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Vest Yourself with the Third Piece (Don’t miss Day #1 of this post HERE – with full DIY instructions for the upcycled jeans) Today’s post is Day #2 of “How to Upcycle Old Jeans with Beaded Fringe” where I show the completed jeans project with two different vests as the third piece to dress up the outfit for day or evening.  If you missed that fun and easy project, you can find the Day #1 post HERE.  The Day #1 post also gives full details and provides links for all of the jewelry and accessories I am also wearing in this second post. A vest is a great option as a third piece for a dressy-casual look.  Plus, when it is not quite cold enough for a big heavy coat, a vest keeps the chill off without feeling smothering. I found my brand of vest on Amazon, but it is updated…

Upcycle Old Jeans ( Don’t miss Day #2 of this post HERE) Out with the old, in with the new, right?  Well, sometimes but not always — old jeans are the perfect upcycle project!  The styles of jeans change every couple of years, if not every year, but that doesn’t mean you have to give them the heave ho.  I have had these “Sweetheart” style Old Navy jeans for several years, they do not even make them anymore.  This style is a tad low on the waist and the leg width is looser than what I wear now, but it was hard for me to give them away when I saw a pair of beaded cropped jeans for a hefty price at one of our local retail stores.  You can really tell this pair of jeans has been worn a lot because they look like my knees are still in…

Do you sometimes feel the Midlife Impatience in an Impatient World? I was recently invited by Leanne of “Cresting the Hill“ to write a guest post about anything I was experiencing as an over 50 person in midlife that I would like to share.   I chose to write about my commitment to overcoming impatience and anxiousness in my life.  I decided enough was enough and am mindfully working on not wasting my mental and physical energy on things that are just not worth it, it is exhausting! Leanne is an Australian blogger whom I first met through a Facebook Pinterest  blogging group.  My post went live on her site last week, so please visit Leanne’s blog for my guest post submission and to also see what her blog has to offer – You will find great content on her site, she has been blogging for several years now and has been a…

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