This dress came from a swap party I went to a few months back. I saw the colors and the print…
…and scooped it up when nobody was taking it. I just love the pink and green combo and wanted it to be mine!!
I feel like the print should have little whales or anchors on it just mainly for the color! The dress was just a little too big, so all I wanted to do was make it fit…here goes a few adjustments to do just that!
Today’s post is a bit difficult for me and it comes with a heavy heart. The lovely Kristi Badger, someone who I only met virtually via this blog through her comments and most recently some emails, passed away on Wednesday. She was battling four types of cancer and the last email I had with her was about a month ago after I posted about Robin Hoods, the company that began a Kickstarter campaign to fund a line of headwear for women with hair hardships. We planned to have a Robin Hood head cover get sent her way.
I’ve been struggling the past few days because I wish I had gotten this up sooner for her to see it. I was hoping that I’d get to see a photo of her in her Robin Hood and feature that along with her creations and all the info on her inspirational cancer blog she started. It’s one of those moments that play over and over in your mind and it’s been incredibly difficult for me to sit with it. I will say that when I started this blog, I had no idea how the amazing community of readers would touch me so much. Not only am I inspired by your creativity, I am inspired by you as human beings.
Today’s post is a celebration of Kristi. She was the epitome of brave and you can read all about her cancer journey here - kstar76.blogspot.com. This came from one of our last emails and I thought I’d leave you with it before I post both of her remakes that came directly from her blog.
“I have found great joy and happiness in your blog over the years. I also have made two “new dresses,” myself. They can be found in older posts on THIS BLOG I had started right before I was diagnosed back in April of 2011. Feel free to share the pictures on your blog if you like. That green silhouette dress I love.”
Here are Kristi’s creations…
Today’s inspiration all started here…
I was having a movie night with my pal BU and the storefront at Juicy Couture caught our eyes. We loved the sweater that hung in the window and had an immediate moment of, we can DIY this!
So, that’s what today’s project is…my version of Juicy’s Nautical Hibiscus Sweater.
To really emulate the essence of Juicy’s sweater, I wanted something royal blue to work with and found just the right piece – a Mossimo sweater from Target that I scored at Goodwill for $3!
Now that I had the perfect base, it was time to get crafty!! I started with some rhinestones (these larger ones came from Darice’s “Big Bag of Bling”) and Aleene’s Jewel-It glue…
…and began my copycat adventures!
I’m totally obsessed with all the evil eye jewelry out right now. I actually received a bunch of beaded bracelets from my Turkish aunt who brought them back from Istanbul years ago. They’re fab and I wrap them around my wrists on the regular, however the rhinestoned ones have caught my eye!
From this gorge House of Harlow bracelet…
…to this chic Baublebar one…
…to this decadent Judith Ripka ring that’s to die for.
To avoid spending beaucoup bucks, I went the DIY route!! I found some lookalike costume charms on Etsy for a fraction of the above prices…
…and got into a jewelry making mode! Let’s make JEW-LER-REE, JEW-LER-REE! I wanna make JEW-LER-REE, let’s get into JEW-LER-REE!! (…to the tune of “Let’s Get Physical”. So sorry, it got stuck in my head and kept repeating and repeating and repeating…)
My Easter outfit was the bees knees, but you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow to see what I ended up wearing! Today’s piece was another ensemble I wore this weekend and I used a dress that I scored (and shot pre-red hair) in the fall.
I mean, check out the layered bib effect.
I did love the white/grey/navy palette, however the whole thing was just too billowy for me.
Time to work this dress out!