over50feeling40: Making Everything Old New Again!!
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Feb 17, 2013

Making Everything Old New Again!!


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!!

http://notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.com/2013/02/visible-monday-85-loving-enormous-scarf.html
http://www.glamamom.com/2013/02/mode-monday-black-winter-white.html
 Thrifters Anonymous

41 comments:

  1. Great ideas! I love the idea of touching up the balls with nail polish...ingenious. :)

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  2. Love your look, Pam!

    I love silk and can wear it all year long here. In the winter, I must pair it with heavier fabrics; in the summer I can wear it on its own.

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  3. You are a woman after my own heart! I LOVE your Goodwill jacket. Makes me really miss that great thrift shopping in the USA!

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  4. Brown is my go to color right now (I go in stages) what a deal! And I can't even decide which of your accessories I love the most! (maybe the shoes?)

    Lesa
    Always Summer

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  5. I like the jacket with denim. Black pants would be lovely too but the denim certainly works!

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  6. Aren't you clever to refurbish your necklace that way! Looks great with the jacket.

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  7. I love silk too, Pam, and I love what you did with this jacket -- and with your necklace! Thanks for linking up.

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  8. Love this and am wishing you luck in finding those black slim jeans! Who knows maybe they will be waiting for you the next time you got thrifting!

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  9. Love, love, that necklace! And I am going to borrow your ingenious tip on touch ups. Brilliant!

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  10. Great idea with the nail polish and cute outfit.

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  11. I love the creativity here!! I love blue and brown together, so the pants and jacket combination is a winner for me. You look great.

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  12. Great combination of denim with this jacket! What a great idea to give a new life to old pieces!
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/

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  13. That's a nice jacket, and can be worn so many ways. I love it with those accessories!

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  14. Black and Brown! One of my favorite combinations and just lovely on you.

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  15. i think you did great by mixing it with the denim jeans, it looks fabulous together. Great choice of shoes for tying it all together.

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  16. This was such a fun blog to read and you've inspired me to look at my clothes and wardrobe differently. You look great! I'm also going to take a stroll through our local Goodwill. I've been wanting to do that anyway. I had fun visiting your blog. Take care!

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  17. Great outfit, Pam! I love how you combined the jacket with your oriental style jewellery. I sometimes use clear or light shiny nail varnish to give fake pearls a brighter look.

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  18. Pam! What a great idea to just redonate the skirt! You're right about the fit of th jacket....it's perfect!! I'm trying to do better at shopping my closet...great things, just need to look at them with a different eye. Hugs to you my gorgeous friend! Serene

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  19. Those jeans look soooo great on you Pam and I totally want the flats!! xo

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  20. You look great! Just found your blog and love it!

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  21. I love the new look of your blog! You are inspiring me to update, so we will see when I can get that accomplished.

    Very creative touch ups Pam. The leopard print flats add flair to an already chic ensemble.

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  22. You're inspiring me to shop my closet, Pam. What a great look you've created with items you already had! I'm taking notes :)
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

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  23. Like you I'm always updating, Pam ;-)
    Have a Marvelous Monday too.
    Catherine
    xx

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  24. You look great! I've gotten some wonderful things at the goodwill over the years. It's the best place to go when I'm having a shopping urge but no money to spend!

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  25. The jacket is so amazing it's a good idea to refashion it. You look gorgeous and elegant in it! I have such a jacket in creamwhite and I love it more than every blazer.
    I like your new header and the new color scheme!

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  26. I had some cheap hoop earrings that lost their 'gold' shine so I got out my burgundy nail polish and gave them a new look. I quite enjoy wearing them again.

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  27. You look great in a nice rich brown and the jacket doesn't look dated. Good outfit!

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  28. Great, I too love to repurpose and refashion clothing and jewelry. Thanks for sharing - have a fantabulous day!

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  29. You're the queen of spinning straw into gold! It takes real vision to reimagine these pieces as well as you have!

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  30. I think you look splendid in this outfit. Every bit of it is lovely from the jacket to the handbag to the accessories. I have used nail polish to spiffy up a necklace. What you did really refreshes it and makes it look brand new.

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  31. Love the suit! The color is perfect on you. The chain necklaces are gorgeous!

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  32. Needle-nosed plyers belong in every girls jewel box!

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  33. Hi Pam-- I have enjoyed your blog for a while now (loved the chicken pie) but have never been compelled to comment until now. Please share how you have managed to maintain a NINE year plan of reinvention- super will power? Over the last few months I have been reading a few of the blogs by over 50 women and am realizing that maybe my too big in the butt jeans and hoodie with holes in it are sending the wrong message out into the world- I work in a basically one person office (me) for a mostly absent boss so dressing for work has never been a real priority but reading the blogs written by women approximately my age has been a real eye opener and inspiration. Just wondering how you have managed to stay focused. Thanks.

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  34. Pam, you are a jewelry mixing master! You continue to inspire me.

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  35. Pam You are an inspiration to those of us who are not as chic as you are. I want to start my own Blog soley because you inspired me to never give give up. I have a serious back problem and may not be walking soon, but these blogs are my inspiration. Please don't ever quit. Thank you Kate

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  36. Your greatest make over was the re-design of YOU! Love the re-mix here, the jacket is classic! The necklace is brilliant re-use of DIY! And those shoes are adorable! You are fabulous!

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  37. I love what you did with your outfit and your blog -- both have been beautifully redesigned!

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  38. Pam you look so beautiful and sophisticated. I love the blazer, the flats, the bag, the long necklace. Really well put together.

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