Restyle: Hoarding Silk

Scary double Steph

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you probably already know that I. Love. Silk.  As in, I buy things from op shops that are silk even if I don't like the item.  It is problematic, trust me.

DIY Details
HOWEVER, sometimes madness pays off.  I bought a plain knee-length black silk shift dress that had a huuge rip in the bottom section & decided to turn it into a colour blocked shift by adding a strip of coloured silk (inspired by this & this & many more).  Et voila! My silk hoarding paid off, because I had a ginormous silk violet top  just waiting to be sacrificed for the project.

These ankle cuffs are just a wide leather belt cut into 2 pieces, with a few studs to secure each.  Kind of Céline-inspired & seen before here.


Photos by Sab

Dress - St Vincent de Paul ($8)
Belt for ankle cuffs - Good Sammys ($2)

I think next time I wear this dress I'll try a belt... it looks quite potato-sack-ish without.

xx S

1 comment:

  1. HARDLY sackish, very chic! Sighhhh I have TRIED to stop myself buying things from op shops that 'might come in handy one day' but it's a difficult habit to break. You guys have definitely inspired me to do some alterations to the enormous pile of stuff that can't currently be worn though!


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