The Perfect (Peplum)
Little Black Dress.
It’s at Zara and it’s only $99. [WoW] I had to post this because I would’ve gotten it by now, if I hadn’t already spent my fashion budget for the week. How?
OH twist my arm… okay, I’ll tell you.
Last week I took a giant bag full of professional clothes from 8…er, 10?…years ago - and paid a tailor approximately $150 to remake $1,000 worth of clothes, to make them wearable again. We turned a-line, knee-length skirts into fitted-at-the-waist mini-skirts with pleats; shortened ungainly dress hems to appropriate lengths and took blazers in about two sizes so they fit; and finally, we turned one dress into a tailored peplum blouse (with fabric left over for the cumberbund belt I plan to make out of it). She did a lovely job, by the way.
All in all, it felt terribly successful. I’m relieved! I nearly had a heart attack spending so much money on clothes back then, being fresh out of college and with hardly a penny to my name. Still, I had to look presentable for the C-Suite, so I paid through the nose (and probably built my credit too). Once I began working from home in 2007, these fancy duds went into boxes and were nearly given away many times. Now I can say I’m glad I kept them: I love new dresses, but especially when they’re old. :]