So here’s the thing, I really try to stay on track with my “Thrift Whisperer” capabilities, however, I seem to run into a slight issue whenever I find amazing thrift and vintage finds, I want to keep them ALL. I purchased this vintage velvet mandarin collared traditional Chinese dress, knowing it was too small for me and I would “for sure” sell it on my website ( uploading new thrift pieces soon & possibly a closet sale this weekend. ) Quite honestly, the red velvet with the gold sequined floral embellishments haunted me and I felt determined to make it fit. After staring at it until it hurt, I decided to take some scissors and extend the side slits high enough so that my hips had a chance to live. There’s a little tip for you, if you can’t step into a dress because your hips don’t lie, try putting it on over your head instead and you might get lucky! So after cutting the slits up to my hip, I did just that. I now put this gorgeous dress on as if it’s a top and stop breathing ever so slightly to zip it up, which results in a super flat chest but who cares, look at it!! ( a flat chest isn’t a far stretch for me anyway let’s be honest )
Sometimes you just have to give in to a piece of clothing when it’s just that good, right?
I love the contrast of formal and casual so I decided to add the most casual thing ever other than perhaps some PJ bottoms, I threw on some ripped denim shorts ( which actually have a whole in the bum but nobody knows with my long “top” now do they? *evil laughter* lol )
I paired some strappy leather heels that I have had for about 6 years from ASOS.com, truly one of my favourite pairs of shoes. I also added my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag to keep some unity happening with the shoes just to make this entire look feel more “wearable.”
I hope this post encourages you to try something new, step out of your comfort zone and get creative with your wardrobe.