Thursday, July 28, 2011

BFF

I remember making friendship bracelets with my best friends back when I wore platform sneakers and wanted to be the sixth member of the Spice Girls. Man those were the good old days. Thankfully platform sneakers died out (except for those butt tightener ones) and the Spice Girls have since disbanded (I still know every song!), but friendship bracelets are back baby and better than ever! They come in so many varieties. Some are leather. Some have hardware parts. Others are really sparkly. It's impossible to pick, or if you're crafty, make just one. Good thing because the trend is all about layering bracelets of all types from forearm to wrist for some real arm candy


Above Photo: Honestly...WTF 


Daniela, a good friend of mine, has debuted a line of fab friendship bracelets that are currently being sold at abyandreabarna.net. They come in vibrant colors and are delightfully blingy, which I love. She sent me two, Copacabana and Kendall, and I never want to take them off. Expect my wrists to be adorned with them in my next refashion post. So don't let your arms go naked this summer, stop by the site and buy some for you and all of your friends. -C.C. 


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Sunday, July 17, 2011

ReFashion #8


The Trend: Pastels

pastels


Tigerlily Southern Silver Top, $78
Nina Ricci Floral Dress, $675
Juicy Couture Multistriped Cardigan, $240



Hi everyone! Hope you're having a relaxing, carefree Sunday before the work week starts back up again. Today I'd like to share a skirt that was refashioned from a dress. Sadly, I have no before pictures because it was something I started before this blog was created. I'm sorry! Just so you have an idea, the before dress had this pretty pastel print of yellow, pink, purple and teal splashed on both the collared, short-sleeve, button down top and the pleated attached skirt. I decided to create a skirt because I thought the pleats were so gorgeous. To construct it, I detached the skirt and inserted an elastic band at the waist. I know that for my last project I told you that bright colors were in style for spring/summer. Don't fret I didn't lie. This pretty palette is trendy for Fall, so go ahead and start incorporating these soft colors into your wardrobe as the seasons transition. -C.C. 



Pastel Floral Dress, Goodwill, $6




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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ReFashion #7

The Trend: Brights

brights


Bright colors popped on the s/s 2011 runway. You can be seen coming from a mile away sporting colors like these. Nothing wrong with that I say. But for those of you that are fearful of looking like a walking highlighter, try wearing a bright statement piece with other nude pieces to tone it down. To represent this trend I found a great Jones New York top in a yellow-orange color (worn backwards in the before pics - woops!). Like my last project, it had shoulder pads that made me feel like a linebacker so I ended up taking them out.  I also chopped off the sleeves and created something like a racerback top. I liked the original shape if the collar, so I kept it. I wore it with a pair of skinny jeans & my fave pair of shoes. Enjoy the rest of your week! -C.C.



Bright Orange Top, Goodwill, $4



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Monday, July 4, 2011

ReFashion #6

The Trend: Bold & Graphic 

bold & graphic

                                      
Ohne Titel dress, $480


Happy 4th of July to all those in the US! I really hope everyone is enjoying their extra long weekend! I'm sorry for the lack of posts lately. I just couldn't decide where I wanted to go with the design of this project, so I left it alone for awhile. It's a very 80's long-sleeved, button-down number equipped with bulky shoulder pads. I was immediately drawn to it because it reminded me of this Versus dress. Similar right? I've noticed this particular color scheme of blues and blacks in bold prints and patterns on the runway. It's edgy and rock & roll to me. I eventually decided to cut out the shoulder pads, chop off the sleeves, bring in the skirt just a tad, and the hem up a few inches. The end product is a edgy little vest dress. I love the double collar and how the slanting lines of the bodice pop against each other, don't you? The fun after shots were taken in front of an old, broken down double decker bus that's parked near a local bowling alley. I hope you enjoy! -C.C. 




Long-Sleeve Shirt Dress, Goodwill, $6


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