Well one of my friend's is obsessed with this idea so she gave us a challenge over spring break. It had to be something you could actually wear and it had to used in a different way than it was originally meant. You could alter it by cutting, sewing, adding or subtracting. Since my sewing machine is currently buried deep in one of the closets, I knew I had to keep it pretty easy.
I ended up finding a red silky nightgown, a super cool 70's belt and a little blue jacket. I had some rad before pictures to go with the after photos but they didn't get uploaded. My computer restarted in the middle of the upload so I am guessing they were lost somehow.
Either way, here are some shots of my awesome finds! The total for all three pieces was $6.48. I think it turned out pretty cute. I might even wear it out some time!
PS- Don't mind these horrible shots. I was doing this with a crabby 1 year old in tow. I don't like the shadows that make me look 2 sizes larger but it was the only place I could set up the camera to get the shots of myself,still keep an eye on him AND have him in a place where he couldn't pull the camera down....
Shot #1: Without the jacket
I also found a really cute pair of skinny jeans that I bought at Ditto. I really love that place. If you haven't heard of it, it is an upscale consignment store. They only take name brand items so your not shuffling through the racks trying to find something that isn't pilling. They also have really cool jewelry and sunglasses.
Jacket: Salvation Army Thrift Store $2.99
Shirt: Target $12.99
Jeans: Ditto $10.00
Shoes: Burlington Coat Factory $6.00 (I've had them for 6 years but I had to include the price because they were a steal!)