Day 134. 231 days and $228 left to go.

Now I LOVE metallics – anything gold, silver, or shiny, sign me up.  And that’s across the board from shoes to purses to dresses.  One of my favorite tops is this grey Cynthia Vincent piece from a few years back with silver mesh sleeves…

Metallic sleeves rule!

Metallic sleeves rule!

Totally heart this, so when I first came across this puppy below, I knew it would be rocking in no time.

Day 134 - Before

Day 134 - Before

Here’s a little close up of the shoulder pad action as well…

Shiny pads!!

Shiny pads!!

Notice they match the fabric of the jacket.  This nondescript clothing brand was very meticulous with the creation of said pads.  Time and care to make the shoulders really pop…yep, there’s the pun!  I clearly had to take them out.

Taking out the shiny pads!

Taking out the shiny pads!

Next I took in the jacket a bit – hemmed the sleeves as well as the body of it to make it a little more fitted on me.

Taking it in...

Taking it in...

After that, I popped the jacket on top of my wife beater and was ready for a little errand running.

Day 134 - After

Day 134 - After

To the market for some ingredients for my cooking club on Tuesday eve.  It’s Japanese themed and I’ve got the veggies, so I’m crafting two 美味いです(that’s delicious in Japanese) side dishes involving wasabi and a miso glaze.  Yummers 🙂  If there aren’t any huge 失敗 (that’s flops in Japanese), pics will follow.

PS, little shoulder pad update!!!

Bin o'pads!

Bin o'pads!

It’s filling up friends!!  Woo hoo!  I smell a contest when it’s completely full – perhaps a little guessing action for a very fabulous prize?  There’s still time though…looks full, but those pads will smush down to the size of golf balls.  PS, congrats to Phil Mickelson for winning the Masters today.  That green jacket looks dashing on you!

Color of victory!

Color of victory!

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20 responses to “Day 134. 231 days and $228 left to go.

  1. wow, I just found your site through Heather at Home ec 101 and am truly inspired. I might have to head out and see what I find at my local thrift store.

  2. if the prize for guessing your shoulder pad collection is your 365 wardrobe (or at least a fav piece) IM SOLD! =)

    Lovin this jacket

  3. you almost look like you could tame a bull! I wanna send you a purse with a bull on it to match. just because.

  4. What a fun pursuit! Loved seeeing all the transformations!

  5. You are a genius. I’m loving your blog. I now follow you on Twitter!

  6. You are awesome! I always try to think of ways to turn my toddler’s clothing into something she can wear for more than one season, but never seem to find the time. Seeing your blog, I’m feeling kinda sheepish about that now. But, I CLEARLY do not have your talent– Great work!

  7. I too, love ANYTHING sparkly! The Cynthia Vincent top is to die for! My best friend just told me about your project yesterday. It is awesome! Are you allowed to take clothes from other people? I think I have some pieces you might be able to work your magic on! I also always ditch the shoulder pads! They gotta go! Keep rockin’ the refashioning!

    • I love your project too!! A fan of my Facebook page posted your link – love what you’re doing Shelayna!! Ditching the shoulder pads is totally necessary 🙂 If you’ve got pieces you’d like me to try to do some fun crafting on, totally let me know!! Isn’t CV the best? I love her stuff 🙂

  8. おかず is side dish in Japanese, in case you wanted to know. 🙂

  9. Great work on eveything! Wish I had the time – you’re an inspiration 🙂 Looking at the bin-o-pads, I suddenly thought “I wonder if those could be turned into coin purses?” Thought I’d pass that along…more prize material to give out! 😀

    Keep up the great work!

  10. That is one cute jacket!

  11. Think about making cute little evening bags from some of those shoulder pads and embellishments you are saving up! I think you are a genius. I can’t believe how cute some of that stuff is after you work your magic! Especially given some of the original catastrophes. It just goes to show you can make a silk purse from a sows ear! Keep up the awesome work, you are an inspiration!

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