Now, this is a story all about how to*…

     *you have to sing the title Fresh Prince style otherwise it seems that I am going to start telling a story…

I have been desssppperately (that’s very desperate) been trying to save my money but I find myself increasingly bored of my wardrobe so I started looking for anything that I could find to alter and then I could pretend to myself was new – sneaky, I know.

I’ve taken a black Topshop skater dress that I have worn only a few times and styled it in a few ways following feelings of nostalgia for all things 90’s. Here they are:

Dress & Shirt-Topshop, Flatforms-H&M, Jacket-Judy’s Vintage Market

Dress-Topshop, Flatforms and Hat-H&M,, Bag – ASOS, T-Shirt – Green T-shirt from Primark (DIY Acid dye)

And then I got the ol’ scissors and sewing machine out (which I may have broken in the process but you don’t have to do that bit) and started chopping, sewing and safety-pinning in the hope that I might look like Liz Hurley in THAT Versace dress – no such luck I am afraid, but I had fun making it. Here it is:

Dress – Topshop (Adapted), Kimino – Urban Outfitters, Boots – Schuh, Hat – H&M, Sunglasses – Free with Cosmopolitan 

The best thing about the nature of 90’s fashion is that you can go as crazy as you want when re-inventing a simple black dress – safety pins can be placed anywhere, bleach can be used to achieve an acid dye look and unfinished edges can be left to get the fraying look – the possibilities are endless!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Lots of Love,


  1. June 30, 2013 / 8:06 pm

    Did you cut above the seam in the middle or below 🙂

    Liss X

    • June 30, 2013 / 8:40 pm

      Hey 🙂 this dress had a seam across the middle that I unpicked straight through the middle – I then bought some elastic and sewed a bit around the top and around the skirt and folded the elastic over. Hope this makes sense and helps 🙂 x

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