3/31/2014

Refashioning for an Event

This past weekend I attended an Awesome Birthday Bash, man-o-man, they went all out with the celebration.   Beautiful venue, limos, good music, drinks, soul food that had one smacking their lips,  we also received t-shirts and dvds.  It was such a pleasure to see friends that I hadn't seen in several years.  More enjoyable was seeing their once young kids now young adults 20-25.  I was totally blown away, the last time I saw some of the youngsters, they were between 8 and 11 y.o.  Just wow.  

Taking some time from marveling at the years that had gone by and how our kids have grown, I enjoyed talking to the parents... as we like to call them the wise ones.  Trying to catch up on what they are doing in their retirement years and so on.

Oh and the DJ... was phenomenal, he didn't just favor the youngsters, he took the music from contemporary, rap, hip hop, oldies, but goodies and slow jams.  The dance floor stayed crowded and thankful for the lighting, because they had flat screens mounted on the walls in the dinning area, for those who just wanted to groove from their seats, and yet see how others were cutting up on the dance floor.  Man-o-man, talk about funny... and you know a party ain't a party unless the electric slide is played... even the elderly were shaking what their mommas gave them...lol

Ok on to my refashion.  Initially, I had planned on sewing a dress, but catching a bad case of the flu caused my sewing mojo to take flight.  Instead I spent my sick days playing russian roulette with my patterns...lol.  Even my guy was a bit alarmed that it was just a mere 4 days before the event and I hadn't stitched a thing.. nada. Finally, I put my azz in gear and decided that I would choose something from my closet.  I have made so many dresses for work and prior events that I knew I couldn't go wrong there.

The event called for black/white attire and luckily I had 4 black dresses to choose from.  After a bit of auditioning and prancing, I settled on my black faux leather dress which I made in 2012 .  



Although its only been two years since I made it and worn only once a month during the fall/winter seasons, I felt it was time for a refashion. So strategic planning on refashion was in order, first order of business was to eliminate the matrix look.  I shortened the sleeves and started 1/4" from the waist seams and grading out gradually from 1/2" to 1-1/2" removing the severe a-line from the skirt.  Also changed up the belt.  Once that was done I felt the pumps that I'd recently purchased at DSW wasn't going to up the sexy factor and went in search for more shoes.

well.... welll... I  lucked up on a pair of Diba Dianna Gladiator Pumps @ DSW.. sizzling sexy sick I tell ya.



Bye Bye Matrix

Helllloooo... simple, but sexy cool.

I scored again when I made a pit stop in Dots to check out their going-out-of-business sale and purchased several pretty pieces of custom jewelry at 40% off.

To finish off my look, I made a clutch from a $1.99 placemat following a diy.

Got to the event and was wow'd over the amount of people and true to form my sister was working the dance floor already (she is a die hard party animal).  I tapped her on her shoulder and she pulled me to the side and said thank goodness you didn't dress like you were going to work.... 0_o.  Now get your azz on the dance floor because I want to see those pumps in action before I buy me a pair....holla.  


My guy laughed at her, telling my sister, yeah your big sis doesn't dance like she used to.... I got to see this.  Well I worked those pumps for 5 hrs straight.   I refused to be part of the masses walking around with their shoes in their hands ... no no and no.... I was a trooper til the end.


We had a total Blast.... 
I must say a few of us left twisted in the wind, after having a ball.

until the next time...


 Have a Great week.






20 comments:

Nakisha said...

Woohoo! Work it! :)

Love it!

Omega said...

OMG!!! Girl you did it again. That outfit was hittin' it & those shoes...my, my, my...I could only wish to wear them. You look awesome!!

alethia said...

WOW! Girl you hit it out of the fashion ball park. Absolutely chic and beautiful. As for the shoes, I am on my way to find a pair. Oh who is the eye candy next to you? LOL!

Sheila said...

Thank you Nakisha.

Sheila said...

Hi Omega and Thanks. I enjoyed wearing the shoes and prayed the whole time that my sciatica would stay in remission.

Sheila said...

Hi Ms. Diva and Thanks. You should be able to score a pair because they are the latest for Spring 2014 footwear. Eye candy, none other than your political buddy all GQ'd up. ...lol

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

Looks good both ways. I need those gladiators in my life but flat ones....

Sheila said...

Thanks Serenity. Check out Mandees for the flat gladiators.

Candice said...

Shelia, girl you rocked it! You are beautiful, loved the entire look..

Sheila said...

Awww Thank you Candice.

Nik said...

You look great. I smiled when I read the part about you dancing for 5 hours. Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

Sheila said...

Thanks Nik. I danced on and off for 5 hrs. Sista friend I don't have that much energy. ..lol. I had to take breaks in between, but one thing was for sure I wasn't taking my shoes off. ..lol.

c-ing said...

Two movies in one: Matrix and Gladiator :). You are owning that whole outfit. Those gladiators are "boss"(old school saying) And to make a purse to top it all off. You have really been busy.

Sheila said...

Hi Syl and Thank you so much. I wish I had thought of a blog post title with something like from Matrix to Gladiator. I need to consult with you on future blog post titles from now on...lol

Aminat said...

Sheila you rocked the entire package, the dress, gladiator shoes and damn cute purse...Total score

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

To borrow a word from you - DAYUMMMM! You tore it UP! And those SHOES! Girllllll!

Sheila said...

Thank you Aminat.

Sheila said...

LoL Sister and Thank you.

Mimi Jackson said...

Wowza! Look atchoo! Great job pulling off that hot look! been out of the sewing world for a bit - stopped in to say hello and see what people are sewing these days!

Sheila said...

Hi Mimi and Thanks.

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