This past week I added this Upcycled Button Dress to The Curvy Elle Shop. I originally did a photo shoot with this dress back in 2012, while I still lived in New York. This was one of the very first items I made with the intention of maybe trying to sell, but for whatever reason, I never actually put it up for sale.
My mom took these photos while she was visiting me. I had just finished up a design job that I had not been very happy at, and I was at a cross roads — stay in New York and look for another job or come back home to California and try my hand at my own little business. It was a hard time, because I was feeling “done” with New York and the fashion industry there.
Obviously, you know what decision I made… Since leaving New York, I have not had one moment of regret. I love New York and fashion, but California is home for me and (long term) I could never work in the fashion industry traditionally.
< I’m Wearing: Upcycled Button Dress – The Curvy Elle // Black Tights – Spanx // Boots – Chelsea Crew (Similar) >