And yes, am going to finally share you my recent DIY project that I’ve been working on for weeks.
I was so excited to share you how I transformed my pink boyfriend shirt in three looks since I’ve bought it last year from a thrift shirt.
It is my hobby to visit some thrift stores (or we called it ukay-ukay stores in the Philippines) to haunt for some pieces that I could mix-and-match with my current clothes. Am a certified cheapskate (LOL) and I rarely bur brand new clothes, (unless it is necessary) so a trip to various thrift stores is like an adventures for me!
During weekend of my thrift store haunting, I will wear my usual huge t-shirt with shorts underneath, paired with my old rubber shoes, having some cash with me (thrift stores doesn’t accept credit cards, and it’s also better because I could just stick to my budget), and bringing my foldable eco-shopping bag (I prefer it that using plastics).
I’ve done some series of boyfriend shirts tutorials which you can find here and here
So this pink boyfriend shirt which I’ve bought from a thrift store for Php80.00 is one of my favourite. Not only its huge, it is also have a good fabric – no wonder because its label is T.M. Lewin.
T.M Lewin is one of the best label for men shirts and they are absolutely gorgeous! They are in the mid-range of brand (unlike Ralph Lauren) but the cut and silhouette will make you man a gentleman.
I felt so happy, and instantly have a vision of my look for this shirt. It was like love at first sight.
Yes so huge I could wear it as a mini-dress! And rolled-up the sleeve, add a belt and am ready to go!
Isn’t so cute?! I bought this shirt last year January 2016.
Then comes March 2016, for my best friend’s wedding (I still can’t believe she got married ahead of me, LOL – this year we are anticipating her first born!).
We had our last single’s sleepover and I need something comfy. So I decided to shorten and cut the sleeves of my pink shirt.
Yeah when I got bored I always run to my closet and start transforming my old clothes, LOL!
Because am a cheapskate!
I felt satisfied then, until I got bored again on April 2016.
It was taken during last year’s summer getaway with my colleagues at Laiya Beach, and I needed something more comfy.
And I got bored, got my scissors and I cut-out both sleeves, LOL
Oh how I miss the beach! Those crystal white beach that I love to play with, and never mind the heat of the sun (its okay I have my sunscreen lotion, hahaha).
So for the past months, I satisfied myself on this shirt and wear it for many times.
Until January 2017 comes in.
Recently I got fascinated with off-shoulder top DIY, and as much as possible I don’t like to buy one because its freak in expensive, and I know exactly how to sew it.
I was thinking of something summery and sweet look in preparation for the coming summer season.
And nothing is sweeter than the pink color, so I haunt for my old pink boyfriend shirt, and start planning.
Did I mentioned previously that I also love crocheting?
Yes that also one of my home hobby. I love crocheting and I could stay at home just doing a crocheting project.
And of course while watching a re-run series of The Mentalist.
Uggh why I find Simon Baker so gorgeous and hot. And his smooth Aussie accent makes me so relax like spring… LOL
Okay enough for Simon Baker fantasy – and if you are interested I might share some on a different post.
So back to crocheting – I’ve bought 2 balls of crocheting thread from the mall at Php38.00 each.
I was thinking of creating a crocheted pink lace that I could add-up to my boyfriend shirt. It took my almost 6-weeks to finished this crocheted lace because I didn’t do it continuously (only when I was in my crocheting mood).
Then comes last weekend (11th of February) when I finished the crocheted lace, and attached it to my pink boyfriend shirt.
And here's the results!
Finally this new sweet and summer look seems more satisfying and I couldn’t help but to have a few photos, hahaha.
Am rarely share OOTD photos but this time my DIY Pink Boyfriend Shirt deserves some flaunting, don’t you think?
I’ve used two crochet thread for the lace and VIOLA!
Looks like am ready to visit the garden and pick some fresh flowers along the way!
What do you think of my new DIY? I would love to read your comments below!