Making something old something NEW.

SO, I got a gorgeous dress from SHEIN a few years ago. And it is one I do wear kind of often. Except when it is hot, which is ALL THE TIME here. This dress is a gorgeous shear dress that has a flowy element that oh so me and oh so pretty. But here is the thing, the sleeves drive me crazy. So much in fact that I started to not wear it since I was hot in it. And the sleeves were puffy and great for going out, but I wanted this dress more versatile. SO, I grabbed a pair of scissors and went to town. I am a massive sewing enthusiast. Have you seen my Elsa costume? Yup made that with mom’s help but I did the intricate bead and sequins work. Anyways, The dress.
maxi and tropic printThis is the dress, and yes, I love the dress. But I needed to have it more “Florida” friendly. More for me and my taste and style. Even though the dress before is MY style too. I got hot.


It is like having an all new dress! And All I did was take the damn sleeves off. Cool right? P.S. I fixed my foundation problem. Urban Decay setting spray people. The 24hr one. That is what you want.

2016-06-28_12.07.17The thing it wont fix is the camera acting wonky due to the temps and funky weather. But it keeps your makeup awesome!

2016-06-28_12.13.16I am going to apologize now for the OVER abundance of pictures with this dress. I am A. proud of the way it turned out and B it is too much fun to not take a million pictures of. Even if I am the one taking them.



2016-06-28_12.21.502016-06-28_12.20.352016-06-28_12.09.302016-06-28_12.28.482016-06-28_12.14.47And here is the photobomber


SO, what do you think?

ARe there any dresses you are going to try and redesign?

Steal my style

Dress: SHEIN not available found similar here go up a size

Shoes: JUSTFAB not available similar from shein here

Lips: MAC color to matte with love

Necklace: Mirina Collections similar here or this one here

                                                                                                                          Setting spray goodness here! And there is a gift with purchase~~

I messed around with photoshop again, This is what I use it for!

imageYeah. This is what I do with photoshop.
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  • yuka June 29, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    beautiful! Loving the colors and print on your dress!

    • Stephanie June 29, 2016 at 2:53 PM

      Thank you Yuka!!!

  • Kim June 29, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    I love the redesign! You know, I’m not crafty at all so it never occurred to me to fix simple things that don’t work for a piece of clothing. You totally inspired me to look through my wardrobe and see what I can try my hand out. You look gorgeous! XO -Kim

    • Stephanie June 29, 2016 at 3:42 PM

      I have been meaning to do it for a while and am glad I got off my butt and did it. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!

  • Cara June 29, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Love that dress! You look like you had a fun photo shoot with it! 😉

    • Stephanie July 1, 2016 at 10:14 AM

      It is a great dress! Had too much fun

  • Laura June 29, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    That is such a great idea! Love the sleeveless result and now you will get much more use from it!

    • Stephanie July 1, 2016 at 10:14 AM

      Thanks laura!!! I love it!

  • Carrie June 30, 2016 at 12:57 AM

    so in love with your amazing Dress

    • Stephanie July 1, 2016 at 10:15 AM

      Thank you so much!!!!

  • Gabrielle June 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    I love this dress on you – it looks like it could have be Roberto Cavalli! So, so beautiful 🙂

    • Stephanie July 1, 2016 at 10:15 AM

      Ahhh you are so right!!! I love this print. I want to try my hand at making one with some similar fabric I found yesterday at Joanne’s

  • Molly July 1, 2016 at 4:43 AM

    What a risk to take! The long, flowing sleeves make the dress majestic, but if it’s too hot to wear in Florida then what’s the point?! I think you made the right choice. It and you look beautiful!

    • Stephanie July 1, 2016 at 10:16 AM

      Thank you so much Molly!!!! You are so right , I am glad I took the risk! 🙂

  • Rani July 1, 2016 at 6:39 AM

    Oh wow, well done! And it looks really good! <3

    • Stephanie July 1, 2016 at 10:16 AM

      Thank you so much rani!!!

  • Mikela July 1, 2016 at 2:18 PM


    • Stephanie July 3, 2016 at 9:52 AM

      Thank you!!! 🙂


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