My mother-in-law picked up this cute little number at a thrift store for me.
I liked it enough that I didn't want to transform it completely, but I really didn't like how it looked on at all.
I decided to start with a simple alteration and see if it made me feel any differently about the way the shirt looked on. The arm had one of those weird roll up 3/4 sleeves with the little strip of fabric that holds it all up and buttons to the outside of the sleeve. It definitely had to go. I took that off and turned it into a short sleeve.
That made all the difference in the world. I love the way it looks on now. Sometimes the simplest alterations are all that are needed to make a piece work for you.