Sunday, 7 July 2013

DIY: Button up dress alteration

 A couple of days (or weeks?) ago I bought this HUGE button up dress from a charity shop. The dress was still new (with its label still stuck to it) but it did require some alterations since it was too big for me. I finally found some time to do some sewing alterations, and with the help of my very patient mother, I managed to fix this dress.

I TRIED to take some photos with my camera, but it really wouldn't cooperate and these are the only half-decent photos I managed to take. I hope they're enough to give you a rough idea of the dress...however I'll be featuring it in some OOTD soon :) 

I got frustrated with the outcome of the photos so I decided to take some horrible selfies instead. 
Well, better luck next time. Better luck next time.



Wednesday, 3 July 2013

OOTD: Paris Blues

Lately I've been so busy with being either sick or too tired to go out that I completely lost contact with some of my ex-course mates. Since my daily schedule is going to be quite busier as of tomorrow, meeting those people who shared with me some of the most depressing moments of my life was a real must.

We decided to meet at the Birgu Waterfront which is a place a tourist once described as Malta's own French Riviera. I LOVE visiting the restaurants and cafes situated here, since you literally meet all types of people. Today I unwillingly overheard a conversation between a couple of sailors and some people working on the luxurious yachts docked in this marina and I literally wanted to join one of the crews and sail around the world with them.

ANYWAY  The weather is quite hot however it's bearable which is REALLY uncommon during this time of year, and which makes choosing my outfits easier. Did I ever mention how much I hate summer clothes? Because well I really do. However I still think it's too hot to drink coffee which is why I had to resort to ICED coffee which is not that bad, but not as comforting as the traditional hot beverage. Here are some photos I took, including my OOTD.

Top: Zara
Skirt : New Look
Shoes : Shoemart/shoemark (I honestly have no idea which is the correct version)
Satchel: Pull and bear
Eiffel Tower Necklace: Accesorize
Sunglasses: Primark

I genuinely didn't realise my outfit was so Paris-themed until I completed my look. I guess I should take it as a sign that I REALLY NEED TO GO TO PARIS. Agreed?



Tuesday, 2 July 2013

DIY: Lilac and white dress

Wow that was a long hiatus.

But AT LAST I got through third year (and yes I'm still alive and kicking), I received my results yesterday which made me quite jubilant :)) ANYWAY, this means I can get back to blogging since those days spent at university looking like a troll are over.

One of the things I got to after finishing University was DIY, or rather sewing. I've been seeing some striped dresses on tumblr and pinterest for quite a while now, but never actually found something to purchase which was within my budget. One fine day my mother surprised me with a hefty piece of lilac and white fabric claiming she got it for just 2eu. The dresses I had been eyeing were sort of loose-ish at the waist -  I have absolutely no idea what they're called because I suck at terminology and all that. This dress was actually quite special because I literally sewed it from beginning to end - apart from the really tricky pieces (in that case, my mother took over the sewing process). I paired this dress with a small brown bag and brown brogues and my faithful gold statement necklace. I received a number of compliments which honestly made my night  :)

here's me looking totes cool with a drink in my hand!

So practically this dress cost me 2eu and an afternoon of sweat and work to make. Pretty much worth it aye?