THRIFT FLIP // turning ugly clothes into cute clothes

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In this thrift flip, with the power of my trusty sewing machine and mediocre sewing skills, I transform affordable thrift store clothes into cute Reformation and Urban Outfitters inspired items. This thrift flip episode includes some of my best DIY’s yet: transforming a vintage 70’s bell sleeve dress into an updated Reformation inspired picnic ready dress, turning a plain lumpy sweater into an Urban Outfitters / french girl inspired pearl button cardigan, and altering a loose and ill fitting dress to an Ariana Grande inspired silhouette.
my fabric scissors (i swear by these):
sewing machine:
blue top: urban outfitters (
jeans: afends (
heart necklace: vanessa mooney (similar:
thin choker: mejuri (
heart choker: melody ehsani (similar:
purse: asos
platform heels: nasty gal (similar:, shorter heel:
tennis skirt: la apparel (
fanny pack: asos (
loafers: asos (
platform heels: nasty gal (similar:, shorter heel:
purse: nasty gal (
what’s your name? ashley
what’s your instagram? @best.dressed
how old are you? 21 (born in 1998)
how tall are you? 5'5"
what’s your ethnicity? half british and half burmese
what equipment do you use to film?
➭ main camera: panasonic lumix gh5s (
➭ 12-35mm lens (
➭ mic: rode videomic pro+ (
➭ vlog camera: canon powershot g7x mark ii
➭ canon m50 (
➭ editing: final cut pro
monday by jef
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  • Puffed sleeves are probably one of my favourite things on earth😭

    so soso so7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Should have made that first dress shorter like cut up to the yellow

  • I had a breakdown when you cut of those sleeves.

    DøødłįñgTįłdž :3DøødłįñgTįłdž :32 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ok.. if i could, i would.

    Megan _1703Megan _17033 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • oooof i cried when she cut off the ribbon at the end of the sleeves! should have left it on!

    Hannah PennerHannah Penner3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 9:58 she hits the plant 🌱 she hurt the poor plant

    Ella SzalkowskiElla Szalkowski3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    BromeliaBromelia5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Fuck you're funny. Subscribed.

    Kelsey DrummondKelsey Drummond5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ashely, I`m 15 and i look up to you and your views so much. You fr make me laugh while being a role model and an absolute queen. i know random

    Samantha SimmonsSamantha Simmons5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I legitimately got really pissed when you cut off those poor flouncy-ish sleeves, but whatever Floats your boat I guess

    Um YeahUm Yeah5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ashley can yo do a video about how to know your way around a sewing machine

    Hello Zuko hereHello Zuko here7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Omg youre fucking awesome. Im so glad i found your channel. Love your energy and humour. Xx

    Jasmin SmithJasmin Smith7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hi~ can u explain how u survive in LA having such a nice appartment at just 21??? Is your only income coming from youtube?

    michellandimichellandi8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love the cropped sweater

    The Winningest DuoThe Winningest Duo8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • she wore the earrings in this video!

    Hattie AbleyHattie Abley8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i dont know if this is a weird comment but i love the way you talk :)

    yamaguchi broyamaguchi bro10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • with the first dress, I would have cut off the bottom white piece

    Eve GrylzEve Grylz10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 8:35 *the more you know*

    GAYE BoI HamIzGAYE BoI HamIz10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 7:18 i really wish ashley kept the dress like that it just suited her so so well

    Sunshine HopeSunshine Hope12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Its come to the point where im rewatching most of ashleys vids

    Sunshine HopeSunshine Hope12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • you are a true hero my son

    S1D0N1ES1D0N1E13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • TBH,Ariana grande is the most beautiful girl in US

    Swift YangSwift Yang13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The guy who said “your doing great honey keep it up” low key sounded like heath

    Namj.uwu.nNamj.uwu.n13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • OKAY ASHLEY I LOOOVE YOUUU SOOOO MUCH I WANT TO BEEEE YOUUU BUTTTT...ITS NOT PAST-ul ITS PAST-el. Sorry to hate on you girl but it had to be done

  • This video was informative, and Ashley's narration is HILARIOUS. Definitely subscribing!

    NPGomesNPGomes14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I dont know what it is.. I've been taking breaks this year because of my school year and I come back whenever I can.. and this time when I came, again, I don't know what it is, but Ashley, you're looking a bit different. Good different like more mature and pretty in a more less childish way(??)-- same thing as mature, it's really good you're growing into your years. ☺️

    AlangkritaAlangkrita14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You're hilarious and I love u keep on keeping on

    Tia-Jayne GredigTia-Jayne Gredig14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:25 3:40

    Wassup MegWassup Meg14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The shooeeessss

    Ava SpencerAva Spencer15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Albee NettlesAlbee Nettles15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You're such an inspiration I'm so glad that I just discovered your channel

    GabuGabu16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • make one for people that don't own a sewing machine :(

    Valentina WolffValentina Wolff16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • so cute

    Olivia MOlivia M17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You are SO talented i am now addicted to your thrift flip tranfosmations😅

    Catherine SilvaCatherine Silva17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Anyone noticing that the entire video Ashley was wearing her earrings from her jewellery line

    Audrey TranAudrey Tran17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 3:49 "By the Way Disney, I'm still available for the play of Mushu" XD

    Love MyselfLove Myself17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm in love with the light blue shirt you're wearing

    HedvvigHedvvig18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Astro Catching DreamsAstro Catching Dreams19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this video just called me ugly

    Noemie AngsouvanNoemie Angsouvan19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • if you werent a youtuber you’d be a model😍 your tall, beautiful, and pretty!

    starlixht blxshstarlixht blxsh20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • when you had weird hem on the red top (lmao it looks cute on you so shut up btw) you could iron over it to press the hem down. or if you don’t have a iron get a hot pan of water and lightly smooth over the hem. hope this helped love ya 💕

    Cerys KayCerys Kay20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey, can you do a video about how you style your bangs? I'm thinking about getting bangs for the first time and I want to know what I'm getting into! Thanks x

    Erika RuthErika Ruth21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can I just say your like so pretty, I’m jealous 😍

    SchokoladeSchokolade21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i just got ashleys curology ad i-

    Jocelyn WangJocelyn Wang22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 5:02 I had a similar problem with cropping a sweater with a similar knit, but I think it could’ve been fixed with either an iron/weighing it down overnight or a straight top stitch over the new hem to flatten it out (which is what I did lol)

    ellyoddleellyoddle22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I sobbed out loud when she out the safety pin near her body for the crop top, those things have scarred me

    Aticole NickleAticole Nickle22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • *Tour doing great honey, keep it up!* - Random dude 2019

    Javen CumminsJaven Cummins22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ashley i adore u but the way u say pastel is cursed

    Sarah KnowltonSarah Knowlton23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You never wear your thrift flips after you do them. Just seems to add to waste and not really sustainable

    Nhia 96Nhia 9625 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How can someone dislike this video... or ANY of your videos? Like I don’t get it!

    DixBrooksDixBrooks25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the blue dress is exquisiTE

    smoltaesmoltae26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • also was I the only person who was bothered by the way she said pastel

    Lexi RaglandLexi Ragland26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • what i would have done for the pastel blue dress was first seen if i cut the ruffle part out of the middle there was still enough dress to where my whole ass wouldn't show. if there was i would cut the middle out and use that as a tube top. Then sew the top and the rest of the bottom together to get a cute dress and a cute tube top

    Lexi RaglandLexi Ragland26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I want you and Safiya to collab, the video would be amazing!

    AtlasbujoAtlasbujo26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 6:37 “your doing great honey keep it up” 5:47 “replacing buttons was as easy as me freshman year of college” 3:48 “by the way Disney, I’m still available for the roll of mushu if you change your mind” 😂😂😂😂

    Kaya whateverKaya whatever26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • what you did on that sleeve is what i imagined as soon as you revealed the piece in the beginning

    LJ Irah EstradaLJ Irah Estrada27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I luv your energy so much so cute

    Karina KonecnyKarina Konecny27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Who guys in here thinks she is drawingwiffwaffles? But imma not sure! 🤔

    Zylene ZyleneZylene Zyleneหลายเดือนก่อน
  • replacing the ribbon made a big difference

  • "You're doing great honey! Keep it up" is the new "OMG they were roommates"

    Be Ready for what is comingBe Ready for what is comingหลายเดือนก่อน
  • i m pissed about the sleeves

    Bri BryantBri Bryantหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Please for the love of God actually get a table because it sucks to sew on a box that falls apart!!

    Brianne KuenyBrianne Kuenyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • When she cut the sleeves and the music started I died rq.

    rhi smokerhi smokeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • it hurts my heart how she says "pastel"

    Val MastersVal Mastersหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 1:10 It would look super cute if you cut the skirt off. It would be a cute summer crop top.

    Autumn NAutumn Nหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Here in the Philippines, outfits in thrift shops that costs more than 2 dollars are considered expensive.

    Ivan CatubigIvan Catubigหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This came out on my birthday! 🥰🥰

    Mikasa AckermanMikasa Ackermanหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Haha, I like this girl

    Casey MillsCasey Millsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Those "ugly" clothes are for disadvantaged families who cant afford the newest clothes, not for privileged influencers to buy, cut up, & re-sell

    Walxee XweetokWalxee Xweetokหลายเดือนก่อน
  • While I am definitely a senior senior, I do wonder why the ads in this 21 year old's vlog has ads about covering gray hair and old lady creams. Are we ALL reliving our youth???

    Wendy TedderWendy Tedderหลายเดือนก่อน
THRIFT FLIP // turning ugly clothes into cute clothes