Flipping thru a past issue of Essence magazine for fashion inspiration, I ran across a photo spread on unexpected ways to wear denim. The photo above caught my attention. I thought... I would wear that. I could make that! Well, something like it. I had the perfect pattern and fabric already and all I needed was the vest. So I shopped around. First stop $65 for a denim jacket, nope not happening. Second stop $40 for denim vest, again not happening. So I went to the local vintage store (read: thrift store) and found just what I needed for less than $5. Hey, I have seen plenty of fashionistas work thrift store items in the blogosphere, don't judge me, LOL.