I'm totally in LOVE with the floral print - I've seen so many pieces in stores right now that have similar prints to dresses that I had in the 90s. This shirt is right up that 90s floral printed alley! (What a cute alley, isn't it?)
And to no surprise of mine...Velcro panels at the shoulders, where shoulder pads once sat.
At least the shoulder pads were gone when I found this!!
The first thing to go were those bits of Velcro...
I quickly got them removed before I continued along...
I wanted to make this a tank, so I folded the shirt in half and cut off the sleeves in a slight crescent shape. I left somewhat of a point at the top because I wanted this portion to cover a little bit of my shoulders. The shoulder seam went down a few inches below my shoulder because of the larger sizing, so trimming where I did will leave me with a mini-cap sleeve!
I took the top in next to give it a slimmer fit. I put it on and did some measuring and pinning to figure out where I needed to sew.
I trimmed the neck next! I wanted more of a scoop up top, so I cut ab0ut an inch from the neckline. (I'm keeping the neck and arm edges raw for a more caszh look - I'd totally wear this to the beach over a suit with some shorts!)
After my first trim, I went around with my scissors again perfecting any little jagged edges that were left.
I took the piece in with my sewing machine next...
...and had my top ready to go!!
I paired my top with a vintage gold chain and clutch, a pair of sunnies from Urban Outfitters, and my crazy tall Joseph Campbell platforms.
Yeah, the below shot catches me just as I'm losing my balance before totally eating the pavement. It looks like I'm on pointe, kinda! So glad the timer on my camera shot this when it did, to truly catch my clumsiness in action.
I had some lighter bags in shades of pink that I originally thought could work to bring out the flowers in the fabric, however when I was testing them out I just didn't like the way they looked. I went with a deep chestnut brown and that totally did the trick.
After my photo shoot in the street, I took off to meet a girlfriend for a quick drink/catch up...
...and then enjoyed one of these. This oyster was cooked on the stone fire grill and had a prosecco/aperol/butter/shallot topping drizzled over it.
Suffice it to say, I consumed every drop of that coulis. With a spoon. When it was leftover in the shell after I devoured the oyster. Reminding me of the East Coast.
I hope you all have fun plans on tap for the weekend! I'm guessing that "staying cool" is right up there on top! I have some thrifting to do and will keep you all apprised on Instagram with photo documentation!!