Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year! and a new kind of Ralph Lauren Polo

A year or two ago I was really into the Ralph Lauren Polo's and I got this hot pink one (which I wore to an unbelievable extent), but now that I have grown a fair amount and expanded my fashion palette, I decided that I didn't like my Hot Pink Ralph Lauren sweater much anymore.

As soon as I was going to put it into the giveaway bag, I said "hmm," maybe I could do something fun with this. Instantly, I jotted down some ideas for the sweater and it all narrowed down to this...
Worn with Abercrombie jeans

Underneath sweater is a Surrealist lace top

My Dad said I look like I had been attacked by acid...thanks Dad.

A view of the back

Sometimes I think people might think I am goth (ripping up and shredding my clothes) if I were to wear it but then again it is a hot pink sweater, so never mind. Honestly, it didn't take me very long, all I needed was a thread puller, scissors and three hours straight to work on it. I've never done anything like this - distressing a sweater before I mean, so it was basically all an experiment, but hopefully it will be of more use to me now. My next project will consist of a black floor length dress that will become a floor length skirt instead. That project will consist of a bit more work but we can only wait and see what the final product will be like. Look out for a post coming soon on that project.

Have a happy new year everyone, and hopefully we can all stick to our resolutions for the year (I am always bad at that)!



  1. this is so awesome, and very creative! i need to stop being lazy and do some diy stuff.

  2. Definitely! It's really exhilarating when you are finished with it...even if it is not what you expected to come out.