42 Days to Go: $2 Remake

Sep 6, 2012 | 11 Comments

Yep, that’s $2 in the title of this one – I got a pair of most gorgeous appliqués that were just a buck a pop.  Check them out…

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Sparkly Appliqués!!

I was first thinking about making shoe clips, but as the little wedding week got underway, and I saw some inspiration danglers at Anthropologie…

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Anthropologie’s Appliqué Earrings!!

…and I thought I’d turn them into easy earrings, totally appropriate for a wedding!

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43 Days to Go: Thursday Giveaway

Sep 6, 2012 | 46 Comments

Because it’s been pretty much all things wedding this week, I figured a fun giveaway to tie all of this in would be perfectly suited!!

I’m obsessed with all these goodies…My Best Friend’s Wedding (which I will always think of each time “Say A Little Prayer” plays), a satin sleep eye mask (I have a leopard printed one which saves me on the plane), Blue Q’s “I’m Savin Up For My Dream Wedding” tin bank, and Hide-A-Notes which are adorable cards with different cute drawings/sayings you can give your significant other.  Nothing like sneaking a little card with a ship on it that says “you float my boat” into a back pocket :)

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Win Me!!

To win these goodies, leave a comment below with a fun wedding story!  Maybe you caught the wedding bouquet without trying (you got that story from me last week), saw attendees do the splits (yep and splits, plural, was not a typo), or had a private John Mellencamp concert during the wedding reception (check).  Share something fun/memorable and a winner will randomly get chosen next week (as well as winners from the previous two weeks’ giveaways)!

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44 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Sep 5, 2012 | 25 Comments

Continuing on the wedding theme this week, this dress just cracked me up when I found it…

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Day 44 – Before

There was something about the sleeves, mixed with the bright pink that just made me giggle.  I feel like there was a bridesmaid moment that happened with this piece and I couldn’t stop thinking about what flowers got picked to match the dresses!  To make this wearable for me,  I got to work!

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45 Days to Go: Barbara’s Donation

Sep 4, 2012 | 81 Comments

I’ve had this amazing piece for close to a year – Barbara sent this to me last October and now it’s making a debut!  I have a wedding to attend for some dear friends and knew I could make this piece work!

Here is the story….many, many years ago, I was given this ‘vintage’ unfinished sequined dress.  I was supposed to fix it up, breathe life back into it, and make it something fantastic, but that never happened.  Skip forward to today, I am cleaning my closets and trunks and there it is, as sparkly as ever in my cedar chest, but sad and unwearable.  I hope you can rock it and make it into something really fun to wear!  I can hardly wait to see what you come up with.  This is a VERY special piece to me and hard to part with but it will just sit there forever, otherwise.  I have had it for at least 25 yrs and hope it will make your list!

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Barbara’s Donation Dress!!

I loved the sequins, but there was a bit of discoloration and there was no zipper!!

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There’s lots of work to complete on this and I can’t wait to get started.  I grabbed some tools…

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It’s Dye Time!!

…and got started!!

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47 Days to Go: Barbara’s Donation

Sep 3, 2012 | One Comment

Hope everyone’s Labor Day weekend is going amazingly well!

I’m giving a little teaser to the post that you’ll soon see!

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Before Pic!!

Barbara H. sent this piece my way close to a year ago and I had been holding onto it, waiting to find just the right place to wear it!  “Just the right place” finally presented itself and it had a stellar moment wedding-ing it up!

Full post to arrive shortly…stay tuned!! xx

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