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Fishing for Compliments

Hey Guys!! I hope everyone had a wonderful week. For some reason this week seemed both long and short but we made it. This week I'm so excited to reveal this make. It's a self drafted shirt dress with a wide lapel and a vintage puff sleeve.

I used this beautiful pink burnout animal print linen that I found at Michael Levine for $5 a yard. I loved it so much I actually had to go back and get a little more---which I'm glad I did since it is officially sold out.

This fabric was so beautiful and lovely to work with and it's very comfortable, not scratch at all. My favorite feature is the buttons up the cuff of the sleeve. I made the loops attached instead of making it a traditional button up sleeve---one less thing to fasten. I found these pearl buttons that are a sea green that matched the shoes I wanted to wear this with on Amazon. My eyes literally lit up when I saw them and I knew I made the right choice. I wish they'd come in a similar color in a flat button so that I could match the shirt front, but I went with a gold flat button which worked.

To get the full effect of the print in it's sheer brilliance I decided to style it with a white bodysuit. It's giving body-ody-ody lol. (Is that what the kids are saying? lol)

Then while scrolling Pinterest I saw this... and remembered I had a pair of boohoo jeans in my closet that didn't quite fit that would be perfect for this!! I felt like it gave the outfit a bit of edge and flair. Her tutorial is so easy and it no real sewing involved probably took me about 2 hours because I decided to fray the edges. I definitely want to do another one and paint it, or incorporate african print in some way.

And finally I styled with these amazing rhinestone fishnet stilletto's that I got from I'm in love with them and we're eloping. No but they are worth the buy. I'm not a stilletto person because I'm clumsy and I need to employ as much real estate as possible. But these are definitely a date night walk to the dinner table be seen and sit down type of shoe. A statement none-the less.

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