As promised, here is my upcycling blog post. The top and jeans were both bought, but modified to something more edgy.
The top from Topshop was originally a tea dress in size 12. The skirt was tightly pleated and obviously did not fit me. I cut the dress at the elasticated waist and sewed a new hem onto it. As I am not a keen lover of crop tops, I added a lace border to give it slightly extra length. The dress was backless but to make it a tighter fit, I sewed it tighter together so that there is now only a small hole in the back. I also took in the sides to make it a tighter fit. Overall, I love this top because it's so quirky and original, and also it feels kind of vintage, a little shabby sheek!!
The jeans I bought in the sale in H&M for £9. They're slightly too baggy for me and I wasn't keen on the style. To make them more edgy I cut and distressed the knees - this is also quite trendy at the moment so I decided it was necessary for me to have a pair of ripped jeans. Furthermore, I took in the jeans at the waist as they didn't fit well and I rolled up and sewed them into turn-ups at the bottom. I like these jeans because they were a complete bargain and I've turned them into something super comfy, cool and stylish at such a low price!
Lastly, just to add, my heels from Asos. These were bought by my boyfriend as a gift and despite the fact they're excruciatingly painful to wear at first, they're so beautiful and 100% worth it after the blisters and cuts - I promise, haha!
Hopefully this has inspired you to not throw away your clothes immediately after they don't fit or are 'out of fashion', maybe you'll consider changing them up into something new! See you soon, Angel x