See, since I already know how today's piece turned out I'm slightly biased as I begin this intro - it's awesome and I can't really talk smack because it looks so pretty as I look at it and write this. It makes me feel guilty talking about the largeness and how it wasn't perfect, as I wear the dainty number and feel just like one of those princesses that Taylor Swift writes about.
OK, maybe not that princessy because I'm not fifteen and it's not all fairy tales and Romeo or Prince Charming on white horses, but definitely more girly than usual. Just a little background - I found this dress a week ago for $1 and was first drawn to the navy blue and then fell in love with the floral pattern at the bottom. Ooh, and then I realized that there were pockets, which you all know by now totally float my boat, however was a bit large on me.
OK, time to break it down. Cut out those shoulder pads...
...and shorten those sleeves! Now, the top of the dress was really big on me as well as those sleeves, so I took them both in. Below you can see the white stitches where my sewing machine tightened everything up and gave the edges of my new sleeves a hem.
Now, paired with a maroon sash and some flats my dress was complete! And may I say that I got complimented twice on my dress...I know, and by two complete strangers at two completely different locations too. I loved the one who asked if I got it from Anthropologie, to which I said, "no, I made it and only spent a dollar." Insert REALLY AWESOME FEELING here.
It was a lovely evening to hang with my gals LG (just like the tv, and yes her new flat screen is awesome) and RN (not a nurse, but gives totally awesome prescriptions, ie. advice) while we listened to funny people chat about those who bring babies to Coachella, the "jobs offered" section of Craigslist and specifically a "will you shave my back for $20" posting, as well as slightly crazy bosses who are allegedly being followed by the Repo Man and who also happen to secretly live in their workplace. Comics always have the best stories!!
The night began with a tall glass of water and some brie and then ended with sangria :)
So delish, and yes I left the best part for last...the yummy wine soaked fruit! Hello boozy oranges and apples, here I come!