Ruffled Dress Trasnformation

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Three posts one week?! I know it seems like a lot but I’ve been taking the last few days to kind of find myself again in who I am, so that meant making/refashioning clothes!  This dress was given to me by my boss at my job at Vintage Ooollee. She asked me if I wanted it to try and make it into something new and I said sure!  I have seen ruffle tops all over in fashion lately so I decided to leave the whole ruffle up top.  I did, however, cut the dress in half, hem it, and then add snaps to the back to make it its own entity! In my opinion, the whole thing was totally transformed and I couldn’t be happier.  I paired this top with a floral skirt from Target, a small wallet bag from Charming Charlie, and adorable tie flats from Target.  On a side note, tie flats are also one of my favorite trends of the spring/summer.  They’re super cute and amp up any outfit to a bit more dressy.

xoxo, Mandy

Patterns & Espadrilles

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Patterns, ruffles, and off-the-shoulder tops are all the rage and this shirt gives you all of the above!  In relation to my Instagram post, I did get my shoes and top for about $10 total.  How you might ask? Well that is my shopping secret. I was browsing through the clearance section at Target and I came across this beautiful top for about $7.  I always go to Target’s clearance section because they have adorable clothes for a steal. The 70% off section generally has clothes for under $10 and that makes the finds even more special.  The espadrilles I’m wearing are the big selling point on this outfit.  I was shopping at TJ Maxx with my aunt and, as usual, went to the clearance shoe section.  At TJ Maxx and similar retailers, the steals you can find on name brand shoes is amazing.  I got these Sam Edleman’s for……wait for it……THREE DOLLARS.  They were on triple clearance and I got super lucky. To this day my aunt still wonders how I am able to find steals like this.  To let everyone know where  I purchased the rest of my outfit I will list that next.  The half leather leggings I purchased at New York & Co, my bag was purchased at Marshalls, and my necklace is from Charming Charlie.  All of this combines to make a cute festival look or a cute look for a day on the town. Hope you enjoyed this post!

xoxo, Mandy

Off-The-Shoulder

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This summer I’m really into off-the-shoulder tops and dresses!  I love them and they’re so flattering and comfortable. This dress is from a boutique in Statesboro, GA.  I also love platform sandals!  These are from the Candies collection at Khols.  A secret I have about them though is that I actually got them last year for $5! They were on clearance and I was very excited.  I wore them and everyone judged me for having platform sandals but now that they’re in style, everyone is obsessed!  This adorable bag was actually a gift from my old co-worker Jesse and its small but very efficient for carrying things.