Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thriftable


This is a small thrift post because I'm trying to control my hauls. 
Today I picked up a couple of records from America's Thrift Store. One is a solid trumpet record, and the other is Swan Lake+Nutcracker. Both were 99 cents. 
My other find of the day was this large stock of 70's floral print fabric. I'm thinking about 3 yards of it? It instantly caught my eye. I'm trying to figure out what kind of dress I want to make it into. It's kind of tough! It was in a bag with some heavy green fabric as well, but I don't think I'll use that for anything nearly as fun. Both fabric sheets were 99 cents.


Samantha's thrift of the day was this kick-ass marching band hat. I think I may borrow it for some photo's soon! If you've read my thrifting tips post, then you know my rule about looking in all cases! This is why! This awesome little article was in a strange black case. ALWAYS CHECK YOUR CASES. You never know when a strange yet incredible hat is hiding in them. $6.99

XOXO
-Trina Belle

Dress Makeover

 Before



















After
Goodwill: $3

I'm sorry for the blurry before picture!! It was taken with my phone back in August when I actually bought the dress. 
Now I honestly didn't do too much. I turned the sweet heart neckline into a v-neck by cutting the dress down a little and removing one of the buttons and the space between it. The sleeves came off too, as they were puffy and awkward.
I would like to go a little shorter, but I didn't really have the time or the patience to do so. 
I'm probably going to be posting more of these dress disasters as the summer goes on. 
XOXO

-Trina Belle

I'm nobody. Who are you? Are you nobody too?




Dress: Thrift+DIY
Hat: Thrift
Triangle Necklace: Leo of Chattanooga
Stone Necklace: Target
Rings: Vintage
Bracelet: Lucky Brand
Belt: Target

I'm Nobody! Who are you? 
Are you – Nobody – too? 
Then there's a pair of us! 
Don't tell! they'd advertise – you know! 

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
 How public – like a Frog –  
To tell one's name – the livelong June – 
 To an admiring Bog!

I love that poem. I would say I like Emily Dickinson, but I won't lie. I think she was a very unahppy person in life, not to mention she probably had a personality disorder. Maybe a social phobia. Don't look at me if I'm wrong, I'm definitely not a doctor. 
In the world of the internet, I'm definitely not somebody. I've only been at blogging for maybe 3 months? I've gotten maybe 500 page views, which is awesome. But I didn't really set out to blog for followers. I know it sounds corny, but I did this for me. My only other wish for this blog is that other people may enjoy it at one point or another. So I'm nobody. Are you nobody too?
I've been a bad bad blogger not posting since Friday. It's just that every time I tried to take pictures, people were either all over the top of the roof, or something more important came up. But I'm glad I finally got some in.
I usually don't do no-sleeves. But I just made this dress over from her original Goodwill state. I got this one a pretty long time ago. Like around August. I really didn't wear it because it was a very not cute style. But I loved the print. I'll do a dress makeover post later so you can see the before and after.
The dress actually looks hand made considering the lack of tags and pro-stitching. 
It's been a long week. And It's my last day as a brunette. I can't wait to show the new hair!
Until next time, be somebody.
-Trina Belle