Bohemian Citrus

by byanika on 06/07/2010 · 17 comments

in By Anika,dresses,summer,taupe,white

Can you tell my sweet Alex has assumed a surprise-click-approach to taking my pics? LOL :D
Anyways, I got this dress on sale at Noa Noa,
(money saved/barely spent/burning in my pocket, ladies! you follow? LOL),
and really liked the pop of citrus in the print, but I sort of felt that that it was a touch to
cute for me, something about the sleeves and the hemline didn`t quite work for me.
I wanted it flowy….bohemian! :D
So, you know me, it`s not a problem, only a solution I yet haven`t found LOL, so off to work on it I went.
First I added black trimmings (material from a dress) to the sleeves:
Still wasn`t happy though, and I pondered long and hard on what to do with the flippin ruching at the bottom :)
add sequins? to much work, couldn`t be bothered.
Finally, I noticed a pillow in my sofa that I made years ago from a great Masai-scarf (this reworking madness has been going on for a while you see), and ding ding ding!
All though this was a gift from mum, I swallowed hard, sent her a warm thought and started chopping.
For that slightly whimsical effect I added the fringe (that I originally added to the scarf using silver and white sewing thread) to the neckline (I find that fringes caught up in wind is exellent for minimizing my tum tum LOL), and simply changed the bottom of the dress.
Tell me darling readers, should I change the sleeves more, or step away from the vehicle?
I worked the dress with a taupe ring that Alex gave me for our wedding anniversary two years ago,
taupe fringed bag from H&M, earrings from Vera Moda, keychain used as neckless,
bangle, wegdes and understated glasses bought in Croatia.
Blowing you kisses!
I love my readers!!
xx Anika
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1 ...No Gravatar July 6, 2010 at 10:26 pm

love the bag & the dress hottie <3<3


2 stina honeyNo Gravatar July 6, 2010 at 11:30 pm

great job! I think the sleeves are fine.


3 MoniqueNo Gravatar July 7, 2010 at 3:14 am

You are so very bohemian!! Love it!


4 Jennifer aka. JasifeNo Gravatar July 7, 2010 at 6:42 am

Love this look! <3 you're so good with details hun.


5 Les Pitreries de VanNo Gravatar July 7, 2010 at 7:22 am

Hey darling! Thank you for your comments on my blog! You look lovely in your outfits! I am kind of jealous!


6 AnikaNo Gravatar July 7, 2010 at 10:18 am

@all you fab ladies, thank you all so very much! not touching the sleeves LOL <3


7 CourtneyNo Gravatar July 7, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Thank you for the comments and the follow on my blog! You are so creative! You have a new follower now, as well. : ) Loving The Reflection


8 Little Miss PlumpNo Gravatar July 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm

You're so creative!! I have a question: do you have any book recommendations for books on how to refashion clothes? Or could you do more of those 'how to' posts?Thank you!littlemissplump


9 wastedfashionNo Gravatar July 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm

You're so handy with everything! I wish I was as good with making stuff


10 CarrieNo Gravatar July 7, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Really like the outfit, bohemian is just so feminine, thanks for sharing :)


11 AnikaNo Gravatar July 7, 2010 at 3:13 pm

@Courtney, thanks for following! :D @Little Miss Plump, I would be happy to do more "how to"-post, just ask and I will deliver! :D xx@Chloe, thanks hon! I screw lots of my projects, so I would just say, experiment and have fun!@Carrie, thanks for that! I agree, it is a very feminine style :)


12 BBMNo Gravatar July 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm

ure style is impeccable! love that tunic … i want it ASAP! ;-)


13 carlyNo Gravatar July 8, 2010 at 2:30 am

That tunic looks great on you. very summery :)


14 AnikaNo Gravatar July 8, 2010 at 11:17 pm

@BBM, thank you so much! wow! :D Honey, I`d love to get you one!!!! :D @Carly, thanks, the dress is def a staple in my summer wardrobe! :)


15 Daniel Simoni (helicopter game)No Gravatar February 6, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Wow this game looks da bomb. How is a worker bee supposed to get any learning done with all-knowing distractions like this?!?!


16 horses gameNo Gravatar February 8, 2011 at 2:53 am

I can’t stand waiting to get my greasy paws on this! I can already feel my grades going down until I complete the game!


17 Costume JewelleryNo Gravatar
December 1, 2011 at 8:17 am

you look fab! AND you look so tanned and relaxed- glad your holiday’s going well :)


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