Really, that’s what I have been doing for the last nine years…making something old new again…ME! But, today I am discussing updating old looks. I found this silk Maggy London nehru-style suit at Goodwill. The fit was so great, I thought…surely, I could update the jacket and get some wear out of it….for $6.99 it was worth a try! (I gave the skirt back to Goodwill!)
I wish I owned a pair of slim cut, black denim pants…but I don’t …so I styled it with my Lee slimming trouser jeans from Kohl’s, and a V neck black sweater. Silk is perfect in South Texas for spring and fall, but on a middle aged woman in the summer heat, it will not work well and may result in excessive sweat! For the cool breezes of February,however, I really like the look.
The necklace needed a makeover. This is a Chico's short necklace from the early 1990's. The little plastic balls in the middle of the cross had completely lost the copper paint originally there. I took out my needle- nosed pliers and re-fashioned the length to be longer and then took out brown nail polish and repainted the little balls!
It’s new again!!
The other accessories:
Bueno Bag: Marshalls
Dana Buchman Bracelet: Kohl’s
Sam Edelman Leopard Flats: DSW
Silver Ball Studs: Dots
No new purchases in this outfit…in fact the Goodwill purchase was even made last year! Shopping your closet with an eye for reinvention can often pay off big time.
Something else that is fun will be the two great giveaways I have on hand for you over the next eight days! You will not want to miss these or the upcoming posts this week!!
Now, thank you so much for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday, and do not forget to visit the bloggers of VISIBLE MONDAY!! and MONDAY MINGLE!! and THRIFTERS ANONYMOUS!!