Monday, June 1, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday: Thrift Store Skirt

Its Met Monday!! I have been planning many metamorphoses, however, it was such a busy weekend with the ball and all...that I didn't undertake anything major. If you recall, I had a guest writer, Emily from Le Quaintrelle, on my blog for Frugal Fashion Friday this past week. She gave tips on how to successfully thrift store shop for clothes (in case you missed it, you can find it here). I took on the challenge and headed to the Goodwill on Friday afternoon, keeping all of my newly learned tips in mind. :) I found a brown skirt and a braided suede belt... My metamorphosis this week is transforming my skirt (that cost $4.50) into several different outfits. Wish me luck!



Following Emily's unconventional advice... I turned this brown elastic-waisted skirt into a strapless dress. I pair it with some gold and tan wedges and an antique locket.

This locket is one of my favorites... as it holds old pictures of both of my late Grandmothers. It is very special to me... just as they will always be.
Next, I am still wearing the skirt as a strapless dress... and now pairing it with the braided belt (also purchased at the Goodwill for $1.50) and some copper flat sandals.

The skirt can be dressed up a bit more... with a flowy cream colored shirt and cinched with the same braided belt. I paired this outfit with brown sandal heels...

Here is a more casual look... the skirt is paired with a cream tank top and an orange tank top... both with a pair of leather flip flops. This is "California" me... a more casual, beachy look. ;)

But who am I kidding... I'm a Texas girl now! ;)

Saving the best for last... I added a little bit of "Prairie Girl" style... with vintage stacked cowgirl boots and a buckled fashion belt worn a little lower than the braided belt. Now I feel right at home in the Lone Star State. ;)
So... for $4.50 (and a few items I already had in my closet) I was able to make 6 different outfits... (and probably more, but I was getting the hunch that poor hubby was tired of taking pictures of me. haha) I think my biggest lesson in thrifting this week is not to purchase something unless you have a vision for it. If you can't pair it with something you already have... then, as Emily says, you're flushing your money right down the toilet. ;)

For more fabulous metamorphoses... check out Susan's Between Naps on the Porch blog!

Happy Monday Y'all!

11 comments:

Boosalis Bloggle said...

All of the looks are very pretty! My favorite is the last. LOVE it!!

Really Rainey said...

Thats just pure fun! You are just so cute! Course you look pretty in everything! Can't wait to see what you make next!
Have a Happy Week!
~Really Rainey~

Sharing with Sherri said...

I love your idea of taking a skirt and turning it into a strapless dress!! My fav would also have to be the last photo in the boots!
Too cute!

Sherri:)

Le Quaintrelle said...

This is so cute! I love all the looks...especially the one with the belted white top...so bohemian. see what you can do with an old thrifted skirt? I'm happy to see that you used some of my advice :)

Stacey said...

Cute!! You are so smart.

Shelia said...

Oh, how smart you are! I love all the looks and honey, you're just adorable! Pretty as a picture! Cute as a bug in a rug! Darling! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

That's a very creative mind you have to be able to come up with so many different looks. Stop by and visit and if you like what you see, don't forget to click the "follow" button so that we can inspire each other more often!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Western boots make anything look great don't they? Nice post~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love how you turned the skirt into so many different outfits. I would have just worn it as a long skirt. I have no imagination sometimes.

Kammy said...

Hey Melissa !
Wow, I need to do that so I don't have so many clothes, lol ! I will have to check out your links. You look great and that new hair style of yours is so becoming on you !
Hugs ~ Kammy

BECKY said...

Hi Melissa!! Love the whole turning the skirt into a dress!! My #3 daughter does AMAZING things with thrift store finds, and everyone loves her outfits!! The dress w/ the boots looks great!! So something Britt would do!! Love it!!

Have a happee Wednesday!!
Becky

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