Mending and makeovers: cut and hem!
Sometimes all you need to do to freshen up pieces is change the hemline!! I hemmed the dress to a nice shirt length.
And on this green top, I cut off the ruffled bottom and saved it to put on a pillow or something later! Yaaaay reuse and cheap/recycled materials. The shirt was also too big around, so I took in the sides before I gave it a nice 1.5" hem. Much more wearable now! (Although, boy, I really should have pressed it before modeling... I had it folded waiting for a photoshoot for a few days!).
And of course it can be worn belted as well! A more casual look. The belt is from Anthro clearance =).