135 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Jun 7, 2012 | 20 Comments

So, we’re going back to that fa-boo dress from two days ago…

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Day 135 - Before

…that ended up looking like this!

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Pretty New Dress!

Today, the leftover sleeves…

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Sleeves!!!

…are going to get a little bit of love!

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136 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Jun 6, 2012 | 19 Comments

This floral wonder was one of the many extra pieces that I got for the book, but didn’t end up using.  You’re getting a little taste of hair/makeup ready Marisa from the ‘before’ shoot that went down close to a year ago!!

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Day 136 - Before

The print ruled (!!) but the yellowing under the sleeves wasn’t so hot.

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Big & yellowed sleeves!

I wanted to give this dress a shot, because sans the yellowing, it’s going to be swingy, summery, and super cute!

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137 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Jun 5, 2012 | 39 Comments

Two words – THIS DRESS!!

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Day 137 - Before

It had a slight barmaid feel, but that fabric was amazing!!

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Just check out that sleeve!

It was a super thick, canvas feeling cotton…and the print!!

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ECU!!

From the looks of it, it’s a bit crazy but with a small adjustment this is going to become one of my favorite new pieces!!

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138 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Jun 4, 2012 | 52 Comments

I immediately fell in love with this polka dotted number as soon as I set my eyes on it!!

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Day 138 - Before

It was a buck and obviously an invitation to a peplum party to be had my me, myself, and I!!

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I'm having too much fun in this!

(Let’s just say that some of the outtake shots had me jumping up and down, making that peplum pop, pop, pop, pop, pop!!)  Time to get this weekend ready!

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139 Days to Go: Blackout!

Jun 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

My power has been out since this morning and unfortunately my sewing machine doesn’t have a back up generator.

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Box without even a blinking 12:00!

LADWP said that everything would be back up by 3pm, but after calls to them at 3:45, 4:30, 5:30, 6, and finally at 7:30  with no updates to be shared (they literally said to me “we don’t know what’s wrong” and “we don’t get much information from the teams on the field”), I scooted over to the Starbucks to power up the phone and computer and post this lovely update.

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Yeah, that's what they're saved in my phone as.

The day of sewing I had planned turned into a day of cleaning, so it wasn’t a total fail, however I’m without a lovely outfit post to share today.  It’s going to be candle city for me tonight!  Tomorrow, fingers crossed, we’ll be up and running!

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