For those of you who know me well, you know that one of my favorite stores of all time is Sal Val's! I love the idea of taking a piece of "junk" or "trash" and turning it into a gem! most of the time I don't edit the clothing I buy because I find just the right piece looking just the way I want it, but every once in a while I come accross a piece which needs some total TLC! Such was the case when I stopped off a the ole' Army and bought myself some new wardrobe pieces.
While I was digging throigh the racks of jewels I came a ccross a black, long-sleeved, maxi dress with some lace detailing. I instantly loved the detailing and tried it on to discover that it FIT! Alas, the long sleeves gave the appearance of a nightgown, but I was not dismayed, I decided to take the garment home and give it a little TLC!
I took the dress home and snipped off the sleeves, but I loved the lace detailing so I pulled off the lace at the ends and re-stitched it back on to the dress, leaving the top looking like this:
I'm really happy with how it turned out and it is more appropriate for summer weather (although summer is almost over!) If you have any thrift store TLCs I would LOVE to see them!