January 31, 2012

Mad For Plaid


Ok, girls.  I have never been one for plaid.  I just feel that on me it looked too boyish.  Even though I love the menswear look.  But lately I've been seeing it worn in such fabulously feminine ways and so I decided to try it.  I paired it with my drop earrings, turquoise necklace, and some flirty heels.  The heels were a definite must for me because I was getting worried even with all the jewelry on!  What do you think?  Are there any fashion trends that freak you out?

Oh and I had to wear my new cowboy ring from F21 because let's face it....plaid and cowboys are like peanut butter and jelly.  Am I right?  I also tried a new style for my hair which definitely needs some practice.  I recently discovered the cutest blog called Aqui and she did her hair like this.  I love it!  Such a great spin on the french braid and bun.  Hope you all are having a great Tuesday! <3







Shirt and Ring: Forever 21 // Jeans: American Eagle // Bag: Aldo (Crossroads) // Heels: Seychelles (Crossroads) // Watch: Merona

January 30, 2012

Tin Foil Woman


Here's my new tin foil shirt in action!  The color is out there, but pretty versatile.  It's like this gold/silvery color that matches quite a bit.  I love the slouchiness of it and how it's a little bit cropped.  If it didn't have inside seams I'd wear it inside out too because the inside is this cool bronze color!

I realized though that having metallic clothing means I don't really have any matching shoes.  What color shoes would you pair with metals?








Top: H&M // Skirt and Jacket: Forever 21 // Wedges: F21 (Crossroads)


January 27, 2012

Sunny Days, Sweeping the Clouds Away


Yay for tie dye!!  I love this blouse!  I found it at the Crossroads in Stockton for $6.  It's so light and airy, and will be completely perfect for summer.  Why no one snatched this baby up in it's original Crossroads is beyond me.  My son is so cute.  He kept pointing at my shirt and saying "clow".  His way of saying "cloud".  He's learning so many words right now it's insane.  He's growing up too fast!

And I need your help again.  My son drew on these shoes with pen, and I don't know how to remove it or if that's even possible.  They're leather and luckily it's on the inside sole so it's not too noticeable. :(  Help!!

And this is why I don't own a white blazer.  LOL.  Have a great weekend everyone! <3








Tank top, Purse, and Heels: Gap, Aldo, and Seychelles (Crossroads) // Pants: Old Navy // Necklace: Forever 21

January 26, 2012

Playful Polka Dots


I just love swingy skirts!  And especially polka dots.  I find polka dots to be so feminine and fun.  This is another skirt I scored on Etsy a while back and I hadn't worn it yet because I can't decide if I want to hem it up a bit or not.  What do you guys think?  Like right below the knee or right above?

Of course I had to brighten up my look with my jade green blouse.  I seriously love this color.  I think I need more green in my wardrobe. :)

PS.  I'm seriously humbled by having 90 followers.  Holy cow.  Thank you all so so much for even coming to visit my tiny space in the blogosphere.  I'm truly grateful. <3





Blouse and Clutch: Forever 21 // Skirt and Belt: Vintage // Wedges: F21 (Crossroads)




January 25, 2012

Forever 21 and H&M Haul

I never realized that hauls were so popular until browsing blogs and youtube.  It's fun seeing what other girls are buying.  It almost kind of satisfies the need to shop.  Almost.  LOL.  I thought I'd make a post showing what I got from F21 and H&M while down here in southern CA.  Hope you like it!


Cream colored fringe top from F21.  Can't wait to wear this in the spring and summer.  So hippie and so my style. :)


Cream crochet skirt.  I've been looking for one of these for a while.  I was so glad to find it!  From F21.


Black culotte shorts from F21.  It's hard to see what they really look like but these are so cute!  Sheer and flowy.  Great for summer. 


Black bermuda shorts from F21.  I fell in love with the tulip shaped pockets.  So soft and so comfy.  Love them!


Gold and multi-colored necklace from F21.  So pretty in the light and pastel colors that are perfect for Spring.


Cowboy hat ring from F21.  Just thought this was so unique and cool.


Gold metallic top from H&M.  When I saw this online, I knew I had to have it.  I've been craving metallic fabrics all winter.


White and black blouse from H&M.  So soft and silky and totally on trend.



And the creme de la creme!  This gorgeous khaki trench 50% off.  Fits like a dream and is so classic.  It's no Burberry, but it comes pretty damn close.  

All of the H&M stuff was on a gift card so in total, I only spent about $90 on the F21 stuff.  That's good for me!  LOL.  Look for all of these things in upcoming posts! :)



January 24, 2012

In the Navy


I scored this gorgeous shift dress at Old Navy when I was back home.  It was 30% off the already reduced price so it cost me $6!  I decided at that price, I'd get it in hot pink too.  :)  The purse was one that I found at the Crossroads in Stockton and I love the chain link strap and the buttery leather.  It's actually pretty dang heavy!

And I have a question...I usually use Picnik to resize my photos, but Picnik is closing and I need a new site where I can adjust the pixel size.  What do you all use?  Have a great day everyone! <3







Dress: Old Navy // Hat, Heels, and Necklace: Forever 21 // Purse: Banana Republic (Crossroads)

January 22, 2012

DIY: Fabric Flower

For my Etsy store, I make a lot of little fabric flowers and I had gotten a request a while back to make a tutorial for one.  I recently got an order, and so I thought I should make the tutorial while I was making the order!

There are many ways to make these types of flowers, but this is the way I do it.  I don't mind if you use my way to make them for private or selling use, but please, if you repost this, please give credit.  Thanks. :)

Tools:

  • Satin fabric (make sure it's a flammable fabric like polyester.  You won't need a lot so use remnants or an old scarf, etc.)
  • Organza or tulle (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Rhinestones or decorative embellishment
  • Pattern circles (I cut mine from the cardboard that comes in a fat quarter.  I sized them from 4" to 1.5".  4", 3.5", 3", 2.5", 2", 1.5"...you should have 6 circles)
  • Pen
  • Tacky Glue
  • Glue gun
  • Felt
  • Trace the 6 circles on the satin and cut out.
  • Cut half inch slits around the circles about an inch apart.

  • Light your candle and carefully hold the fabric over the candle to burn the edges.  Hold it at an angle so the edges curl inward.  Do all 6 circles.  If you're using organza or tulle don't burn that!
  • Arrange the flowers from biggest to smallest.  Make it as perfect or imperfect as you want.
  • Take your needle and thread and sew through all 6 layers right in the middle.
  • Use your tacky glue to glue down rhinestones or jewels.  I love tacky glue because it dries clear.

  • Fire up your glue gun and get your felt ready.  Cut a circle and a rectangle.
  • Glue the circle to the back of the flower.
  • For the rectangle glue just the long edges so that there is room in the middle.  I do it like this so that my buyer can slip a clip in there or a headband.  Cool huh?

And now you're finished!  Super cute fabric flower that takes about 30 minutes.  Enjoy and let me know if you tried this. :)