Wednesday, April 18

Weekly Wears: Soda Pop Shop

Have you ever had a dress that just did not suit you?  Well, I received this vintage white dress from the lovely Jenn from Sadie Wade quite a while ago, and no matter how many times I put it on, it just didn't feel like me.  I sorta felt like I was dressed as a nurse.  Okay... I felt like I was dressed as a sexy nurse.  Blame it on growing up with parents who listened to Motley Crue religiously (many of you remember Dr. Feelgood, I'm sure).  Maybe it was all in my head, but whatever the case, I was not comfortable in it at all.  I decided to change it up a little, and here's what I came up with:


The first thing I knew I needed to do was change the color.  I didn't want anything too dark, so I bought some RIT dye in Petal Pink.  Dyeing the dress was a little tricky because it's polyester.  That's the thing about polyester, you never know how it's going to take color.  I was very pleased with the resulting shade of pink.
Next I added a little embellishment to the pockets just for fun.  This was a bit of vintage trim from my stash.
Here she is in all her glory:
Dress: c/o Sadie Wade;  Bow tie: gift from The Velvet Bird;  Belt: Target;  Tights: c/o We Love Colors;  Shoes: c/o Lotta from Stockholm
 
So, maybe I kinda look like I work at a soda pop shop or an ice cream parlor, but that doesn't bother me at all.  I really enjoy a bit of novelty... it was just that particular novelty that I couldn't get into.  ;)

Have a lovely day.  xoxo Katie

P.S.  You might begin to see some changes around the blog in the next couple of days.  Don't be alarmed, this blog is about to get a whole lot prettier.  :)

61 comments:

  1. Ohh I love the change! What a pretty shade it turned out! Great work! And the wee bow is adorable!
    Luvluv,
    Sway xx
    Ps. the Nurse Feelgood comment made me nearly spit my tea all over my computer in laughter.... oh dear - too funny :)

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  2. Way cuter now, good work! The bow tie is a nice touch :)

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  3. Wow you made wonders with this one, looks amazing now. ;) I love how you always care about the details

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  4. this is so cute makeover! I love it! and you look stunning!

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  5. so cute. perfect upcycle. and i think you could totally take it less pop shoppy by putting it with lace tights and maybe even keeping the top button open and adding a floral scarf. great dress!!

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  6. Love the result, super pretty vintage trim!

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  7. It looks adorable, I like it in both versions, but the pink is way cuter!

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  8. Great job on this, Katie! I love the details. You look so pretty, as usual!
    Can't wait to see the new look for your blog!
    Hope you're doing well, friend. xo

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  9. I am so impressed! I guess it helped that the original dress was quite pretty too, but you just opened up my eyes to a whole new level of possibilities for my wardrobe. Super, cute, thanks so much for sharing!
    xo Hannah

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  10. This is really cool! I'm really impressed by how lovely you made it! Looking forward to seeing any blog changed :)

    teaforowls.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Amazing! It looks fab. I never think to dye things, it always seems like it might lead to disaster!

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  12. Cute dress and economical too!Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Oh Katie so SO cute!!! Love your new dress!

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  14. I really love the small bow tie : )

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  15. So so cute!

    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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  16. you look so adorable! i wish i had your figure. i love how the dress turned out. excited to see your blog changes. i am having mine re-done this summer. it's time.
    xo

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  17. Love the transformation...and love the Dr. Feelgood reference! :)

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  18. Oh man, I love the original and I adore the re-make! Gorgeous and the pocket details are fab!

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  19. I love this dress! Very cute!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  20. This is so cute! Love the trim you used on the pockets and it DEFINITELY suits you now =) x

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  21. That pink is a perfect shade with your beautiful hair and I love the pocket trim. Can't wait to see the new blog changes!
    Catherine Denton

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  22. That is the perfect shade of pink, it turned out great! Love the trim as well :)
    Faye x
    dinosaurcircus.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Oh wow! I can't believe the transformation of this dress!!! You made it a billion times better!

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  24. Very cute! Definitely looks better after you dolled it up :)
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  25. I like what you did with it. It suits you much better now, and you look so cute in pink!

    -Chloe
    2floralfinches.blogspot.com

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  26. That is adorable! Lovely job.

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  27. Ack!! SO cute. It's quite amazing what a little sprucing up can do! Good for you for doing that...many people would just be like 'Oh well, donate pile!' It pays to think outside the box because it is a great style and shape but you're right it looked a bit clinical (nurse'y) in white...now it's just so perfectly YOU

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  28. WOW!!!! This dress look incredible in pink! Way better than the plain white nurse-y lookin' dress. I NEED to try this stat!

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  29. That came out soooo beautifully! You made it a hundred times cuter. The tiny bow is a great touch. I really like the soda shop look... I even have one of those little hats they wear but have never figured out a non-silly way to wear it.

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  30. what a great fit! I'm glad you worked it out.

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  31. oh how CUTE can YOU get?!? (:

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  32. I love this so much! The color is fabulous! This style dress reminds me of a few in my shop:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/94357677/cherry-pie-dress?listing_id=94357677&listing_slug=cherry-pie-dress

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/94358279/the-girl-scout-mod-mini-dress?listing_id=94358279&listing_slug=the-girl-scout-mod-mini-dress&ref=v1_other_1
    I hope to snatch up one of your May ad spaces for my etsy shop haha

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  33. This is so crazy adorable!! Such a pretty dress xo

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  34. This post has given me inspiration to try changing up some of my clothes that I don't like/wear! The end result is super cute!

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  35. The bow tie is my favorite part :)

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  36. It's so cute! You could wear a little paper hat for Halloween ;). I just love your blush! Do you mind sharing what brand/color you use? I for one would adore a makeup tutorial by you! I'm sorry if I've missed a previous post...semi-new reader here ;)

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  37. Katie, this looks so pretty! <3 I love the little bow especially!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  38. That dress is too cute!
    Love the shade of pink and the little vintage trims. The little bow is definitely the best addition. Love it. And you look really pretty in it :)

    I'm curious about the blog changes!
    xo Sari

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  39. it came out amazing! i love it pink so much more!

    Xo,
    steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  40. Such a great dress, but the bow-tie is what really does it for me :)

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  41. So so cute! Looks beautiful with your arm tattoo colors,too!

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  42. I love the colour nd the little bow--what a difference!

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  43. Gosh, you could wear a garbage bag and still look amazing! So wearing a dress like this is just cute overload!

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  44. Love the changes you've made to it. So simple but they make such a difference. Dying can always be a bit hit and miss but this shade is definitely a hit!

    Rosie xx
    Just Listen

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  45. oh that turned out so cute! i have a white eyelet dress that i've been so tempted to dye, i'm dreaming of making it peachy! i'm so scared though, i'll have to see if i can muster up the courage after this post :)

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  46. Aw the best bit is the little bowtie!! So so sweet. I love bowties at the minute xxx

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  47. This is just adorable! I need to start using fabric dye.

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  48. omg, katie. i LOVE Jill's customizations! your blog looks amazing. :D

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  49. I love the transformation- it looks like a totally different dress and so you! I also love the new blog layout! I'm working on a redesign right now and I SO wish I was better/faster at the coding part :)

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  50. It looks great! Also those tights = amazing! I keep thinking I need to get some more tights from We Love Colors because I'm always wanting to wear certain colors that I don't really have. (Like bright yellow!)

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  51. It suits you perfectly now. And I love the blog changes. It seems to be blog makeover season right now.

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  52. Wow, apart from becoming an amazing dress; that image with the dress lying in the dye is just Art!! Superb.

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  53. That is so beautiful! You did a really great job!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  54. How freaking adorable and what a fantastic idea!! I'm definitely going to have to try this out on some of my dresses that aren't quite right!

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  55. oh my gosh! i love this! the little bow tie is adorable!

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  56. You have Megan Fox thumbs!

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  57. dammit, i wish cool things would come out of my experiments! lol

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