Fashion Raiding My Sister's Closet

Raiding My Sister’s Closet: A Current Closet Favorite

On Sunday afternoon, instead of waving goodbye to Bart as he headed back down Arizona for the week, the girls and I packed up our stuff and went with him.

We found a little house to rent for the next six weeks, and we’re all settled in (the beauty of moving into a furnished house – we bought some groceries and unpacked our suitcases, and we’re totally set).

Of course, we’re all missing my parents a lot (who else will roll up their suit pants and swing the girls back and forth in the pool before dinner?). Spending six straight weeks with them was just really fantastic.

This dress was one perk of staying with my parents. After Merrick did a tutorial about this dress (which she actually made AT my parents’ house, so my mom had watched her do the whole thing), my mom whipped me up one too.

I wore it at Alt Summit in June and then to a couple of parties at ALA the next weekend. 

It also was great for wearing to Target yesterday to pick up some toilet paper and soap.

Dress: Target (altered according to Merrick’s tutorial) // Shoes: Old Navy (similar) // Bag: c/o Lily Jade 
Hop over and see what Merrick and Landen are loving right now:

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  • Reply Elisabeth McKnight July 15, 2014 at 11:13 am

    your family makes me want to learn how to sew.

    and you look darling 🙂 yay for living with husbands 🙂

  • Reply Meg ~ Chasing Pink Fireflies July 15, 2014 at 11:58 am

    That's such a great dress! I'm heading to Target today and will look and see if they have it! Enjoy your next adventure – so glad y'all will be together again!

  • Reply Jamie Gingerelli July 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Wow What a wonderful talent to have! Sewing isn't nearly as appreciated nowadays add it should be – it's an art!

  • Reply becomingbrown July 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    That dress is lovely. Are you not a seamstress? I also think I need to make this dress. Thanks for linking the tutorial.

    Second question, since you won't be in Las Vegas still when the husband and I go to Black Hat at the beginning of August, would you do a 'Whirlwind Weekend' post for the area? I'd love any recommendations you might have since I won't be the one working and conferencing the whole time.

    or would you please email me a quick list if you can't do a post (jennlbfit at gmail). 🙂

  • Reply Haley Valerie July 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    That dress is so cute!


  • Reply Jen P July 16, 2014 at 12:41 am

    I owned this dress in navy and pink. And when I saw your sister's tutorial, I loved this dress so much that I went out and bought the white and black one in a larger size to follow her tutorial. I love the dress and have worn each several times already. Great outfit!

  • Reply Paige Flamm July 16, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I loved this dress when I saw Merrick's tutorial, and I'm still loving it now! I should try and make one, it would probably be super cute as a maternity dress!

  • Reply melissa @ 1lbr July 16, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I'm just impressed that you can wear anything with long sleeves here in Arizona! I'm dying with anything but shorts and t shirts 🙂

  • Reply iheartmesa July 24, 2014 at 4:33 am

    How fun that you are in Arizona for a while! I have read your blog for a while now and actually have a blog about things to do in Arizona that you might want to check out. I would totally love to get in touch while you are here if you are interested. You can email me at or find us here:, ~Marily

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