Day 18

Last night was one of those nights where I couldn't sleep for the life of me.

Since I wasn't going to be working until later today, I had this genius plan to get up early and go to the gym before meeting my friend for lunch and then finally going into work.

I got into bed at 11, snuggled up in my blankets and turned on some soft music. When I saw the clock hit 12:00 and then 1:00, I realized falling asleep wasn't going to be an easy task.

I started playing a game that I used to play nightly in high school. I called it the "if I fall asleep now" game.

"If I fall asleep now I'll get 6 hours of sleep."

"If I fall asleep now I'll get 5 1/2 hours of sleep"

"If I fall asleep now I'll get 5 hours of sleep"

When I reached "if I fall asleep now I'll get 2 1/2 hours of sleep" I gave up all hope of functioning normally today. I fell asleep at one point between then and when my alarm went off. I can't remember ever being so angry at my alarm.

Needless to say I didn't make it to the gym.

So here is my day 18 outfit.

But Melissa... we don't remember seeing that yellow skirt in your 30 pieces. Did you cheat?
Of course not. But I did get creative.
Remember this skirt from day 9?

I noticed the other day that I really liked the inside liner of that skirt so I decided to investigate.

Step #1. Remove all of the inside tags

Step 2: Figure out how to make the reverse side of the buttons look nice.

Solution: attach buttons on the inside as well.

Step 3: attach buttons.

My sewing talents are limited but I sure can sew on a button.

I added a belt and that was that!

I'm so happy that my skirt is now two skirts that I'm going to try to reverse all of my clothes!

If inside out skinny jeans don't get me some creativity points then nothing will! ;)

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  1. DANG!!! I need to explore the inside-out options of some of my clothing now as well! This is _AWESOME_.

  2. That's Genius!!! definite creativity points there. cute!

  3. WOW. Those are skillz. I love this...there are so many items out there with just absolutely gorgeous lining, and it's great to find a way to show it off!

  4. Thats such a cute idea, and it worked amazingly well! The skirt (and you) look great!

    Oh, I hate that. And I do that too.. how many hours of sleep now? And now? Haha :/


  5. Love the idea! I seriously need to start remixing my 30, I am only on day 5 and I am feeling bored with what I have! Ugh I can do this! :)

  6. so cool how you got two skirts from one...love it...

  7. oh my gosh, what a great idea! I would have had no clue that the lining was on the outside! good job!

  8. Amazing. I love how easily that skirt transitioned and it is like adding another item to the challenge without cheating.

  9. So clever! All skirts should have an inside out function!

  10. You are seriously so smart, what a great idea!!! It turned out so well Melissa, I love the lining :)

  11. freaking GENIUS! i love love love this new skirt!

  12. Oh my goodness! Good job, lady! You are so creative... the skirt turned out amazing!

  13. GENIUS!! I would have bought that skirt based on that lining, haha.

  14. What a great idea! You definitely got creative on this!

  15. That looks great! I turned a skirt inside out recently and it really is a great way to double your weardrobe. My skirts lining was no where near as cute as yours though!!

  16. what a great idea! the inside of that skirt is totally cute! :) i love your blog - i discovered it today though Kendi's link. i think the 30 for 30 is such a fun challenge - i definitely intend to participate next time around. :)

  17. I am going to go check the insides of all my clothes now. Maybe that'll be a criteria for buying new things too! You little smartie pants!

  18. Great idea! Hmm, now I need to pay attention to the inside of my clothes. :)

  19. Thanks for all the nice comments everyone :)

    I've been investigating the inside of all my clothes and so far they all just look like inside out clothes. Stupid double sided skirt got my hopes up! ;)


  20. I just found you through Kendi's blog, and I'm SO glad I did! Such a resourceful little trick. I have a Tulle dress that I LOVE the inside of, and I'm going to try this (and see what other things I can reverse).


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