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Hi! I'm Shanticka. My blog is about any and everything that I want it to be. Me, my family, work, personal style, friends, etc. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy getting to know me. Live, in living color.

5.27.2012

Makin' it Work...

Happy Sunday peeps!! I hope you are all enjoying your weekends, and if you have tomorrow off, enjoy that too! It seems like forever since I've taken blog pics! The evenings have seemed to fly by for the last week or so. I have so many of my favorite blogs to catch up on. Lots of commenting to come! =D

I am so proud of myself for the outfit below. The skirt is a quick DIY. Not a project, just an alteration. This skirt used to be a dress. I bought it from Old Navy (on clearance of course) because I wanted to get in on the floral trend. I wasn't sure if I could get in on this particular trend because florals all over the place just aren't my thing. But this dress had just the perfect amount of flowers on it for me.

I got the dress home and tried it on, only to find out that the chest was not roomy enough. It sat in my closet until this weekend when I look at it and thought to myself... "I may as well donate it." I decided to tried it on again. This time, without pulling the top part over my neck. Wah-lah!!! I couldn't find a pair of scissors fast enough! I cut off the top portion of the dress, and with the help of my daughter and her sewing machine, there you have it! A cute skirt.

This experience taught me, just because that's the way it is in the store, it doesn't have to be the way you wear it. Make it work for you.

Until next time...








Tee - Dots
Dress turned skirt - Old Navy
Coach wedges - Herbergers

20 comments:

  1. The skirt looks good! I need a sewing machine in my life, there are so many items in my closet that need to be revamped lol

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  2. That skirt is soooo cute on you!! I actually can't imagine it as a dress. I'm a big fan of giving garments new purposes! I've turned several vintage dresses into blouses because they didn't fit my lower half, shortened sleeves of jackets, turned blazers/jackets into vest, and more :-).

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  3. Turned out Great Tika!!

    E. Louise

    www.shapelylouise.com

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  4. I love how you were able to alter this skirt and make it work for you...I need to pull my sewing machine out! Love the floral print:-)

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  5. its soo pretty love love the skirt...and the blue makes it all come alive nicely!

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  6. CUTE!!! Thank goodness you didnt give it away because it really looks good

    ~Sherine
    Check out my blog, comment, and follow if you like!
    Confessions Of A City Girl

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  7. Ticka, I love that skirt. I've been a bit shy about florals as well, so I understand!

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  8. It's official. I need a sewing machine. You look amazing. Love love love this!!

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  9. your curves are amazing. I love how the skirt just fits so perfect for the #win

    xoxo
    shay

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  10. Girl!!!!! You freaked this skirt and it looks awesome! Love this look, girlie :)

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  11. Hot curves, yeahhhhhhhhhh . Gorgeous YOUeverytime, my dear Tcka.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  12. Go head with ya bad self!!! Great DIY job hunni! Nice look as well :-)

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  13. I love it!! You are working that outfit ma'am! I have a sewing machine in my closet that I have never opened. You curvy fashionistas are gonna make me pull that bad boy out and take a dang class!

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  14. Good job on the skirt! It looks so cute!

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  15. Cute outfit!!! Love your color mix mama :)

    XoXo,
    Ashley
    ASassyWoman.Com

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  16. Great outfit!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  17. Loving the colors girlie!!!! And, strap sandals are cute!

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  18. I love that dress/skirt! You look great!

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  19. Look at you being all resourceful! I love the colors!

    ~Tavia
    www.ninetofly.blogspot.com

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  20. That is a super cute outfit! Love love love that blue hue! Keep doin' you beautiful!

    ♥♥thank you for posting♥♥
    ♥♥smooches♥♥

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