The only other thing that would have made this day perfect was if I found this version of the same shade in my thrifting travels.
Unfortch this Cartier gem is six figures which happens to be out of the little budge that I'm working with, but that can't stop me from having a paper copy gleam prettily at me from my inspiration board :)
So, back to the emerald that is in my reach...this puppy is gonna fit me at the end of the day.
First thing I did was pin the emerald top and white skirt in the spots where they needed to be brought in.
I sewed the top and got rid of about five inches from each side.
I did the same to the skirt and brought it in at the waist so it actually fit!
Next came tweaking the sleeves. I cut them off...
...and gave them more of a capped feel. That's all I did to take this from the before pic to this one...
It fit like a glove!! I paired it with a big, vintage rhinestone locket (with a faux emerald gem on it), a pair of wedges, and a slip (because that white was SEE THROUGH!!!) which was perfect for the office and perfect for my dinner that whisked me away to the set of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Vino and spinach pie courtesy of Trader Joe's (which I totally didn't choose because of the green factor - totally coincidental) always makes me happy.
So do pretty dresses and big emerald rings :)