August 11, 2011

Green with Appreciation..and Inspiration

I wore this for a GNO (girls night out) this past weekend. 
Hahaha! Kidding!!! Look at my face, peeps..  Obviously, I bought this for its potential. 

This is one of the pieces I bought last weekend when I went over budget
I'm already over my weekly budget for August--but still under the monthly. I'll post up my finds this week as soon as I find all the receipts. 

Anyway.. this dress was $3 and my intent was to keep it as a mini dress but I was feeling inspired. Remember my goofy Mad Men post

Well, I have a secret: I had only seen one episode of the series before thinking it lame and a way for 'old-timers' to reminisce about the ‘good old days’. I work in Aerospace, so many people here still remember the days where employees could smoke and drink in their offices…and many proclaim this show to be one of the best shows ever. Most of them men. Hmm...

I guess this series is a time warp for some. I found it misogynistic. Then again, women were seen differently at that time. I guess I shouldn't judge a show for accurately capturing the essence of the 60's.

So..I decided to watch it again. I still think it misogynistic. However after watching the first season, I appreciate being born in today's age so much more. 

I also appreciate the show for the costume selection. 
Hence the sailor skirt.  
I added pleats, buttons and a zipper.

Paradigm shift..I love it.

Tank - Gap; Shoes - guess; being Gen-Y - priceless


  1. That is beyond adorable! Way to transform that dress into something amazing. I love that color and works well with the stripes and shoes.
    If Mad Men is good for anything, it is most definitely the clothing. Me + Betty Draper's closet = happiest girl in the world, lol.


  2. I can't believe that you made that adorable skirt from that dress. That's talent. Thanks for linking up!

  3. dellagraceslifeAugust 13, 2011

    Cute! Yeah, I tried Mad Men and couldn't make it through an episode. Just not my type...I'm more of a Korean drama girl.

    Re: Michael Kors. I don't know why I don't like could be his voice. It could be his comments. It could be that I don't like his clothes. Lots o' factors.