I found a pic on pinterest and I just loved the concept of a navy polka-dot dress with an olive cardi. Since I have both I thought I'd give it a try.
Now the dress was one of those late 80's early 90's creatures. Long, puffy sleeves, mid-calf length, collar, button down to the elastic waist with a matching polka-dot belt AND shoulder pads... how can I forget those?. I tried to alter it by removing the elastic and shoulder pads. Shortening the sleeves and the hemline. Seems easy enough right? Well... it didn't quite go like I had planned. It still looked frumpy and was i'll-fitting.
So I scrapped it and substituted my navy polky shirt for the dress. Same idea... different look. So... here's my take on olive with navy or Ol'Navy.
Have you ever tried to alter something and have just not work out?