Today's post is one that I'm super excited about, as this piece documented my last day at work (!!!) before I hit the pavement running with all the exciting NDAD stuff on the horizon. Kara in Huntington Beach, CA - we're practically neighbors - sent this my way!!
"Marisa, I absolutely love the aqua/navy/white color palette and the circles that are all over the fabric. It has a vintage feel that reminded me of you and I think you can make your 'tweaks' turn this into something fantastic. Come and visit the OC!!"
I thought that doing something fun at the neck to really pull out the navy shades would be lovely, so I grabbed some velvet ribbon in that same shade...
...and began pinning it down to the dress at the neck.
Once the ribbon was pinned...
I sewed it down to the dress...
...and then trimmed the extra material in the center.
The elastic waist was still a bit big, but I belted it and zhuzh'd it a smidge to make it a little more billowy. Perfect for the last am coffee trip with ML and SM.
I was treated to a plethora of mini-Crumbs cuppies that were shared amongst the room. The Twix cupcake (I mean...) and the minty grasshopper were divine. I left a box at the office and took home the rest...if any of you are in the LA area, I'll share the leftovers :)
After many tries to get me to put one on, JM finally got his wish. I took that Breathe Right strip he had been hocking and put it on my nose. Amazingly, I was able to breathe better, however I was left with a red mark that still sits on the bridge of my nose.
I ended up watching the TODAY show this morning, on my first full day being finished and felt it fitting as it was Meredith Vieira's last day as well.
I loved the t-shirts with I HEART Meredith on them and the little Don't Stop Believin' flash mobby number...a fun way to start my morning while blogging with my coffee :)
To a new chapter starting now!! Get ready for some fun stuff around the bend!
Thanks Kara for my fab last day piece...