i was helping a friend clean out her closet (don't you love doing that?!) this past december and she was going to toss this dress. i instantly fell in love with the soft fabric, navy stripes and the fact that it was made in the usa, but it didn't fit me. i held onto it anyway and last week i took it to my tailor and had the straps removed and the waistband refinished nicely.
so $5 later it's now a skirt.
rrl white shirt - gift from alex
striped skirt - free
navy painted sandals - $6
so this will be added to my small wardrobe list just in case you are keeping track.
maybe there is something in your closet that can be reworked? maybe.