DIY, Fashion, Sewing

Quick Dress in a Day

This week I decided it was time to take a short break from all the wedding planning. I’m beginning to think that too much excitement gets overwhelming sometimes! Since Robert and I happened to both have Monday off work, we decided it was time to make another visit to Downtown LA, and this time I wanted to go to Fashion District.

One of my favorite stores in Fashion District happens to sell fabric by the pound, so expect a few more sewing posts in the coming weeks (I bought 8 lbs of fabric! yayy!).

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A few days ago I saw Moschino’s Cheap & Chic Belted Crepe Tunic Dress, and I knew it was what I wanted to make. Plus, £355? Really?? I think we can bring that number down!

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Seeing as how I already have 3 pink dresses, I opted for a pale sage green instead. I’d say my attempt was pretty successful! The fabric feels amazingly soft and light, and I feel good about keeping this dress in my everyday wardrobe.

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I didn’t use a pattern for this dress and basically just winged it, but I’d say it looks pretty amazing for something that only took 2 hours to make. And to be honest, it probably would have taken less time if I didn’t have so much trouble figuring out all the right side/wrong side nonsense!

Sooo, let’s see:

Moschino dress: £355.00 or about $467.43USD

Faux crepe fabric: about $3.00USD (I paid $2.50/lb)

I’d say I saved a pretty penny, wouldn’t you?

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Places

A Trip to LA

I love downtown Los Angeles. There are just so many memories I’ve had there from the Fashion District to Grand Central and just thinking about it never fails to make me smile. It’s my home away from home.

As things have been quite hectic for me lately with work and with the holidays just ending, it felt like the perfect time to go back down memory lane and just relax. Today Robert and I started our day by indulging ourselves at Grand Central Market, then walked through Angel’s Flight, MOCA, and back to Grand Central for a quick treat before heading back home.

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The side of the Grand Central building

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Tacos al Pastor. Admittedly one of my favorite foods of all time

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Woman making pupusas like nobody’s business

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Garlic and cheese pupusa with spicy cabbage!

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At the top of Angel’s Flight

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Heading back down

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MOCA

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Tacos de lengua de res.

I’m not gonna lie. We didn’t stop eating there, I just didn’t catch a photo of everything we got. Which is fine with me; it was gobbled up in seconds. When I was younger I always told myself that I could never live in a place like LA because it was just too busy, but I realize that is part of what I miss about it. While I do like living in Orange County, there just isn’t anything quite like LA in these parts. Hopefully I’ll be back soon 🙂

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