5.28.2012

mmmmonday the fourth




you shouldn't go from manhattans to burgundy back to manhattans and then on to champagne.  i'm just saying.

my me-makes this week started out with a serious test of seams on my hipster camo dress, which i wore to work. i had to propel my five-foot-two-and-three-quarters-inches onto a six-foot-three-thousand-and-seven-billion-inches man.  repeatedly.  my knees are bruised but the seams held.  huzzah!

the Perfect Shade Of Blue vintage tent dress was shown the town in its first ever outing, and boy did it have fun.  i stole was graciously bequeathed this dress by my mom, i believe it was a maternity dress.  the color and the gorgeous embroidery (and the fact that my mom wore it... maybe i wore it too?) made me lovingly schlep it unworn from move to move, and i finally found the guts to refashion it into a patio dress.  it was a LOT of work, and thanks to y'all i've decided refashions that were a LOT of work totally count.

did you see the rock and roll hall of fame ceremonies this year?  HOLY SHIT THE BEASTIE BOYS TRIBUTE WAS JAW DROPPING.   YOU MUST YOUTUBE IT.  AS SOON AS THERE IS A DECENT VIDEO I'M PUTTING IT UP HERE AND IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU WATCH IT.  i'm sorry, i shouldn't be yelling when there are peeps nursing hangovers in the vicinity.  this xxl t shirt has 3 refashioned seams running up its low cut back, and a cool twisty embellishment at the neck... but who cares, IT'S A BEASTIE BOYS T SHIRT.  i'm sorry.  i will chill.  the skirt is the bottom half of the magical schizophrenic 4 in 1 hack of this vintage dress.  though the skirt half was mostly seam rippage, an hour of pulling threads qualifies in my book.

whoah hey, one more mmm left!   i have no finish to this post other than that (see: first sentence).

33 comments:

  1. Wow you're hot in that first outfit!

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    1. thanks! and it was just a remnant :)

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  3. Love all of these-- the stripey number is adorbs, and I love the color of your mom's dress! As for the last outfit... I'm still in shock over poor Adam... pour one out for him next time you mix up Manhattans.

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  4. wow, im totally in love with your 1st dress !

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    1. thanks! it's becoming one of my favorites.

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  5. I love ur outfits and photos do much I wanna print them out and stick them in an album! Adorablezzzzzz!!!

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    1. HA! an oonaballoona (spiked) coffee table book.

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  6. You are such a cutie! I l'm raising a glass to your badass style.

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  7. "i had to propel my five-foot-two-and-three-quarters-inches onto a six-foot-three-thousand-and-seven-billion-inches man. repeatedly. my knees are bruised but the seams held"

    It's hard to overstate how intrigued I am by this set of statements. Lovely-looking as always, though.

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    1. i loved writing those sentences so much. perhaps i shall make it all clear...

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  8. Knocking it out the park as usual.

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  9. In the nicest way possible, your final outfit is the best attempt at rockin' Nana I have ever seen. I love it.

    Oh and I had a thought - your bro totally needs a crown. Just sayin'!

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    1. PERFECT. totally grandma goes to rock concert!

      picmonkey has this little crown image and i'm always trying to click on it... mais non. it is the site image icon :(

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  10. Lady you had me at 'Beastie Boys'. You look smashing as always.

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    1. rhymin and stealin, lady. RHYMIN AND STEALIN.

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  11. Loves all but that stripey mini made my heart swell. I would really love to know more about this propelling but maybe it's better to keep us guessing.

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    1. i'm considering A) expounding on it or B) having a contest to see who comes up with the best explanation.

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  12. I LOVE the reconstructed blue dress. Actually, though, I love all of these! Your style is so cute!

    sewcollegiatechristine.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks christine! i love your penchant for lace :)

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  13. All 3 outfits are super cute, love that you are wearing your moms dress.
    And a re-made beastie boys shirt too? You Rock!

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    1. :) i'm surprised i don't wear the beasties more often.

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  14. I don't know which is more awesome: your outfits or the picture frame that keeps changing behind you. HILARIOUS. Love the Beastie Boys dress and that fantastic dress of your Momma's - what a great color on you!

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  15. wait, what?! You were propelling onto a tall man at work? LOL, I've got to see your show... maybe it will all make sense then. Nice refashions! I love the patio dress :)

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    1. ha! hopefully my knees will be a normal shade of skintone by then.

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  16. Any day that includes champagne must be good! :D
    Great outfits, and I love the t-shirt refashion! Now that I think of it, I need more cool halter-neck t-shirts...

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    1. Also: May the fourth be with you... *giggles*

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  17. i have to tattoo your first sentence on my hand (or forehead)

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!