Friday, October 10, 2014

Frugal Friday

A few months ago, I noticed a trend of people wearing jean vests (please tell me it wasn't a passing trend and I'm already out of style).  I really wanted one because it reminded me of my good old days  as I had a great one in 1996, but I didn't want to pay $50.00.  A friend mentioned to me that she just went to Value Village and got a jean jacket and removed the arms.  I went, found a GAP one for $9.99, and my mother in law lovingly removed the arms and stiched it up for me.


The only thing I would mention is that I should have gone for a medium rather than a large.  If you end up making one, go smaller!  Usually the arms are what are too tight for me, so with them gone, you can definitely go for a slimmer fit.

Have a great Thanksgiving weekend, everyone.



  1. Great idea - looking good! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. CUTE!!! and love the pants :)

  3. Thank you, friends! And Lauren-the pants are a bit bold for me so I'm glad you approve :)

  4. you're so cute! not a passing trend :) your pants are awesome, too!

  5. Love the outfit!
    Crazy that I met your Dad today! I kept looking at him knowing that I recognized him and certain it was him. I finally just had to go ask. We had a really nice chat and I realized again what a small world this is:)

  6. I love you you talked to him! He's a chatty one. He's up there often so I'm glad the two of you met! He said my boys would've been similar to your boys at the front of church :)

  7. I don't know what you boys are perfectly behaved Angels:)

  8. Anonymous8:48 AM

    great outfit lou - and your haircut is really cute too.