This dress makes no sense to me.
Seriously, what was the idea behind this one? I imagine a very powerful woman with very big hair probably rocked this in the 80’s, but it doesn’t really work for this decade.
Luckily, it didn’t take much to make this piece fun & functional for modern times.
First, I snipped out some impressively large shoulder pads.
My plan is to repurpose these into a nice sunglasses case, since the fabric is so silky and soft. :)
Next, I lopped off a good bit from the bottom.
I quick hem job followed.
That’s all it took to take this from power dress to powerfully cute jacket!
I styled my new jacket with a very old Blondie T-shirt I bought back in 8th grade (I was obsessed with that band!), dark jeans, and gold flats.
My new jacket enjoyed a delicious meal and a couple of cocktails at The War Mouth, a fabulous new restaurant here in Columbia, SC. It features such southern delicacies as mustard-breaded venison and quail with dumplings.