Lets be real, we all have an item (or items in my case) in our closet we do not have a clue why we bought it (them). In my case I have a boxful of cringe-worthy items from my constant retail therapy trips (picture me cruising down the sales aisles at my local high-street shops cooing at pieces I know I don't need but reeling at how much they've been marked down). After months of deliberation, I've decided to do something about these items. I've decided to find a way to wear these outfits. To kick off this resolve, I picked a leopard print dress from Zara I'd bought last year and decided to wear it as a top since I didn't like the length. Below is a picture of me wearing the dress a day after my birthday last year.
Check out the length of the dress! leaves a little to the imagination right? Anyway, that was the last time I wore the dress till last weekend. Since I was wearing it to church, I picked a grey pencil skirt for modesty and my sensible trusty mid heels. The reason why I decided to wear a skirt below the knee was because I wanted only the leopard print to do the talking. Below is a picture of me trying to look fierce. LOL.
To accessorize, I picked this lovely necklace from Forever 21. I'm not a fan of '21 but I think they stock really, really nice accessories (and maybe skinnies). I love the hot pink colour of the necklace and thought it would go nicely with the top (dress). It was a risk but I think it kinda worked!
BTW, I didn't cut the dress to make it a top, I just wore my skirt over it! In the picture below, you can see the hem of the dress peeking out from the skirt slit. I think it gave the outfit a little ooomph! So I still have a short leopard print dress that I can wear when I'm feeling brave! Talk about getting more bang for your buck!
Can't wait to give another piece of clothing a new lease of life! Do you have pictures of pieces you 'resurrected'? send them to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) follow me on twitter on bexlearns2dress (Am new to twitter ooo)
Necklace: Forever 21