Whilst I love Coco Chanel and all she did for women and fashion, I never really understood the whole less-is-more ethos.
What is the fun in taking one thing off before you leave the house?
Before I leave my abode I usually have a brainwave about another piece of frippery that I can add to my ensemble.
More is definitely more!
So when I found this summer frock in Savers ages ago I adored the homemade love that went into it and how well it was finished.
Respect to the gal that put all that effort into creating it!
It fit like a dream but that just couldn't take away from the glaring truth that it was bit.....blah!
Maybe it was the beigey back ground colour, or the Amish style cut of the neckline or it could have been the length.
I just felt frumpy and dull.
I tried to add a bucket load of hot pink to brighten the dress up, but still it resisted.
(How could it battle pink and still lose? How?)
Can you see what I mean?
Cool swirly pattern with some pretty shades of pink .
So the poor dress got put back in the wardrobe. For a long time.
I rediscovered it and having just been reading some awesome refashioning blogs like
The ReFashionista and Wearing It On My Sleeves, was inspired to pull out the frumpy frock and attempt a minor refash. This dress desperately needed MORE!
I added a hot pink bow to the neck and a cute crochet collar that had been lurking in the bottom of a drawer.
In a matter of minutes my sad dress had been brightened up. A little.
It still needs MORE!
I would love to find more of the fabric to make some sleeves edged in crochet lace.
But for now I will pile on some more pink. Then pile on a whole lot of pink accessories.
Then add some more bits and bobs before heading out the door.
Because more is more!
Are you a fan of more or less?