Friday, 8 August 2014

Velvet Knits

Entire Outfit- Thrifted 

This is sort of a wired combination of both a summer and winter outfit. I threw this on one morning before heading down town, it was one of those warm but cold morning (I ended up regretting it later when I was dying of heat). 
I love the way velvet and knits look together, their both have a unique texture and add a different feel to an outfit. The body chain is one I made last year and it was so simple and took me less the five minutes, and its now something I am wearing on a regular basis especially paired with high waisted shorts, or under a crop top and low raise jeans. 

See you soon <3

Monday, 21 July 2014

Kimono + Stripes

Halter Top- Brandy Melville
Kimono- DIY from an old Scarf 
Boots- Thrifted (similar here )
Shorts- Thrifted 

I ironically I am not a fan of aquatic creatures ( its a borderline phobia) but out of all the kimonos I own . this one is still my favorite, even though it is decked out in dolphins. Seeing how its black and goes well with almost anything might be why. As you can tell I haven't been able to give up my love for black and dark outfits even in the middle of summer.
The first thing I want to mention is my love for this hat! It's had my back (or head in this case) through many bad hair days and its a major life saver. I even when out and bought the same one in light brown, you need to be prepared was my justification cause bad hair days can turn ugly at a moments notice. 
halter tops is also a staple every girl should have on hand cause they are so easy to throw on for an effortless look. I got this one from Brandy Melville and it was pretty inexpensive. I might go back and grab a couple more in black and white for layering in the fall.  

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Thrift Haul #3

Last week I stopped by my local thrift store (when don't I ) and picked up a couple of things. I mostly went in for T-shirts for some DIY tops, but I obviously couldn't resist buying a hand full of things. 
The first thing I throw in my basket was this awesome knit sweater! I've been seeing knits like this one pop up a lot lately (like here and here ) and when I found this one from under $5 I was like why not !?! Its not made of the traditional wool like material but rather a material thats a like tougher which I liked because I am not the best when it comes to handling delicate fabric. Plus I've been in need of some more white staple pieces in my wardrobe. 
Next I picked up three T-shirts that I am going to be using in a couple of DIYs. The thrift store didn't have the best collection of baggy shirts but i was able to find a couple cool ones, my favorite being the tie-dye shirt. I also throw in an oversized off-white button down cause you can never have to many. 
This loose fitting boyfriend jeans, is also something I've been in the market for lately and got lucky when I came across this pair. They will look so good with crop tops and cropped knits in the fall. 
Late thing I got was this adorable stripped crop top. I got it mainly because it had a cool 90s feel to it and it looked so good with the chocker and black shorts I was wearing that day. 

Friday, 6 June 2014

DIY Leg Chain

I've wanted to own a leg chain since I saw Vanessa Hudgens (LOVE her!) wear one a the Coachella 2012. It's actually sad that I've only gotten around to making one now, but here it is. 
The supplies you will need are pretty straight forward, and you can find most of these stuff at a Michael's or any craft store. 

What you will need:
  • Chain- I actually used 2 necklaces so their was a variety of chain textures. 
  • Elastic- You can find this at any fabric or craft store. You can also use an existing garter.
  • Jump Rings- The sizes depend on the size of the chain you use. 
  • Pins, Needle, and some tread
  • Pliers- the smaller the better, these will help with securing the jumper rings and chain. 
  • Shorts/ Skirt- Chose the ones you will most likely wear with the chain.

STEP ONE: pick your faviorte short and put them on. It's better to pick your shortest pair so that you can measure the elastic at the highest point of your thigh where it will still be hidden under the shorts.

STEP TWO: Measure the elastic at your thighs highest point to ensure that the shorts conceal it well. Leave about an inch of elastic over lapping itself so its easier to sew together. Pin it together and cut off the excess elastic. Sew it together either by hand or using a sewing machine. I find the best way to sew it is in a square; sewing along the top, bottom and the two edges, this helps keep it together when the elastic stretches. 
STEP THREE: Attach a safety pin to the elastic, this will connect the chain to the elastic. As an alternative you could punch a small hole in your elastic and thread a jump ring instead of a of using the safety pin.
STEP FOUR: Using one of the larger jump rings, attach that to the end of the safety pin and the end of your main/middle chain. This chain should reach from the top to the middle of your thigh, so that there is enough space above your knee for the end chains to wrap around. My middle chain was about 5 1/2".
STEP FIVE: Attach the first chain to the end of the middle piece using a jump ring. Wrap it around your leg keeping it loose fitting so that you can move in it comfortably. My bottom chain measured 19". When your happy with your length cut the chain and attach it to the same jumping at the end of the middle piece. 

 You want to repeat these steps for all the other chains. You can add as may chains as you'd like. I chose to only do three. As you move up your leg the length of the chain for each section gets longer. My second chain from the bottom measured at 22" and the top chain was 24". 
The width I left between each chain was about 2".

Hope you enjoyed and have fun crafting!! 
Talk to you soon <3