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Day 132. 233 days and $230 left to go.

Today is making this gal happy!  Wanna know why?  Not only is the weekend here and I got to do a smidge of local barhopping with lovely friends, but I’m using the rest of a piece that I used once already and it’s not costing me an extra dime (or dollar) in this lil’ project of mine.  No deduction from the total amount today!!  Let me remind you…

Dsy 132 - Before

Day 132 - Before

Now this was the piece that I cut in half and wore as a bolero back on Day 98 – click here for a quick refresher, but it looked a little something like this…

Bolero, Ole!

Bolero, Ole!

I just used the top portion, and I was leftover with the rest of the longish jacket that looked like the following…

The rest!

The rest!

My original thought was to use this leftover bit as a skirt.  However, once I got to playing around with that idea, I realized that it wouldn’t be as easy or as cute of an option.  I first gave the top of the piece a new hem.  I pinned down the raw edges and sewed, however it still was a bit too large to work immediately as a skirt.  The more I thought about it the more I began thinking about the potential as creating a top instead of a bottom.  I pulled it over my chestal area and had the moment of clarity where I said to myself, “Self, this is going to make a most radical strapless top.”  Yes, I said radical and you’ll see why in 3, 2, 1…

Day 132 - After

Day 132 - After

Hello new, amazing, looks like a million dollas top.  I have to say, I completely hearted the outcome.  What I did was pull it over the boobs, unbutton the top button, and take the two ends and safety pin one on one side and the other on the other side to clasp the edges.

Safety Dance

Safety Dance

Couldn’t have been happier as not only did I get two pieces from one original $1 find,  but the new silk top got compliments around the table…or bar.  I started off the evening with glasses of water and ended it with a delicious vodka cocktail with freshly squeezed lemon juice.  Thanks to TJ for making the introduction, as I’m sure we’re going to become good friends.

I know, who do I think I am in that cardigan...Randy Jackson?

I know, who do I think I am in that cardigan...Randy Jackson?

I hope everybody’s Friday is off to a bang!  Enjoy the next 48 hrs.  I mean that in the literal sense as well as the Eddie Murphy/Nick Nolte one.