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Day 85. 280 days and $276 left to go.

For a Sunday ensemble perfect for brunching, thrifting, and watching the US Olympic hockey team beat Canada I went with something that would work as a tunic so that yes, I could get out my leggings.  It was a little cooler today with some rains here and there, so the staple comfy leg-coverings made an appearance.  So did this…

Day 85 - Before

Day 85 - Before

I found a Barong – thanks to REF for the verification that it is indeed the traditional Filipino male wedding shirt 🙂 – and wanted to make it work on me.  I’m not a Filipino male but had every intention to rock it out as they do at their celebrations!  Because it was a little larger on me, I took in the sleeves a bit as well as the width.  I love the embroidery – the detail is absolutely stunning and I wanted to make it pop, so I grabbed my trusty box of dyes and went with a purple shade.  After, you ask?  It looked like this.

Day 85 - After

Day 85 - After

The perfect little tunic over my leggings and a black cami!  I rolled up the sleeves and took my fave toad clasped belt to cinch the waist in a little more.

ECU! (Embroidery Close Up!)

ECU! (Embroidery Close Up!)

Chic, yes.  And, the most comfy, colorful outfit to spend Sunday in?  Yes to that as well.