I bought this trench coat about 3 years ago with a gift card a student had given me for Christmas. I think I wore it once. It was too big, too white, and it was one of those items that looked way better in the dressing room than it did at home. (Plus, I lost the sash that went with it. A trench coat is no good without a sash.)
So, since it's springtime (and therefore I can wear as much white as I want) I decided to fix up the jacket a little bit. (As it turns out, I frequently break the "no white before labor day" rule. I've never been a fan of that rule anyway.) I took it in on the sides and in the back so it fits my waist better
Then I added a blue sash which I stole from a dress that I own. That's the great thing about sashes. They can be shared. How nice of them, right?
Then I added navy blue bias tape around the edges of the sleeve ties. I am debating whether or not I want to add some to the pockets as well, but I don't want to overdo things, so I'm sticking with this for now.
Final Product: (I"m pretty sure I'll wear this one more than once. And I'm not sure why the picture turned out yellow. But since I am my own photographer and get tired of setting the timer over and over again, this'll have to do. My bad. And yes, I take my pictures in the bathroom. It's the only room in my apartment that has lights.)