Case in point, this cute top I bought for $1.50. I've been into neckties lately. They are soooo WWEPW. Something along the lines of this, this, and this, paired with a cardigan or sweater.It just so happens that thrift stores have a TON of these in extra large sizes formally worn by little old ladies. I found this one in a very adorable print with super cute cuffs and buttons on the sleeves as well as detailed smocking along the neckline.
I took it home and took it in on the sides and arms. Then, I cut off the arms, resized them and sewed them back on as short sleeves. When altering thrift store finds I recommend picking something that doesn't need a lot of work. Perhaps one or two but no more than three elements that need to be changed. Anything more and it can become more work than making something from scratch.
I paired it with this teal cardigan (also a thrift store find I bought for $3). I cut down the sleeves on that as well. There are just the right elements of tiny teal in the blouse so it looks poifect together.
More interesting finds....
I've never gotten a tattoo but if I did it would look something like this.
I wish the photography fairy would leave this on my door.
Do you have tsunami dreams like me?