Rompin’ Around | Thrift Style Thursday

October 2, 2014

Hello, friends, I hope you have had a lovely week so far!  This week actually started out pretty rough for me on Monday morning, but then one simple thought changed the rest of my day, and the rest of my week.  It was this: I alone have the power to make the very best of this day.  I can wallow in self-pity, feeling tired and grumpy and unmotivated, or I can make this day awesome by looking at all of the opportunities available to be productive, live in the moment and be happy.  Which do you think I chose?

That day, I chose to be healthy, productive and happy, and I was. I chose to go for a jog in the park in the morning, I made myself raspberry infused water with my new infuser water bottle (love it!), and I started working on the refashion I am featuring in this post (among other, less exciting productive work & chores).  It turned out to be a great day, and all week long I have been fueled by creative/productive energy, motivated to accomplish every task I set before myself – including this refashion!

Sometimes, one positive decision is all you need to change your whole outlook.  Let’s get to the outfit!


As you can see, I started with a very 80’s jumpsuit complete with shoulder pads, wide leg trousers and a whole lot of unflattering fabric.  I didn’t even pick this beauty out at the thrift store myself, I saw it in a pile on the dressing room bench.  I tried it on, decided that I just had to do something with the amazing pant fabric, and then immediately decided on a romper!

I plan on posting the whole refashion saga soon, but, basically, I cut off the top “blouse” portion of the jumpsuit and most of the pant legs.  Then I opened up the pant legs and used three panels of fabric to create the back of the romper top and two front pieces which I overlapped.  To finish, I simply hemmed the shorts, created two straps and added a small snap closure to the front V opening of the new top.  Whaddya think??



The details: romper refashion (thrifted & handmade) // gladiator wedges (?? (old)) // silver drop earrings (gift) // Lucky Brand bee necklace (T.J. Maxx) // evil eye bracelet (gift) // peace sign bracelet (handmade)


I have to admit that I am pretty darn pleased with how this refashion turned out; I felt so professional using my serger and dress form, hee hee!   That being said, it was actually very simple to make, especially since I designed the top with the overlapping pieces of fabric – it made for a very forgiving construction and it’s really easy to just pull the romper on.  Anyway, as I said, I’ll be sharing more of this refashion later!

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our new and improved Thrift Style Thursday Facebook Group where all our thrifty bloggers will be posting their looks for today’s “Touch of Vintage” theme!  Oh, also, is it just me or is it totally weird that anything from the 80’s (like this jumpsuit I refashioned) is technically vintage??  Yeesh, I feel old sometimes!  ;)

As always, thanks for reading!  Love & rompers, Kristi :)



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