I totally loved this blue and white frock that I ended up using for the dress for the day.
The bold palm leaves were what drew me in, but it was a bit too busy right now. The contrasting striped material was a slight headache as well, but it’s going to definitely get to a non=headachey spot soon…
To begin getting rid of the annoying fabric contrast, I began by trimming out the striped V that sat on the chest.
I really disliked the two toned nature up here, so sniptime was around the bend.
In a hot second, the two toned material went from attached to adios!!
Clearly the pads had to go next…
…and lastly it was all about making this into a top. I trimmed right below the waist and cut on one of the striped lines that sat at my hips.
I was left with this excess which I will be reusing in no time!!
I paired the new top with an olive green tank, a wooden beaded necklace (thanks to a trip to the Melrose Trading Post Flea Market), and a pair of skinny jeans for the day.
I loved the way this looked now – just a few easy tweaks to go from overwhelming to A-OK.
I went to a quick dinner with JS at Doughboys where we went a little splitsville in ordering (always the best because it’s always SO difficult to make a dinner decision) right before she gave me one of the coolest gifts ever…
To share with you guys, I was just featured in this month’s Los Angeles Magazine as their September tastemaker (woo hoo for being in a September issue!!)!
To commemorate the issue which just came out, JS did a little framing action of page 84 where I was featured…
Now I’m a total scrapbooker, so clearly this was going to be included, however the whole framing idea was the icing on the cake.
Speaking of icing, a low-key night with the best company you could ask for was just perfect, but this was the kicker…
Courtesy of a lovely picture I found posted by jleighb on flickr, this is how we ended the dinner. I was overwhelmed by the frosting so I clearly lost my mind in not remembering to document this on my own camera.
There was a total food coma post this treat, but rightfully so and so worth it!!