Morticia to Free People

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I’ve been pretty obsessed with the whole Free People look lately. After I refashioned this dress I loved it, but it was still, just a plain black dress. I rummaged through my closet trying various belts and cardigans before finally settling on this vest I’ve been meaning to wear on here for awhile now..

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In all honesty, the dress was really simple to refashion. Looking at it, I think it might be the most dramatic change I’ve gotten from the least amount of work..

What I Did:

  • Hemmed
  • Re-sewed the back zipper

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Dress: Thrifted // Boots: Vogue // Vest: Forever // Bag: Free People // Necklace: Thrifted

_1240400How adorable is this bag from Free People? Random Story: It was actually a Valentine’s Day gift from Paul. I had no idea he got this for me, but the night before I had a dream he got me a really ugly bag (which I had to pretend to like). The next day before we exchanged gifts I kinda laughed as I told him about the dream, and he just looked at me with a little bit of panic and said ‘I actually got you a bag’. Fortunately, it was not the bag from my dreams, just a really odd coincidence.

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31 Comments

  1. Upcycled Clothing May 30, 2015

    Free People is one of my favorite brands but it’s sometimes hard to find something I’d really wear. Thanks for showing how to style something to make it work.

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  6. Annika Victoria February 28, 2014

    Dayyyyum! You inspire me so much with your refashions :)

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  7. Mira February 26, 2014

    Omg!!! I love what you did of that dress and the cool way you styled it. Beautiful. No it’s not a plain black dress anymore 😀

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

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    • buttonsandbirdcages February 26, 2014

      Thank you! I agree, it’s definitely more fun than just a plain black dress!

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  8. Liz@lamentinglizzie February 26, 2014

    Oh I love love love Free People. This is such a lovely vibe. Totally brought a smile to my morning. You can restyle like no other.

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    • buttonsandbirdcages February 26, 2014

      You are too sweet! Thank you so much for the kind words, totally brought a smile to my morning as well :)

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  9. Anna February 25, 2014

    Beautiful job <3 I love the boho look and feel of the outfit!

    – Anna

    http://www.melodicthriftychic.com

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    • buttonsandbirdcages February 26, 2014

      Thanks! I’m really into the boho look right now!

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  10. Andrea February 25, 2014

    Umm, brilliant! Sheesh, I want that dress now…you can totally glam it up too, or change it depending on how you style it…love those kinds of pieces :) Seriously cool transformation!

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    • buttonsandbirdcages February 26, 2014

      Thanks! I agree, they are the best pieces!

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  11. Gjeometry February 25, 2014

    Fabulous! Love this look and so wearable now.

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    • Gjeometry February 25, 2014

      Interesting but true, I have a little crochet look vest just like that (although it is rainbow coloured) and it is from Free People!

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      • buttonsandbirdcages February 26, 2014

        That’s awesome! I love love love Free People (just don’t love their prices :/)

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  12. nancy @ adore to adorn February 25, 2014

    it turned out so good!! I love the boho vibe of the outfit!
    xo,
    nancy

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    • buttonsandbirdcages February 25, 2014

      Thanks! That’s totally what I was going for :)

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  13. Ray February 25, 2014

    Looks amazing! You did a great job!

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    • buttonsandbirdcages February 25, 2014

      Thanks!

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  14. crafty-zone February 25, 2014

    Amazing look, I adore your vest <3

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    • buttonsandbirdcages February 25, 2014

      Thank you!!

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  15. Amber February 25, 2014

    You must have had to cut off a lot of fabric, haha! I love the way it looks after you hemmed it up. Also, go check out my most recent post on my blog, because I nominated you for the Liebster Blog award! You are not required to participate, but I’d love to read your answers to my questions (:

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    • buttonsandbirdcages February 25, 2014

      Haha yes, a TON of fabric! And thank you so much for the nomination! I shall head over and check it out now :)

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  16. Brooke February 25, 2014

    Oh my gosh, that refashion makes such a difference, and looks wonderful! Love how you styled it, too :)

    ♥Brooke
    http://youreinbrookelynn.blogspot.com/

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    • buttonsandbirdcages February 25, 2014

      Thank you!

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  17. Christina Storm February 25, 2014

    Such a gorgeous look! Great photos too!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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    • buttonsandbirdcages February 25, 2014

      Thanks, Christina!

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  18. Confessions of a Refashionista February 25, 2014

    Fabulous refashion & divine styling!

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    • buttonsandbirdcages February 25, 2014

      Thank you! You’re too sweet <3

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