With today’s economy, I’m always tight with money… let’s face it, a lot of us are! Beauty is not only who you are on the outside, but it’s who you present yourself as on the outside . I like to keep up with certain fashion trends, but I’m not always allowed to go out and spend money frivolously. So, I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube lately and have become really interested in thrifting. I’ve done some DIY photos on this blog to show you different jewelry pieces I’ve made, but clothing is a completely different avenue for me. I’ve just been really daring and decided to try it. My company decided to take two of our top selling liquor girls out to dinner… on them! You know I needed a new outfit! I almost never go shopping anymore, I just can’t spare the money. So I’ve been going to the thrift store and finding things that I can recreate! I wanted a fresh outfit that wasn’t too casual or too dressy. I’ve been having my eye on some floral shorts, so I grabbed this romper that I’ve outgrown and cut off the top to make the shorts a separate piece.
The part of the romper that connects the bottom to the top was rouched so the end result was still rouched at the top as well. In this particular outfit, I wore a shirt that covered the rouching so it was no big deal.
These are the shorts after cutting and sewing the folded top:
The denim vest is also thrifted. It’s originally from Charlotte Russe, but I got it for $5. I simply cut off the sleeves, took away the pockets, and frayed the holes. I actually had to cut more into the jacket a bit rather than just removing the sleeves. This particular jacket was more shoulder-heavy if you get what I mean. I had originally planned to make it a studded vest but changed my plans. I just might make that a second project.
The shirt is from Ross Dress for Less… I got it last year. I wore the whole outfit with with some nude pumps that I got from ShoeDazzle. Does anyone else love them like I do?
Hope you enjoyed this look! I’m having so much fun thrifting and doing DIY projects. Look out for more coming soon!