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Hippie Trip

I found this dress at a random thrift store last year, but put off wearing it “until I get it altered.” Yeah, right. Like that was gonna happen.

Though I decided to forgo alterations, there are a few snags/holes in the crocheted bodice. Despite my amazing DIY skills,  I have no experience with needlework, so I did the next best thing: I covered the largest hole with a floral pin left over from my stash of “Sex and the City” relics. You remember the flower pin phase, right? Season 3-ish?

After that, it was just a matter of making the dress look more like a dress and less like Penny Lane’s maternity nightgown. To do that, add a belt and heels, et voila*!

Vintage dress, clutch, cuff bracelet. Steven heels, The Limited belt

Of course, FriendBoy asked if I was “planning to get married to Simon and/or Garfunkel in that getup,” but whatever. What does he know about style, anyway?

*I’ve seen several instances of people writing “wallah” or “wah-lah” in an attempt to convey this expression. Just FYI, my darlings, eet ees zee French word, non? So eet ees spelled “voila”, d’accord? Merci.


  • Fajr | Stylish Thought

    August 4, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Nothing like a giant flower pin to cover holes or stains..love the clutch!

  • Alicia

    August 6, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    It isn’t pretentious…that’s the truth and I wretch a little inside everytime I see “wallah.”


    Nice reworking, my dear. =D

  • Andrea

    August 6, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I love this outfit! It is my style on so many levels! I also love the way you put together the outfits on your blog.
    Keep styling — you are my inspiration!

    • tamia

      August 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

      Thanks, Andrea!

  • SonjaK

    August 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Tamia…I was elated when I discovered this blog last week. I have been looking at your fashion style on Luckymag.com forever. I even sent you a message asking you to contact me…lol…I know nuts…like an F’n stalker…lmao. On a serious note, you have the flyest since of style and taste. I look so forward to see you post…but I’m greedy…I need more. You can’t post fast or often enough for me. Keep it coming ladybug…you rock!

    • tamia

      August 10, 2010 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks, Sonja! I always forget about my Luckymag.com account–I’ll see if I can find my login so I can read your message 🙂

  • SonjaK

    August 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    …and that would be “sense” of style. Don’t you just love bloopers……..

  • Caramelnaps25

    September 6, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I thought I posted on this before (shrug), love, love, love this look!

  • Juanette

    September 23, 2010 at 11:19 am

    LMBO at “wallah” wth? I know someone who would always sign off with “Chow” on her emails and when I told her it was ciao and not chow, she said she knew that but a lot of people don’t know what she means when she writes it correctly. <<side eye on that….

    • tamia

      September 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      @Juanette She knew, she was just dumbing it down for everyone else! Riiiiiight…