Top: Target www.target.com.au – remixed
Skirt: Basque Woman @ Myer www.myer.com.au
Shoes: Zensu www.zensu.com.au
Forever New (www.forevernew.com.au) recently opened a great big store in the middle of Melbourne City, and over the weekend I headed in to have a bit of a looksee.
It’s a brand that goes up to a size 16, and I can just about squeeze into most of it. At the moment the range is ultra-pretty with eye-watering quantities of lace and frills. I love it, though I can’t pull it off (sob!)
I tried on half-a-dozen tops, and dismissed each and every one as being too frou-frou, and finally decided that I would take matters into my own hands:
Bolstered by my success with the Ikea skirt, I popped into Lincraft (www.lincraft.com.au) for 2-bucks worth of lace, then hauled out my trusty sewing machine, and sewed it around the collar of a target t-shirt, and voila!
It’s a little french-maid, but it’s a cheap and cheerful alternative to the confections in Forever New.
Ohhh I likey!!
honestly lil – you sell yourself too short! your $2 lace and target tshirt job is a HUGE success! it looks fantastic and once again, you look AMAZING! can we just take a moment to talk about the boots again, you can’t be too hasty in marking them off the list, they are to die for!
Oh that is a really good idea! I have a few black singlets that are looking quite tired, so maybe I’ll do the same thing with ruffles…
Oh I love some of those things on the Forever New site. I WISH I could squeeze into them! 🙁
I like your lacey tshirt though. Well done! 🙂
Gah, I’m always buying the things to do this with and I never get around to it. Can I just pay you to do it for me? Target t-shirts are my faaaavourite. In fact, I’m wearing one right now. *checks* no, actually, I just got changed, it had cat hair all over it. I can’t blame Target for that though.
Thanks, Apple Bottom. Crazy easy to do, too!
LOL, don’t tempt me, Bec! I may have to re-think my decision come autumn. Hopefully the Aussie dollar will be in a happier place by then.
Tessa you definitely should give it a go – I’ve done a similar thing with a daggy old black singlet, too. I’ll post some photo’s soon.
I’m with you, Suze. The clothes are so gorgeous – what caught your eye particularly?
mmnnn…. the cat hair remix. It adds a little glamour to every outfit, doesn’t it, Fi? I’d be happy to whip you up some frilly tees. It took me all of two minutes to do this one.
Mmmm quick and easy modification, looks fantastic Lilli 🙂
You should go into business!