Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A refashioned refashion, and an outfit!

peplum top sewing refashion

Recognize that super cute chambray peplum top I'm wearing? You should...


Surprise! It was the dress I made over in this refashion post! Are you surprised?


For those of you who have been following us for a while, you may remember that I didn't like this dress. In fact, I kind of hated how it fit and felt it wasn't really my personal style. I asked you, our lovely readers, if you thought I should keep or toss it and I got a resounding "keep!"

But I still didn't like it. And I don't wear clothes I don't like.

So I kept it around but never wore it until I was inspired by this shirt from Anthropologie to chop it off and make a peplum top out of it, and oh my gosh am I in LOVE.

peplum top sewing refashion
Jeans: Old Navy (thrifted). Peplum top: Refashioned by me! Shoes: JustFab. Belt: Target (thrifted). 
 Necklace: c/o ONecklace

All I did was re-hem the dress at the waist with a hi-low hem, and it's a gorgeous chambray top that I wear all the time! This is why I love refashioning, because once you can make your clothes truly work for you and your own body.

In addition to my new refashioned top, I'm also wearing this gorgeous sterling silver monogram necklace from ONecklace! I've been wanting one of these for a while, so when the super nice people at ONecklace offered me one I of course said yes! I took forever choosing from their gigantic selection of fonts and sizes and finally picked this one:

peplum top sewing refashion

I'm so happy I did, because the quality and detail are amazing! Hilary also got one that says "love" and that was beautiful as well. She isn't really into monogram jewelry, but she discovered that you could have words made as well so we were both happy!

peplum top sewing refashion

Well there you have it! My cute new top that I'm really proud of, paired minimally with a yellow belt and neutral heels and a gorgeous necklace = fun outfit. What do you think? Is this better or worse then the first time I refashioned this dress?

~Jessica
Linking up at Real Girl Glam!

35 comments:

  1. Better! This looks great! Love the angle of the bottom - so flattering! Adorable necklace too.

    Kristin
    ExploringDomesticity.blogspot.com

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  2. I love it as a top!! You are too fabulous for words;)

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    1. Thanks so much Amy! I'm loving this top soooo much, good to know other people think it's cute too!

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  3. Very cute!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  4. Wow! Love it! I actually adore the dress but you really created a beautiful top with it and if you will wear it a lot more as a top, I say PERFECT idea! :)
    Stopping by from Whimsy Wednesday,
    Kayla
    Love Sparkle Pretty

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    1. Thanks! I don't know why I didn't like the dress! But I never ever wore it. This top I wear all the time and it will be so cute under a blazer with my red skinny jeans for fall!

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  5. Oh I love this, what a lovely makeover. Now if I just had your figure. You are gorgeous. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  6. I love that you made the dress into a top and Ilce those wedges! Great pop of color with the belt too. So happy to have you linkup!
    Walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

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    1. Thank you! Those wedges are my favorite, they're the perfect neutral!

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  7. Nicely refashioned refashioning :)

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  8. Oh my gosh this is such an awesome refashion! That top is seriously perfect. I want one now! It looks so dang cute with the yellow belt too :)
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the necklace.

    http://leeleewrites.com/what-i-wore-fourth-of-july/

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  10. winning for sure! this is a great top - you look great in it and so happy. thanks for linking up with dress for the day!

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  11. What a great idea--it looks better as a top, and I love your shoes, too!

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  12. Such a cute dress, but a lovely top as well! :)

    Thank you for choosing to link up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx
    www.stylelixir.com

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  13. I liked the dress but the top is really cute too. Thanks for linking up at Pin It Tuesday! ~ Pary Moppins

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  14. Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

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  15. I do remember the dress. Hooray for reworking it into something you Love!

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  16. Wish I was as creative as you are! Lovely top!!

    Abby
    Life in the Fash Lane

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  17. Hoppin By, get look and I love the wedges.

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  18. I like it even better as a top! Awesome job! (And I love your yellow belt!)

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  19. That top looks amazing! I wish I knew how to sew... :-/ Love the pop of color with the belt. :) Stopping by from Friday's Fancies link up.

    - Sukhi
    http://happinesswinner.blogspot.com/

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  20. So cute. Smart idea. Love it now that it is a top.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Ellya

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  21. Your top really turned out cute!
    ~Jamie @ Scattered Thoughts of a crafty mom

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  22. Cute top!!! Thank you so much for sharing & linking up at Thank You Honey's Whatever Wednesday Party!! The party goes live every Tuesday! Let's connect by adding me to your G+ circles or follow me on Twitter, Facebook, & Pinterest as I already did with you!
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  23. Great Refashion!

    Lee
    http://everydayfashiononbudget.blogspot.com/2013/07/go-to-items-20-day-challenge.html

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  24. Wow! You did a great job! I would never have guessed. The yellow belt makes the top super fun. Visiting from the Plane Pretty link-up.

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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  25. Super cute! She who cannot sew a pillow case is impressed. ;)

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  26. Thank you so much for joining all things pretty I love that..hope to see ya back tomorrow at http://myfashionforwardblog.com

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  27. You are amazing! That top is so great! Thanks for linking up last week. Hope to see you back tomorrow!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  28. Love the swooping hem -- looks fabulous on you! And so do those great wedges!

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