Sunday, February 21, 2010

it's all about the outfit...

let me first explain why izzy is wearing a santa hat at the end of February. answer - daddy dressed her. no more explanation needed right? actually that just gave me an idea to do a full post/fashion show on some of the unique daddy dressed me days. gotta love the combos he comes up with.
so here is another WHAT NOT TO WEAR...

mmmmmm...not so much right?
but for a dollar, she, and the bad outfit that she is wearing, came home with me from a garage sale on saturday.

with the help of my February santa elf, we stripped her down and started over.

with inspiration from this gorgeous necklace created by this fun gal, Julie from Joy's Hope, who i had the pleasure of meeting this past Friday night at Blog Sugar, an OC gathering of bloggin' women (will definitely post about that later in the week - such a neat night!) - and who writes the most inspiring and beautiful blog in memory of her daughter Joy - a "must check out" for your blog searches today, trust me!

i turned my little "What Not to Wear" into

-well at least in the eyes of my girls who will wear anything frilly and fancy.

i used an assortment of old buttons, a necklace and a few rhinestone pins and clip-on earrings that belonged to my grandmother, and a few yo-yo flowers that i had made.

linking up to:

Happy Week Everyone!


  1. It was so fun meeting you in person and I love your what not to wear makeover. And I fabulous was Julie's necklace. I've been thinking about making my own all weekend. Hmm, where to start?

  2. What a great find at a garage sale. I love her transformation!!! And your little helper is adorable....Santa hat and all!

  3. For starters, I'm totally laughing at the "daddy" outfit. Seriously what are the guys thinking sometimes. But really the kids think it's just great. I'm sure they love that Daddy got to be part of that routine!
    Blog Sugar sounded so fun! From the pictures I've seen around, it looked like a great night!
    I love that creative find you have!

  4. So glad you linked to Julie's blog...I came across it about a year ago and then lost it, so happy to find it again.
    And Yes, a "Daddy Dressed Me" post would be really funny! : )

  5. What an extreme makeover. Love the mannequin form, will be on the look out to see if I can redux one as classy as yours. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Very nice! I love the eclectic look of it all. (Did I spell that right?? Eclectic? Oh well).

  7. What an awesome GARAGE SALE find...luv the makeover and your little helper is sooooo CUTE! Come by and check out my new THRIFTY PARTY...I think you might like it:)


  8. What an awesome transformation, it's like a piece of fine art! Thanks for linking up.

  9. What a great re-do on the dress form! I found a similar sized one (without the dress) at Marshall's a few weeks ago. I pinned Valentine's to it, but I like your idea of jewelry.
    P.S. Precious Baby Girl...!!!!

  10. That's GREAT! Thanks for pointing me in your direction! I'm a new follower. :o)

    Courtney @ Red Heads Craft More Fun


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