Tuesday, July 26, 2011

everything happens for a reason

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." 
— Marilyn Monroe
 Dress: thrifted  (restyled)
belt: thrifted
shoes: Burlington Coat Factory
earrings: Forever 21 ( 5 for $1.50!!)

sorry i haven't posted a refashion for a couple of days!  Ive been busy with guest posts and engagement pictures!  and because i didn't really want to refashion anything.  the past couple of days i was in a funk.  i felt like all of my refashions were turning out badly and not blog worthy.  i also felt that i couldn't put a single cute outfit together!  it really sucks to feel like youre not good at what you do best! haha, but im better now.  i think i was trying to do so many things that i couldnt just sit down and think about what i wanted it to be.  so i have limited myself to one refashion a day...yeah i was doing multipule refashions, like three a day.  so this dress has been refashioned twice. haha...yeah.  i HATED how it looked the first time!  at first i decided that i wanted ruffle sleeves which took me like a half an hour to sew...and i didnt even like how it turned out!  so i wore it anyway thinking oh well maybe if i wear it for a little bit i will start liking it more...yeah, it just made it worse! haha but i love it now!!  i love the ruffles!  dont you think it would look cute with mustard yellow tights and some cowboy boots??  ooohh yeah!

p.s. i also came to the conclusion that i need new shoes!  i wear these with everything!! haha


  1. Love that quote! And always amazed at your creativeness ... definately blog worthy.

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

  2. Wow!! Awesome job on the refashion!!!!

  3. Love the quote thanks for sharing!! You look lovely!! Great refashion!! LOVE those shoes!! The tights and boots tho would be just as fabulous!!


  4. Wait, are you getting engaged? You made this dress soooo cute!

    xoxo Callie

  5. love the refashion... brilliant!
    nice to meet you!

  6. oh you added sleeves! I haven't mastered those yet...the dress is beautiful!

  7. What a great refashion!<3

  8. ugh i hate it when refashions take longer than planned... but that looks so good! definitely worth it, great job :]

  9. that is a cute dress! i especially like the ruffles! how do you find time to make all these great things?

  10. Great quote! And awesome re-fashion!
    I'm glad I found your blog!

    In Doctorly Fashion

  11. I love it! You did an amazing job!~
    ~Lisa @ Organized Chaos

  12. you are amazing! wow. i love it, really really. great work:)

  13. COMPLETELY WOWWED! Awesome dress, awesome transformation...go You!

  14. Great job on the refashion. I'm getting into doing it too.

  15. I love, love, love that you refashioned this yourself. It looks really great. Thanks for linking up!

  16. I love this refashion! Thanks do much for linking up;)

  17. I love this dress! I want one! I especially love the ruffles. And that you paired the brown belt and shoes with it! When I grow up, I want to be like Madison!

  18. You did an amazing job on this! I love re-fashions and reuse of items! Great job.