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One Dress, Three Ways II…and Good News!

Wow.  You guys are terrible guessers.  ;)

Nope…still haven’t found my house yet (I’m looking!  I’m looking!).

Nope…Mark and I are not engaged (We’ve only been dating since October…geez! ;) )

I can’t believe NO ONE guessed my news!

As a lot of you know, I love writing.  I love writing this blog, as well as all my freelance work.  The hardest thing for me over the last couple of years was feeling like this would always be just a part-time gig, and that I’d never get to be creative in my work life…ever.  Last week, a good friend of mine said it perfectly over after-work drinks:

“You’re doing your best work outside of work.”

And that’s been true for a very long time.

But it’s not true anymore.

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been invited by Riggs Partners to join their Inbound Marketing Team as their Digital Marketing Specialist!

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This means that I’ll be writing awesome & compelling content for their clients, as well as helping with their social media management needs.  Riggs is a terrific company with a stellar reputation and I can’t wait to start this new phase in my career with them!

But what about…

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Most of you guys seemed to dig yesterday’s no-sew fancy frock.

 

Remember me?

Remember me?

 

But for Refashion #2, I wanted something simple & casual to kick around in.

I grabbed my scissors and made one big cut from front to back on my dress, like so:

 

Snnnnnip!

Snnnnnip!

 

And that’s it!  This one is a no-sew refashion too!

 

It was very windy outside…hence the 'do!

It was very windy outside…hence the ‘do!

 

Seriously?  Why am I posing like this????

Seriously? Why am I posing like this????

 

My new top enjoyed a casual night of wings & beer with Cole and Ryan!

 

Hi Ryan!

Hi Ryan!

 

Ello Cole!

Ello Cole!

 

Well hi there Cole and Ryan!

Well hi there Cole and Ryan!

 

Did you notice my sweet necklace?  I thrifted it for $2!  I almost left it at the store, as thought it was too big, but I’ve been getting nothing but compliments on it!  :)

 

I dig it!

I dig it!

 

So…YAY!  Fun life news, and two refashions from ONE dress!

Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion of…

One Dress, Three Ways!

Cheers!

 

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One Dress, Three Ways…and a Mysterious Celebration!

When I found this dress for $1 at the thrift store, I just couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it. There were so many possibilities!

 

Tabula Rasa!

Tabula Rasa!

 

That’s why it’s time for another round of…

 

 

 

My first refashion for this boring frock is a no-sew, and it’s super easy!

First, I took one of my arms out of its sleeve and pulled it through the neck hole, like so:

 

Whatever shall I do with you, sleeve?

Whatever shall I do with you, sleeve?

 

Next, I grabbed a neat belt buckle cover thing I thrifted ages ago and slipped the sleeve through. If you don’t have one of these, don’t fret! Your frock will look just fine without it, but I was feeling a bit fancy. :)

 

Lovely, isn't it?

Lovely, isn’t it?

 

View from the back!

View from the back!

 

I safety pinned the sleeve to the side seam of the dress, tucking the pin on the inside, then flopping the sleeve over itself to hide all evidence of pinnage…

 

…like this!

…like this!

 

See?

See?

 

My new dress is just the thing for celebratory dinner with my fella.  :)

 

Ooh la la!

Ooh la la!

 

 

Fashion Blogger Pose #57

Fashion Blogger Pose #57

 

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Motor Supply Company Bistro, where a very happy toast was made!

 

Don't we look pretty?

Don’t we look pretty?

 

…and a celebratory peanut butter pie was consumed…

 

Nom!

Nom!

 

A Woman Possessed

A Woman Possessed

 

But, what are we celebrating?!?!  Why am I being so very mysterious????

Care to wager a guess?

I can’t wait to share my extremely exciting news with you guys…tomorrow.  ;)

I’ll also be sharing the 2nd installment of of this Three-Way refash, so stay tuned!  :)

Cheers!

 

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Happy 2015 from ReFashionista!

Hi guys!  I’ve been getting quite a few, “Hey…where are ya?” emails lately.  Rest assured, I’m quite thoroughly alive and well!  There’s just a lot going on right now…some of which I can’t share with you yet (but I can’t wait to!).

First off, I’ve been busy house hunting!  My landlord is selling my house, and I’ve decided to buy one.  :)  This will be my first foray into home ownership, and I’m actually pretty excited about it.  I’m really going to miss my current abode though.  I don’t think I realized how much I liked it until I found out it’s being taken away (#metaphor)!  :/

Other than that, I’ve been busy spending time with friends & my new(isn) fella and trying to keep warm in this cold snap that’s hit SC so very hard.  It’s hard to refashion when you just want to hide under warm sweaters and fleece-lined leggings every day!  The time I usually spend sewing has been spent cooking tasty warm things for my favorite people.  :)

But when I flipped through my refash rack the other day, I saw this sad frock and knew I had to do something with it!

 

Hello again!

Hello again!

 

This dress was a challenge.  It’s handmade, but not very well.  :/  The hem was uneven and a lot of it was hastily sewn together.  It was also riddled with holes along the seams.

 

Riddled, I say!

Riddled, I say!

 

Herm.  :/

Herm. :/

 

This dress is definitely suffering from a bit of internal damage...

This dress is definitely suffering from a bit of internal damage…

 

I can still work with this, though!  To get started, I did a bit of de-doilying!

 

Enough is enough!

Enough is enough!

 

The lace bits were only loosely hand-sewn, so removing most of them wasn’t very hard or time-consuming.

 

Moderation is key.

Moderation is key.

 

Now that those doily bits were gone, I was ready to do some reshaping!

 

Reshaping in progress!

Reshaping in progress!

 

First Whirrrrrrrrr of the new year!  :)

First Whirrrrrrrrr of the new year! :)

 

My frock was looking much better, but I still needed to deal with that too-long/unevem hem.  To do this, I measured from the waist of the dress, rather than the bottom.  I marked along the edge, then snipped away!

 

Better!

Better!

 

I then stitched down that raw edge.

 

New hem!

New hem!

 

After a good press, I think my dress looks quite sweet!

 

It's positively ModClothian!  :)

It’s positively ModClothian! :)

 

It’s a bit more cutesy/girly than I usually go, so I spiced it up a little with my fave leopard print boots and minty green tights.

I wore my new dress to The Nickelodeon to check out one of my new favorite horror films, The Babadook!

 

One of the scariest movies I've ever seen!

One of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen!

 

Of course, it’s pretty chilly here, so most folks only got to see my new frock like this:

 

Gotta love a cozy sweater!  :)

Gotta love a cozy sweater! :)

 

Now that that fearsome frock has been conquered, the only thing I have to fear is Mr. Babadook!

 

Eep!

Eep!

 

Cheers!

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