Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thrifty Thursday: Thrift Flip Blue Jean Dress Edition


Good Morning!!  Happy Thrifty Thursday!!

This Summer I have been completely obsessed with all things blue jean De-stressed blue jean! I thrifted this dress a few months ago, waiting for the time to RIP it to shreds! Circle skirts/dresses, will be around for a while, and the thinking/recreating wheels begin to turn! 


 
 It's a size 14 no stretch so it took a lil less than an act of congress to get in it! (I'm not a 14... YET! LOL) So I opened the sides to give my Boobies some room and Took some length off the bottom.

Next I wanted it to be a scoop neck or to fall off or the shoulders a bit so I recreated the neck line, by making it wider. 

Then, I used the ole trusty Clorox and let the bleach land where ever it may!


This was  End Result !
Dress and Belt Thrifted 
Shoes: Citi Trends
Ankle Wrap: CVS ( I was really clumsy with some shears!) 

Me and My Mommie! She was editing our "Usies"!  LOL I can't take her serious!

*Purple kisses*


Hope you had a great week so far! 


Live.Laugh.Learn

E.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Alabama International Fashion Week: High concentrated, non-watered down, RAW talent


Happy Monday to ya!!

 I had the pleasure of covering Alabama International Fashion Week this weekend! It's the first year for the event and I would say the 1st of many! Below is what I wore....

Of Course it's thrifted! $2.99 find from a local thrift shop here! But the color alone screamed BUY MEEEE!!!  




I've been looking for dresses/skirts that have a split or a place where I can add one. This dress had both! The original split wasn't as high so I cut it a bit!

I added my chain belt (yes, I found it) and my new favorite, comfy shoes! I would have worn my leopard print but I wasn't sure how much walking/standing I'd actually be doing, so comfort won!


But enough about me! Let's get to the designers! There were five on Saturday night: 


I appreciated everyone's are on the runway, but there were a few that stood out to me! There lines included Vibrant, Original, Everyday wear pieces! I found myself screaming YASSSSSSSS! A good part of the night! So glad to be exposed to more of the talent pool that  Birmingham has to offer! There is nothing like High concentrated, non-watered down, RAW talent! I love!  Below are just a few of my favorite pieces! I'll definitely be inviting these designers to be apart of LIVE.LOVE.STRUT 2015.

@My_Designer_Life : Insta Handle
"Kaysia J. Designs", a diverse brand that caters to fashion lovers of Chic Couture to Dope Urban Wear!

@splashedbydkg: InstaHandle
 Splash'd By DKG is bold with the mission to create fashionable pieces that can be appreciated by consumers of all ages and both genders.
Camille- Anthony Swimwear 
Tailoring designs for the woman unencumbered by the archaic rules of modern fashion, Camille Anthony revolutionizes the term swimwear.


Now, seeing that I am a plus size blogger, the only thing that was missing to make the night complete, was PS fashion! Other than that, I enjoyed myself, and look forward to next year! I may even be the Designer to fill that void! =) #isupport! 

Have a great work week! 

Love you! 

E



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thrifty Thursday: With Pain comes strength

Good Morning!!! Happy Thrifty Thursday!! 

I'm so glad I can see things for what they can be vs. what they are presently! Similar to how God views us! This dress was thrifted from a local thrift shop,Jimmie Hale Mission. I loved the print and the colors! I figured with a few touch ups, I'd be able to pull it off! I removed a sleeve, and was going to make it shorter... But I liked it long too!




I originally had planned to pair it with a gold chain belt and some cognac booties that I have! Well, I have no idea where the belt is at this time! So, this was option two! But I KNOW that Brown would have really set it off!! *Sigh* 

Dress-Thrifted


Shoes- www.gojane.com









In conjunction with seeing Beyonce' we were celebrating, Natarra's Birthday! She got her 1st Tattoo... "With Pain comes Strength" We're all a little stronger wouldn't you say!

Happy Thursday! 

Live.Learn.Grow 

Love ya! 

E. Louise

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

OOTN: Werking at the Car wash...On the Run tour... NOLA

Let me just say that this concert was the most entertaining concert that I have EVER been too! I mean, I've seen Beyonce' and I've seen Jay-Z, but together... Man, I think it's just a testament to the power of marriage! If' it's coming to a city near you, GET THOSE tickets, you will not be disappointed. 

OOTN: DIY-Destroyed Denim, DIY- Lace Crop Top, Leopard print wedges- GoJane Sz-11

I challenged myself this weekend, and can appreciate my growth in style. There is always an extra feeling of power when you create it yourself. In browsing through different pictures, I was inspired when I saw some "car wash" destroyed jeans, a light bulb went off and I had to try that look. The first pair didn't fit right! Why didn't I try the jeans on before I did all the work, I do not know! (Give- away coming soon) 4 pairs of thrifted jeans later... We have a winner!

I knew I wanted a clean look because my jeans are the focal point. I always visioned a white top, but  was so busy sewing for others, that I forgot to find a shirt for myself! I had some scrap fabric from a dress a few weeks back and sewed this top together using another shirt as an outline...  



The shoes was a treat from GoJane.com, the site is becoming my new addiction! So far I've bought about 4 pairs and they all fit really good!! They have a pretty decent selection of size 11's! 

 













I had a blast this weekend! Today is my Monday, so my head is back in the sand! Have a great work week! 

Live.Learn.Grow

Love ya! 


E. Louise



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Oriental feel.... Happy thrifty Thursday!!

Good Morning!! 

Happy Thursday Everyone!! I hope your week has been moving right along for you! 

Guess who's making time for the things that makes her really happy!! The constant struggle of an organized artist boiiii I tell ya! God Blesses order, so that will forever be the goal!

I love this dress, but the tag said 14... If you know me you know that has never stopped me before! I snatched it! It was a $3.00 buy from a local thrift shop here, the Foundry to be exact. It gave me an oriental feel...




Dress Thrifted
Shoes: Shoe Show 

I absolutely LOVE these booties and they were also on sale... $12.00! Yep, this entire look was less than $20.00!
I'm going on the run this weekend... With BEY and JAY! NOLA here we come!
Be on the look out for my DIY looks! I'm wearing nothing but creativity *Wink*

Peace!!!!


Luv E!

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