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!
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…
Most of you guys seemed to dig yesterday’s no-sew fancy frock.
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:
And that’s it! This one is a no-sew refashion too!
It was very windy outside…hence the ‘do!
Seriously? Why am I posing like this????
My new top enjoyed a casual night of wings & beer with 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!
So…YAY! Fun life news, and two refashions from ONE dress!
Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion of…
One Dress, Three Ways!
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!
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?
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?
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…
My new dress is just the thing for celebratory dinner with my fella. :)
Ooh la la!
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?
…and a celebratory peanut butter pie was consumed…
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! :)
You’ve waited with bated breath for the thrilling conclusion of…
For my final trick, I chopped off the top halter section of my $1 dress’ most recent incarnation!
It’s hard to say goodbye! :'(
Then, I took that raw edge and pinned it…
…followed by a quick bit of whirrrrrring!
Time for a little role reversal! I turned my dress upside down, so my newly-stitched edge was the new bottom! Then, I grabbed a safety pin and pinned my new shoulder down from the inside so it wouldn’t show.
I was feeling a little ornamental, so I took an orphan earring and attached it to my new shoulder as well for a bit of pizzazz!
After tying on the original belt/sash thing, I was left with this saucy cocktail dress!
Ooooh la la!
I wore my new frock to a few fun events around town where I ran into some terrific people! :)
It’s fellow local theatre critic, James Harley!
I’m not quite sure what’s going on here…
Thanks for the pic, Rob! :)
It’s Nick “Danger” Dunn!
I even shared a drink with this handsome gent who managed to keep me and my friend Erin alive on a recent kayaking trip! You can read about our little adventure right here.
So…that’s the end of One Dress, Three Ways!
Buuuut…I wanna know which one was your favorite!
Was it Dress 1, Dress 2, or Dress 3????
Leave your answer in the comments section and let your voice be heard! :)