Cheap Thrills

Often when I go shopping, I look at something that I like and then I usually end of saying something along the lines of, "This would look so good if..." It's the IF part that frustrates me. Whether it's about the length, size, color, or anything else, sometimes the details just don't cut it. Sometimes I like the general idea of the item, but it's still not enough for me to buy it. I'm sure you've felt the same way more than once! It's the IF part that helps me practice creativity and ingenuity.

I recently found two items at Saver's that I wanted to alter. One was an oversized tan colored jumpsuit and the other was a blue vintage dress. The jumpsuit had some damage on the pant legs and the dress was really big and not really flattering. I decided to upcycle them and this is how they turned out!

So here's a some photos that were taken by Jenna Crandall with Chastina Tuha modeling!

For the jumpsuit, we were able to fix the sleeves and the bottom of the pant legs. We turned the bottom of the pant into a jogger fit so it could be a little bit more trendy and show off your shoes. I love the oversized sleeve and personally, if it was able to fit on my 200 lb male body, I'd be wearing it myself.

The dress was originally long sleeved and was floor length. I hemmed the bottom and then chopped the sleeves off. the dress can actually fit anyone! I tied the the dress in with the belt to show off Chastina's figure. to make it a little more movable, I added slits to the sides of the dress.

We can turn people's hand me downs into unique fashion essentials! This was my first try at women's apparel, and I don't think I did too bad! Haha. What do you think?

Be sure to follow @chastinat and @jenzyphotos! These ladies are amazing and it was so much fun to work with them at this shoot!

Robin Uata