Sgt. Pepper’s Not-So-Lonely Hearts Club Jacket

Thrift Score Thursday: Cruise Edition
Of Sparkles & 60's House Slippers

This dress makes no sense to me.

Am I in marching band? Am I a soldier? What am I???
Am I in marching band? Am I a soldier? What am I???

Seriously, what was the idea behind this one? I imagine a very powerful woman with very big hair probably rocked this in the 80’s, but it doesn’t really work for this decade.

Luckily, it didn’t take much to make this piece fun & functional for modern times.

First, I snipped out some impressively large shoulder pads.

Don't worry! You shall be repurposed!
Don’t worry! You shall be repurposed!

My plan is to repurpose these into a nice sunglasses case, since the fabric is so silky and soft. :)

Next, I lopped off a good bit from the bottom.

Chop!
Chop!

I quick hem job followed.

Pin it!
Pin it!
Then, hem it!
Then, hem it!

That’s all it took to take this from power dress to powerfully cute jacket!

It's okay. I was in marching band in high school.
It’s okay. I was in marching band in high school.

I styled my new jacket with a very old Blondie T-shirt I bought back in 8th grade (I was obsessed with that band!), dark jeans, and gold flats.

Just nonchalantly leaning on a wall. Like ya do.
Just nonchalantly leaning on a wall. Like ya do.

My new jacket enjoyed a delicious meal and a couple of cocktails at , a fabulous new restaurant here in Columbia, SC. It features such southern delicacies as mustard-breaded venison and quail with dumplings.

Mmmmmn!
Mmmmmn!
Don't mind if I do!
Don’t mind if I do!

Cheers!

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