Friday, August 22, 2014

by the train

If you have ever made your way to downtown La Mesa then you certainly have seen this train. I'd love to go back and shoot a more...train appropriate outfit so that is on my list. Wore this look around town in my fancy new ASOS oxfords. They surprisingly pair well with more items in my closet than I had originally thought. And they were on sale.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

school vibes

H&M Loafers, Madewell top & purse, Levi jeans, BaubleBar earrings

I almost missed the sunlight on this outfit post. This is the last week of summer before school starts on Tuesday and I have been feeling rather...sleepy. So after a day of running errands, I was only going to lay on my bed and check my phone for a moment. But then I fell asleep. So there you have the story behind this outfit. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

sewing adventures: the camisole

diy camisole
diy camisole
diy camisole
diy camisole
diy camisole
DIY top (burdastyle pattern here), BDG jean shorts, DIY purse, Raen sunglasses, Target boots, Gorjana cuff (c/o)

Do you recognize this camisole? The sewing pattern for this camisole is actually a slip dress that I heavily cropped. You can see the dress version here. I've had this fabric for about three years? A long time ago I bought the fabric to make a romper but I couldn't figure out the sewing pattern that I had bought. The directions were confusing so I just gave up. That failed project left me with some scraps that I wasn't quite sure what to do with. But that's a major problem with my fabric stash, I have a huge bin full of fabric that is just scraps. I don't know why but I usually don't make shirts, so I suppose tops are on my list sewing. 

I needed a camisole that is easy to throw on with anything but is also lightweight for this heat that we currently have. I love pairing blush tones with gold and denim. Well, let's be honest...I'll pair anything with gold and denim. I used to love the overly stacked wrist combinations but I'm into more minimal pieces as of now, such as this Gorjana cuff.  I think the best part though is being able to wear multiple pieces that you have created. The most satisfying part, for sure.

Monday, August 4, 2014

diy long chain pearl earrings

diy pearl earrings
DIY top & pearl earrings

The post on this top that I recently sewed is queued up but I figured I'd take some time to talk earrings. I put these earrings together super fast. Chanel inspired, yes. I didn't take any progress photos because this one is pretty self explanatory. Get your two pearls, some chain and some sort of stud to put through the ear. Slide a pin through your pearl and use pliers to create a round closure, this is so that the chain can be attached to the pearl. Then attach the chain to the pearl and to the top of the earring using jump hoops. Taadaa!

 I'm actually really interested in making some ear jackets so maybe that will be my next DIY project. But that might involve soldering for the type that I'm going for. I suppose more on that later...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

diy leather tote tutorial

Anddd here we have the video!!! Woooo!! A special thanks to Benncart for letting me use his music, so if you like the song make sure you check his page out. I hope that I can get to making more of these videos...the end result is just too fun.

Some additional info: Leather needles are useful! I also bought 2 yards for this project and didn't need all of it. Straps can be long, so just be sure to account for that. If you have any questions please let me know.

Not in the DIY mood? Below are some totes for you to shop instead!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

diy leather tote | outfit

diy tote (tutorial soon!), chicwish dress, cuff c/o gorjana

And here we have the outfit post for the DIY project I've been talking about! The video should be up soon. I love this tote because you can easily pair it with so many different outfits. I kept it more on the simple side with jewelry, pairing my usual watch with a new cuff that I got from Gorjana (thank you!) Talk with you all soon!

Monday, July 21, 2014

recent purchases: alder sewing patter

When Jen over at Grainline Studio dropped hints about releasing a new dress pattern on her instagram I was super excited. So the second she made the Alder shirtdress pattern available I went ahead and bought it. The version shown here is View B, which I'm super excited to make! I just finished editing the video of my next DIY and I'm just waiting on music at this point, so hopefully I can get started on this dress soon.