Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

What do you think of our pumpkins? Hope you all have a spook-tacular Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Oh Fall weather how I've missed thee...

Goodwill jacket, Gap flare jeans, Ebay boots, F21 bag

The weather finally called for a jacket! Soooooo, you can bet what I grabbed in my closet. I also got a chance to snap some pics for you as I promised. This was on a little lunch date the bf and I had where we shared a vanilla bean cheesecake that changed me life.

In other news, what will you guys be doing for Halloween? Costumes? I haven't heard much from you guys lately I'd love to know.

Featured on Chic Steals

I am sure all of you know about the amazing DIY blog Chic Steals. (If you don't know what I'm talking about don't even finish reading this post, go and check out here blog now!) Well today my YSL artsy ring DIY was featured on her "DIY links of the Week post." It really made my day! Thank you so much Carly!!

photo courtesy: Chic Steals

Monday, October 24, 2011

DIY: Chain Headpiece

This project sprouted from me just rummaging through my craft box and trying to organize it yesterday night as I watched my shows. As a result, I didn't take pics of my progress because I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out. (Please leave me a comment if directions seem unclear and would like more tips.) This a great way to make use of that excess chain you may have lying around.

approx. 2 feet of chain
wire cutters
1 earring post

1. Roughly measure how much chain(s) you would like for your headpiece. Prep them by cutting them out.
2. Take earring post and make 2 small circles (these will serve as the connecting pieces between the strands).
3. Take what will be the top piece of your headpiece and attach the circles you just made to both ends.
4. Take the other two chains and connect them to the circles.

Tip: You may want to add another of strands to the sides. To do so just reopen the connecting circles and attach more strands accordingly.

How is it Monday?!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Basic Black

Ebay geometric necklace, Zizibeh kimono jacket, vintage tank & pants

Just a quickie outfit post. Nothing too special but sometimes the "no fuss" outfits are the best for running around. No?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tales of my southwest love affair.

How amaze is this jacket I snagged up at Goodwill this past weekend?! I will share pics of me wearing it once the weather calls for it. Where you at Fall weather?

Friday, October 14, 2011

DIY: Missoni Headscarf

Leave it to Missoni and Miroslava Duma to execute zig-zags so fabulously.

After searching high and low for this Missoni headscarf, I finally decided it was time for a DIY. I have been in dire need of a scarf that will keep up my super short hair on days that I'm tired of looking at it.

Acryllic paints of choice
paint brush
mixing palette
about a yard of knit jersey fabric (any color)

1. Cut about yard of some knit jersey that is as wide as you would like it to be.

2. Paint zig-zags onto the jersey. (Make sure to put several layers of paint onto each so that it can be seen.) Mind you, the zig-zags don't have to be perfect. I found that free-handing them turned out a bit cooler and more personal.

Voila! Easy right?!

Happy Friday Folks!

photo courtesy: HERE

Monday, October 10, 2011

DIY: YSL Artsy Ring

Remember them Yves Saint Laurent Artsy Rings we've all been lusting over? Well, with a pebble, some glue, tape and a little paint you can own one in every color!
While these YSL rings range between $195-$275, I was able to make this bad-boy at no cost since I had the materials just lying around the house. Which makes it all sorts of Eco-Friendly. That deserves some cool points right?!

oval-ish pebble
duct tape (any color)
nail polish (in color of choice)
hot glue gun
gold paint
& paint brush

*click to enlarge*

Prepping the Pebble:
1. Take your pebble and go ahead and paint the top of it and its sides with the nail polish. Set it aside to dry.

2. With your glue gun, put glue all around the sides and bottom. Using the tip of the gun, drag and dab around areas you've put already to create some texture.

Making the Band:
3. Take about 4" piece of duct tape and fold it in half (with the sticky part inward and the smooth edges on the exterior).
4. Spread some glue onto the duct tape (about 1" in length). Give it some texture buy dragging and dipping the tip of the gun through the spread glue for texture. Set aside to dry.

5. After the glue had completely hardened, peel glue off of duct tape.

All that is left for you to do is to put these parts together and you have your ring!
6. Take a strip of duct tape to tape stone and band you made previously on the reverse.

7. Turn the piece over and fill space between the stone and band with some glue.

8. Cut a thin strip of of duct tape and tape together the strip of glue you made in the second part to make the band.

9. Place some glue over it.

10. Last but not least, paint the glue with some gold paint!


photo courtesy (1st image): HERE

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pile it on and high

Theysken's Theory

Lusting over light and airy knits to pile on for the Fall. YES!

photo courtesy: Fashion Toast

Thursday, October 6, 2011

DIY: Galaxy Nails

In a galaxy far far away...haha...couldn't help myself, it's the Jedi Knight in me (oh yea I did just say that). Anyway, I thought I'd give them galaxy nails a try. So, again I'm so late on trends but it who cares right? P.S. Please excuse the grotesque nails I know they aren't the most pleasant of subjects. The nail-biting deems it impossible from looking at all feminine.

HERE and HERE are the links of what I used to learn how to do this on my own.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cold over hot anyday.

Raining out my window! :D

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

That 70s show

Thrifted dress; Wasteland, thrifted t-strap sandals; Salvation Army, Ecote skinny belt, "R" initial necklace; UO cuff bracelet, F21 bracelet, Cartier LOVE bracelet

So I've discovered my love for Three's Company. The humor and atmosphere of the show is really something else...and the fashion, spectacular! I'd give anything to have a body like Chrissy or Janet. The show is really only feeding my love for the 70s... This outfit is an homage to just that. Sometimes, I really can't help but think I was born in the wrong decade.

P.S. Do you folks like this single outfit picture posts? Too boring? I'd really appreciate the feedback on what I wrote about HERE.