• Japanese Butterfly Garden Top 1
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    Japanese Butterfly Garden Top

    Today’s top reminded me of one of my wardrobe staples from when I was in high school. I used to love love LOVE funky polyester butterfly-collar shirts.  Like crazy.  I had a closet full of ’em and I wore one pretty much every single flippin’ day.  I would throw one over a tank top, don a pair of Jncos (anybody else remember those???), spike my hair, and head out the door.  Oh yeah.  I was stylin’, y’all.  😉 Anywho…high school was I won’t even tell you how many years ago, and my personal style has changed quite a bit.  🙂  But when I saw this top, I grew wistful and…

  • Day 364:  All Tied Up Top 5
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    Day 364: All Tied Up Top

    Today’s piece isn’t exactly fashion-forward, but it has sparkles to spare! Alright.  The only thing I like about this top is the subtle glittery print.  Time for some serious choppage! You can see how I’ve laid out one of my best-fitting tanks as a template for the shape of my future top.  Are you wondering why I’ve left so much room on the sides?  🙂 I cut a bunch of 1″ish strips down each side, then tied them together! This is an extremely easy no-sew solution for any of your boring tops that are made of a fray-proof fabric!  🙂 Cheers!

  • Day 362:  Mairi Shrug 9
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    Day 362: Mairi Shrug

    Today’s piece comes from a land down under!  And yes – You’d better run.  You’d better take cover!  🙂 You haven’t even seen the best part yet! I pretty much died laughing when I opened Mairi’s package.  She certainly gave me quite a challenge!  🙂 Alright…as I’m not into Victorian Cosplay, these unmentionables were going to require a complete overhaul! First, I reached into my dye stash and pulled out this: Into a nice, hot bath of dye the bloomers went! After a rinse & dry, I realized that dyeing this in the machine had a negative consequence.  :/ Thee good news was, not all of the lace was damaged,…

  • Day 350:  Charity Shop Chic Top 13
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    Day 350: Charity Shop Chic Top

    Sometimes I draw a lot of inspiration blatantly steal ideas from other refashionistas out there.  Today’s refash is inspired by Sally over at Charity Shop Chic.  🙂 Sally’s blog recently featured a Carrie Bradshaw Month, where she created clever knockoffs of stylish pieces worn by Sarah Jessica Parker on Sex and the City. She was inspired by this top right here… …so she created her own version (you can check out Sally’s tutorial here) out of a thrifted tee!  🙂 I decided I simply must have a go at making my own version!  I managed to thrift a navy and white stripey tee for $1. Alright.  I knew I wanted…

  • Day 348:  Living a Lie Top 17
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    Day 348: Living a Lie Top

    I don’t know what it was about the late 80’s/early 90’s that made clothing manufacturers believe that people couldn’t be trusted to handle their own layering. I really don’t understand the whole “double dress” look, folks.  Why did anyone think this was okay????  Especially when the bottom layer is always fake??? Fortunately, there’s a fairly straightforward solution to this! This dress required a bit more snippage to deal with some ooglay pads as well! I took the outer dress layer, buttoned the bottom button, and put my arms in with the buttoned part behind me.  🙂  Now I have a nice piece to do my own layering with!  🙂 I…