Old Dancing Shoes

Yep, the old bar shoes.   Black pointy-toe high heels that have many scuff marks, worn out leather, but still have some more miles in them.  How about a new color to brighten them up and give them a make over?

I picked up a bottle of Folk Art outdoor acrylic paint in calypso blue ($2.50) and a foam paint brush ($0.50).  The Miller High Life costs about 20 but that is optional 🙂

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I didn’t have any flexible tape so I used vasoline around the heel and sole edges to help keep the paint on the material.  It worked really well!  Two coats, 48 hours to cure, and…

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Yay! New shoes!

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A Bohemian Pencil Skirt

I love pencil skirts.  They have this sexy, sophisticated look and show off curves so well.  The problem is that I have very few place to wear one because they do look so…put together?? Yeah, I would stick out at the local Kroger and not the way I want. Plus, let’s face it, not really my style.

Well, ideas started a-brewin when my friend Rhea gave me this skirt…

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This skirt is a Target Merona brand, khaki colour that hits a couple inches above the knee.  Not the most flattering length/colour, at least on me.

Then I went to Hancock Fabrics and found this great material…

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Two nap times and a couple stitches here, some pins there and…

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Bam! New skirt! YAY!

Now, here are a couple pictures of me wearing this thing with some different tops.  I had to go old school and take pictures of myself in a mirror.  Yeah, totally felt like a NJ dude but whatev….don’t laugh!

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Ok, I laughed a little and almost took these down but left them up for amusement purposes!  I mean, how many people are really going to see this, right? 🙂

Upcycled Flower Fabric & Collared Shirt

I have a lot of shirts that hang in my closet year after year that are never worn, but I am not willing to give up.  For example, collared shirts.  Good for the workplace, but not really my style.

This one in particular never fit me very well because of my big shoulders.  It was a hand-me-down from my sister-in-law who has an amazing sense of style and gives me the clothes that would have gone to goodwill.  I have recieved lots of great stuff this way!

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Well, I had some extra fabric that I made this  infinity scarf out of…

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and I had just so happened to come across a blog that I am totally obsessed with called Cotton and Curls (http://www.cottonandcurls.com).  This woman is so talented with all of her sewing and upcycling! She had tutorials for making all kinds of stuff which inspired me to make this…

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These two are the front of the blouse…

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and this is the back!

Hopefully soon I will have pictures of these clothes being worn!  But right now, Sebastian is not trusted with the camera 🙂

Better With Buttons

I bought this tank top years ago to wear on a date with Charlie.  It was the date I had suspected he would propose…I was right!

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Aw, good times!

But then the little silver studs began to fall off not long after this 😦 It was just the middle row that was affected by this loosey goosey stitching, which has a smaller size stud as you can see in the photo.  By the way, please excuse my cell phone photo bomb with the busted up screen, that was not supposed to be in the picture.

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I have held onto this top for 5 years now knowing some creative idea would brew up at some point.  Well, ok some motivation too.

A couple days ago it came to me…

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I was in Hancock Fabrics and saw a package of different shades of blue and green buttons and…BAM! New top to wear!

It softens up this top too.  All the metal made it not only edgy, but also heavy! What do you think?

 

Ofabz swimwear

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I love the vintage style and colours of these bathing suits! They are a little pricey, about $48 for each piece, but it is a local company and made right here in the USA.  Well, I’m sold!  Only 12 weeks to kicking it pool side!

Check out some of the other rad-retro swimwear theses lovely ladies  have to offer at http://www.ofabz.com/shop.html