Jazz Hands! Today’s dress reminded me of my high school chorus’ (which I never joined…partially due to the ugly uniform) dresses, hence my show choir pose.
At least I look happier than this chick…
As the only singing I was gearing up for was taking place on the Karaoke stage, not a high school cafeterium, Changes had to be made.
First off, I easily removed the velcroed-in shoulder pads…
and stuck them on random objects in my house.
What you can’t really make out in the “before” shot, is that this is a sweater dress! Perfect for keeping me warm on a chilly, rainy night! Still…I needed to get rid of that length and take it in a bit…which is exactly what I did!
So…now that I had taken my new dress in and up, it was looking mucho bettero. However…it was still fairly plain and boring. I decided to dig through my massive box ‘o buttons and pulled out these guys.
Then, I hand-stitched them in a cluster near the bottom of the dress.
I threw on some warm brown boots and brown accessories and was all set for a night of Trivi-YEAH at The Whig followed by Karaoke at Art Bar!
Oh…and check out my awesome new fave sweater! It’s an uber-warm army sweater I snagged for a buck! Complete with elbow patches and epaulets! It’s a bit boxy, but I think I’ll leave it as-is. 🙂
I braved the cold and rain to meet my teammates (yay Team What About Bob!) for a night of brain teasing and karaoke pleasing!
3 thoughts on “Cute as a Button”
Amazing how a few cute buttons can add such PIZAZZ!!! Once again thinking outside the box. Hurray! And, hurray for Basement Kitteh–I love her/him. So nice to have a wonderful inspiration and assistance. Keep going!!
Thanks! I sort of got the idea from Anthropologie…they always add such fun details to their clothes, I’m trying to emulate that a bit. 🙂
Love this one! Very cute!