Day 180. 185 days and $182 left to go.

Today I went with dots…

Day 180 - Before

Day 180 - Before

…well a  lot of dots, actually.  Not until I got this home did I really think how similar I looked to the below as I was taking my before pic.



Yep, this dress screamed Minnie Mouse and I wanted to get as far away from that picture as possible.  Once I saw the connection, I couldn’t get it out of my mind.

My first step was shortening up the dress.

Getting rid of the length

Getting rid of the length

I cut off eight inches of length that turned the dress into a top in seconds.  I next brought the top in a smidge just to make it a bit more fitted.

The most important tweak were these…

Shoulder Pads!!!!

Shoulder Pads!!!!

The shoulder pads HAD to be removed.  The sleeves were already ruched, so there was no extra need to emphasize the pouffiness of them.

And the outcome…

Day 180 - After

Day 180 - After

Perfectly, non-Disney seeming top to go on top of my skinny jeans, rope belt and sandals.

An eve with the ladies that began in one spot…

Happy Hour!!

Happy Hour with LG, TT, & JG!!

…and brought us to another where a crazy tower of Stella Artois made an appearance.

Tower O'Beer!

Tower O'Beer!

That’s kinda what you do when the big holiday weekend is within arms reach, right?  Memorial Day is almost here, I can just taste it!  That and well, the Stella too.

13 responses to “Day 180. 185 days and $182 left to go.

  1. I just found you! I love love love your blog and your idea!!! You are amazing!!!

  2. omg the tower… almost shines your dresssss ;]

  3. Love the top…and love the look of that tower too. xx

  4. Have a great weekend! Love the party top!

  5. Actually, by making it short, you just made it look more like the one Minnie is wearing…
    BTW, where do you get the dresses … just for 1 dollar?

    • You could say that with regards to length – dresses come from a glorious weekend pile sale at a local vintage store where everything is $1. Not too shabby…

  6. omg! that polka dot dress looks just like the one my sister in law made for herself a few years ago….the leftover fabric went in a box up in the attic for years and then was donated to me for my quilt making….still have not used it..ya did a good job!

  7. Ah Steeeelllllllaaaaa mmmmm so good.

  8. where did you get that tower of beer?!? i must know!! i live in LA and need one stat!

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