Day 54. 311 days and $307 left to go.

Hello friends!  Greetings from Storm Watch ’10!!  Los Angeles has been getting hit with a whole lotta rain this week, which I am in heaven over!  But, let’s be honest, the last thing I want to be doing is gallivanting all over the city in reformed muumuus and dresses right now, because I tend to step in puddles or get splashed without trying.  I was coined Olive (as in Oyl) by girlfriends in college, so you get the picture.

I told you that the “felt circle chicken pox with white beaded embroidery” from Day 40 would return, didn’t I?

Beaded felt circles!!

They're back!!!!!!!!

Well, being that I really just wanted to wear anything that would go with my black cashmere wrap (literally my favorite piece of clothing scored at a sample sale four or so years ago that I live in) and a pair of leggings (yes, they’re only allowed on my legs when I’m in yoga, at the chiropractor or immersed in rainy days).  I thought of these and the potential they had to transform into something rockin’, so the stitching began…

Stitching 3 together

Stitching 3 of them together

View of the newly finished stitched together circles!

(From the back, from the back)

(From the back, from the back)

And then just a little pinning action to one of the like 35 wife beaters in my collection…

View of pinning action

View of pinning action

…and today’s masterpiece is complete.

Day 54 - After

Day 54 - After

And on top of it all, today didn’t cost a dime either since I plucked the felt beaded circles of love from my Mad Men skirt!  Fingers crossed my leggings don’t make a repeat performance tomorrow, however it’s still looking pretty cloudy with a chance of meatballs.  We’ll see what LA gives me in the am.  Sweet dreams friends!

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14 responses to “Day 54. 311 days and $307 left to go.

  1. Awesome! Love it. I love wrap sweaters and leggings. It’s a great outfit. I don’t care how simple it is!

  2. yay! no money spent! i wish i could sit at home all day – how’d you get so lucky?

    • Right – no dinero!?!? Unfortunately as much as I’d love to sit at home and do this all day, I’ve got my day job too… This tends to me my weekend and night job, which is awesome!! xx M

  3. This is so cute! I just found your blog and am loving how creative you are…this is really inspiring!

  4. Brilliant! Love your blog, love your outfits! And you’re hilarious. I want to put your link on my blog cuz everyone should be reading it!
    I love the new pics you’re putting up with a little more “how-to” mixed in.
    I look forward to reading everyday!

    • Yay!! Thanks so much Amber 🙂 You are way too kind with your lovely, lovely comments!! I’m definitely trying to add more “how-to” pics (it’s just the matter of trying to grab friends and fam to take the pictures) to give you better views of what I’m doing! So happy you’re enjoying!! Makes me smile 🙂

  5. That is so cute and something that Anthropologie would charge $50 for! What a steal!

    • I wish I could live at Anthropologie, but since I can’t (not to mention can’t afford to purchase everything I’d like to either) I have to create my own Anthropologie feel with clothes (!!) and scent (I’ve gotten my place to smell just like it too). Total steal is right! xx M

  6. I love how you take something so simple and make it totally fabulous 🙂 I think I may do this with one of my tank tops sometime 😀 seems really simple

  7. Love it!
    I did something similar a few years ago. I had some left over pieces of lace that I adored – gray with black and a little white. I stiched them into a tiered ruffle-ly thing on the top and stuck a fun black w/gray silver button on the top!
    I LOVE to pair it with my boots, jeans, and fav black jacket!

  8. This is adorable! I love te circles! Sooooo mug better than the skirt! Haha.

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