562 posts tagged fashion
I’m a bit in love with natural/mineral/earthy pendants. I particularly love my amethyst necklace, and my huge knuckle-duster crystal ring! When I first saw a druzy necklace on etsy I was keen to buy it but the prices for real druzy can be very expensive! This gorgeous DIY uses blank pendants and painted glass instead, a much much cheaper alternative. If you can’t find glass on the beach, there are some craft stores that sell it. Just be super careful when you smash it up!
I really love this DIY, not only because it’s feminine yet tough but also because it’s actually quite easy to sew (and you could do this by hand!) Once you’ve cut out the back of your top, it’s just a matter of using it as a template for your lace part and hand stitch it on (or sewing machine it on!) Just loving this - nothing like denim and lace!
Now we’re starting to get into Holiday party mode, I’m going to feature more party outfit DIY ideas! The first one of the season is this very pretty clutch. I love the combination of lace, gold and pearls. You could also swap out the pearls with diamantes. If you can’t find e6000 glue, I’ve found that super glue works pretty well too!
This might be the comfiest ballerina skirt I’ve ever seen, and maybe one of the easiest to make too. Starting with a stretchy fabric tube, you build up your tulle/lace/chiffon layers and then pop a full length piece over the top. So you get the comfy stretchy base, the layers to give it the ‘frouffy-ness’ and the sheer top to spin around in! Plus, because this is based on your measurements rather than a pattern, anyone could make this in any size or length. Time to get the sewing machine back out!
There’s nothing better than a project that is meant to look lived in and worn, because it hides a multitude of sins! I kind of love the image on this bag too, it makes me think of tall ships and salty sea tales. SYTH suggests a special glue but I believe you can also use Modge Podge.
So this sweater achieves it’s gold look with spray paint! I just loved the look of it but two things came to mind - wouldn’t it smell, and wouldn’t it be scrunchy?! Well Runway DIY has two tips for counteracting this - one, soak your jumper in warm water with vanilla, nutmeg or cinnamon before you wash it to get rid of the smell and wash it inside out to reduce the scratchiness. Still, I would try this project first on a op-shop jumper just in case!
So it seems that the spikes trend is not going anywhere, and I for one am happy about that! I love how they give a traditional jacket a tough makeover, yet the lovely little bow on the back adds sweetness too.
Fashion Inspiration | Street Style
I just love looking through the ‘street style’ photos that are all over the web. I find myself getting into a rut wearing the same thing over and over, and the outfits inspire me to change it up and put things together in a way I never would have. I’ve featured a couple of my current favourite styles, and expect to see some more later!
We have a chain Supermarket here called Coles, and they recently brought out a line of super cheap clothes. So when you go to get a litre of milk and a loaf of bread, you can also pick up a couple of cardies or a Summer dress! The best part though is that they have amazing sales, and I bought four tshirts for $20! What a bargain. But they’re just plain tees so I’ve been looking for ways to make them a little more special. This Rhinestone Sleeve tee is amazing, though I imagine it would take quite a while to do both sleeves! But hey, it’s totally worth it. I would wear it with a flippy skirt and ballet slippers, perfect for these hideous Summer days. I think I might have to go back and get a couple more tops…
A couple of years ago I bid on a pair of Marc Jacobs mouse flats on eBay… I had them for only $50… I was so excited! A real pair of Marc Jacobs flats for $50! And then…a bidding war ensued and my super cheap flats went for $300. Gah. I should have known better. But I’m not sad anymore because I’m going to make my own ‘inspired’ flats, for way more cheaper than I could ever get. Plus, this style is very ‘now’ with the inclusion of studs.
When I first saw this tutorial I thought it was stiffened fabric - nope, it’s polymer clay! They are seriously the cutest things I’ve seen in ages. I want to make a million right now!
Hardware Store Rose Gold Necklace | Stripes & Sequins
Stripes & Sequins has had a sleek makeover and it’s ever easier than ever to trawl through her gorgeous DIYs! Hardware inspired jewellery is everywhere right now, but instead of paying fashion store prices, go directly to the original source for your findings! Plus it will go with almost anything - bonus!
Strolling through my favourite shoe store Rubi shoes the other day (cheap, on trend, cheap) I came across a pair of shoes like this in fluro yellow. My niece Mia thought they were the coolest things in the world… they were a little too… bright for me! But black with studs, yep, I’m pretty sure I could pull those off. Also they would make excellent self defense - no one would want a kick from you wearing these babies!
I’ve spoken before about DIY blogs and their ability to pick up on trends before I see them in stores. I Spy DIY is one of my favourite blogs, and she is ahead of the pack when it comes to this! Right now Embellished Sweaters are everywhere. I’m pretty much in love with that jacket in the first picture, but the ISD version is also amazing. Did I mention the easiness of creating this… which means you can knock up a couple for each day of the week!
Even though it’s getting hotter here in Australia, it’s getting colder for all my Northern lovelies. I live in my tights so I jump right on any DIY involving them and these are no exception. Honestly I would never have bought a pair of white tights in my whole life but I think that adding pearls to a black pair of tights would also look super cool. Just make sure that when you’re sewing your bits on that you don’t sew your leg to it too!