Thrift Store Upcycle: Crop Top//Matching Shorts Set

Upcycle Project. 1.

 

Hello! I just finished a thrift store upcycle project, and am happy to share it with you all. Hopefully, you will be inspired!

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I started by picking up these pair of olive green skinny pants at a thrift store by my house. Very cheap (~$2) and of course, eco-friendly.

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I cut them at the right length for shorts. Instead of a hem, I frayed the edges.

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The remainder of the legs make the crop top. I ran out of leg fabric however, so I grabbed another pair of thrifted pants which coordinated nicely in color. When completed, I frayed the bottom edge to match the shorts.

Here it is! If you would like to tackle this project, the crop top tutorial can be found HERE.


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Summer 2017 Fashion Trends

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NAVEL PENDANT

PLATFORM SHOES

 

Anna of This Beautiful Life is modeling some more great trends. These are trends from Summer 2017, but a great trend can be worn well beyond its appointed time. Don't let a good thing die! And yes, white after labor day is only a crime because it looks so good.

ANNA'S SUMMER TRENDS:

White Shirt Dress

Navel Grazing Pendant

Platform/Flatform Shoes

There are so many variations of these trends. I always say, endless possibility excites me. Incorporating your personal fashion 'loves' into a trending look is a great way to 'catch eyes'. People will tell you that you have something awesome going on with your style. Trust me! Being authentic is the only way to be. You look the greatest bein' you. 

Check out Anna's blog for a detailed look at her Summer '17 Makeup Look, with tutorial. Click HERE.  

(Go ahead and give her a like on Facebook, too! You won't regret it.)

 

 

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WHITE SHIRT DRESS

Crazy Eccentric Fashion

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Are You Crazy Too?

 

 Socks and sandals may sound like a middle-age dad fad, but you can wear it too. You can make anything your own. If you are feeling brave, a fashion statement is a good way to let the world know. Some days we might need that, you know?

 The best part about socks and sandals is that is doesn't make sense to most outside perspectives from the get-go. So BE free. Once you're there, you might as well bring it home. No one sees the reasoning behind any of your decisions in life, anyway. People will always judge.

 Will you go out and be you? Or will you tone yourself down, condition yourself to the expectation of others, and hold it all in?

 Everyone has a voice. Yours may look nothing like mine, and that is good. Nobody fits the mold because, there isn't one. That is exciting to me. There is no one with the same DNA as you on the planet, nor has there ever been, nor ever will be. It's yours. Work it, diva.