The floral print at the bottom was my favorite part, so I started to think about ways to upcycle this into something wearable!
While wearing the piece and looking at all the seams, I knew exactly how I was going to upcycle this!
Time to get out the seam ripper!
Seam, meet seam ripper! You guys are going to get along really well.
I started to remove each of the sleeves.
I really loved the shape of the neck on this muumuu.
And when the sleeves came off, it was easier to see the sharper edges that were made at the shoulders. I wanted to let this be the focal point!
Sharper shoulders, check! I pinned to prep for a little bit of sewing.
On top of the shoulder area, I also took in the piece a bit at the arms. There was a larger hole made from when the sleeves were taken off, so I wanted to close up shop a little as well!
I was headed to Palm Springs, so leaving it long and flowy was just how I was going to wear my new piece!
I went to Palm Springs with two of my best girlfriends for a quick weekend getaway! Even getting out of LA for a night feels like a way longer vacation!
We were taking too many pics in the photo booth at the Ace Hotel!
We went to Las Casuelas for a Mexican feast and met a bunch of new pals while dancing to the live band play everything from Journey to Roy Orbison.
There were too many candids going on at the table!
We had the most fun dinner before heading back to the hotel...
...where the shenanigans continued! I was so obsessed with the window display at the hotel! Hello amazing knots! I posted this shot on Instagram over the weekend and @mackenzie.91 called it "an awesome parrot toy" which I couldn't agree more!
It's got a total retro/nautical vibe going on, which suited my ensemble to a tee!
It was back to the room after that, where we grabbed glasses of water to find them super cloudy. We even checked with the hotel to see what was going on and they said it was because of extra air bubbles in it. (It had an Alka Seltzer-y look because of the color/bubbly texture.) I added a pack of Emergen-C to my bubbly H2O...
...and called it a night!
More Palm Springs pics to come...