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Girls' Night Outfit

Hi Loves!  It has been a while since I posted but I have not stopped thinking about ideas and things I want to accomplish this year.  One of them is sewing at least one garment a month for myself.  I am going to conquer my fear of zippers and button holes this year.  So, I bet your wondering how this all ties into a Girls' Night Out.  

Well, here you go.  My friends and I went to see the awesome John Legend.  He's such a cutie and his voice is to die for.  He sounds just like his recorded work.  Not only is he a great singer, he is also a philanthropist.  He was the featured speaker at the 25th Realizing the Dream Concert.  I jumped on the opportunity to support a good cause and listen to some awesome music.  I was pleasantly surprised to hear him speak so passionately about his philanthropic work.
John Legend - 25th Realizing the Dream - University of Alabama
So, what is a girl to do about an outfit?!  Well, she's supposed to make it of course.  In the wee hours of Sunday morning, I began to work on an outfit for the Sunday night rendezvous with my girls. One hour later, I had a crop top and a maxi skirt.  


Inspiration Outfit
Crop Top & Maxi Skirt - Source: Gorgeautiful.com
My Outfit
Crop Top & Maxi Skirt in 1 Hour

Here are the details:

  • Jewelry - Gifts and old pieces
  • Scarf - Won playing dirty Santa
  • Jacket - $20 Steinmart (similar here)
  • Boots - Gift from hubby (similar here)
  • Crop top - Re-purposed maternity shirt (Tutorial)
  • Maxi Skirt - (Similar here) (Tutorial)
It was a really fun night.

Great Girls' Night Out

I'm really proud of my outfit, too.   I have been really nervous about starting this sewing journey but I stepped out anyway believing that I can do it.  How fitting that I wore my first outfit to a MLK event?!

I'm going to leave you with this quote: 

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Source:  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/martin_luther_king_jr.html)

Step out on faith.  Live your dreams.  

Smooches until next time,


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