-I love checking out street fashion blogs to get new ideas. One of my faves is . A trend I started seeing in the summer was the oversized oxford. I fell in love.
Granted, it’s way to chilly to go bare-legged right now. Although…if I had legs like blondie here, I’d probably go for it anyways! :) I like this look because it’s easy to achieve and it doesn’t have to be pricey. I mean, anyone can find an oversized oxford at a thrift store right?
Except…I got a little carried away when I was at the $1 a pound Goodwill and went too far. :/
Oversized is cool. But waaaay too big and boxy is not cool. On anyone!
I wasn’t giving up! All this top needed was a quick take-in.
I actually ended up having to take this shirt in a second time. No biggie. It’s always good to err on the side of caution when taking something in as it’s muuuch easier to stitch a new seam than it is to unpick one with your seam ripper.
My new shirt was still pretty wrinkly from the dryer, so I gave it a quick press…
…and then I was done! :)
I cinched the waist of my new top with a fab obi belt from a dress I have yet to refashion. This was an uber-budget refash, too! Not only did I get it from the $1 a pound Goodwill Clearance Center, I got it on their half-off day (huzzah!). So, I’d guesstimate that this top ended up costing me about a quarter…if that! :)
Happy with my new top, I headed over to to attempt outlining some ideas for SlipsKnute.net, as well as my (much-neglected) .
I had completely forgotten that Wednesday was night. A couple of nice fellas managed to recruit me to their team. They chose the (wildly inaccurate and possibly cursed) team name, “The Winning Team”. We were not winners that night, my friends. :/
The good news is, I managed to jot lots of sweet new ideas down. I can’t wait for 2013, when I get to unroll all the fabulousness out for ya!