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Day 125. 240 days and $236 left to go.

Good Friday friends and what a blissful day it was.  It began with a very large cup of coffee from Yum Yum Donuts (it’s my West Coast makeshift Dunkin Donuts – doesn’t quite compare, but it comes kinda close), enjoyed some movie viewings at the cinema (yes, viewings with an S – a little bit of Alice in 3D and Sam Worthington battling giant scorpions as well as a CGI’d Medusa), some yummy Trader Joe’s Spinach Pizza, a bit of sewing followed by She & Him’s Letterman performance before heading to dreamland.

Heart <3

Darling duo 🙂

To enjoy this lovely day, my pick was in the navy family.

Day 125 - Before

Day 125 - Before

It was a button down dress with the top half made of a silky/rayon-ish fabric and the bottom a thick, and I mean thick, polyester.  It was too big, much too frumpy, had weird cuffs, and just looked atrosh.  The first thing I did was cut off part of the skirt.

Trimmin'

Trimmin'

I didn’t like the length, so shortening was rather necessary.  Next up was taking it in from all around.  I began with the sleeves and then the body, finishing off with the skirt.  It was more fitted now, but I was still going to add my own belt – and when I say my own, I really mean my mom’s which I borrowed from her middle drawer after her permission 🙂  There were loops around the waist, so a belt must have originally come with the piece too.  Instead of cutting the sleeves and taking off the weird cuffage, I just opted to roll them up.  Last thing on the agenda was unbuttoning the top and putting on my fave abstract skull printed tank from H&M underneath which up close and personal look like little Jack Skellington heads, if you ask me – check out both and give me your opinion…

Nightmare Before Christmas' Jack Skellington

Nightmare Before Christmas' Jack Skellington

and…

It's like Tim Burton created a line for H&M!

It's like Tim Burton created a line for H&M!

Totally similar, don’tcha think?  OK, final product here…

Day 125 - After

Day 125 - After

Happy weekend friends!  Agalitses ke filakia* to you all 🙂

*what I found to be the cutesy way to say “Hugs & Kisses” in Greek, since I’m clearly feeling the vibe post my Clash of the Titans viewing earlier today.

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