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Monday, June 14, 2010

Begot By A Flash Of Lightning

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When this little black dress from ASOS arrived in the mail I was really disappointed with the quality of the fabric. While I was contemplating sending it back I saw this dress and fell in love. Suddenly my imperfect little black dress seemed like a perfect excuse to experiment. Initially I wanted to buy the lightning and heart shapes as patches from my local craft store, but the right size and dimensions were nowhere to be found. After much fruitless searching I purchased red and yellow felt and cut the shapes myself. A few quick stitches later and my dress was complete. Now, I'm itching to start and finish some of the other DIY ideas I've been collecting in the past few months.
And providence that I just got a new lightning strike ring from Modcloth, no? I actually like this ring so much I wish I had two and could wear one on each hand simultaneously; it reminds me of superheroes and comic books.
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Outfit details:
customized ASOS dress
Strike Twice ring c/o Modcloth
The Quotation airplane ring
Deena & Ozzy wedges
Juicy Couture purse via Gilt

57 comments:

libys11 said...

aaahh!! you even have a lightning ring to match!!! so cute!! :D

sybil
Animated Confessions

Anonymous said...

I have that ASOS dress in a soft shell pink. It's not fabulous, but you have made it look far better!

jess said...

Good job. I love that your ring matches the dress.

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

I LOVE it, crafty girl. Just saw that dress somewhere else too.
Good job, you are inspiring me beyond belief! Can't wait to see the DIYs you have up your sleeve!

xo
Jessica

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Adorable! Now it's one-of-a-kind. You're a bloody genius x

tess said...

nice customization, way to save a dress

Ali said...

Don't you have those white shoes, also, from modcloth that had lightning bolts on them? XD That's so cute what you did! You're inspiring me to do something with this thrifted black pencil skirt now.

OooKellyNicky said...

That is the cutest little graphic heart ever, love the bold color contrast. The black dress really makes is stand out!

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Sarah J said...

The dress and ring combo is absolutely darling. Zeus would be proud! p.s. You look stunning Sweets.

✿ren said...

This is an awesome DIY! I'm glad you turned a disappointing situation into something better :D

WildBirdVintage said...

heart poundingly lovely. who wouldn't want you to come to their rescue?

WendyB said...

That dress is cute! Reminds me of a lighting bolt thing from TopShop that I never managed to get.

Amelia said...

Cute DIY! How creative.

Carys said...

I just love the lightning bolts!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Mitzi Cocoa said...

Cutest DIY! I love your wedges!

Velvet said...

Ooh! Hello warbird. In that dress you remind me Miss Marvel. Gorgeous.

Camilla said...

what a genius idea! x


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Charmalade said...

Providence indeed! That ring looks like it should give you the power to morph into a superheroine, complete with powers and flowing cape. You have a lot of capelets, right? I think that's an idea... :D

On a sidenote, do you paint your nails yourself? Because you do an impeccable job of it; I always love your hand shots!

Toast with Charmalade

Copious Couture said...

Those rings are amazing!!!! I am also in love with your shoes!!!


Carissa
http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

The Goddess of Boho said...

Wow you have a lightening ring :O
So pweety!
So is the dress.
The print had me grinning all along!

xo

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ZombieLace said...

Awesome!!!! And so easy, too! This is definitely one I can/am likely to copy!

Sara Lynn said...

omg omg omg want!!!! I love this, I would wear this dress everywhere! It is so cool!! :D :D

Mae Lu said...

Seems like a cute alternative to the Rolling Stone "lick" tee.

I LOVE IT.

XX.
Mae Lu, thereafterish.

Casey said...

Oh my! This is really marvelous! I adore how easy of a DIY it is; may just have to copy something similar myself (if you don't mind). ;) Have you seen the heart and arrows dress that Ginger Rogers wore in "Carefree"? It's so similar! I did a post about it on my Tumblr here.

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Dress up scientist said...

Lovely lightning theme, that's such an awesome DIY.

Sahakiel said...

That dress is simply gorgeous, with that punkish heart!

Sara-Jane Elizabeth said...

How adorable!!

reckless daughter said...

cute diy! Shame that the dress wasn't up to your expectations but way to make lemons into lemonade! :)

jessica said...

That was such a great idea and you did a wonderful job! The whole outfit looks great!

Faux Naif said...

what a clever idea! it looks wonderful.

revital said...

cute cute cute! I love the bag!

http://revi-pinkillusions.blogspot.com/

KD said...

Very, very cute! The lightning ring is indeed delightfully comic book-y.

enna. said...

I've been on the fence about that ring for the longest time, but it's official: I'm getting it.

Mandy said...

This is really cute and you're creativity is inspiring. :)

Mandy

mandydiec.blogspot.com

rebecca said...

The shock of the lightning (:

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Kate @ Earth vs. said...

Your creativity makes me want to get out my needle & thread & procrastinate less! I like how you helped make the dress very true to your style, which makes it all the more unique.

Zel said...

Great DiY. this looks manageable for my no-sewing-experience self. And how cute that you have a matching ring :)

NBeteck said...

yesss, always a pleasure to see you clothes horse! I am so inspired by the lightning heart, I think I may make one of my own =]

daisymay said...

Wow awesome DIY! very cool
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danika jane said...

Ahh too perfect! I love this idea and I'm inspired to finish some of my own DIY projects. You look beautiful Rebecca, as always :)

Raji said...

Such a great dress
And I loooove the rings!
Awesome

Trishna said...

You somehow always come up with the most ingenious ideas ever. Clever and artistic DIY. :)

MissKellie said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE what you did to that dress, it looks so much cuter now!! :D You did an amazing job with it! I'm kind of tempted to attempt a DIY with one of my own dresses now!

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Meghan V. said...

I really feel like doing this now. Your ring looks so nice with it. You seem to have a collection of lightening bolt items like your 10 Things I Hate About You flats!

Bellesme said...

vrery nice! soo cute. btw it matches your 10 things I hate about you flats!! SO AWESOME!
I looove the ring

Isabel said...

The dress is FANTASTIC! Wow.

iamronel said...

gorgeous

ronelmarin.net said...

amazingly indeed

Catherine Phung said...

I'm (gonna be) a jewelry/metals major and I am completely in love with your rings. I'm totally making myself some :)

MarieBayArea said...

your diy is fantastic!

bestie said...

Coolest DIY ever.

L said...

you are so creative!
L

Winnie said...

Oh wow, you turned it into something fabulous, love the DIY and those wedges are really amazing!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

What a bummer that your new LBD turned to disappoint, but what a delightful way to make a better situation out of it!

Mascara or Motoroil said...

Oh my god, I love this all soooo much!! I want the whole get-up!

This crafty idea may be popping up on my blog soon....

Kyla said...

What a great idea! I love how it turned out!

stylestalker said...

lovely outfit posts x

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