I saw this dress while shopping at Target, and I just had to grab it. The neon kaleidoscope print is so cool. It also has a cute cutout back detail that will be great for when I wear this for more casual occasions.
|Dress: Target (Available here)|
Since I wore this to work, I added my trusty blazer to give the dress a little more professional polish.
|Booties: Target (Available here)|
The neon necklace helped pull the look together and added a fun touch.
|Necklace: The Limited
|Cuff: New York & Company|
I didn’t snap a before look, so I’m posting the photo of the dress from the web site to show you the alterations I made.
BEFORE: Has double-layer hem
It’s difficult to see, even on the web site photo, but the dress had a double layer, which created almost a ruffle effect at the bottom hem. I wasn’t crazy about this part of the dress, and since the dress was a little too long, I simply cut the bottom “ruffle” out of the dress. I prefer the simpler silhouette of the dress, and I’m all about free and easy alterations!!
Never be afraid to change how a piece is made to suit your own preferences and to get the right fit. If you’re willing to take those steps and trust your gut, you can really make mass-produced clothing your own. While shopping, I often think about how I can change pieces to accomodate my needs or preferences.
I can’t wait to wear this dress with sandals for a easy summer look!
|AFTER: One layer – easy, peasy alterations|
Do you have any tricks for making your clothes and accessories work for you?
|Satchel: The Limited|