Saturday, February 03, 2007

Quick fix

I bought a top at Old N@vy last summer when I was going to a conference and needed respectable tattoo-coverage. It was the very end of May, and so too warm for long sleeves in Toronto, but almost all women's short-sleeved tees seem to have cap sleeves, or at least very short sleeves. So I picked up an inexpensive black top that had sleeves to just above the elbow, rolled up once and fastened with a button flap. (Those were big when I was little -- long-sleeved blouses and shirts with that flap hanging inside. Remember those?) Anyway, I haven't worn this top many times since, but it has a deep V-neck that I like, and yesterday I decided to give it a minor facelift. Can you see the difference?



These photos are terrible -- I took them last night under a lamp. I just want to take the little hand-shaped cursor and pick off all that lint! Anyway, a few buttons from the collection are all it took to make things a little more interesting. (Both buttons shown are black, even though the matte surface of the sleeve button makes it look not-black.) Next, I plan to replace the boring white buttons on a brown button-front shirt with some nicer, pearly buttons. Why not? No boring buttons!

Have you listened to the debut episode of "Stash and Burn"? It's a new podcast about knitting and destashing, starring the charming Nicole (of Big Sister) and Jenny. Excellent accompaniment to a half hour of knitting!

6 comments:

Robin said...

Thanks for the podcast recommendation!

Chris said...

I can see the difference! Much better.

Mia said...

Thank you for the info on the new podcast. And tattoo coverage can be a pain at times. Mine are on my lower back but I have to make sure that they stayed covered when I sit down at my conferences. (Otherwise the guys make inappropriate remarks.)

meegiemoo said...

My tattoo is on my wrist so coverage is difficult - should'a thought of that before I got it I guess.

Love the button changes. Gives the shirt a whole new vibe.

jennie said...

Button changing -- what a great idea! Now I want to pull out all my button downs and swap out the buttons...

Stacey said...

a nice little touch to make it new again! thanks for the podcast link - I'm always looking for new ones!