How to Wear DIY: Upcycled summer

It has been HOT lately. In the 90's and up to low 100's some weekends and I'm loving the summer-ness of it! But, it's the time of year when you really need those simple dresses because they are SO much more comfortable than jean shorts and tee shirts. So I had the perfect chance to wear this upcycled strapless colorblock dress to a casual family dinner.

Remember this is the one I made from an old white Talbots blouse with some cool pleating details in the front. I love the clean whiteness of it--very summery--and the extra detail makes it really fun on this bodice.

(Strapless dresses just totally say "summer" to me, and I have a hard time wearing them until it's really hot. It's like I'd be playing with fate to wear them in June even if it's technically warm enough that day... I dunno, I guess I have a complex! ;) )

Luckily there was a little bit of summer breeze!
Sandals: Old Navy via Goodwill (similar). Bag: Old Navy. Necklace: Forever 21.
Watch: AE. Dress: DIY, upcycled from old blouse and dress!

Have you pulled out the strapless dresses yet???

6 comments

  1. Adorable! Love the pleats. I'm a follower of your blog and have a clutch giveaway going on right now. The URL is:

    http://the-dailyme.blogspot.com/2012/08/msg-fabricreationsclutch-giveaway.html

    I thought you and your readers might be interested in entering :)

    Keep the adorable dresses coming!

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  2. Cute dress! your dresses and your blog inspires feminity awesome! Your blog inspires me to have my dream sewing room and just happily sew all day lol :)

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    1. Haha, thanks! I wish I could do that, too!

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  3. Happy to hear that there´s hot. You look great in those picture´s! You really make it work!

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  4. This is SO CUTE! And, I completely agree with you -- I've been LIVING in skirts and dresses these past couple of hot weeks. They're just so comfy! :)

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  5. We don´t have summer this year%( So most part of my summer wardrobe was useless%(

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