Coco Chanel is known as one of the best to ever do it in the fashion world. By 'it' I mean exude confidence, set the trends, all during the turn of the century when women were preferred to be seen rather than heard. I initially planned on just starting this post with one of her famous quotes, however I was swept up in her back story and decided to share with my readers. Born into poverty, Gabrielle Bonhuer ('Coco') Chanel, was given up by her father once her mother passed to be raised in a orphanage.From shop girl, cafe' singer, and mingler with the well-to-do, she received financial backing to open her first shop.Initially selling sportswear 1913, she made luxury her niche. Deviating from the petticoats and corsets of the time, she revolutionized women's wear with such items as the woman's 'suit' and the LBD(little black dress) .Her story really resonated with me for some reason. I think...wait I know it is her humble beginnings that make her that more relatable to a poor woman like me lol. She didn't just take the hand she was dealt by life, she shuffled the deck and made it work to her advantage. "My life didn't please me, so I created my life"--one of her most famous quotes and testament to her life.Her rags to expensive rags and riches life serves as an inspiration to many. Coco Chanel, I salute you!
Yo yo yo!!! Its Friday again and I'm back on the beat. You like my dress? It took 4 mins to make with no sewing involved! You remember my wrap top? Well, I bought 2 yards of the jersey mocha fabric and used the 1/2 yard for the two strips needed the make the top and the 1 and 1/2 yard I had left. I just pinned it at the waist with a few safety pins to secure it, and let the bottom hang. You can pretty much wrap and pin it how you like, and boom just like that you have a sexy formal dress. You can also pin the skirt how you like and thin pin the 2 strips of fabric to the top of the skirt (as noted in previous post), instead of having a top and skirt as separates.
I was inspired by the wonderful bridesmaid dress I wore in my bestie Shalanda's wedding. The dresses were a dusty rose , which was the perfect choice for a summer wedding.(Kudos friend! You did that gir!!).Summer weddings are coming to a close and fall/winter weddings are in the near future. For the bride on a budget, my wrap dress version is a simple, inexpensive option for a bridesmaid dress. Mocha is also trending as a fall fave hue, so not only will your wedding party be dress to the nines on a dime, but also on trend .If you want to snazz it up, throw on a leather jacket and pumps and ride through the six with your woes or bae, I hope the pictures do its justice because it came out great and I only spent $4 in fabric. I also include some fly shots of the bridal brigade stunting in our convertible top dresses .I hope my instructions were clear. If not , please let me know and I hope you enjoy :)
P.S. for my ladies with a little more up top, you can either purchase extra fabric to make a tube top to go underneath or buy one of the same color. It will help hold up the girls, keep in the tummy, and smooth out unwanted back rolls.
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