Oct 6, 2011

it's the little things 004

Aisle to AlohaIt's that time of week again! Here I am linking up with Lindsay, who of course is one of my favorite bloggers. She even inspired an outfit of mine this week! Overall, it's been a pretty stressful week with school. I'm struggling to find balance between schoolwork, writing for Her Campus and just life in general. I'll find balance soon, for now, I'll just have to have take moments during my day is just breathe.

Lindsay is one of the cutest fashionable bloggers I follow! She lives in Hawaii and has the most gorgeous, colorful and fun outfits! Yesterday she had a post about how she transformed her dresses into skirts to enhance the variety in your closet! Check out her tutorial. She inspired me to do the same today.

Here is my dress turned skirt!

I bought this dress when I was 16, so I've forgotten where I bought it!
Necklace: handmade by me.
(skeleton key - antique store || charms - Bead Box, Boone)
Shirt: Forever 21
Here it is in dress form:

I also got to make homemade veggie sushi with my friend Drew.
It was long overdue and I'm glad we got to finally have some friend quality time!
Yummy good, great conversation and great company.
It was truly a nice break in the middle of my stressful week!

Hopefully things with school calm down and I won't be running on 4 hours a sleep.
This weekend I will be in Raleigh (FINALLY) even just a couple of days.

I almost forgot to mention the amazing giveaway I won to Maple Boutique through Sandy a la Mode!
That definitely made my week.
Also, Emily gave me the Versatile Blogger award, so I'll get to that asap! Thanks Emily!
Be sure to check out this giveaway from {long distance loving}!

What were the little things that made your week?
Don't forget to link up with Lindsay!


  1. Homemade sushi?!?! I must learn!! It looks so tasty... but I can barely handle pancakes, so maybe I'll hold off ;) Also the turning to a dress to a skirt lil outfit is ADORABLE! Good job ;)

  2. Yay for friend time!! And I like how your dress-now-a-skirt turned out! Great DIY!

    Congrats on winning the giveaway!!

  3. Love that you made a dress into a skirt...I'm going to try it soon myself. Lindsay is so inspiring :)
    And I haven't had homemade sushi in years. Having it is one of my first fun memories of my now husband before we even started dating. He was quite impressed with the tuna he brought to a friend's homemade sushi gathering!

  4. Hi there! Visiting from Aisle to Aloha. Love what you did with that outfit!

  5. finding a balance is sometimes hard...you can do it though :)

    My boyfriend has made me homemade sushi before...so yummy!

    Love your outfit <3

    Enjoy your weekend!

  6. I am a huge fan of sushi, but I've never made it from scratch before.....Yours looks so good! :)

    And I love the dress-turned-skirt! So cute!

  7. Gorgeous photos!

    And super cute outfit. :]

  8. you look adorable! that outfit is just adorable. and i LOVE homemade sushi! sometimes we lay out a "sushi bar" with fish, cucmber, mayonaise, rice, nori and it's DIY sushi :)


  9. The dress into a skirt is so cute! I ready her post but haven't tried it yet. Maybe I will this weekend! I would love to try making my own sushi!

  10. your necklace is ADORABLE! i love old keys! and i visited the her campus site... it's awesome! i am in grad school so i love things like that. you must be SOOOOO busy. I feel for ya, girl!

  11. That veggie sushi looks amazing, girl! I am seriously almost drooling. And great job on that skirt, it looks adorable. I'm going to have to hunt through my closet to see if I have anything I can convert into a skirt!


  12. So fun to see another blogger showing off the dress to skirt look! =)

  13. you look so cute in that dress! but it makes a great skirt too! and that is such a neat necklace! where did u get your belt btw, i'm on the lookout for a brown woven one like this.

  14. I simply LOVE the necklace you made--and how you repurposed that dress! you look beautiful :) best of luck in the giveaway! thanks for spreading the word! xoxo {av} | {long distance loving}

  15. I love making sushi! and that veggie sushi looks delicious(:
    And what a cute outfit too, I really like it.

    Have a lovely day(;

    Carmila Ponycat

  16. Thank you for your always sweet comments on my blog! They always seem to brighten my mood :)

    So, that veggie sushi looks pretty much delightful. I've always wanted to make my own! Want to send some down to Alabama?

    Hope you're keeping sane throughout these crazy college days!

  17. love that necklace! i cannot believe you made it. you have talent!!

  18. Great blog and great photos! Glad to find another filipina!

    sherri from SHERRI AMOUR