Day 106. 259 days and $254 left to go.

The first New Dress A Day theme week has arrived!! That's right friends...

It's all about featuring the colors of the rainbow this week!

I haven't used the ROYGBIV acronym since elementary school (Red/Orange/Yellow/Green/Blue/Indigo/Violet) but I'm bringing it back!! As it's Day 1 today, we're going with RED to kick it off. Pop open that celebratory bottle of Cristal, er Mumm Cuvee Napa Brut Prestige (I brought one back when I visited Mumm's winery during a Napa trip - it's divine and totally reasonable) and let's get crackin'!!

This is what we're working with today...

Day 106 - Before

A lovely, large red nightgown with some hanging red ribbons = the perfect thing to begin ROYGBIV week with. The cherry red color was bold and delicious, and I couldn't wait to make it work on me. There were a few issues with this that I had to fix. It was big under the arms, big in the bust, and the wrong length. If it were a 90 degree summer day, I'd try to make it work as a sundress, but it's not, so I won't. Shirt it is!!

First thing, I turned the dress inside out and pinned the areas that I needed to take in. I stitched a brand new, more fitted hem from under the arms all the way down to the mid-thigh, the length I was going to keep it.

New hem on both sides of the dress!

Next it was time to cut off the bottom of the dress...

New length!

Now after I made this preliminary trim I tried it on and realized I needed to go higher, so I cut off another five inches or so before I took those hanging ribbons and tied them into a bow. The perfect finished product to go and visit one of my favorite people in the world...


Mr. Larry David...Insert theme to Curb here. I'm kind of highly obsessed with his shows Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm - let's be honest, I get pretty psyched when I catch the Junior Mint or Kenny Rogers' Roasters episodes in Seinfeld reruns and Curb has given some of the most amazing lines in television. This clip is one of my favorites...not just because it involves ice cream :)

Day 106 - After

I got to enjoy the company of Mr. David and his fellow castmates (Funkhouser & Richard Lewis totally rule) in my new red top paired with some jeans and my vintage chestnut/burgundy-ish boots (a total $12 Ebay score).

Day R rules!!

Exactly the thing to ring ROYGBIV week in, enjoy a 7pm sunset in, and close up the weekend with some fab friends, real and TV ones in. "I'm feeling pretty good. Pret-ty, pret-ty, pret-ty, pret-ty good." Thanks LD.