EDIT: Exciting stuff! My DIY Tufted Ottoman is in the running for Instructable.com’s Furniture Challenge.
Would you do me the honor of voting for me?
Just go here and click on the “Furniture Challenge” banner above my post to click/vote!
Thanks SO much! : )
So, I kind of left you hanging yesterday after showering you with my non-seamstressy tips (and more importantly, cute pics of my daughter) on easy tailoring fixes.
But, as promised, I got my nipping and tucking done, and have the “big” (har har) tunic dress reveal for you today.
As a quick memory refresher, here’s the:
It’s not terrible or anything, but it’s definitely a tad on the roomy side.
And, now for the:
Pardon the pouty, I-just-ate-a-lemon faces. It was bright (and WINDY!) out, and I didn’t realize I was scowling.
I also didn’t realize I had major lipstick on my teeth, which kind of ruled out 90% of the smiley shots.
Furthermore, I did not realize that I came thisclose to having a Marilyn Monroe moment, due to a particularly enthusiastic gust of wind.
Apparently, I was completely clueless during this “shoot.”
Aaaah. A smiling shot. Much better. As is the fit of the dress, no?
(I took in about an 1 1/2” on each side, in case you’re wondering).
So, you up for a shoe story?
I was wandering through Marshall’s last Friday due to an unexpected snippet of kid-free time before I met up with the hubby for a date night, and I spied these beauties (not that I could have missed them since they were up front and center in the shoe section just as I came in the door).
I checked the price tag—$35—and kept on walking. I didn’t even look for my size.
Because I have willpower like that.
Or I don’t and knew that if I found them in my size, $35 for shoes I didn’t need but were practically screaming my name wouldn’t seem so bad.
I kept on, nosing my way through the clearance racks until I stumbled upon the tunic dress from above.
I looked high and low but couldn’t find it in any size but too-big-for-me.
But I loved it, and I knew I could use it for blog-fodder, so I tossed it in my basket anyway (after trying it on over my gym clothes right there in the dress aisle and giving a little old lady quite a fright as I was shimmying back out of it in full view of everybody; I think she was genuinely afraid by the time it got about 3 inches above my knee, and there might have been an audible gasp of relief when she spotted my shorts).
As “luck” would have it, I had to pass by those fantastic wedges again on my way to check out, and I couldn’t help noticing just how perfectly they played off the jewel-toned hues of my dress.
And that’s when I made the mistake I so handily avoided the first time.
I checked for my size.
And—lo and behold—of the two boxes left, one was a 9.
Furthermore, it was a very comfortable 9.
Into the basket they went.
And now, here I am—the somewhat ashamed owner of a pair of $35 shoes I do not need but love anyway.
I kept my receipt, and I double pinky promise that I only wore them to walk out to my driveway to take a picture, then walk right back inside.
So…do I keep the shoes?
You know me and how I’m always greedy for the “why” behind your vote.
Feel free to talk me into/out of my purchase as best you can!