. I suffer from headaches/migraines and it's the worst when your head hurts. I am so in love with the skirt made from a dress! Your sis is a very talented lady! You look beautiful!
    xo,
    Monica
    GlamVolution.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Monica! I'm so happy with my new skirt :) And you're so right about the headaches...they are the worst.

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  9. Glenda I liked the dress but now I have to say I like it even more as a skirt. That was such a great idea of you, wow! It looks casual but with an effortless chic that I love so much. Girl you look gorgeous and this one is one of my faves so far. Sorry to hear about the headache, hope you'll feel better today.
    hugs
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Wow, Lenya, really? Thank you! I have to say that I really love it as a skirt too. It's so much easier to style. And yes, I feel much better :)

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  10. Doesn't' get any more seasonally SOCAL perfect than this outfit. Brilliant redo. But then, you're always brilliant!

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    1. Thank you Jan. Would you believe that even in this outfit, it was getting a bit to warm. Temps are soaring back into the 90s. YIKES!

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  11. Just a great DIY and with pockets. . .just goes to show us more of your style & grace! Kudos!!

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    1. Thanks Neti! My sister is a great talent.

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  12. You have a talented sister! Looks like you are enjoying your "new look".

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  13. Love that you made this a skirt, the pattern is too good to give away! Hopefully you are feeling better!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  14. Giving the dress a second chance and transform it into a maxi skirt is a great idea! It looks very good! :)

    X, Marky
    www.mypinkboudoir.eu

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    1. Thank you very much, and thank you for commenting!

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  15. Glenda,
    Yes, please-- do take care, a pained Glenda is not a happy Glenda!
    Love this skirt, cut down from the dress, cudos to you and your sister ( can I please adopt her?)
    It is a stunning pattern and looks fabulous with the simple black top.
    I can see it with a heavier layer, too, if it even gets cold enough there!
    Happy weekend!
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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    1. I wonder if California will ever see cold weather again. We're now entering two years of constant summer-like weather. Last Thanksgiving my family went up the coast and spent the day beach side in Santa Barbara. And for the record...I like it much more as a skirt :)

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  16. Indeed tada!... that precious sister of yours. I find this so much better. Great skirt, well styled with that black top.
    Greetje

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    1. My sister is such a great talent and often times I don't think she realizes it. Thank you!

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  17. I Hope you feel better now, I hate headaches!! You look super!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  18. Wow you look really pretty I love taking dresses and creating new outfits. I love the pattern of the maxi especially with the black turtleneck 👍

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    1. Though it works with the other colors in the skirt, the black seems to take it to the best level. I'm glad I had my sister transform it rather than giving it away.

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  19. Ps thank you for sharing even when your not feeling up to it! It's Appreciated 👏👏

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    1. You're very kind and you're very welcome :)

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