Thursday, October 25, 2012


Collarless tweed jacket- Focus 2000 (via Salvation Army) ~$6
LBD- Ann Taylor LOFT (via Goodwill) ~$5
Gold strand necklaces- Consignment ~$6 (for 2)
Paisley tights (gift)
Purple mary-jane shoe- Delias (gift)
TOTAL: $17

            This outfit is a great example of how tiny modification to “good” thrifted/consigned/vintage items can make them classics. I already blogged about the haircut I gave the fringe on this collarless jacket after buying it, but I’m not sure that I mentioned this dress. It is one of my first pieces from the LOFT (thrifted of course) and it fit SO PERFECTLY (and an appropriate length!) that I overlooked the fluted sleeve.
 It wasn’t terrible in its original state, but its seasonal versatility was low. I couldn’t put a jacket or cardigan over it because of the sleeve volume, so I decided to do some 101 level alternations. I used a tiny pair of scissors to cut the thread holding the fluted sleeve to the regular sleeve. I then hand sewed the sleeve. It is now a very classic LBD! It was the perfect basic dress so I could feature my new jacket.
Tell me readers, Do you ever do basic alternations to your clothes? Comment or email me at or tweet me at BsGoodwillHunt
Thriftfully Yours,

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