I went shopping and purchased a clearance rack dress. It is a super comfy, flattering cut, knit dress.
With one problem.
OK, time to sassify!
Here is the dress BEFORE:
Just yer basic knit black dress. With side tie straps that really don't do anything as the empire waist is already fully elasticized. They just make it look more maternity-ish. NOT cool.
SNIP those useless straps right off!
OK, next up, some BLING BABY. BLING. I found my bling at the local fabric store. Didja know you can buy lace and blingy trims by the yard? Yeppero! Here's what I found:
And I also bought some lovely blue-tealish taffeta that matches my snazzy new shoes.
First up, pin and sew blingy trim around entire neckline of dress:
Then wait a few days because you got too busy with the sick children. In between wiping snotty noses cut and create a lovely HUGE blue-teal flower pin:
Wait a few more days.
Wipe more snotty noses.
Finally, pin and sew a few more rows of sassy bling onto the front of the dress:
Use up extra bling trim to bling up your HUGE blue-teal flower pin and throw it on your now sassy dress:
Ahhhh. That's better.
I can't decide if I'll wear it like the above picture of if I will wear it pinned on my new thick elastic black belt (Megs, my beautificationist/style consultant, just fell out of her chair. Yep Megs, FINALLY bought a thick belt!).
I kinda like it on the waist:
And yes, I'm going to wear my new teal shoes with my newly sassy dress:
Hello gorgeous shoes. I've missed you.
OK now, get out there and start sassing up those boring dresses!