Ivory with light blue and pink embroidered flowers as well as one solo pocket, like you do...
I had visions of cutting the sleeves short or tweaking the collar...
...but then I thought about making a color change. Yep, that's exactly what this piece needs. Color change, here I come!
Inspired by the navy blue dye I used on the fringed shirt last week to turn it into a fabulous capelet (refresher, HERE)...
...I opted to go the same hue route!! I wasn't quite sure what color the piece would ultimately turn because of all the embroidery, so it was going to be a bit of a surprise. I tossed the blazer in the washing machine and let 'er rip! And by let 'er rip, I mean turned on the hot water cycle and waited for 37 minutes for the wash to complete.
It's funny because the things that were annoying to me in the before shot (danging ties, one pocket, slightly big), didn't even resonate post-dye. I did however remove the belt loops with a seam ripper, but that's about it.
Hello most gorgeous heather grey-ish jacket that when paired with navys, mauves, and white, looks purple!
I ended up not even trimming the loose tie because I used it to turn the blazer into a wrap-style piece for the look all the way on the left! (I tied it to another string on the inside of the jacket). I wasn't done yet! I wore the piece open for the middle look, and then just partially open for the final look on the right. It was fun to see how different the jacket looked from one style to the next.
I liked the partially open look the most. I still got to wear my vintage floral belt and it just felt less enveloping, ya dig?
I also rolled the ends of the arms to give it more of a casz feel. Paired with my pink Wayfarers and my Seychelles heels, I popped that collar.
I also started jumping like crazy which could perhaps be the reason why my knee feels a little funky today. Note to self - stick to one jump when you're in heels. This isn't your hip hop class.
I'm so on board with this piece!
Happy Friday, friends!