I bought this top at the beginning of the summer and LOVE it, it was a bit oversized and had a huge stain on the sleeve. So, I took it in on the sides and bottom, then chopped the sleeves, and added two shoulder strapped to make the sleeves ruche a little. Tutorial on how to add shoulder straps here and how take it in and shorten it here. I’m wearing Jeffery Campbell shoes, 7 jeggings, thrifted/refashioned top and belt.
We visited the Yu Yuan Garden today and Bazaar and it was AWESOME! There were venders as far as the eye could see in very traditional and beautiful Chinese buildings. Now, due to somehow leaving my sunglasses somewhere (hoping they are not lost), I needed a new pair quick! And I found out today that my haggling skills are superb compared to how they were in Thailand where me and my 7 month pregnant belly would crumble and crash under pressure. But here I was quality. They said $55 for a cheap pair of knock-off sunglasses and I got it for $8. I was pretty impressed with myself. I’m sure someone out there could have done a better job.
So the actual Garden itself was quite gardenless and more stone/building-y. Some architect from back in the 1500s imported jagged looking stone and built this little stoney area with stairs and caves, and little wooden carved buildings with hanging lanterns were also incorporated into it. It was beautiful. Beck loved running around into these little nooks and across bridges. He loved staring at the HUGE shiny orange fish and in the murky green water.
So, there was a tiny fabric store that only had sheers, silks, dance/swim spandex, and velvets which wasn’t exactly what I was looking for…better luck next time. I have to check out the fabric mall sometime, not sure where it is and when I will go, but I do know I will be going without Beck…I’m going to be quite overwhelmed!
I had a hard time believing that there were a ton of little shops in this amazing architecture. Coolest looking place to SHOP ever!
Side view of the top’s sleeve…stain GONE!
When he saw me pose, he wanted to pose, so he said to Danny…me, me…and posed by a wall. So stinkin’ cute.
Too bad Beck wasn’t awake to see all the awesome toys
The little hole in the wall fabric store, it was extremely cheap, but very limited. Loved this lady though, she had no idea what I was saying.