Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Day 17: The Fire of Vest-a
I've had this red shirt in my repair pile for almost a year, I think. I loved the lace, but the sleeves were too short, and the whole thing was just...not right (as you can see from my face). When I was looking through my repairs for today, I thought, "Hey, a little unpicking and I can turn this into a vest!" What do you think?
I saw this blue and red combo a ton during Christmas a few years ago. It's only recently that I've realized that I can use design and fabrics as color-matching inspiration. I really like the way it turns out here!
These shoes are Nicole's miracle wedges! I got them in the swap. I felt a little guilty taking these shoes that obviously wanted to go with her, but then I decided they just knew that that was the best way to get to me. I didn't have any wedges, but now I have RED ones!
Vesta is the Roman goddess of hearth, home and family. I thought it was appropriate, since this mama has a new-found fascination with vests!
Blue shirt: Costco
Red shirt: Target, made into vest by me.
Red wedges: Swapped from Nicole
Gold necklace: Tower of London
Gold earrings: Forever 21