Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How Tuesday: How to wear one dress three ways (so far)

You know as well as I do that wedding season is upon us. I've actually already attended two (and a fundraiser) so I've had plenty to get dressed up for in 2010. The fundraiser came first, and I needed something to fit the "cocktail attire" requirement, and to coincide with the "safari" theme. I took my headband creating skills to create something to attach to this dress.

For starters...this dress used to be floor length and all dark green raw silk. My mom put a "short skirt" on the bottom so I could get more wear out of it through the summer!

1. Find a "staple" dress. I think it should be something other than black.
2. Find a "staple" evening shoe. I love bronze, and I love Seychelles, so there you go. I wear these babies all the time.

3. For the Safari theme, with the help of my uncle (shocker I know) and mom (thanks for the silk!) we twisted some knots and attached them to felt for backing. I added some awesome feathers and sewed it on the dress! Done!
4. For the second wedding of the season, I removed the Safari themed adornment and made a new one. Yellow zipper flower (similar to the zipper flower headbands I make on Etsy) with feathers in browns and yellows. My shoes were borrowed from my roommate....bright yellow peep toe patent! (She's asleep or I'd show you a picture).

and here's a pic of Maria, Anna, and me at Colleen's wedding! :) Love reuniting with the Zuniga gals. It's been such a long time since our days at college...

5. The next one? I'm thinking of bright colors like fuchsia and lavender for summer. I still have ... 7 weddings to go! :)

Did you do something similar with your wardrobe? I'd love to see it!!! Please share!!
Email me @ theartisann {at} gmail.com.


  1. I'm happy to say that I have ZERO weddings to attend this year!
    You are amazing and have such mad skills Ann. I want a picture of you WEARING the dress now!


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