It's a bit ridiculous...
All factors in me trying to make this totally wearable!!
For starters, I wanted to change the shape of the piece, so I created a deep V shape to make the sweatshirt more of a cardigan-style.
Next, the collar had some issues - lots of spots on the white ribbed material. Not cute. Not cute at all.
I grabbed my seam ripper and began to get down to collar removal business. (I mean, those gross spots!!)
The collar came off and we were rolling!!
The size of the sweatshirt was large and I wanted to take it in to fit my arms better. I liked the bulkiness of the torso, but wanted my arms to be a little more snug. I took the sleeves in and stitched them down. I also stitched the neck, creating a clean seam.
After a little pinning, sewing, and trimming, my new sweatshirt was ready for Denver!!
I paired my outfit with these insanely comfy Gentle Souls boots for a rustic walk in the neighborhood.
This walk included a stop at the swingset.
I couldn't resist hopping on, but let's be honest...it's probably been 20 years since I've been on one, so it took a minute to get started.
The weather has been on the warmish side, so the big vintage sweater I brought with me didn't stay on for too long!
I thought this would be the perfect thing to wear to the place I've been dreaming about going to since I saw the episode about it on South Park.
CASA BONITA!!!! (The episode is HERE for your viewing pleasure)
Casa Bonita, IRL!!
The only thing about my glorious visit that was not that glorious was that it was closed!! I totally had my Wally World moment.
That's what happens when you visit on a holiday. So, when you can't see the indoor divers (Yes! there's indoor divers!), you pretend to be the diver in the outdoor, unfilled, fountain.
I was SO excited to go to CB!!
I mean, look at all the insane entertainment! Magicians, western gunfights, and cliff divers in one place? The most ridiculously weird and amazing entertainment options you could imagine.
I was like...
However, I did snap a picture to take with me...
Just means that next time I'm going to have to come back!!