I have a fun girl's night planned with one of my besties to celebrate her birthday. I was out of town for her actual day, so we're doing a little belated sips and snacks evening. I'm working with Malibu Island Spiced for this post, so I wanted an outfit totally vacation-feeling. So, why not go with a muumuu, right?
I loved the color and the white embroidered detail, but the rest of it was definitely not feeling like a holiday.
There's work to be done to make this GNO-worthy...
...and I'm ready to take on the challenge!
I LOVED the white embroidery at the collar so I wanted to make that the key element. I decided to cut and remove the area all around the white leaves on the neckline.
I took off the sleeves to make the straps a bit thinner...
...and was left with these glorious leftovers. I'll find a new use for these down the line!
My new, killer straps were complete! Doesn't this scream summer/luau-Tiki party?
I took off the weirdly placed pocket from the front of the piece...
...and then cut off about a foot and a half from the bottom to turn this muumuu into a top!
I pinned my new hem...
...stitched everything in place...
...and then rocked my new tropical-feeling top!
I just love how the embroidery pops!
By day I paired the piece with black flats...
...but by night, we were getting the heels out!!
My gal TT headed over to have a little "get ready party" which is always so much fun to do with girlfriends. We pumped the jams (I may or may not have totally rocked out to the new Daft Punk album) put on our makeup...
...fixed our hair...
...picked our shoes (I went with the black sparkly T-straps)...
...and zipped them up while waiting for our Uber driver to come snag us.
We arrived to the bar...
...grabbed our seats, and ordered our Malibu Island Spiced cocktails. We both went with the Malibu Spiced and Diet Cola, which is a 1:2 parts combo...
...and sipped away which totally made us feel like we should be on a beach somewhere! Anyone in for a quick jaunt to the Caribbean?
This new version of Malibu is sweetened with Truvia®, so it's naturally sweetened while also being lower in calories. It's awesome for those wanting sweeter drinks while keeping their eyes on their sugar intake and also awesome for me and TT tonight because...
...we used those saved cals to feast on some gourmet pizzas. Hello truffle oil and ricotta!
We danced to the DJ spinning hip hop, got other bar-goers to chime in on "Happy Birthday," and even got shots handed to us by shot girls. We felt like we were in college again!
Such a fun catch up/dance our faces off/cocktail/belated birthday celebration/get blisters on my toes from my heels night with one of my favorite people.
We've already put our next girl's night in the books!
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MALIBU ® Caribbean Rum with Coconut Liqueur & Natural Spices, with Truvia® Sweetener. 30% Alc./Vol. (60 Proof) ©2013 Imported by Pernod Ricard USA, Purchase, NY
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PER 1.5 FL. OZ. SERVING. AVERAGE ANALYSIS: CALORIES 70; CARBOHYDRATES less than 1 gram; PROTEIN 0 grams; FAT 0 grams.
*when mixed with your favorite zero calorie mixer. Limes and other garnishes may add calories