The other day, one of my friends started a conversation on facebook about office-supply clothing repairs.  For example, she often uses binder clips to shorten straps under jackets.  Another friend staples the hem of her pants; I usually tape mine.

Today’s outfit is brought to you not by office supplies, but by glue and a patch from Jo-Ann’s Fabric.  See what had happened was…

I bought this super cute dress at Forever 21 a few weeks ago.  It was on clearance, and it’s adorable.  It’s what I might wear to a football game if I were a sorority girl at the University of Florida (the back is sheer, so I wear an orange tank under it and my orange jewelry.  Also, go Tim Tebow!).

Well, I’m not much of an iron-er.  I do it because I have to, but I never adjust the settings and I’m bad about refilling the water, etc.  So, when I went to iron this sheer, cheap, synthetic dress, my iron was still on cotton – and, you know what happened next.  I set down the iron and immediately heard a sizzle – to the tune of a plum-sized hole in my dress.

I would have cried, but fortunately, I had at least had the sensibility to turn the dress inside out to iron it, and since there are two layers of sheer, I only burned through the inside layer.  So, being the non-crafty, non-sewing person that I am, I headed to Jo-Ann’s, bought a blue patch and glue, and glued up that bad boy.  I can tell it’s there, but unless I pointed it out to someone (which, of course, I do because that’s me), you’d never know.

Yay for not wasting a dress! (Oh, also, I included a face selfie in this one because my hair looked so great.  Don’t mind my crazy cross-eye.)

Dress: Forever 21
Belt: Forever 21 (it came with another dress)
Bracelet: H&M
Earrings: gift
Sandals: TJ Maxx
Hair: courtesy of an all-day/all-night sock bun.