Monday, April 5, 2010

Aubergine Overload


So here it is, my first foray at DIY:
a military/band-inspired jacket.
Don't laugh now, okey?

I've seen this jacket when I was thrifting at a PhP 50-all-items ($1-all-items) in my favorite thrift shop just 2 blocks away from our house.
I liked it but not enough for me to buy it so I just left it there and went home with my other purchases.
I returned to the shop again the following day and it was still there just hanging in its lonely corner waiting to be discovered and adopted.
When I went back within that week, I saw the jacket again so I reasoned it must have been meant for me. LOL
I grabbed it and thought of ways to spruce up the simple jacket.
So I stitched gold trims and buttons on the jacket for a military/band appeal.
It took me five hours and countless pricks to assemble all the materials.
I ran out of trimmings so the other side is bare yet. I have yet
to do additional stitching on the other side.

What i wore:
Purple blouse - borrowed from Mom :)

Cut-off denim shorts - DIY

Purple Jacket - Thrifted

Black booties - People r People

Chainlink bag - Vintage

Chain headband - Borrowed from little sis :)

P.S. Mom volunteered to take my photos. :)


blackecstasy said...

waww! i love ur outfit and ur military jacket so fab!
btw i've linked ur blog and followed u :)
have a great weekend
yudia aiiu

sinandstarlight said...

<3 the jacket!

lauren baluyo said...

Instant fan of your blog! Every shot is equally amaaaazing. Great quality here... and may I add that you're very pretty as well. :)


¶ Michelle said...

wow you are so STUNNING! I love your entire outfit!


i am alexa said...

Hi, Dred!

I gave you the Sunshine Award! :) You can check it out here:

PS. I love your outfit! And your blazer looks good.♥


Kookie B. said...

what a great DIY! the jacket got a gorgeous make-over!

Jing said...

your mom has a talent on photography!
i love your floral top.

anneorshine said...

Love the jacket. great job =)you're very talented.

Violet said...

love this outfit... your style is so cool... im going to start following you lol

Vi from Cali

Enchanted Gardens said...

Wow, amazing!