Recycle, Reuse: floral dress into skirt

I enjoy reconstructing items in my closet to give them new life, and of course to give myself a new wardrobe to rock. For this post, it’s this dress:

floral marilyn monroe inspired dress

I had it custom-made to wear to our friends’ wedding a few years back. daryll-odessa-wedding-cebu daryll-odessa-wedding-reception-cebu daryll-odessa-wedding-2012

But then after, I only got to wear the dress just once more and that was forĀ our family portrait.div-gon-family-portrait

So, I recently decided to restyle the dress into a skirt. And a few snips and cuts, the dress is now a skirt…! I removed the bodice and shortened them hem.


I’ll be posting an OOTD for this skirt when I get the chance to wear it.

How about you? Do you have a recycle-restyle story to share?


Style File: tuxedo dress


I’m wearing: Ted Baker dress, Liz Claiborne bag, and diy cuffed heels.




No occasion. It’s just one of those days when a girl feels down and in need of a pick-me-up.


How about you? What perks you up when you’re depressed and feeling gloomy?

photo bucket: of birthdays and time a-flying

Birthday, some look forward to thee, others may dread thee, but one thing is assured- Ye only move forwards and it is upon myself to look back and cherish the have-beens.

So… My grandmother, paternal, turned 75 last Thursday. And though she had a mini celebration at home, a special post celebration was in order.

And we had to dress up for the occasion!

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jetteau-mamalin's party-polka top- velvet midi

I’m wearing: L&M top (from mum’s closet), Wacoal bustier, custom made velvet midi, pumps from Feet for a Queen, Amanda Smith bag.

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Uncles, aunts, and cousins flew in. And those who couldn’t make it gave their well wishes via video. Mama’s friends were there too of course.

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It was nice to see familiar faces. I’ve been away for some time.

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Unfortunately, I’m now beginning to feel my age! Haha…

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MasterD dancing with great-grand-mama… And here’s us three once more, at the photobooth…

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And with the birthday girl…

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Throwback: BANG!sss


Why so seriousss…?

Hmmm, contemplating on getting bangs…