Happy Hump Day! It’s been an odd day but in a good way, I’m enjoying some tea right now and watching Youtube videos. I’ve been sucked into the UK X-Factor and really think the talent is out the roof. Probably more excited about it than the US X-Factor… it’s a little slower and I haven’t seen someone that really jumps out at me yet. I’ll wait and see of course. I sure love Simon and the addition of Britney and Demi is interesting, better than expected actually.
Anyways, it was a tad chilly today so I took out this comfy sweater, I bought it few weeks ago and just loved the pink heart, paired with the polka dot pants from Target. Can’t go wrong with that!
Heart sweater from Forever 21 | Polka dot pants from Target
Quick snapshot from yesterday. The most comfortable shirt ever and warm enough for barely 70s weather. I think that’s a win/win situation.
Volcom shirt | Snash Jewelry bracelet
While it’s still 80 degrees out today, I’m really excited about my new jacket. The cool pattern was what originally caught my attention, it also fit great. I think the fleece material is pretty cozy and I can’t wait to wear it come October and November. Stylish, cheap and comfy! ;)
$23.99 jacket from Ross
Today has been less than ideal but I’m going to make the best out of my night trying to relax. Today has also been very hot, Summer still lingers and I’m looking forward to lower temperatures this weekend for RCF.
I bought this fun geometric top over the weekend at Kmart. They have some really nice pieces this season, almost competing with Target if that’s even possible!
Route 66 top | F21 jeans | Handmade necklace (similar)
I’ve been so busy at work and not feeling up to anything at all, blogging and crafting wise. I came up with a few new ideas that I’m dying to try out and prototype so hopefully you’ll see those soon! Happy Tuesday :)
I thrifted this extra-extra-large leopard/animal print skirt maybe a year ago, I could wear it since it had a tie-string but all that extra fabric really weighted it down.
So finally I got my sewing cap on and cut off a huge chunk (practically in the middle) and made one simple stitch to patch it back up.
No tie-string necessary…
Originally, this was supposed to be a high-low skirt, but I don’t think I’ll be able to make another cut in it. I like it as is – boho chic goodness :)
Materials needed: pair of sandals, scissors, needle & thread, ball fringe trim ($3.99/spool), gold ball chain
For this project I used an old pair of Forever 21 sandals. I like the gladiator look but on warmer days it felt like wearing full shoes. Before putting on my boho touches, I cut off a few leather pieces to open up the foot area.
Before & after, looks much better!
The whole process took about an hour and a half. Each piece of trim and chain was sewn on by hand with a regular needle and thread. I matched the red for my trim and used as close of a brown to the leather as I had.
Looking at the final product, you cannot see where the chain connects to the straps
Overall I’m very pleased with the final product – my fingers hurt to prove it! This project may take a little bit more patience but it’s so worth it, you can get the same expensive look of those fancy brand sandals but on the cheaps! Have fun with it :)
Side note: I may add some jingle bells to the zippers just for kicks.
Happy Wednesday! After a long hiatus, I’m back hoping to share some fun projects with you in the next few weeks :) Follow along with the super simple tutorial below!
Materials needed: shorts, lace trim, scissors, needle and thread
For this DIY I used a pair of cut-off jeans, started by measuring the trim around the width of the leg. Add little extra length for the trim just in case, you can always overlap the lace.
I folded the frayed edges inwards and pinned my trim so it wouldn’t move and shift around.
Hand stitching took approximately 15-20 minutes, I wasn’t rushing and took my time to get it somewhat even.
This added a little touch of cuteness to my (kinda short-short) shorts, that will definitely get a lot of wear this Summer!
Add a little lace to your Summer staples and let me know how they look :)
My favorite pages from the newest Anthro catalog, Summer can’t come fast enough!
Anthropologie May 2012 Catalog