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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Prep Factor in My Closet -New Buttons

I purchased this velvet blazer 2-3 years ago from Old Navy. Which means I didn't spend a lot on it because velvet in Texas is really hot and I wasn't sure how often I'd wear it so I didn't want to make a huge investment.

As it turns out, I love the cropped style, and it fits me quite well. I didn't wear it much last year but velvet seems to be making a come back for fall and I since I no longer have a dirty job (like last winter,) I think I'll get more use out of it. Except....

I hate the buttons! Some of the little gems have fallen out and I sort of think they make the jacket look cheap anyway.

So on to Joanne's. They had so many great buttons that I had a hard time making up my mind! I was torn between going in an 80's direction (think big, gold and Dynasty,) or upping the prep factor...

Prep factor won! And so did I! For under $10 and 30 minutes, I have a new velvet jacket that I can't wait to wear!

I'm thinking skinny jeans, something in a stripe for the top, boots and fingerless gloves...I can't wait to wear it!

Blurry button close up.

Now, if only it didn't happen to be 100+ outside...
J.

28 comments:

AH said...

wow, it turned out amazing!! unbelievable how much some buttons can do... make sure to post an outfit photo when the weather allows you to wear it!

MalibuMara said...

those buttons did update it alot!
good idea :)

erin :) said...

Oh! I like those buttons and the texture of the jacket looks so velvet-y and lovely! :D

janettaylor said...

Oooh, great idea! I love a lot!

♥mosinat

Meream said...

The new buttons look great! I collect buttons so please send the old ones to me. Kidding. :)

I love the sleeve ends of the jacket, too!

MalibuMara said...

thank you
and no it wasn't it was a blue romper i had but it did look like DD, i like that look maybe i'll try that next haha..

Cafe Fashionista said...

Yayay! I LOVE the addition of the new buttons - it adds a nautical flair to the jacket...tres cute!! :)

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TeenageDirtbag said...

I like how you always add something from yourself :) you're good in that :).

As for my job, it;s nothing special, but it is my first serious job in life :).

vint junky said...

great DIY, love the nautical/military vibe it's gives to the blazer, now i'm praying for some coooold for you ;)

xx

Audrey Allure said...

I definitely like the new buttons a lot better :)

Melanie said...

Very well done! I really like the new nautical buttons.

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I just love the new buttons!!! I do this all of the time because it really does transform the clothing. I should post some of mine too. You are so creative; thanks for the great post idea! =)

sayablack said...

I often change some buttons,too.
Your jacket become cooler!!!

XX

fledgling said...

great difference! amazing change,

xoxo
maxwell conrad

www.fledglingblog.blogspot.com

The Starving Stylist said...

the new buttons look 100x better for sure. love it.





www.thestarvingstylist.com

Mish Dish said...

Fantastic jacket remodel, looks fabulous for winter. xo Mish

bravegrrl said...

great upcycle! i love how the gold adds to it! can't wait to see it on you ;)

amy said...

Love this lil makeover. What a difference a button makes!

P.S. It was so nice to meet you tonight at El Happy Hour.

mystylescript said...

Super Chic, i love the buttons J...so good to see you yesterday also! Wish we could have chatted more, looking forward to the next one =)

Nora said...

nice make over!
those buttons did upgrade the blazer a lot!

wish to have one too. esp. when im so much in love with velvet right now.

Love,
NORA

serendipity said...

I love the buttons Joy! Velvet, brings back memories of the 80's :)

katydid972 said...

Drastic improvement! It was great to meet you the other day at HH!

Pearl Westwood said...

Good choice with the new buttons, it looks amazing! I really do love velvet, I always end up stroking my arms LOL x

Dyanna Pure said...

Love the buttons you picked out! I change out the buttons on my outerwear, too.

xo,
Dyanna
www.thesfstyle.com

STOCKHOLM AND SOUTH said...

cool.

ByeByeSoccerMom said...

so funny, because i've been thinking about getting a preppy jacket and putting Joanns buttons on it (I love the ones you picked). I've done button upgrades on two things so far. military green jacket from Loft and a black coat from Essex. I put military brass buttons on my black coat to make it look like military coat. need to do a post about it.
anyway, thanks for sharing your pictures!!! i like new preppy style! i saw these roayl blue flats at Goodwill with a golden embellishment on it. looked so cute, but was tiny for my giant feet! lol
xx
maya

ByeByeSoccerMom said...

hi! it's me again. I just wanted to let you know you inspired me to change buttons on my black blazer. Please take a look and let me know what you think about it.
http://byebyesoccermom.blogspot.com/2010/11/coming-out-of-my-shell.html

xx
maya