I realized three days before it was time to leave for the Mary Engelbreit gig that a) I hadn't lost that extra 20 pounds that I'd meant to (really? Nine months notice wasn't enough??) and b) I had NOTHING to wear. I felt the need to state that up front for the validation of other shut-in chubsters and to explain things for those of you that are still young and skinny. So anyway. I made the desperate Target/Kohls/Costco run (yes, that is IT here. AND it's 55 degrees year round. So you'd probably be pudgy by now, too.) I got the bases (my arms and butt) covered for four days, but also grabbed this khaki jacket at Costco 'cause you just never know about the weather in late April. It was a good label (Jones New York) but had THEE crappiest buttons you ever saw. Trying to look silver but you could just tell that if you scraped hard enough that silver paint would come right off and expose the clear plastic that they really were. Without even thinking I took out a razor and sliced off all 11 buttons as soon as I got home. Then the hard part came; what to replace them with? Brown? Boring! I ended up leaving town sans jacket (and it was sunny and fine). Last week I picked up some random Marie Claire Idees mag here and seemingly the first page I flipped to was this jacket that just shouted out to me in big ol' exclamation points. So today I finished mine.
If I wasn't so old and lazy (kidding!) I'd get up and find the mag and the page that I got the inspiration from. I just now flicked through three pages of flickr using *Marie Claire Idees* as my search words. Didn't find the jacket picture but my head almost exploded with the creativity.... The important thing is that I did it. And I blogged about doing it.