Well this is what I cam up with! Tell me what you think.
The only new item I added was a black scarf I bought at Walmart and used as the belt.
The jacket came from my sister's closet.
Basic sewing supplies
I found the tank top during the summer at a Goodwill store. I never really liked it as it was.
I picked a dress that I bought in a resale shop 1 year ago that I wore once. It was too big.
I cut the dress bodice off.
Then I cut the tank top eyeballing where I thought best to cut and added about an inch for seam allowance.
The skirt of the dress was bigger than the tank top opening, so I gathered it to fit the new bodice.
Then pinned the two together making sure to match up the side seams and adjusting gathers.
Sewed the two together and voila!