Just because I recently graduated from the Institute of Fine Living doesn't mean that I'm finished converting old relics into new fall favorites.
For instance, do you remember this sweater? I blogged about it here.
As you can see, it has gone through a transformation.
Because this is what it looked like before. Perfectly plain, which is all fine and well. But boring. Very, very boring.
Boring, that is, until the stripes happened.
And the buttons.
And a snip-snip down the center (I'm quickly on my way to turning every sweater I have into a cardigan...).
This is perhaps one of my favorite fall projects thus far. And it cost me $3.00 (for the buttons). If you recall, this is a $96 savings from the J.Crew sweater that inspired this design. With the added bonus of being a) good for the environment (reUse!) and b) a fun and creative challenge.
Furthermore, this latest success in converting what I already own into trendy new fashions has me eager to keep searching my resources for buried treasures just waiting to be discovered. Because this process is more than just an attempt to stay in style. It is part of a lifestyle of mindfulness and innovation.
Naturally I have more to say on this latter point, but I'll save that for another post. Right now I'm going to go enjoy my new sweater.
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