Hello, friends, Happy Thrift Style Thursday and Happy Spring Equinox (i.e. the first day of spring)!!! Today’s theme is (appropriately): pastels. I have to admit that when pastels first started coming back into style, I immediately thought of the “baby” blues, pinks and yellows of childhood (and the 90’s), and grimaced. But, given much more attractive names like mint and lavender, and matured a bit, pastels aren’t so bad! Case in point: this “baby pink” tunic I refashioned from a vintage dress.
Here is the “Before” photo of the dress (please excuse the lower quality, it was taken with my older camera):
As you can see, the dress had long sleeves, a much longer hem and a couple stains along the bottom of the hem as well. I actually thrifted this dress a couple years ago, but after starting the refashion, I got stuck at hemming and removing the sleeves. I had modernized the dress, but I knew it could still be cuter. Luckily, inspiration struck when I pulled this dress out of my closet for today’s Thrift Style Thursday theme, and I turned it into a dip hem tunic!
I simply cut the desired hem shape I wanted and used my trusty serger to finish the edges. I wanted to keep the tunic as casual as possible so leaving the hem with a bit of an unfinished look really gave it the right vibe. I am now totally in love with my new-to-me tunic!
I decided to play up the pastel theme by pairing this tunic with my favorite pastel blue/mint jeggings. I got these jeggings at Walmart last year for a killer $10 and I have worn the heck out of them ever since! I also added a bunch of fun, colorful accessories in honor of spring, including two giant plastic flower rings taken from the cupcakes at my mom’s birthday celebration this past weekend.
The details: pastel pink tunic (thrifted, refashioned) // pastel blue/mint jeggings (Walmart) // white & hemp tennis shoes (Vans outlet store) // turquoise earrings (gift) // turquoise bobby pins (Target) // beaded bracelets (old) // braided wrap bracelets (handmade) // plastic daisy & pansy rings (cupcakes from Sam’s Club)
What’s your take on pastels? Do you love them in your wardrobe or are they only for Easter??
Don’t forget to check out these other fabulous thrifting ladies to see their pastel perfection:
Zhenya // Being Zhenya
Martyna // Spoolish
Miche // Buttons and Birdcages
Nout // Sandpaper Kisses
Justine // The Two Cent Chick
Jackline // Sincerely Miss J
Alex // Snippets with Alex
Megan // Eclecticity
Sheri // Confessions of a Refashionista
Jacki & Lesli // Sistas from Cali
Erika // Erika’s Style Diary
Psssst! Are you a fan of thrift shopping? Do you like Thrift Style Thursdays?? Well, now’s your chance to get in on the fun by helping us choose our next Thrift Style Thursday themes! Simply head over to Sheri’s blog, Confessions of a Refashionista, to vote on upcoming theme options. Check out her “Gone Thrifting” page – HERE – to cast your vote for our next month’s round of Thrift Style Thursday themes! If you’re a thrift shopper and a blogger yourself, feel free to contact any one of us if you want to join in on the thrifty fun!
As always, thanks for reading! – Kristi :)