Style Inspiration

Oy…

Had another mouse incident last night. It seems to be “husbands away the mice will play” because this shit never happens when I’m not alone only when I am alone and I find it unacceptable to say the least. There I was sleeping soundly, with ear plugs in no less, when at 4 am I hear hissing and squeaking, a sure sign of trouble. I jump to a standing position on the bed just in time to see a fast moving black spot run under it…

The next 3 hours looked like this…

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So as I was already up I decided to work on altering my bridesmaid dress to something that can be worn outside the wedding hall.

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First up was removing the polyester under layer to make the bottom more sheer (read: more date night and less wedding night)…

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The top was next. You can catch a glimpse of it here…

blog_photo (2) copyIt’s a sweetheart neckline with ruching similar to this…

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And boning throughout which works in my favor because corsetry is in this season. I love the ruching but there aren’t a lot of ways to keep it from looking like you’re going to the Oscars or prom so it was out… at least in the front but I’ll get to that later. What to do with the top I wondered…

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What to do, what to do… I’m still deciding.

As for the bottom, now that it’s completely sheer the slits in the front need to be cut. One cut or two is the question at hand. Two seems like an obvious and more modern option but sometimes when I wear double slit skirts the piece in the middle makes me feel like I’m wearing a diaper… I don’t know why.

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So one will probably win out here. Then the question becomes whether to put it on the side or in the center front. A lot of things can be pondered while waiting for your cat to kill a mouse and/or bring it to you in tribute… a lot of very important things.

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*side note* If anyone knows where I can get a great set of legs, I am in the market. Hit me up at 1-888-damn-cankles.

Once the basics are handled, more trivial things can be answered such as whether to add a belt?

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Shorten the hem to make it more universally wearable?

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Dye the fabric or add a printed treatment?

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Dip the neckline or make it a halter?

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Or just cut the whole thing right up the center and make it a cardigan?

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You know the trivial things…

And then finally there is the little matter of how to actually wear it in public. If I can pull this off in an “oh, this old thing” kind of way I will surely let you know.

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