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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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Green Poppy Dress

I find so many 70’s housecoats when I go thrifting!  I really liked this one with it’s lovely green flowers!

 

Mrrrrrrrrphmrrrrrrphmrrrrrr!

Mrrrrrrrrphmrrrrrrphmrrrrrr!

 

Yikes!  That turtleneck!

There was also a good bit of damage on the sleeves.

 

Holey Moley!

Holey Moley!

 

I can only assume the previous owner of this frock was mauled by an animal of some sort...

I can only assume the previous owner of this frock was mauled by an animal of some sort…

 

I’ve been working on a really exciting holiday project (It’s gonna blow your mind dear friend) that I can’t wait to share with you guys.  It involves a LOT of really tedious sewing, so I felt like taking a lil no-sew break today!  :)

Chops happened!

 

Bye damaged sleeves!

Bye damaged sleeves!

 

I turned this dress so the back was the new front.  I unzipped it a bit so that turtleneck became a funky collar.  That very bottom scrap turned into a sash for my waist.

Not too shabs, I must say!

 

Are you green with envy over how easy this rehash was?

Are you green with envy over how easy this rehash was?

 

My new dress enjoyed a laid-back day that consisted mainly of hanging out with friends and a tasty dinner.  :)

 

Yay!  Layers!

Yay! Layers!

 

Hi (again), Erin!

Hi (again), Erin!

 

Cheers!

 

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