Rethink your Jacket. Put a Patch on it!

“It costs a lot of money to look this cheap” – Dolly Parton A Note From Rags Revisited: I have been extremely busy. Aside from juggling work and my internship I hate to admit I have neglected my blog.  As the New Year approaches I hope to become more consistent in doing the things that I enjoy, like blogging and reworking clothes. Yes, I’m already thinking about new beginnings and resolutions. Point blank we’ve experienced a long fall.  In sixty one degree weather it’s hard for me to get into the spirit while watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. November was a…

Easy Hand Job on a Pleated Skirt.

Shopping is cheaper than therapy.-anonymous A Note from Rags Revisited: It’s about time! The concept that wearing secondhand clothing can be edgy and unique, supported  by the long overdue acceptance that thrifting is  “cool”  and fashionable.  I’m about that life! I was born in that life! In fact not to long ago I was strutting my stuff as a minnie Carrie Bradshaw. I swear one hand to God in 5th grade I was wearing thrifted bright yellow jeans with bedazzled pockets and white Reebok classics. Aside from being 4 foot nothing with a size 6 foot, I commanded attention because I…

Below the Knees

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.  Jean Cocteau …. Like that I dress like my mother. A Note from Rags Revisited: Unfortunately Summer has come to a rapid halt. For many of us this change of season indicates that our three-month long lunch break is over. Back to work.  I on the other hand take this seasonal metamorphosis as an opportunity to closet cleanse. During the seasonal cleanse I rid my closet of clothing I will never wear in an effort to get rid of the old and diy into new. Let me be Frank , the…

Easy Breezy DIY: Denim Top

“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” Coco Chanel A Note From Rags Revisited: I have not had the chance to post (at least as much as I  would like too). I’ve been juggling work,  an internship and attempting to  set aside time to develop material for this baby. Lately, a lot of my diy projects have required as little skill as possible, so that I can make new looks that are easy and fast to produce. I was gifted a pair of joggers from a brand called Almost Famous. Not only did the brand  have such cute pieces, the name for…

The Jean in the Jeanius Bar. A Denim Cutoff DIY.

Never let a trend get in the way of creating a great outfit for yourself. Stacy London  A Note From Rags Revisited: Many of my summer posts will feature diy projects for denim cutoffs. Let’s face it denim shorts will always be a summer staple. I have news for you! They’re an easy diy. I’ve been customizing my denim as far as I can remember.  My  worn in  jeans became short shorts  well before the idea of a Jeanius  bar flooded the fashion market. Now, everyone is jumping on the  pum-pum cutoff bandwagon. You can find a display denim choices along with options to…

Feet Big Enough To Sail On. A DIY For Those Sandals.

“These heels are almost high enough to make me meet face to face with Natasha if she wears flats.” Carrie Bradshaw A Note From Rags Revisited: Look, I’ve always had a weakness for  fashion. I love pretty flashy things especially in my closet, and on my feet. I’d like to think of myself as a hardware aficionado. Like any female I like my nuts and bolts as big as my diamonds. I am an average height of 5’3 with the emphasize in feet. I wear a size 9 stiletto, sometimes 9 and a half.   So, I’m a little self-conscious. I…

When Life Gives You Denim… An easy DIY That Will Make Your Denim Stand Out From The Rest.

“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping” – Bo Derek A Note From Rags Revisited: I have a habit of hoarding clothing. The truth is I struggle to throw out clothing that may only get a wear or two in my lifetime. Now mind you… I do not have a problem. My dysfunction is not to be confused with those who compulsively store objects of “value”  hiding every crevice of linoleum. I’m not quite there yet. I mean… my closet is there but (and that’s a big but) you can still see the floor. So…

A Different Take on Fringe Benefits.. ( DIY for your E-Y-E)

“Im a designer, and I think if you work in fashion, you have to give people fantasy”. Christian  Louboutin A Note From Rags Revisited: I love that fashion is constantly evolving. Think about it! I take old clothing and refashion it to make it current. Designers pull inspiration from fashionable eras (among other things) to recreate looks that enhance the perspective on classic pieces. I have a perfect example; it involves a small amount of detail that has been incorporated (and slightly modified) into different looks. It’s the fringe. That stringy detail on those flapper dresses during the roaring twenties.  Now…

How to get the most out of that dreadful dress. Making a one piece…two.(DIY)

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”  Winston S. Churchill A Note From Rags Revisited: I  recently bought a vintage dress from housing works. I like this thrift store because they have nicely kept garments, and are also very active in implementing AIDS awareness.  A percentage of their profits are donated to supporting services for HIV-positive individuals. I am a shopaholic. I like my money to hang securely in my closet, where I can see it. There are worse addictions out there. Right!? You only live once, so buy the dress Dammit!…

Today a T-Shirt… Tomorrow a Crop Top. (D-I-Y for Your E-Y-E)

“Sweet weeping baby Jesus he has a six-pack to beat all six-packs!” P. C Cast , Warrior Rising A Note from Rags Revisited: Shit, I want six pack abs!  The  crop top revolution is among us.  Despite our grandmothers thoughts about displaying too much torso tiny tops have been trending for quite a while now, pushing us femme fatale to load up on the sit ups instead of the fries. If you didn’t get the memo Abs are in. (flat, six-pack, whatever your workout allows.) This summer offers an array of bold, and itsy- bitsy- teeny- mini tops for your…