June 28, 2012

A Little Tulle

Dress (worn as skirt) Zara, Chambray Top Aritzia (similar here), Heels Manolo Blahnik (on major sale!), Necklace c/o Spike the Punch, Purse Balenciaga

This dress is made of a really light tulle that’s soft enough to blow in the wind. I guess after years of dancing ballet, I still go back to the fabric I wore so many times. I felt very whimsical while wearing it and loved how it dressed up my simple chambray top.

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I’m a sucker for anything colorful, sparkly and unexpected. This Sonia by Sonia Rykiel has all of those qualities so of course I fell in love with it, but not the price. Now, I have to let you guys know that I am not a very crafty person. This is one of my first DIYs, but I figured it was pretty simple and inexpensive.

Here are the supplies you will need: A grey sweater. I got this one from H&M for less than $20.

E6000 Glue or some other strong stuff and some big colorful jewels. Make sure you have enough to cover all of the buttons on the sweater. Make each one a different color.

Lay the sweater flat and line up where you want the jewels to go.

Put glue on the first button, add a jewel and hold the jewel down for a couple seconds.

Repeat

And there you have it!

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June 26, 2012

Collar Added

Dress Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony, Sweater Aritzia, Necklace Forever21 and c/o Stella & Dot, Heels Givenchy (60% off!), Bag Balenciaga

I have been wanting a detachable collar for a while, but didn’t want to  pay a lot since I wasn’t sure if I would wear it much. I quickly jumped on this one from Forever21 since the price was great…and boy, am I glad I did! I have always been a big fan of collared tops and blouses, so now I can add one  to all my dresses, sweaters and shirts that don’t have one! I especially love the look of a T-shirt paired with a collar. It’s a great way to transition a simple tee. I also really love these collars: one, two, three, four, five.

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