Little Red Dress - Palm Springs

Following Brande's stylish and professional advice,  I hemmed the dress to above my knee. Instead of wearing a belt, I used the cut-off fabric to make a wide sash. The dress went from 70's to modern feminine swing. I could wear this to any type of event!


Remember when I was contemplating switching to a white halter dress and you (my lovely readers), said "Noooooo -stick with the bright color". You were absolutely right! 

Want to know a super bargain secret? This dress was op-shopped for only $0.50!!!! Yes - people, it was two quarters. The hem was $15. Now that I have a great seamstress, I am looking at vintage clothing in a whole new light. Not only is it affordable, but these pieces are unique and have already stood the test of time.
Here is the dress prior to the alterations and paired with black accessories. Isn't it amazing what a quick hem can do? I had no idea it would make such a difference.  
 
These were the accessories I ended up wearing. The shoes were a toe-killer by the end of the event, but the opulent gold toned accessories were a perfect pairing with the orange/red dress. Gold earrings - Forever 21 ($4) Leather peep toes - Nine West ($60), Gold clutch - opshopped vintage ($3). This entire outfit was practically free cost $85

Mr. C inherited the Fedora hat I was originally going to wear. Interesting tidbit:  Frank's pool is shaped like a piano.
 
Do these boys look familiar? It's Phillip Lomax from X-Factor and Matt Dusk. They had great voices and amazing energy. Gracious entertainers - and a ton of fun!

Yes - even in Palm Springs my sleep wear is vintage. Flowing apricot colored gown with sheer ruffled robe. What do you think? Would you wear this to bed? The ruffles were stiff and not very comfortable - but I felt glamorous in it nonetheless.
The pink wiggle dress and after hours party dress is coming up next!

xoxo,
Michelle

10 comments:

DietCokeStraightUp said...

I love the sleep gown!!! That's just fabulous!!! I love vintage too. I have to stick to accessories because I have a large chest and I'm tall!

Kirsten said...

Beautiful dress. I need to get me a piano-shaped pool!

Tiffany said...

Absolutely love the red dress. Love love love. I'd like for you to come live in my closet and hand me cute things that you put together every morning. :)

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Miss K said...

i'm in love w your sleep look, gorgeous!

Claudia Moser said...

You look so glam, wonderful!

Krista said...

You look amazing love the dress above the knees, I can relate to that too. I also love your nightie! Can't wait for pink!

Christianna said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love this outfit! And your sleeping gown is to die for!

Helga! said...

EEEEEEKK!!!!!
I love LOVE that apricot ruffled number and the leopard turban!!!!
EEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!
AND that red frock!!OMG!Looking SO mega fabulous!!Both of you!Foxy couple,o YES!
XXX

Heather, 29 Skirts said...

I love how the dress turned out with the alterations! The color really is gorgeous, and the accessories are perfect with it.

Bibi said...

love the vintage gown - absolutely love it! and the red dress is gorgeous :)