Saturday, May 28, 2011


 A couple of weeks ago Danny and I were over at his sister's house and she showed me a picture of the cutest little shirt dress! It was the Wrap Weekend Dress by Milly. It had a lot of detail and the most interesting effect of a shirt dress mixed with a wrap dress. I don't know how it would feel on, but in the picture it looked darling. I knew that I couldn't make the dress exactly how Milly did, but I could at least get some similar fabric, and add a big bow to give it more of a wrapped look. I used a really cute seersucker gingham fabric, there was a girl in my clothing class that used a black seersucker fabric for a wrap dress she made, and I've wanted to try and work with that fabric ever since I saw how nicely the fabric worked as a dress! Here was my chance! I think it's so cute, I can't wait to pair it with yellow sandals this summer!

Here's the actual dress. It's so cute with the wrap around detail and the buttons on the sleeves!
Saks Fifth Avenue

Never NeverLand

I am really loving the Peter-Pan collars right now! This is my first attempt at trying a shirt dress with a Peter-Pan collar, I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I made it in kind of a rush so I didn't go and buy an invisible zipper, but I just bought some beautiful white lacy fabric and I plan on remaking this in that fabric in the next few weeks. Eeeee! I am so excited! I just think these collars looks so chic, I feel like Audrey Hepburn!



The copy-cat strikes again! I saw this skirt at Madewell and I had to have it! It was SO cute, but I didn't want to spend $98 on something that I thought I could make! So, I ran to Jo-Ann's and M&L, found some chambray and made my very own chambray skirt!! I love how it turned out. I knew this was going to be my key summer skirt so after I finished making one out of chambray, I went ahead and made another one out of oxford! The chambray one is perfect for everyday running around, while the oxford one is a little fuller and heavier which makes it perfect for fun outings and parties! I am so happy with my skirts! I think everyone should go get/make one ... or two!

Above: Chambray. 
Below: Oxford.


My friend Lauren asked me to be a bridesmaid at her wedding in June! She said she wanted an eclectic mix of dresses.  Besides a couple of colors she told us to stay away from, we can wear whatever we want! I decided that I was going to make my dress, so I took some fabric that I had lying around and made a rough draft of the dress I was thinking of wearing! My rough draft came out pretty good! It needs to be a bit longer (I didn't have that much fabric) and I need to get/make a blazer or cover up to go with it, but I think it's pretty cute! I wanted to make the final version in yellow, but then I found out that two other bridesmaids plan on wearing yellow, and in order to give Lauren that fun, eclectic feel we can't all be in the same color! So, now I am thinking of making it in a light blue floral print that I bought at Jo-Ann's today. There's BIG Memorial Day sale going on right now there by the way. I got some AMAZING fabrics and patterns. So go stock up!!

Midi and Maxi

I LOVE the maxi skirt trend that is happening right now! I wax my legs so now I have something to wear during those awful days where I am in between waxes! TMI? Possibly, but whatever it's my blog and I'll share what I want to share! I am planning on making a couple more maxi skirts before summer truly begins! I also love the midi skirts, I have to wear these with heels since I am a shorty! But it's worth it, because I think the length of these skirts are so great. I can't wait to make more midi skirts too! This will be the summer of glamorous skirts. I just know it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Summer is just about to hit and I had this mole on my shoulder that I had never noticed before, it was driving me crazy. I googled to see if anyone was offering free skin cancer screenings so that I could get it checked out and I found out that the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery are doing FREE skin cancer screenings!

Go to or to find a volunteer near you doing screenings!

There was a dermatologist in Fullerton doing free screenings so, I was lucky that I just had to go down the street. I called last week and made an appointment for last Wednesday. They took pictures of my larger/darker moles so that they could put them on file. That way if I think I notice them changing we have something to compare them with. I wanted to get the mole on my shoulder removed so, then I made another appointment for today to get my mole removed. Now I just have to wait one to two weeks for the results. Hopefully it comes back fine! I've had other moles removed and they've come back benign, I hope it will be the same with this one!

Go get your moles checked!  A lot of the dermatologist are only doing these screenings through May so, go get checked out before summer starts! Moles can darken during the summer from sun exposure so it's always a good idea to get your skin checked before summer begins, and then again around October or November or whenever your skin lightens again. That way you can see if the moles that got dark during the summer are staying dark.

Self exams are always a good idea, but if a professional is willing to give you their expert advice for free why not take it!?