This is my new favorite dress.
I can't tell you how many times since I took these pictures I've worn this dress...seriously. It's the comfiest, most flattering dress ever! When I rescued this beauty from the thrift store it was a long, very unflattering 90's era dress with a mid-calf length, much like this dress. I simply chopped it off and gave it a new length, with a subtle scooped hi-low hem.
It was just under 110 degrees (!!!) here in Idaho on the day that I wore this dress, and I felt cool and cute all day despite the heat. I of course paired it with my mint green necklace that I made and have worn a million times (and I show you how to make your own, here!).
I also threw on my new thrifted American Eagle Outfitters nude wedge heels! These go with everything and are perfectly summery and casual.
This is a simple outfit that is just chock full of DIY. I really wanted to show how you can incorperate DIY into your daily style without anyone ever knowing. DIY style doesn't always have to be crazy, artsy or obvious. Sometimes it's just an understated cool way to dress (if I want to pat myself on the back a little).
Dress: Gap (thrifted, from the 90's) $6. Shoes: American Eagle Outfitters (thrifted) $8. Belt: Thrifted, $.99. Necklace: Made by me!
Outfit total cost: $14.99!
What do you think of my new dress? I'm trying to come up with ways to transition it into the fall...any suggestions?