Tuesday, February 21, 2012

GRAM GLAM: A Refashion Story.

This post: is dedicated to my aunts who I know have been waiting for me to post this... :D

Over the Christmas break...
I inherited an heirloom.

My sweet grandmother gave me a sweater that used to be her mother's.
My little brother dubbed it the "Gram Glam" sweater.
My great grandmother really loved clothes and bling,from what I've heard...
So I was very pleased to receive one of her sweaters!
It's gold and black. It has cool patterns on it. It's very lovely.
However...

...It maybe was just a tad bit too large.
So,being the little refashionista that I'm trying to make myself be...
I snipped off the shoulder pads,took in the sides a bit,and took in the sleeves.



Ready,set... Refashion!
No more baggy arms! Hooray!

Earrings: Won from a giveaway!
Necklace: Gift,Banana Republic.
Sweater: Great Grandmother's hand-me-down.
Watch: Juicy Couture,c/o TeenVogue.
Skirt: TJ Maxx,discounted.
Tights: Walmart.
Booties: Payless Shoes,sale.

Total cost of this outfit?
Skirt ($6) + Tights ($5) + Booties ($13) = $24.
So,there ya go! Loveee my new gram glam sweater. I can't wait to wear it in other ways! :D
Thanks,Great Grandma Dean!

Did anyone do somethin super fun this weekend?!
I went home and chilled with my family! I had a lovely lovely time!
Also did some awesome thrifting. Can't wait to create new looks.


xoxo
Rachel Sayumi.

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36 comments:

seashmore said...

LOVE IT!!
And the story that goes with it makes it even better. :)

H. said...

Great job! Adorable outfit :)

Alyx said...

Oh my goodness, when I looked at the first picture I was thinking... there is no possible way.
You totally proved me wrong - I love what you did with it, and you are totally rockin' it!

sherri said...

Go Rachel! Refashioning is the best! Removing the shoulder pads is a common thing for me too..haha

godsgirlz1 said...

Cute outfit!

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Breakfast at the Zemke's said...

Dang girl, that's like a completely different sweater! It's adorable! My great grandma has loads of "interesting sweaters." I should have you hack away at them!

Allyssa

Jess said...

um yes hi. LOVEEE what you did with that sweater! the gold print is to die for. you're too adorable for words. lovelovelove.

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xx

diary of this girl - megan said...

what a gorgeous sweater! you did an amazing job at restyling it!

Cathy said...

Looks great! Grandma had many things with shoulder pads, were really long and big, and with big bold patterns. Maybe your grandma will give up a few more to you??

Kellie said...

I am very impressed. You're getting pretty handy with a sewing machine.

Katie said...

that is awesome! I was nervous when you showed the sweater first - but you managed to make it look great!!

Veronica said...

thats so awesome!!!
~Veronica

Kate said...

What a treat to have a little piece of your great grandmother! You did your family proud.

Indy said...

What a great job...the print on that is wonderful!

Merrick said...

Fabulous!!!!!

Aida said...

Following your amazing blog, gorgeous!

thanks for the support.

wish all your dreams come true!

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heidi said...

what a great refashion and a great story to go along with it! :)

Bri Rios said...

Obviously my brain is not functioning this week because it took 3-4 tries to say GRAM GLAM correctly without stuttering! Bahaha. I love your pictures, your refashion, and your outfit! And I just read your comment about Ryan and I being so different, he has decided to dress more douche-y lately with his Buckle jeans and plaid shirts. So when we go out on dates people never stop staring cause they are probably thinking "What in the world...." haha! I love brown friends, is that weird to say? haha!

Sara Shoemaker said...

Gram Glam! I love it! you are hilarious. Great job altering that sweater holy cow are you some sort of genius at the sewing machine?! I'm trying to learn how to sew on my own without the help of my mother..haha. it is seriously so cute on you though, and those shoes go perfectly with the whole thing! nice job! and thanks for always leaving the sweetest comments on my blog hun :)

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Gentri said...

Um, HI amazing-ness!! You did AMAZING!!

Sayaka said...

Wow you did a great job with the top!! Love it!!

memory said...

I do believe you could take a trash bag and make it into something lovely and admired by all. Love it.

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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

You did an AWESOME job. Looks great!

The Gambrel Family said...

That is so awesome! I love the way it looks now.

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

good solution! :)

Bonnie said...

Holy crap, girl! This takes skill. I would have given up, but you transformed it into something so beautiful.


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RaindropsofSapphire said...

You did such a good job with it! It looks really nice on you! I just found your blog and it's great! I'm also running a contest right now! You could win a £50 voucher for Sunglasses Shop and anyone can enter! Stop by and check it out!

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sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

WHOA! This is amazing and adorable to boot! Great job!

Chelsea said...

Okay seriously? Can we just become best friends already?! You're adorable and I'm obsessed with the gram glam sweater that I might just come over and steal it when you aren't looking.
xoxo
Chels

p.s.
who takes your pictures?

lori said...

i love what you have done with the sweater!!! you are SO cute.

Lauren said...

LOVE this. It looks so good. I really need to learn how to sew, because that sweater looks amazing!

Berni said...

WOAH. You have skills! I can't believe how amazing that outfit looks now, I wish I could rejuvenate old pieces like you have! Love your blog by the way! xo- Berni

Deb said...

gram glam.... i love daniel! seriously, you did a great job on that! very cute.

Natasha L'nei said...

You did amazing! I love the finished product! Very Gram Glam indeed!

Bekah said...

So beautiful!!!!!!! I love the colours in the shirt! Super cute!!

Bexx said...

That is super cute! #1!! I love refashioning, however, I am not super good at it, yet. Haha. But, I LOVE your bloggie. It is seriously one of my very very favorites! You rock my world, just to let you know. :) (In the least creepy way possible!)

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