My sister joined in on the challenge a few weeks ago and kept telling me all about it so here I am!! And what a week to start...Sparkle! LOL. To be honest this had me so stumped. While I love to give anything a go and I love bold, colour and prints, sparkle has not been my forte for quite a while. I think this is due to the fact that I would pack my eyelids with glitter during my "OHMYGAWWWSH GLITTER IS SO COOOOL" phase back in year 6! Haha, but it is a challenge right? So after a while of brainstorming ideas with sister and not coming up with much and thinking about just skipping this week and waiting for next week I thought I'd just try my luck looking for something at our local op-shops!
So on Tuesday afternoon my niece and I walked into my favourite op-shop in Mildura and right in the doorway was a one dollar rack. Looking through it, totally not thinking I would find anything that I could work with I see this black, sequinned boob tube! I do the stretch test to see if it may fit as the lady in the store saw it's tag fall off. She offers to re-tag her and I tell her not to worry because I'm going to take it. She politely looks puzzled and asks "oh, is it stretch dear?" and I say yep and take it to the counter. Get it home and try to put it on and...coooooool, it so doesn't fit. YAY lol. -_-. But, that didn't stop me. So keeping to our ways, we altered it to make it fit :) . To do this we simply cut it down the back and used one of the stretch spaghetti straps to hold it on as a top and VOILA! I have this sparkle top that I LOVE and for only $1! I now have the Aussie Curves challenge to thank for opening up the world of sparkle for me once again!
As a pure coincidence my whole outfit is thrifted besides my shoes :) I looooooove a bargain item that I know no-one else will be wearing!!
What I've got on:
|Purple blazer- Salvo's $3/ Sequinned tube top- MS OpShop $1/ Sheer maxi skirt Vinnies $5|
|Wedges- online purchase from www.barefoottess.com|
|Clip on earrings- MS Opshop $2|
Hope this finds you lovely ladies well. I'm excited to see how everyone rocks the tribal look next week!