October 29, 2013

Adult Playground

Total trip recap. From my flight leaving me at the gate to my BFF turning 20 bucks in 275. My Vegas experience was more then I could have asked for.

Made this fit for my BFF before we left. Simple bodycon split. I'll be making one for myself in the future along with a YouTube tutorial. Stay tuned...
Jabbawokeez surprise performance at LAX made my night! They were beyond amazing.

Yes these were taken at 10:00am...no we hadn't been to sleep. 

This trip to IN-N-OUT was crucial. I never step foot on the West coast without making a stop. AND I HAAADDD to take a picture of a girls no bun "protein style" burger. WILL be doing. 

Seamingly yours,

J. Michael

Palms' Ghost Bar

Picked this piece up for four Euro at one of my favorite thrift shops in Echterdingen, Germany.  
 This shift dress may be one of my favorite pieces in my closet right now. Most likely because it was so simple to reseam. I simply ripped the seam of the bottom layer and removed those God awful shoulder pads.
The Palms' Ghost Bar was one of the best spots we made it to in Vegas. The ambiance of the penthouse party house along with the Dj set the tone for our last night in the city.
 Check my BFF's fit: Leapard Print Wedges, Pink Trumpet Top, Black Leather Shorts.
Snip Shoulders...
 and Rip Seams.
Hope these club pics were enough for you to get a feel for how the dress came out. I plan on wearing it again this winter with black tights and booties. I'll make sure to post better angles.
Seamingly yours,
J. Michael 


October 23, 2013

Caesar Strolled.

BEFORE: Standing in my European hallway wearing my previously doughty red shorts. Can't lie...I miss traveling around Europe. A LOT!
 Finished these while still in Germany and FINALLY got to wear them months later on The Strip.

Woke up early ONE morning in Vegas to walk the strip, do some morning gabbling (40 bucks whoop whoop lol), and take in the city of sin during the day.  
I <3 these shoes, but sadly they're too large. If you wear a ten and half contact and I'll send. No lie.  
Drinking. Not winning. lol. 
FULL FIT: Vintage bustier (Hamburg, Germany Flohemarket post), Vintage woven bag (Krakow, Poland post), Re-Seamed red shorts, Steve Madden wedges. 

Please excuse my sleepy smile. But I had to share this photo from the greatest slot machine in the Caeser's Palace. Even make-up couldn't hide four hours of sleep.
(Sorry no seaming photos. Once again from the early days.)
Seamingly yours,
J. Michael

October 19, 2013

From Sun-up to Sun-down

This romper belongs...well belonged...to the madre. I literally remember her doing yard work in it as a child. It's one solid piece, you would have never known!

 Coming out of LAX night club after watching the Jabowakeez surprise performance!
(Beyond excited they showed up, I was about to drop $80 to go see them lol. )

 Full Fit: Madre's Romper, Zara Shoes, Grand Prix jacket, Vintage Anne Klein Clutch

 From day to night. Dawned this romper twice in two settings because it just worked!

Strolling down to Little Five Points for the A3C day events a while back in my Barcelona Espadrilles. Street Style Post from that event coming soon.
Seamingly yours,
J. Michael

October 4, 2013

A3C Kept Me Out Till 3:00

 BEFORE: snatched this "work shirt" out of the madre's closet before I moved back to Atlanta...telling on myself. I highly recommend that not another soul purchase a crop top for twenty, thirty, or forty dollars when you can thrift and dig for shirts that just need to be shortened.

Went to the A3C Hip Hop Festival last night to support my twp BFF's who make up the song writing team 2ndFloor. Follow that Link!  

 I've added a lot of black to my closet lately because of my job and now I can't stop wearing it!

 Sorry pics are so dark. This is what happens when you wait till three in the morning to ask your very tired friend to take pictures of you.

Full Fit: Meilen Werk leather jacket, reseamed crop top, lizard thicket boutique jeans, nine west boots.

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So the simplicity of this is astounding. I've probably made at least six of these tops since I've been home. All of which I picked up at local thrift stores or pulled out of my own closet.
Measure the portion around your top you plan to chop. Pin and Cut.
(yes I will always use my cardboard rulers lol )
Keep that extra piece to test on your sewing machine for correct settings. This fabric is very very stretchy and has a ton of embroidery which can get stuck while you sew. Check for loose threads around your hem and take that baby piece for a test run before you hem your tank.
The pic to the left is of my test run going to perfection. Simply sew and your done.
Make sure to keep an eye on those pins.
P.S. no pic of my ironing but you know I did!
Seamingly yours,
J. Michael