Monday, July 28, 2014

Men's Dress Shirt Refashion

 The other day I was fighting a strong urge to go thrifting. I really don't need anything and I know there are things in my closet that I don't wear as it is so adding to it isn't the most responsible thing in the world. So I did the next best thing. I took a piece of clothing I don't wear super frequently and gave it a little DIY love.

I'm that girl who likes to wear over sized menswear pieces. Tie a knot in the bottom, throw on some leggings and boots and I'm good to go. I thrifted this extra large men's dress shirt last year because I liked the colors, but I've only worn it a few times. That makes it the perfect candidate for a restyle project!
This is a simple refashion that has great results. From over sized dress shirt to a more fitted button-down tank, this shirt is now a wardrobe staple.
1. Start with a men's dress shirt.
2. Remove the sleeves and hem the armholes to prevent unraveling.
3. Try on the shirt to determine how much the sides need to be taken in. (I ended up having to take in the seam twice, a total of about 4 inches on each side, but this will differ depending on what shirt you choose and how it fits on you).
4. Sew a new seam on each side, following the shape of the original seam for best results. Trim the excess fabric and then the shirt is ready to wear!




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom

A bit of wit for your Wednesday, courtesy of Lemony Snicket's book: Horseradish. I just love this lion photo. Sadly, it isn't my own, but it can be found here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hot Air







A mix of camera and phone photos from this weekend's hot air balloon festival in Wellsville.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Snapshots

America's favorite past time (debateable) on a perfect summer night
Playing with different hairstyles
Unimpressed, with brother bear
Italian Festival noms (chocolate pineapple sorbet bar, sausage bread, stuffed hot pepper roll, steak & dandelions)
free concert nights with friends :)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Gunn & Swain









 Summertime is the best time. Sunshine days and lightning bug nights. It just doesn't get much better than that. This year has been a bit of a curve ball, but I'm feeling incredibly grateful for the people in my life and the connections I've made and that is making this summer that much sweeter. On another note, I recently impulse bought this blanket from Gunn & Swain. I couldn't resist the colors! It's the perfect blanket for picnics and cloud watching.

OUTFIT DETAILS: Top, H&M // Shorts, DIY // Boots, Vintage via Nifty Thrifty // Hat, Thrifted // Blanket, Gunn & Swain