It's fun to think outside the box a little, so when I found this glorious top...
...I just HAD to have it. Sheer sleeves, blue trim, FRINGE, and a cool coin chain. How does one pass over that item?? :)
I was super excited to craft this into something that I'd wear everyday.
Seriously - I might be taking the top off in the photo below, but what I'm going to be making could turn into something I wear daily.
Wanna see what I'm thinking??
My original thoughts were "this chain doesn't belong attached to the fringe - it belongs around my neck", so I went with it! I grabbed my seam ripper...
...and began to cut the threads that were holding the chain to the fringe trim.
I made my way all along the bottom of the piece...
...until the chain was free and clear!!
Look at what I was left with?!
I went to my box of jewelry findings and grabbed a clip large enough to fit around the chain. My little lobster claws and spring rings just weren't going to work for this bad boy!
After a little clasp action, I'm looking just like Mr. T. Marisa T has a nice ring to it!
I paired it with a vintage-y ensemble and my new reddish frames!
Shirt: Vintage (Federal Army & Navy in Seattle) | Jeans: BDG | Heels: Zappos | Purse: Vintage (Goodwill) Glasses: Warby Parker (couldn't be more into their "you buy a pair, we give a pair to those in need" mantra)
I love big statement necklaces the most!!
Ready for the day?? 100%
You'll see more of this necklace, promise!
(This might be one of my favorite side-by-sides!)