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bye bye jacket, hello vest!

I really wouldn’t call this a refashion. This is more of a jacket makeover! This project helped me do 2 things: 1. I really wanted denim vest and 2. I had a double breasted jean jacket that I wasn’t really wearing and didn’t really like all that much. The sleeves were too long and too tight.

So, I simply cut the sleeves off the jacket. I had some technical difficulties because I keep forgetting that sewing like 3 layers of thick denim is next to impossible unless you have industrial machinery. Alas, it didn’t turn out as perfect as I expected but who cares? You can’t really tell ­čÖé


I wore my brand new vest to work yesterday with a maxi dress. I think I like it better worn open:

vest-mini-refashion + maxi dress vest-mini-refashion + maxi dress What do you think? Was it worth cutting off the sleeves to make a vest?

Outfit details:
Jacket/Vest: Victoria’s Secret, old
Dress: Cato maxi dress with belt, thrifted $4.59
Necklace: Catherine Popesco, ebay
Sandals: Sam Edelman Gigi, piperlime on sale


lots of dots

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it’s no secret to anyone that I love polka dots, whether they be the vintage kind or more modern like the ones on this dress. The dress was a lovely gift from a sweet and thoughtful family friend.

The weather yesterday took a turn to unexpectedly cool, which encouraged me to wear a nice spring/fall jacket. All in all, I felt pretty snazzy at work.

What about you – do you like polka dots?

HAPPY FRIDAY! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Calvin Klein dot dress, gift
Jacket: J. Crew coral linen jacket, thrifted $18
Shoes: Sam Edelman Gigi, piperlime.com
Necklace: Catherine Popesco via ebay

OOTD: summer dress + sandals

breezy summer dress + jean jacketWhen the summers in NC get scorching hot and humid, one of my favorite things to wear is a breezy summer dress + sandals. I usually pair it with a cardigan or jacket at work since they keep the office so cold.

Recently I picked up the Sam Edelman Gigi sandals because I desperately needed a pair of flat sandals other than my mel for forever21 plastic ones. A few days after I got them, my little kitty chewed them up but I was able to get them mostly fixed. I really like these sandals and hope to get lots of wear out of them –┬á they are very comfortable.

What’s your favorite thing to wear during the hot & humid summertime?

Happy Hump Day – stay cool out there!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Nine West cotton print dress, thrifted $4.59
Shoes: Sam Edelman Gigi sandals, piperlime sale
Jacket: Old Navy Jean Jacket, thrifted $4.59
Arm candy: old watch gift from my mom + gold chain bracelet, thrifted $2

can’t get enough nautical

More Nautical - striped dress + salmon cardigan + mel for forever21 sandals + nautical charm necklace

More Nautical - striped dress + salmon cardigan + mel for forever21 sandals + nautical charm necklaceNautical again?

I just can’t get enough Nautical! Here I am pairing a sweetheart neckline, nautical striped dress with an old and comfy boyfriend cardigan in bright salmon….and my mel for forever21 sandals (again).

I’d like to procure a horizontally striped circle skirt soon. I love nautical that much!


Outfit details:
Dress: d.RA Mona Striped Dress, Piperlime clearance [Also worn HERE]
Cardigan: Forever21 pink cardi, old
Sandals: Mel by Melissa for Forever 21, in store $22 (these are sold out online but may be still available in store)
Jewelry: tacky vintage? nautical charm gold necklace, ebay $5

Happy Spring OOTD

Happy Spring OOTD

It’s warm outside, flowers are blooming, there’s a blanket of pollen that covers everything and anything, and it’s time to break out light colored (cream/white) dresses! I love this dress because it has a lace top and a sheer, ethereal pleated skirt.

Outfit details:
Dress: Pim + Larkin dress, clearance at Piperlime $25 (no longer avail)
Jacket: Forever21 tan + white striped ponte blazer, old
Shoes: MIA Karmen white + red polka dot espadrille wedge, 6pm.com clearance $15
Necklace: Catherine Popesco, from ebay $25

What about you, dear readers, have you all been breaking out your light colored spring attire yet?