Sometimes life throws you some curve balls and you have to be creative. These two ReFashions came from disappointing situations, and I turned them around into something fantastic. The first project is a jewelry redo and the second is a shoe bedazzling as my hubby would say.
Several months ago I purchased this set of Anthropologie colorful horn bangles off of Poshmark. Although the seller listed the diameter, I failed to think about getting them over my large hands to even get to my wrist. Ugh! At first I had my husband cut one of the bracelets on one side so I could open it up a bit to allow me to get it on. It worked, but the color chipped and the cut portion kept catching on things. After having them in my drawer for a while, I thought of an idea of using the remaining two as pendants on a necklace. I had two different types of chain in the same antique bronze finish left over from two other projects, so I gathered my supplies and tools to go to work.
With a few of the larger links, I connected the two bracelets together and then to the necklace portion of the chain. Now I can finally wear these bracelets!
To showcase the necklace for the first time, I wore it with a printed skirt that has similar colors. I love this happy look and I am beyond pleased with how this project turned out.
- White Lace Detail Tee: Old Navy via Poshmark
- Chambray Cropped Blazer: Old Navy via Poshmark
- Marini Wrap Skirt: Anthropologie
- Catalina Clutch: AllyOops Boutique
- Lace Up Flats: Old Navy
My next story goes like this: I have a gift card for Anthropologie and after browsing online in their sale section, I see a pair of snake print flats with red tassels that are actually the exact amount I have on my card. I was instantly smitten with them. I scroll down to order them only to find they are out of stock in my size.
I found these nice snake print textured pointy toe flats at Payless Shoe Source and mini red tassels on Amazon and recreated the look. I had some left over leather cording from a previous project so I strung five tassels on a short length and tied knots on both ends. Next I hot glued the knots down to temporarily see how I liked the look. I will be using a stronger glue now that I have worn them and love them.
For their first wear as tasseled shoes, I paired them with my olive cargo joggers, striped tee, and denim jacket. My feet danced along all day as the tassels moved around.
- Denim Jacket: Avenue via Poshmark
- Black & White Stripe Tee: Twelve North
- Olive Cargo Joggers: Lane Bryant
- Blue Ombre Scarf: White House Black Market
- Red Wood Necklace: Vintage find from an estate sale
- Hammered Hinge Cuff Bracelet: Avenue
- Del Mar Clutch: AllyOops Boutique
Do you have any ReFashion or DIY fashion projects you have worked lately? What do you usually do when you get something that does not quite fit? Have you ever recreated a piece you have seen in a store?
Today’s Postivity Note
I like it when good unexpected things happen.