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Hi all!  I hope you’re having a swell week filled with all sorts of awesomeness.  :)  I’m having a blasty with my awesome new job/awesome new coworkers.  I feel truly lucky to get to wake up every day to go in to work to do things that I’m really good at and actually enjoy.  :)

But enough of that!  When we last spoke, I asked you guys which was your favorite from my One Dress, Three Ways feature.

Decisions, Decisions!

 

It was basically a tie between Dress #1 and Top #2.  Poor Skirt #3 didn’t get much love at all, but that’s okay.  I didn’t care that much for it either.  ;)  Cest la vie!  Thanks for making your voice heard.  Feedback like this helps me know what types of refashions you guys like to see/what inspires you and that’s always a good thing.

Spring is just around the corner!  Soon we can toss our SAD lamps and jackets aside…but not quite yet.  When I was invited to what promised to be a fun oyster roast, I knew this was just the thing for it:

 

Hello there, Corduroy!

 

I’m not a big fan of corduroy.  I don’t really like touching it, and I HATE the swishy-swishy sound corduroy pants make.  There was no way this was going to remain a dress (in case the title of this post didn’t clue you in).  ;)

 

Thaaaaaat’s right!

 

I pinned that edge under…

 

…like ya do!

 

I was nervous about stitching it down, given the weirdo problem I had with my machine recently, but much to my relief, everything went just fine!

 

Whew!

 

I pressed that new hem down, and now I have a great pre-Spring jacket with a bit of 60’s-ish flair!

 

I love the bracelet-length sleeves!

 

The oysters were delicious, and the company was lovely!  :)

 

Ooooooh!

 

Nomnomnomnom!

 

His last name is Cox. Get it? ;)

 

Perhaps I’ve judged corduroy too harshly all along!

 

Can you spot the Mark in this pic? :)

 

Cheers!

 

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