Yeah, we don't even need to discuss! Let's get on it!
I started off my tweaking with removing the sleeves! The white top is made of a thick polyester material, so it was easy removing the sleeves with a little seam ripper help.
I had one off and then got the other!
The little bow at the center was removed next.
I gave the neckline a little trim to make a bit of a scoop and then pinned the neck area along with the raw edges at the arms.
I shortened the piece next...
...pinned the area to re-hem...
...and sewed it in place!
Before I got to the rest of the piece, I took some hot pink lace trim and pinned it all the way around the neck. I figured that some more accenting couldn't hurt!
With lace in place I sewed the neck and the arms in place.
Since I didn't have the original belt that came with the piece - I saw the belt loops and trimmed them off - I took an orange sash from my collection and tied it around the waist. There was a ton of orange in the fabric pattern, so I figured it would be just the right melony match!
I loved the extra neck neon too!!
It was my little summery outfit to wear to the Hollywood Bowl for a night of jazz with my friends! I had my snacks packed before heading up the hill to the theater. (PS, it's a hike up to the theater but I look at it as an extra evening workout!)
Not only was I prepared with yummy treats, I was prepared with warm layers to put on as the night got chillier. But before we touch upon the leggings, JB brought my new favorite snack...
Here's a close up if you can't see...
STEAK FLAVOR chips!! It's weird because at first I was not even interested because a beef jerky/potato mix isn't exactly screaming "eat me" like Salt & Vinegar Lays, but I don't turn down a bite of a new thing ever (unless there's olives in it) so I tried and I loved!
I enjoyed them so much that I took down the final bits.
Move over Sour Cream & Onion, these chippys are my new jam. (Any other flavors I'm missing??)
It looked like I had a grey jumpsuit on with my leggings and hoodie combo - these grey leggings did the trick and may have found a permanent spot in my "Bowl Bag" with some fingerless gloves and a sweatshirt for colder nights.
I'm not usually a leggings gal and only really wear them to the gym, when I'm sick, and when it's raining, but in this case it's totally allowed!!