I’m in full on summer mode right now! I know it’ll go back to feeling like spring next week, but for now I’m enjoying all the sun. I’m also that weirdo who loves getting into a hot car after letting it sit in a parking lot while I’m on errands. Today’s piece comes from the beautiful Carissa. Looks like she’s ready for summer too!
Marisa, I want to thank you for sharing your amazing creations! I’ve been working hard to lose weight recently, and your site has inspired me to revamp my existing wardrobe, rather than spending more money to replace it. The last time I wore this dress, it fit like a glove. That was 50 pounds ago.
Now it’s time to give it a new life!
Carissa, congratulations on all the hard work! You look fabulous and I’m just so ecstatic that you’re revamping all the goodies in your closet instead of buying new pieces. You’re totally right – there’s no need to spend all that dough!
Time to check out the project!
I don’t really have much to say about this lovely piece.
I’m thinking that this might have been an 80s nightgown. That petite pocket…what goes in there?
I’m crazy about the color palette…
…but the rest of the piece is a minor disaster. I plan on giving this Storm Watch 2013 a pleasant April showers, bring May flowers kind of makeover.
The rewind piece for today…
Original post date: 4/2/13 (Click here for full project steps and original post!)
The Before Look:
The After Look:
This rewind comes a little early as this was the dress that I wore for Easter about a month ago. I just loved the colors and it was still hanging on the outside of my closet, so I figured that I’d just wear it again today! We’re expecting summer weather over the next few days (yeah, apparently it’s going to be in the 90s) but today was still a glorious low-70 temperature which was perfect for this dress. Tomorrow I’ll be sleeveless…getting that dress ready as we speak!
Today’s giveaway is pretty much in honor of one of my favorite people in the world, Mr. Charl Brown. (HERE’S a refresher from the wedding we were at in September together!)
Yeah, so he just got NOMINATED for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Motown The Musical. Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!! And, um, it’s totally NBD that Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, and Cicely Tyson are all nominated too. Like so NBD. (Also yay for another school pal, Stark Sands (and Charl’s BFF), who got nominated as well!! USC represent!!)
Yep, he’s totally Mr. Broadway.
So to celebrate Charl and Broadway in general – it’s my favorite and I miss going to shows on the regular – today’s giveaway is theater inspired!
Up for grabs is this fab goodie pack with prizes tied into my fave musicals…
Rent – DVD copy of the movie version (I saw the original B’way cast when I was in high school and it was everything.)
Singin’ In the Rain – Poncho
Hair (another musical CB was in) – Comb
Wicked - An apple card with “tempt me” written on the inside
Les Miserables - A pack of Roger & Gallet French perfume wipes
Hairspray – Artec texture shine spray
The final part of the giveaway is a costume necklace with charms, I <3 NY. (I own a copy of this as well and it’s a staple!)
To enter, leave a comment with your favorite musical, a musical or play that you performed in high school, a your favorite show that was turned into a movie or movie turned into a play/musical. A winner will randomly get chosen next week! (Also, all the giveaway winners from the past few giveaways will be announced tomorrow!)
I think my favorite musical is Chicago – I love all the Fosse choreography and I always wanted to be a dancer in the chorus. I wanted to be the “Lipschitz” part in “Cell Block Tango”
A big across-the-country-hug filled with an abundance of congratulations goes out to my CB!! xoxo
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!