Camo & Leather

November 07, 2013

I made a few alterations to the military issue BDU, Battle dress uniform.  I scored this from the Army Navy Surplus store in Tulsa on my trip home a few months back.  It is military issued, and I was super excited when they gentleman at the store offered to sew on an army patch to the chest!  Representing for my son!  Army Mom, Army Strong!  Now I am by no means fit to be in the army, they don't have a custom department, so the alterations were mandatory in my book! I bought a men's medium long jacket.  I wanted it to be longer and I needed the medium to fit around my chest. But the arms were long and full.  Yuck.  So, I did what any seamstress would do, and cut them off, and hemmed the jacket.  I know I said I wanted it long, but it was about 1.5 inches too long! Loving my vest!  My son said he would fray the arms, but I like the clean cut look.  What do you think?

Styling my new vest was a snap. Camo is so popular and I wanted to mix my prints and of course leather, vegan that is, leggings! I picked up these leggings at Target!  Another great buy, and I have several striped tops so it was just a matter of which one!  My leopard belt was my new addition from Nordstrom Rack, and to help pop the white stripe on my top, I stacked my Cathryn Ann tassel bracelet and Alexandra Beth bangles!

You know I will be making another trip to the surplus store!  Maybe even try and score me another jacket and make a few alterations to sliming the sleeves!

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  1. I love this look on you, simply fabulous doll.

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    1. I was pretty happy with this outfit for sure! Thanks.

  3. Very good looking Lisa! Love the mix!

    In with the Old: Jennifer Boles PS The T shirt never arrived...


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