Friday, May 31, 2013

and the poets down here don't write nothing at all

Though this weather is still trying to deceive us, summer is on its way, and I have no doubt that this will be the best summer yet. I have literally been working eighteen hours a day for the past three weeks to put big changes into motion. I hope to be able to share the fruits of my labor with everyone soon, but for now I'm going to continue to working like a dog, and living hard to Bruce Springsteen songs.

There is only one thrift shop in my area, and though it is small, I frequent it often, coming home with gems like vintage nightgowns, beautiful wool sweaters, and denim shorts, button down tops, and tee shirts all destined for a date with a sharp pair of scissors.  This top was a surprise find, someone's unwanted souvenir from the National Archives in Washington DC, it features the Constitution on the front (eek-worthy for any history geek like me!).  I refashioned it, cutting out the collar, most of the sleeves, and adjusting the length to get rid of the ugly National Archives, Washington DC text.  I love how the Constitution is juxtaposed with the playful insouciance of the cropped and chopped tee shirt.
 shorts - thrifted ; shirt - thrifted/DIY'd ; hat - Kohl's ; boots - Target
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Althea said...

I wish thrift shops round where I live had nice clothes and not just typical old ladies' things! I love what you've done to the top, I'll have to try something like that myself!x

C.B. said...

I'm on the hunt for a floppy hat like that one!

And btw, I'm so jealous of your tiny tiny waist! I should work even harder at the gym this week!

Anonymous said...

hottie.

Laura said...

I absolutely love the re-fashion! That is such a good idea and you are pulling it off so well!

Can't wait to see more of you around this summer!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

street angel said...

I love this look and I love the photos. Beautiful! xo ava

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