October 31, 2011

Hot Pink Re-Mix

A few months ago I was a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding. I've been working on repurposing my bridesmaids dress for an upcoming occasion. I took my hot pink dress to a seamstress to be shortened.

I envisioned a puffy, party dress and had my seamstress cut the bottom portion in an A-line fashion --similar to the original cut of the dress. Sadly, it didn't look as great as I envisioned.

So, for round #2 I decided to go with a pencil style for the bottom of the skirt, and it was a winner! See the new, winning dress below.

Round 1:  Original

Round 2:  A-line

Round 3:  Winner - Pencil Style

This past weekend I was invited to attended a local charity gala and the attire was "black tie." Welcome my friend Jonathan to the blog in his tux. I'm pumped about this newly, re-worked dress!

Happy Halloween! For last minute costume ideas, check out some idea inspiration.

Dress:  Alfred Angelo
Shrug:  Charlotte's Russe
Belt:  Kohl's
Shoes:  Guess, TJ Max
Hairclip:  Clarie's


  1. Looks great friends!

    I've been meaning to refashion some bridesmaid dresses....good inspiration!

  2. It turned out so adorable! What a great revamp!

  3. Looks good! When I saw the first pic, I thought you were gonna say that you were gonna be a Bridesmaid (from the movie) for Halloween. Haha :)

  4. You look absolutely beautiful!

  5. @Lauren - Thanks LC!
    @Kristin - :) Thank you! It was a bit of a work, but worth it.
    @Audrey@Putting Me Together - haha nice! Yes, you are right -- I should have been Bridesmaids!
    @Melany - you are so nice, thank you!

  6. I love how your refashioned that dress! It looks just like a Michael Kors dress that Blake Lively recently wore!

    Great job!

  7. Stunning! Love how you changed that dress up.