Day 342: Welcome to Jillian Place Dress

Day 343: Fab Foodie Dress
Day 341: I dip, you dip, we dip! Dress

I do so love a big beautiful print!  :)

I love it!  I swear!

As some of you know, I’ve been in a bit of a transitional period for the past few months.  After fella and I broke off our engagement, I moved out of our beloved duplex and into the house of my good friends, Mike and Whitney.  The plan was this:  They had just bought a new house that was being renovated.  I would stay with them until they were ready to move, and then I’d rent out their old house.  Voila!  So…they’ve basically tolerated me squatting with them since March, and I am eternally grateful!!!!  I’m sure their parrots are eternally grateful to be leaving, although they’ll probably miss chasing me around the kitchen (Birds are scary) and trapping me on the staircase.  M. & W. are pretty much awesome sauce.  :)

So now, they’ve moved into their sweet new digs, thus allowing me to take over what I am now naming Jillian Place (Stately Jillian Manor seemed a bit pretentious).  :)  Today, I took off work early to meet my ‘rents who brought me a bit of my much-needed furniture.  :)  I wanted to look nice, so they knew everything was really okay (If I can put together a cute outfit, I obviously have my shit together, right?).  :)

Today’s refash is really easy.  I snipped out those shoulder pads…

Pads are bad. :(

…and hiked up the length a bit!

Take a hike!
Pin that hem!

And just like that, my dress was ready to meet the parents!  :)

Yellow Fishnets FTW!!!

And look!  I didn’t even make a sash!  I adore sashes (in case you’re a bit slow and hadn’t figured this out yet), but I didn’t want to break up that big bold print!  :)

Totally sashless! ;)

Mom & Dad refused all photo ops and requested to not be shown in my blog (WHAT?!?!!!).  Luckily, their sweet pups had no such qualms!  :)

Hi Daisy! :)
Maddie wants love too! :)

So, my new place is gradually coming together!  :)  It’s nice to feel like my life is getting back to some sense of normalcy.

Why yes…my bed is a mattress on the floor. Don’t judge me. :P


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17 thoughts on “Day 342: Welcome to Jillian Place Dress

  1. Congrats on the new digs. The pups are adorable. Love the new dress. I must tell you, I’ve been following along for a few weeks and you have been such an inspiration to me. Please look at my blog, I also have been documenting my refashions and would love for you to see.

  2. It’s not that I am mad at your parents for not participating in the blog, its just, I’m disappointed in them.

    But your dress is FAB. I am so happy things coming along for you.

  3. Hooray for big bold prints, and mega-hooray for friends and family helping out at tough times!
    I am double-jealous of that dress, big bold print *and* blue! Everything looks better when it’s blue :)

  4. I just found your page. This is so far my favorite. I love royal blue with mustard yellow. I am definitely on board. Hopefully I an get some time with my sewing machine this week.

  5. I seriously love this outfit. The floral with the yellow fishnets PLUS the boots… amazing! I have quite the different fashion sense, as my bright crayola blue jeans and rainboots aren’t too normal, but I LOVE stuff like this. Keep it up! Your page is awesome!

  6. I just started following you from a pic on Pintrest and I am addicted already..I have a few outfits that may just be re-constructed…I am having surgery in a few days which will put me off work for a few ….longggggg…. months and I believe you now gave me something to do with my time I thankyou for being you and creative…and an inspiration …..keep up the great pics…..a bored girl from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

  7. Love the new dress… I really couldn’t see what you were going to do with this one but you have a good eye and saw it’s possibilities right away and the re-fashion was so simple. I will certainly be keeping my eye open for dress with a different eye myself. Thanks. Your blog means a lot!

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