Friday, January 29, 2010

D.I.Y. Friday

I called in "sick" today. My toe (gosh, doesn't it sound like I've been talking about my toe forever!!) was not doing too great at the end of the day yesterday, so I decided that I need to take the day off today and stay off my feet.  My day consisted of...
- me laying in bed with my foot elevated
- me sitting on the couch with my foot elevated
- me at the computer with my foot elevated

How fun! NOT.

I did complete a really simple DIY that I found on a blog I recently discovered, Emily of EM. ME. MA.. I used some inexpensive fabric from my stash... not really a color I wear, so don't know if I'll ever wear this out.  Next time around I want to try it with a print or different type of material.  Please pardon the messy hair and no make up look!!  This will probably one of the very very very few times you will see my hair UP. I hate it up... it probably has something to do with my "mousey" ears. :) I love them, but they're only for me to look at.. and the hubby... and the people at the gym.

Here's the finished product.

{DIY tunic/dress, jean chain worn as neckalce - F21, cuff - F21, black ribbon belt}
***I'm trying to "hide" my toe... didn't do such a good job in the second pic...

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!!

Love, S

***won a cute little necklace from Noomies Doodles Fashion's giveaway... she creates beautiful illustrations.. check her out :)

28 comments:

laura ♥ said...

aw i love your dress. what a pretty colour... plus i've always loved bows :D good job, i'm not that great at DIY .. haha.
btw i know how you feel about your hair. i haaate wearing my hair up as well. :)

Fashion Therapist said...

OMG I love it. You did such a fantastic job. I have a sewing machine and I have YET to learn how to sew. I might have to learn sooner than later so I can try this. So adorable.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

That dress is gorgeous on you -- such a beautiful shade. And I love your DIY!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Jen said...

that's such an awesome tutorial, it looks so simple to make and the result is so chic! you really should wear that color more often and put your hair up as well! you look gorgeous! :) i have "mousey" ears as well and i'm usually always trying to hide them haha

Lucia said...

Wow! You did an amazing job! I love the dress! The color looks good on you! Hope your toe is better!

Lucie

(always)alanna said...

lovee your hair- beautiful!
sorry to hear about your toe though.. feel better!
xx
and gorgeouss blogg- will definitely be back again visiting SOON!

Missy said...

wow fab dress! ah poor you and your toe x

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Leah said...

That is fabulous S...I will have to try this too. I love it so much.

Style of a Fashionista said...

Wow great job and you look cute with your hair up mousy ears lol.
I hope your toe gets better soon hun it has gone on for ages xoxo

em.me.ma said...

sweetie that is fabulous!! i'm glad you like my diy:)!! <3

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The Owl's Closet said...

glad u were able to rest ur toe:D wow, what a gorgeous dress! can't believe it's diy! i'll have to try this out:D u look fab, my dear!

p.s. congrats on ur win:)

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tris1978ton said...

What a pretty dress! Love how you tied the belt! So soft and stylish!

saray said...

love the dress!
awesome DIY

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Marz said...

Gorgeous dress!! I do hope your toe gets better!
-Marz

mia chan said...

Cute!
Also congrats for your new necklace giveaway from NoomiesDoodlesfashion :)

Mia @ http://miahyoosuke.blogspot.com/

Sher said...

Aww, I think the dress is really really cute! Such a nice colour too!! Great job,Sharon:)

xx

Lisa said...

Cute dress! And very nice color on you. I like the OOTD in spite of the toe. :o)

Lexi Colby said...

i like the dress! :) great job xx

LeeMyra said...

Yup. That color would look best on me, your sister! :) Glad to see your toe is still attached to you. :) LOVE

Tee Sea said...

Cute!! I like the ribbon detail and I definitely think u should wear it out!!

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, even sick you look completely adorable my love! I am definitely trying out this DIY - it looks simple enough for even me to succeed!! :)

American Phil said...

cute :)
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The Starving Stylist said...

looking fabulous! The final product turned out great hun! and I love how you belted it tooo!




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Jessica said...

The dress is such a pretty color! Hope your toe feels better soon!

Niki B. said...

awesome DIY! the dress looks awesome, and I LOVE the colour.


xo Niki

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Michelle said...

wow, thats pretty cool! i should try to make something too!

Peculiar Tings said...

Hey your DIY looks great! I also have some fabric lying around....Maybe I should try something like this X)

Kookie B. said...

lovely dress!

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