86 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Another remake from the Carolinas!! PS, apologies for the tragicness going on on my head right now.  Quick pre-shoot barrette move, not so good.

Pink jacket time!!

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I got it mostly because of the Carmen Marc Valvo tag.

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For a buck I just couldn't resist.  It fit me well, but it wasn't something I'd actually choose to wear.  It needed some punch, so that's what I gave it.  To the moon, Alice!!

There were these embellished flowers (or what looked like flowers) on the top which triggered an idea.

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I grabbed some paint and decided to fill a few of these flowers in.  I love the magenta, so I figured a soft pink and green shade would work well.

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I set up my paint station and grabbed some Q-Tips (they were small enough to fit in the shapes)...

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...and began to paint away!!

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I picked a few flowers on each side to fill in, keeping the pattern more random.  Once the pink was filled in, I went to the green next.

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After letting the piece sit in the sun and dry out for a few hours, it was finished and ready to go!!

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I loved the extra bit of character the paint gave.  It really turned a simple piece into something really special.  I wore it proud as I made dinner for the whole NC family.  Lots of fish tacos, cilantro lime rice, and margaritas!!

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I had to bring a little taste of California out with me.  Best part is that we've got leftovers!  Breakfast burritos anyone?