Thriftanista in the City


DIY Vintage Dress to Fashionable Tunic

I bought a vintage dress off of a sale rack. I liked the bright colors, bell sleeves, and sweetheart neckline. It had a small barely noticeable stain. I sprayed it with stain remover. Washed it. No change. I colored over tiny stain with a sharpie thinking it would blend in with the large motif. Nah. Nope. Bad idea. I washed it and ended up with TWO stains on my $5 vintage dress.

dress to tunic

It also had some loose stitching on a back dart and it was a little tight. I was able to move in it but given the other issues I decided to proceed with fashion surgery and turn it into a tunic.


Thrifted Clothes and Cupcakes Make Me Happy

While indulging in a few of my favorite things, I wore a few of my favorite things - african print head scarf, a vintage jacket, and thrifted jeans.

I cleaned out my fabric stash and discovered scraps of one of my favorite pieces of cloth. I made a dress 7 years ago and held on to the remnants thinking I could piece together a skirt. That never happened but there was a square piece perfect for a wrapping hair up.

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12 Ways To Werk African Prints

We all know african prints have a special place in my heart. I wore an ankara print skirt and an off the shoulder dashiki top in this week alone. It turns out I'm not the only one in love with this colorful fabric.