Friday, May 21, 2010

Fashion Tip Friday: Repurposing

Mom and Dad were out for Mother's Day Weekend.
Of course, Mom and I went to the thrift store, because that is what girls should do.

I found this nifty beaded yellow/earthy-feel belt...
that I would probably never wear as a belt...
(now that I've said that, you'll see it as a belt in a post by fall)
but thought, "Hmmm..."
and I put it around my neck, instead.

Because in fashion things don't necessarily have to be used as they were intended to be used.
(Like my pearl necklace I wrap around my wrist.)
And this totally fits that.

Now, please know that I debated because it was... *gasp* two whole dollars.
I hemmed and hawed and carried it around the store.
Finally, I showed Mom.
"Oh, you have to get it! Two dollars? Get it."

So, I did.
Good choice.

(You can see in the pics I just knotted it twice to make it a bit chunkier/shorter.)











Pulling it all together...
Belt/Necklace: Thrifted
Green Silk Shirt: Thrifted (For a quarter! Love the 90's cut.)
Brown tee: Goodwill, can't remember brand
Jeans: 7 for all Mankind, Mother's Day gift a few years back.
Boots: Gabrielle Rocha, 6pm.com (A little pointier than desired, but so warm!)
Ginormous Gold Hoops: Forever 21

So, what do you have sitting in your closet that could be repurposed? 
Maybe a chain belt that could be a funky necklace?
An old necklace that could double as a bracelet?
You can double and even triple the function of your wardrobe!

It's just all in the way you look at things.
Some of you are saying right now, "But, I don't have an eye for that!" And you're thinking, "Whatever, Angela. I'm just not good at seeing things that way."
Whatever.
You lie to me.
You lie to yourself.
It just takes a little bit of eye-retraining!

Go to your closet and you'll see what I mean.
Don't sell yourself short before you even try, okay?
OKAY?????

Because somewhere there's a skirt that will make a fabulous strapless, flowy dress this summer.
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