Tuesday, July 3, 2012

DIY Floral Print Dress + Zara Blazer


I am so excited because today is 4 WEEKS of NOT SMOKING!!!!! YAY ME!

I am also happy to have a break tomorrow from work and get some more sewing done. I have no plans for the 4th because I work the next day and don't want to exhaust myself. I also have a jumper tutorial in the making and want to get it done. On another note the hubby and I started the INSANITY work out and OMG! it is INSANE for real! 

BTW, McCalls, Butterick & Vogue are having an online pattern sale! you can get out of print and clearance patterns for $1.99!!

Today I pulled out a dress I made a few years ago and only wore once; it is Vogue 8184 and paired it with my Zara white blazer because it gets really cold in my office. 

Get The Look...

DIY Dress (kinda similar) HERE / Blazer Zara on SALE! HERE / Belt (old) similar HERE or HERE


xoxo
mimi g. 

52 comments:

  1. I love the summer office look with the blazer. You look great!!

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  2. Cute I love it. Wish I could sew :(.

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    1. You can! I said that same phrase once "I wish I could sew" now look at me, LOL and so many of my blog fans! many have never sewn a thing before coming to my blog and now they are kicking ass! you can do it baby!

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    2. @Angela you can love listen to MiMi I said the samething. Watch one of MiMi's simple tutorials they are easy and even someone who has never sewn before can sew with her instructions. She really inspired me and encouraged me to not give up and even though Im currently take sewing classes and I am going to fashion Design school in the fall I still use her tutorials good luck luv you can do it!!!!

      Aisha B

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  3. I've been doing Insanity for 3 months now and still have not gotten to level two, too scared. lolol Insanity is the truth! You will definitely see your body change. I love the fabric used for this dress. So pretty.

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    1. Congrats on doing Insanity! I'm afraid of the infomercials and I'm still doing TaeBo - LOL
      Whatever works!

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    2. I love it so far but I am use to working out 5-7 days a week so its a not a complete shock to my body but damn it is HARD!

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  4. Yes!!!! Jumper tutorial!!!! Jumping for joy here in Tampa!!! LOL

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  5. Congrats dear on no smoking:) and swooning over this fab dress

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  6. Such a great look! And congrats on 4 weeks of being smoke-free!

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    1. Thanks, I felt very "Erica-ish" today all ladylike, grown and sexy! LOL

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  7. Summer perfection! The dress is gorgeous (love the color and print), and the blazer makes it office chic. This is a great look to transition from work to play by removing the blazer.

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  8. Hi Mimi. First OMG congrats on not smoking and also on not knocking someone out the first few days of not smoking lol. I've totally been there.
    Second, holy crap I love this look! The dress, the print, the color, the blazer and accessories. You look hot!
    And last, I've been watching your posts on the meet-up, what a fun event that must have been. Now I wish I would've gone!! Anyway, looks like it was a success!
    Xoxo G

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    1. Thanks, its been hard but Im making it ;-)

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  9. Omg!!!!! That is something to b overjoy about,my hubby said,its a hard thing to do.....however,love blazer with the dress it really jazz up the look...mimi u are so classy and wear everthing so well...aand the haircut puts the icing on the cake...u go girly

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  10. gorgeous dress and blazer! work honey! :)

    Chioma
    www.CsEvolutionofStyle.com

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  11. Thought I had posted this. Anyway congrats on the 4 weeks non smoking. Absolutely fantastic, am trying to diet my fat a*se and can't even stay away from a cake for two days lol. Secondly, the first thing I thought was Aw you look so grown up lol.

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  12. Yay you indeed. Congratulations. Fab frock BTW!

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  13. I love the look with the blazer. So chic and modest (^_^)

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  14. Congrats on the weeks of NO SMOKING!
    Keep up the good work Mimi!

    You look great - LOVE THE SHOES! Where'd you get them?

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    1. Thank you! shoes are from www.bakersshoes.com

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  15. Go MiMi! Go Mimi! Cuz ya smoke free! Cuz ya smoke free! :0)

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  16. Yay on not smoking for 4 weeks! Go celebrate :)
    That dress is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

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  17. The dress is STUNNING on you!

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  18. Such a pretty dress, perfect for a brunch outing.

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  19. Gorgeous dress and love it with the white blazer! Congratulations on making it through Month 1!!!

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  20. The jacket makes the outfit

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  21. I love your dress - I've seen so many great versions of that pattern.

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  22. Outfit is bomb. Not smoking, great for you :-). I started Insanity as well, yes, it is definitely insane. I'm really enjoying it!

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  23. I absolutely love this look!!!!

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  24. I absolutely LOVE this look!!!

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  25. Awesome dress! I love the pattern. That green and white combo looks so good on you! You got a new subscriber here! Thanks for sharing so many great tips and stylish looks!

    Rosa

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xoxo
mimi g.