Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Visit From The 5th Grade

Ok, don't laugh when I tell you this because it will show you just how much of a pack-rat I am, but in my search through my closet I found this denim shirt that I have had since 5th grade. In fact, I would dare say that I have not worn it since then. And this is part of the reason that I started this challenge :) To stop buying new clothes and just figure out how to wear the ones that I have....since 5th grade. (I am just still a little shocked at my inability to throw anything out.)

So, denim has become the new in thing, but just because denim is in didn't mean this shirt was:

Ok, first let me tell you all the reasons I was not wearing this shirt:

1.  It reminds me of an 80's farmer.

2.  It is too short, and the sides go up really high so it just adds to the lack of length.

3.  Not very flattering :)

So what to do with this shirt? First I needed to tackle the length. I needed to find a way to wear it so that it was not an issue. The best way? A high-waisted skirt. No plaid because that would add to the farmer problem, but something feminine because denim isn't the most feminine fabric on the planet. Also, a high-waisted skirt would help with the "not flattering" part because it would bring it in at the waist.

So I added a ruffly high-waisted skirt, a silver sequin belt, a silver bangle bracelet, a multi-chain brown necklace, and some brown bootie shoes and here's what I got.

Not too shabby :) 

I'm going to be honest, I almost gave up on this shirt, but now i'm glad I didn't! It's days like these that I can appreciate being a pack-rat and never being able to let anything go :)


  1. hahaha! and even MORE impressive that you can still FIT into a shirt you wore in the 5th grade! kudo's

  2. I agree with Shelly. I dont know anyone else who could pull that one off!

  3. Hahah! I think I remember that shirt from the 5th grade! :) Cute Blog!

  4. Heck yes Amber! I might have even been wearing it when I punched you in the nose, lol!