Saturday, March 29, 2014

Amazingly Easy Dress Refashion

This week we had a refreshing mid-week Holiday -  Kuhio Day.  It made for a perfect beach day, and a relaxing break in an otherwise stressful week.  Somehow, we've all managed to come down with a nasty sinus infection.  I've been sick enough to feel a little off but not enough to stay home from work.  So...  when Friday came around, I really needed some color to brighten my day. 

Have I mentioned that I have a fabulous thrift shop across the street from the school where I teach?  Every so often I walk over on my lunch break and peruse.  The prices are significantly lower than Goodwill, and the clothes are in great condition.  It's not surprising that I almost always find something.

A few weeks ago, I found this colorful number that practically screamed, "Take me home!"  It was $2, and the print is absolutely beautiful.  

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Outdated Button Up to Stylish Tunic Remake

Sadly, Spring Break has come to an end.  I had a lovely time hanging out with my little buddy.  We were able to catch some amazing sunrises.  


Surprisingly, I was able to find some time to refashion.  It felt really good to complete a few projects that have been lingering for a while.  One of which is a silk plaid top remake.  I found this silk top at a Goodwill in Cincinnati over Winter break for $2. I just couldn't get over the funky plaid print.

But...  as you can see, it was a little outdated for my taste.  In truth, I wasn't sure I would be able to update this number.  Not really knowing where to start, I removed the enormous shoulder pads and seam ripped the sleeves and collar.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Green Digs for a Little Leprechaun

May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need most.                                                      - Irish Saying

Today I was lucky enough to spend St. Patty's Day with my precious little leprechaun.  We are both on Spring Break and needed to spend some time together.  He suggested that we visit the aquarium.  It was a spectacular day.  And, I couldn't pass up an opportunity to make him a special green t-shirt.