I’ve been on a workout kick for the past four months – I signed up for Classpass (anyone else a member??) and have been taking all kinds of classes from spin and yoga to TWERKING!! Seriously, there’s a class for that (I went with a girlfriend of mine and it was a blast) and I am now ready to take Miley Cyrus on
I needed some new workout gear, so I went to a Beyond Yoga sample sale to see what I could snag. I grabbed a pair of leggings for $20 then hit the “damaged” area where each item was $2. HELLO GOLDMINE! I love to score pieces from here, because they’re usually mildly damaged – nothing that a little elbow grease can’t tweak.
Score #1, a fab pair of capris.
One small issue…there’s a HOLE on the front and back leg!
Now that’s not something that a little stitching can fix…
But when a set of pants retail for around $90 (yes, seriously), I go into “make it work” mode to really make them work.
I mean I guess I could get away with going like this…
You know, it would be a new fashion statement! OK, wanna see what I did?
I came across a total winner this weekend in my shopping excursions. Let’s say that this one is something that Blanche Devereux would most definitely wear. And for $1, I couldn’t resist. I will become a Golden Girl.
Also, the glittery bits all over the dress are actual glued clumps of glitter! So one must be careful with the taking on and off of this dress because those clumps of glitter hurt when rubbed against one’s body. Let’s just say I have a few scratches thanks so these shimmery pals.
But, I’ve got some plans for this before I wear it Saturday night!
I’ve got four words for you. This. Dress. You. Guys.
Loved the pink and white striping, but just wasn’t as into the shape or style.
It was straight 90s, yo! It was also a maternity dress, once I looked at the label. I thought a little tweaking could come to fruition to make this the perfect dress to wear during the September heat wave of Los Angeles.
I mean it’s just waiting for some TLC. TLC, I’m a-coming for you!
Hi friends! So sorry for the LONG hiatus from blogging – I’ve been in Japan!!
It’s been such an amazing time so far and I wanted to share some of the photos. Back to regularly scheduled dressmaking/DIY programming this week!
I’ve been splitting my time between Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka with day trips to Kobe, Nara, and Himeji and it’s been such an incredible experience. This is my first time to Japan, so I’m going a bit crazy stopping and OMG-ing every five minutes!
…I literally found where magic began, at the Arishyama Bamboo Forest. Words cannot describe the beauty.
I’ve been flea marketing when it hasn’t been pouring down…
…and the kimonos have been spectacular. I couldn’t resist…
There have been 5 am sushi stops for some of the best scallops I’ve ever tasted…
…and TONS of photos in front of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. You make a big version of a dessert and you’ve got a #1 fan in me! Who doesn’t want that waffle-y thing topped in ice cream?
The castles. The views. The views from castles. I’ve been speechless on this trip more than I have in my entire life.
And, the food. Oooooh weeeeeeeee, the food. How about freshly grilled seafood on skewers topped in a soy reduction glaze? *dead*.
What’s a trip to Japan without a stop to see this cat. (PS, for more Japan pics, head over to Instagram!)
I can’t wait to share more and get back onto a blogging routine. I already have a pin board of projects I want to start working on once I’m back. Stay tuned!!
I was working in Orange County last month with I Love to Create and Joann’s getting my tie dye on with shoppers, and I stopped at a sample sale on the way home.
First thing’s first. I LOVE myself a sample sale. It’s the one place where you can get your hands on more expensive branded gear for wayyyyyyy less than retail. This sale was at the Dainty Hooligan warehouse in Anaheim and I took advantage of the $1 bin that housed a ton of “damaged” items! I’m going to show you all the pieces I scored for a buck this week that I transformed into new, non-“damaged” items that look like they came right off the rack!
First piece I scored, this fab romper:
I couldn’t find the exact one on the site, however I found something similar for $42.50.
So, I’d say I got a steal! But, the downside was that there were spots EVERYWHERE!
There’s a spot…
…and there’s a spot…
…and there’s another few spots!!
So, what do you do when you’re stuck with a slew of spots on an ivory romper???
You know what to do. When in doubt, DYE IT OUT!
Keep reading to find out what color I went with…