Coffee Bean Dress Refashion

I picked up this coffee bean print dress in the same thrift store trip that I picked up the jumpsuit that got new life as a dress last year.

Obviously I took my before pictures before we moved. It had a collar, a couple of awkward front buttons and strings to tie the back.

But the print was perfect… I mean it’s coffee beans. Continue reading

Pinch of Pink Dress Refashion

I picked up a couple of dresses on an online super clearance. The price was right and they looked good in photos, but when they arrived, I realized that I had ended up getting a shapeless knit tent.

The dress was comfortable, but needed a tiny bit of work… namely a solution to make it look like a dress and not like I was wearing camping gear.

First I created a waist. Continue reading

Getting the Maximum Use from a Maxi Dress {Refashion}

One of my top three blog posts of all time is What to Wear to a Graduation. In that post I not only shed some light on what I consider to be appropriate attire for graduation ceremonies, I debuted the first maxi dress I bought.

People have said that short women can’t wear maxi dresses. I personally think that’s untrue. I have grown my maxi dress collection since then and have been happy to see these dresses hang around trend wise. Speaking of hanging around… that’s what my first maxi dress was doing. Just hanging it in the closet. I wore it a handful of times, but it seemed too busy or too formal for most of the time. Continue reading

Jumpsuit no more {Refashion}

I started with this Sheri Martin, New York jumpsuit that had lost it’s size label a long time ago. This quirky number was built for the very tall, jump-suit adoring woman… aka not me. Aside from the fact that I’m wearing jeans under it in the photo above, I have both of my legs in one leg in the one below!

I had no desire to wear this as a jumpsuit ever. Before I could do anything with it, I had to rip the seams and make it no longer pants. Continue reading

Fun Stuff: Tweets, Fashion and Diabetes

I have some exciting things going that I want to share with you.

First, I’ve joined the Diabetes Mine Twitter feed, tweeting on their behalf a few hours each week. I’m really excited about this gig because it combines Twitter (which I love) and connecting within the diabetes community (which I also love). And Amy and Mike have been fantastic to work with! (Diabetes Mine Recently moved over to Healthline, you can read more about the team here.)

Photo by Allison Carey at The Plain Dealer

Second, I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with Allison at the Cleveland Plain Dealer to show off some refashions, talk about my personal style and chat about living with diabetes. The interview and photo shoot were a ton of fun and the story got posted yesterday afternoon.

Here are the refashions that were featured in my photo shoot:

My medical ID bracelets and PumpPeelz got shout outs as well. (Don’t forget, 20% off PumpPeelz orders with code: probablyrachel is only good until January 31!)

How would you describe your personal style?