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I’m what you call, what is that word? Cheap.

The goal: spend less on wardrobe.  Solution:  thrift shops, recycling clothes, tailoring and stealing from mum’s closet.

I have really gotten into the whole 80s/boyfriend jacket trend.  I stole one of mum’s blazers and had it tailored. I removed the shoulder pads and had the sleeves cinched.

The Before:

I also had an awesome Moschino pencil skirt, it was my absolute favourite and  I wore it to work as often as I could. I wore the skirt so often that, after many times at the cleaners, it started fading at the hem. I decided to have the skirt shortened and keep it as a night-out mini.

For the outfit I added a simple tee, tons of mismatched jewelry and high heels (of course). Total Cost of tailoring: $20.  Brand new outfit!

And After:

Do forgive the big frizzy hair:  1. I live in Texas and big hair is a prerequisite for a night out and 2. it is so humid that as I’m typing this my panties are still soaked.

What I’m Wearing:

Jacket: Vtg. Armani (tailored), T-Shirt: Michael Stars, Skirt: Moschino Chic and Cheap, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Jewelry: Way too many to list.