As it was sayonara to vacation mode and back into the work one, I thought a jacket would be the perfect (and easy) way to ease back into the grind. This puppy was snagged from a Goodwill in Philly (I have friends on the hunt for me across the country to find pieces to tweak! Thanks goes out to LP for this $2 find) and not only was it going to help me get back into the 9-5 groove, it was also going to assist in me channeling my inner 80s (hello every John Hughes movie)...after just a little bit of work.
I loved the patchworky print of this top - the black, white, polka-dotted, floral pattern was fabulous. The size was less than fab though, so some sewing needed to be handled. I turned on my 80s iTunes mix, rocked out to some Psychedelic Furs singing along to "The Ghost in You", and pretended I was Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink.
After tightening up pretty much all the available seams (sleeves and sides were taken in), rolling up the sleeves, and pairing with some patent loafers, jeans and a wife beater, my impromptu jacket-y/blazer was ready to wear.
All I needed was some Wayfarers, Ducky, a can of Tab to sip on, and Blaine to be asked, "what about prom?" Don't worry friends - we'll craft something for prom in due time.