Posts Tagged ‘hand-me-down’

Refashion: Polka Dot Shirt


I’m starting to feel better about my sewing with a few successful projects under my belt these days.

Laura sent me this awesome navy polka dot top that needed a slight fit adjustment. It’s made of some sort of polyester knit fabric so it was a little bit slippery, but not as mischievous as the last one.

I didn’t have to take in the shoulders, it just needed shorter sleeves and a narrower bodice. I took it in by about 2 inches on each side, and cut off about 3 inches of sleeve. It’s a fantastic staple shirt that will go well with cardigans this winter, or with flowy skirts this summer.

I love the little keyhole in the back.

I’m pretty excited to party in my new shirt, can you tell?

Outfit details:

  • earrings: etsy
  • top: Laura, refashioned
  • necklace: Forever 21
  • belt: grandma’s hand-me-down
  • pants: Ross
  • boots: thrifted


Style: Silver And Blue


No make up and crazy hair today. I’m going to a clothing swap tonight so I’ll probably get make up on before I go. Maybe. I’m itching to layer with sweaters soon, but I have to remind myself to enjoy these warm days of late summer/early fall. We’re in for a long winter, up here in the mountains.

  • necklaces: Forever 21, twig creative (I think)
  • top: thrifted
  • belt: hand-me-down from grandma
  • pants: Ross
  • shoes: c/o Blowfish

I sorta want to foil the tips of these shoes in silver. Not sure how well they would wear, but the idea sounds nice.

My grandma has killer taste. She turned 88 on Sunday, but she still acts like a 70 year old.

Style: Summer Clothes


I love wearing light-weight skirts during the summer. Truth be told, I don’t currently own a single pair of shorts. I definitely don’t mind it being that way. This outfit was really easy. No make up, just lipstick and glasses.





Casual Yellow & Grey Stripes


We were going to go to the zoo, but then I realized I left my keys in the car. The locked car. Oh yeah & I did it again today. POOP.

  • earrings: thrifted, $1
  • necklace: handmade by my Dad
  • top: Walmart, $4
  • cardi: hand-me-down
  • jeggings: H&M, $15
  • shoes: H&M, $10

TOTAL: $30


Handmade Paper bag Skirt


  • top: DownEast Basics, $3
  • necklace: Tai Pan, c/o Tai Pan Trading
  • belt: hand-me-down from grandma Newton
  • skirt: handmade, $2
  • shoes: swapped


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