I wanted to go with something in the purple family to root for the Lakers tonight, (sorry to my Celts fans!!) so when I came across this number I knew it would be just the thing to don during finals week. Aside from the color, I could not stop laughing hysterically and saying OMG over and over, so clearly there was no way I was going to leave the pile sale without purchasing this piece. Why, you may ask? Well just check this puppy out...
JUMPSUIT!!!!! Begin laughing now... This was the ultimate 80s find if you ask me. A pantsuit with ridiculously large shoulder pads and pearl embellishments on the top. What's up Dallas!!
Oh, and did I mention it's stretchy too? Now I loved the retro factor of it, but I couldn't legitimately wear this out of the house as it was. It's not Halloween today, so out came the scissors for some chopping.
I cut off both legs to the pantsuit and cut the crotch area as well...
...and now had a completely open area beneath the gathered waist. I just had to remove those shoulder pads as well. They were literally Shrek-sized, so I had to get rid of them.
From where I did all my snipping, I had some serious raw edges at the bottom. I decided to create a new hem and pinned the edges under and sewed them down into place to hide my crazy lady cutting! I think I was just getting a little too excited about the game and my hands were a little shaky - I promise no alcohol was consumed :)
My new top was good and stitched up, but still not completely ready to go. What I did like about the pantsuit was the way the back looked, as it zipped up to the middle of my back and left the top exposed. I decided to turn it around and wear the back in the front. Those pearls were going to be a treat from behind, that's for sure!!
I'm actually glad the piece was as stretchy as it was because I was really able to get some good extension to cheer alongside Kobe (or his armpit, rather).
There you are pearls! I loved how it looked from behind, but let me say that it wasn't all that comfortable when I leaned back in my chair :)
The game was a close one and we had fun rooting for our faves as this group was a mix. Nothing beats "Ron Ron" Artest and his hilarious post-game commentary (he thanked his therapist and his hood - if you're curious, CLICK HERE!)
I had to give him props. He didn't win MVP, but he did fill us in on his new single dropping soon. Hmmm, I think "The Situation" from Jerz Shore may be getting a Ron, I mean run, for his money with some competish on the airwaves.... New singles for everybody this summer! Watch out!!