Sewing, Refashioning, Repurposing & Thrifting Through Life

Thrifty Special Occasion

The only thing consistent about this blog is my inconsistency in posting regularly. My cousin visited from Croatia so that took up a lot of my spare time. Not that I minded. It was great to see him again. I consider him the older brother I never had. I’ve been working on a very high profile project at work too so that left me with no time for blogging.

Mr. Restyle and I recently attended a wedding for one of his coworkers. I am so glad I picked up this gorgeous champagne coloured dress at a local thrift store last year. I think it was still new and I paid either $1.50 or $2 for it. Amazing! At the time, I had no idea when I would wear it and the zipper pull was missing. Sorry for the bad quality pics. We didn’t bring our camera to the event, but you get the idea.

dress2I got so many lovely compliments, like “I love your dress, it’s very Grace Kelly.” It makes me smile a little inside because only I know about my secret thrifty finds. Here’s what I did to fashion a makeshift zipper pull. It’s made from an old pendant that I just tied on for now. The thread seems extremely noticeable and amplified in the picture but it really wasn’t visible.


And on my feet, a pair of thrifted Steve Maddens.

smA vintage clutch finished the look. This was very special to me because special occasion dresses are not something I have a lot of luck finding in thrift stores. They are all either the wrong size or very bridesmaidy-looking and really, who wants to look like a throwaway bridesmaid?

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Light & Airy

It’s so hot here today. I needed an outfit to keep me cool for church this morning. I chose a silk skirt I thrifted from Salvation Army and this sleeveless blouse (also Salvation Army). I wanted something light on my feet too. I normally opt for wedges but wanted something to balance out the lightweight feel of the outfit and chose these Pierre Michel sandals I’ve had for years.

Light and airy. Perfect for a hot summer day.

Light and airy. Perfect for a hot summer day.

It has pockets!

It has pockets!

Skirt: Jacob, Blouse: Notations,  Sandals: Pierre Michel

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