Friday Remake: Girls Night Out with Malibu (…& a Visa Gift Card Giveaway!)

Jun 14, 2013 | 188 Comments

I have a fun girl’s night planned with one of my besties to celebrate her birthday.  I was out of town for her actual day, so we’re doing a little belated sips and snacks evening. I’m working with Malibu Island Spiced for this post, so I wanted an outfit totally vacation-feeling.  So, why not go with a muumuu, right?

New Dress A Day - VIntage Muumuu - DIY - Goodwill

BEFORE

I loved the color and the white embroidered detail, but the rest of it was definitely not feeling like a holiday.

New Dress A Day - VIntage Muumuu - DIY - Goodwill

Just a smidge big

There’s work to be done to make this GNO-worthy…

New Dress A Day - VIntage Muumuu - DIY - Goodwill

Howdy, muumuu!

…and I’m ready to take on the challenge!

I LOVED the white embroidery at the collar so I wanted to make that the key element.  I decided to cut and remove the area all around the white leaves on the neckline.

New Dress A Day - VIntage Muumuu - DIY - Goodwill - Trim around the embroidery

Follow the lines!

I took off the sleeves to make the straps a bit thinner…

New Dress A Day - VIntage Muumuu - DIY - Goodwill - Trim around the embroidery

Using the leaves as my guide…

…and was left with these glorious leftovers.  I’ll find a new use for these down the line!

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Sleeves Off!!

My new, killer straps were complete!  Doesn’t this scream summer/luau-Tiki party?

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New Straps!

I took off the weirdly placed pocket from the front of the piece…

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Later, pocket!

…and then cut off about a foot and a half from the bottom to turn this muumuu into a top!

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Fabric remnants!

I pinned my new hem…

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New Hem!

…stitched everything in place…

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Sewing machine time!

…and then rocked my new tropical-feeling top!

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AFTER

I just love how the embroidery pops!

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From the back!

By day I paired the piece with black flats…

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Flats for daytime!

…but by night, we were getting the heels out!!

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New top love, ready for a night out!

My gal TT headed over to have a little “get ready party” which is always so much fun to do with girlfriends.  We pumped the jams (I may or may not have totally rocked out to the new Daft Punk album) put on our makeup…

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Makeshift makeup counter!

…fixed our hair…

New Dress A Day - VIntage Muumuu - DIY - Goodwill - Upcycled Top

Perfecting the sock bun!

…picked our shoes (I went with the black sparkly T-straps)…

New Dress A Day - VIntage Muumuu - DIY - Goodwill - Upcycled Top

Decisions, decisions?!

…and zipped them up while waiting for our Uber driver to come snag us.

New Dress A Day - VIntage Muumuu - DIY - Goodwill - Upcycled Top

Zip those boots!

We arrived to the bar…

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I love backlit bars!

…grabbed our seats, and ordered our Malibu Island Spiced cocktails.  We both went with the Malibu Spiced and Diet Cola, which is a 1:2 parts combo…

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Malibu Spiced and Diet Cola

…and sipped away which totally made us feel like we should be on a beach somewhere!  Anyone in for a quick jaunt to the Caribbean?

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TT & her cocktail!

This new version of Malibu is sweetened with Truvia®, so it’s naturally sweetened while also being lower in calories. It’s awesome for those wanting sweeter drinks while keeping their eyes on their sugar intake and also awesome for me and TT tonight because…

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ML’s matching cocktail

…we used those saved cals to feast on some gourmet pizzas.  Hello truffle oil and ricotta!

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Late night snacks!

We danced to the DJ spinning hip hop, got other bar-goers to chime in on “Happy Birthday,” and even got shots handed to us by shot girls.  We felt like we were in college again!

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…and then there were birthday shots, passed out by shot girls!

Such a fun catch up/dance our faces off/cocktail/belated birthday celebration/get blisters on my toes from my heels night with one of my favorite people.

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Chandelier or halo??

We’ve already put our next girl’s night in the books!

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MALIBU ® Caribbean Rum with Coconut Liqueur & Natural Spices, with Truvia® Sweetener. 30% Alc./Vol. (60 Proof) ©2013 Imported by Pernod Ricard USA, Purchase, NY

Truvia® and the Truvia®  logo are registered trademarks of the Truvia Company LLC.

PER 1.5 FL. OZ. SERVING. AVERAGE ANALYSIS: CALORIES 70; CARBOHYDRATES less than 1 gram; PROTEIN 0 grams; FAT 0 grams.

*when mixed with your favorite zero calorie mixer. Limes and other garnishes may add calories

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