2009-02-22

The 2 Dollar Dress

Yesterday while shopping for ribbons at Dressew I checked out the scrap fabric section and decided to fashion myself a wrap dress out of a slinky green fabric. I added a black belt and coral tassels (also from Dressew) and it was ready to wear! For 2 bucks, this is recession shopping at its finest, I think. Looks like I'll have quite a few scarf/scrap fabric dresses to wear this summer.

I'm now waiting for my grandmother to finish adjusting two skirts for me. Can't wait to try them out!


18 comments:

AmyTheMag said...

This kind of reminds me of the Louis Vuitton kimono belts from the Spring 09 collection.

Sabrina said...

Amy: I took another look at those belts just now. They're much prettier than what I dug up! I love how DIY that Louis Vuitton collection looked though.

Cruz said...

2 bucks? Recession shopping at its finest indeed! It looks good too!

Helen said...

Gasp! your blog has evolved. Back on the everyday reading list for me. I also loveee your focus on fashion - the collages you make are amazing to look at and your picks of the looks are fantastic.

what a great outfit!

Christine said...

Beautiful! I didn't know it was just a scrap fabric until I read your blog. :D

Lady Melbourne said...

Hello, I've not been past in a while, please forgive me!
You make a $2 dress look like a $200 dress, just goes to show that if you've got style it's at any price.
You look divine.
LM
x

PrincessImp. said...

I love your DIY projects..everyone turns out to be so inspiring and great!
The slinky green dress, your obi-esque belt and your bubble skirt a few posts back...keep them coming!

P.S. You and George are too cute ;)

Emma said...

Gorgeous colour on you! Love your taste

Fruchtzwerg said...

WOw, you rock this dress!

durable medical equipment said...

Oh! its amazing!

beautiful fabric...

Thanks for sharing and keep posting more new pics.

Thanks again.

PUNKIE said...

wow you seemed to be just jumped off a runaway!!

Annie said...

Just recently started reading your blog, and wanted to tell you that the dress is so gorgeous! I never would have guessed that it only cost you two dollars.

(Tutorial please!! Haha. :])

MollyCake said...

i can't wait for summer to pull out the old curtains, bed sheets, pieces of capes and clothes to wrap around myself and call it a day. you look amazing!

Mariëlle said...

I had seen this on tfs already and I really love this outfit. Especially the shoes are divine!

I'd love to swap links. I have added you to my bloglist!

Karen said...

awesome 2 dollar dress!
dressew has some amazing finds

Vintage Tea said...

It looks really amazing, especially with the "belt". so cute

Come see me at http://vintage-tea.blogspot.com/

x

Rene Schaller said...

I love that look!

tis serendipity said...

This is really excellent! =) It totally looks like something you'd buy off the rack in a store for WAY more than $2. You're so creative! Love the addition of the tassel. Haha seems like tassels are on your mind now! (with those aldo shoes too)