Arm Lift: 1 Year Later

If you’ve followed my blog for any period of time, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that I’m a plastic surgery enthusiast. This is, however, out of necessity and not necessarily vanity. In the wake of losing 100-lbs I was left with so much loose skin I sometimes feel as though I’ll never be rid of it all and that my transformation will never be complete.

After a wonderful experience with myΒ Tummy Tuck and Boob Job, (and incidentally, even though it wasn’t planned, my nose surgery) I was SO excited to have the skin from my upper arms cut off. I was completely fearless about it and honestly, was so anxious for the surgery that I kind of obsessed over it. Financially, the tummy tuck took a lot out of me. Other “life’s a B!tch” finances happened too and, well, it had to be put on the back-burner. It would be 5 years in between surgeries before we could finally afford to take the plunge and schedule the surgery I’d been dreaming aboutΒ for years. On September 17, 2015 I checked in for my 3rd (but not my last…) cosmetic procedure.
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Refashion Runway Sewalong: Swing Tunic (?)

It’s no secret that I’ve been on a Maxi Dress kick as of late… My Velvet sewalong, Awards Night No Sew, and Me Made May Maxi Dress are just a few examples. Β That’s not even counting the ones I’ve worn and not blogged about! Leave it to me to be 6 years behind the curve… So I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I was drawn to this piece.

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This sucker was only .50 cents. I absolutely adore this color combination and I thought I would adore the dress as-is… Unfortunately, I do not.

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Refashion Runway Sewalong: Metallic

I found this awesome two piece prom dress (or costume…) for .99 cents, as alwaysπŸ™‚

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It’s too awesome for just one “before” shot!

I modeled this just before heading out to the gym. Though the material looks like glitter it is actually metallic floss thread, making it perfect for the RR challenge.

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Mote Marine Shirt

I just got back from vacation. 8 days goes by so fast in paradise… Usually, I wear several refashions when we go to Florida and will post about them when we get back. This trip was a little more laid back for us and, honestly, I was lazy. What are vacations for, right?πŸ™‚ This is the only refashion I have from our glorious week on Siesta Key.

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Refashion Runway Sew Along: Velvet

Did you guys hear the news?!?! Refashion Runway is back and Season Four is an All Star Edition. My friends Gema and Marisa from my season are back and so are several favorites from seasons past. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with for week one, which, spoiler alert… is velvet!

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This very heavy velvet wonder has been in my stash for nearly a year. Though it doesn’t translate well in the pictures, it has sparklies all over it. I thought this would make a lovely dress for the holidays, and I happily purchased it for only .99 cents.

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