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, (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."
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?

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