Sunday, September 26, 2010

'autumn gypsy'

FreePeople floppy hat, Forever21 tank top, DIY clock necklace (seen in past post), Urbanoutfitters boyfriend shorts

It was so unbelievably hot in bay area yesterday! So weird considering that it's not even summer anymore! Regardless, I'm happy to embrace the remnants of summer left behind.
I hope you all are enjoying the weekends!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

'spirited away'

Just a quickie post of what I wore to school yesterday... I've always loved bohemian and native american looks but have never felt I could pull it off. I was feeling particularly courageous yesterday and thought I'd finally give it a try. What do you think? Not me?

P.s. With all of my upcoming papers, I don't know if I'll be able to post as often. So, I apologize in advance. :(

I hope you're week is going great! It's almost Friday!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I think I'll just SPRAY my clothes on thank you very much!

I saw this on Perez Hilton's CocoPerez website and I couldn't help but share it with all of you if you have yet to see it. It's pretty amazing! ...and perhaps a little odd too. I didn't think I'd ever see something like this in real life. Click HERE to check it out.

Oh, is it just me or doesn't this invention make you think of the make you think of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Flint Lockwood's invention of Spray On Shoes? Thank God this stuff actually comes off! What do you guys think?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

the DOC can see you now

Over the weekend the bf and I checked out the Goodwill in Berkeley. I totally scored on this gorgeous vintage silk brown top with the most amazing floral details--for only $4.99! Couldn't be more happy! This is definitely going to be a top I'll be wearing over and over again this fall! Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Star Style Steal: Alba

Try and say that title three times...haha.

Here is an outfit inspired by an outfit I saw Jessica Alba wear with cherry red Doc Martens. It was so unexpected. I never imagined her to be a Doc Marten wearer. But then again, she can pull of anything! There was something so intriguing about the boots, jeans, and floral top combo that was childlike yet tough!

You can bet that cherry red Doc Martens are on my Christmas list this year!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

DIY: Torquoise Bead Necklace

The moment I saw this (detail below) necklace on the FreePeople website, I wanted it so bad! Looking over the reviews and the materials it was made with, I realized that perhaps it wasn't worth the $24 I would've been spending. *tear*

After wiping my tear away and dusting myself off, I decided that it was perhaps time for another DIY project! I am happy to say that I am now an owner of a necklace like this!! It would'n't have taken quite as long as it did had I all the material and I shopped around (i.e. Michael's, Ebay) looking for that single, glorious torquoise bead! I spent a total of $10. Success!!

Freepeople Materials:
thin leather rope
Lobster claw closure
Torquoise Pendant
Torquoise beads

thin black hemp string (Michael's)
silver bead clamps (Michael's)
torquoise-colored beads (Kit Craft/Michael's)
torquoise pendant (Ebay)
jewelry wire --to attach pendant (Michael's)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

DIY: Clockwork

I got this idea from a piece of jewelry I saw blogger Rumi Neely wearing in a bunch of her outfits. When I saw it, it immediately reminded me of some pieces of a wristwatch I had when my mom took her watch in to tighten by removing a few links. I loved the idea of making a pendant out of a deconstructed watch that I made one myself! It's not exactly like hers, but close enough. I think it's a great way to make use of those useless watch links that end up at the bottom of our jewelry box!

DIY: Striking Gold!

I am so happy to say, FINALLY that I have have finished my metallic clutch I first started working on this past summer. I can't believe I would actually see it finished!

It is fairly simple to make. All that you need:

Handful of small beads
Needle, String
Swatch of Canvas (any color desired)
Swatch of Fabric (to line the inside of the clutch)