570 posts tagged fashion
I’m not sure why but something about printed jeans speaks to my soul. They’re fun and easy to style. But they can also be a lot more expensive than regular jeans and often times they make them in weird cuts. Using a cheapo/second hand/old pair you already have, you can get the print in whatever colour, size, shape you want and these heart print jeans are just too cute to pass up!
For The Makers is my kind of subscription service - each month you’re sent a box of goodies to create 4 different pieces from jewellery and accessories to lovely items for your home. Unfortunately you can’t subscribe in Australia (grr!) but if you’re a crafty guy or gal who loves to create and wants to try different crafts this would be perfect. Luckily for me though, the tutorials for each craft is still available for everyone to try out themselves! After seeing this project I actually went out and bought sequins today. I couldn’t find the mini rondelles but I got some super cute pink and yellow sequins to make a couple of these. And look out in the future for more projects from this great website!
While the evil Summer sun shines down on me, burning my sensitive pale English skin, it’s getting chilly up North so that’s my excuse for posting scarve DIYs in 35 degree weather! If your not as keen on the stud look as I am, doing this with pearls or diamantes would be super cute too. Warm and stylish, best of both worlds!
I’ve always been jealous of those fashion girls who know how to perfectly put together their outfits. Whenever I try to layer I just end up looking like I went crazy and put on all my clothes at once! This is a great guide on how to do it so you look stylish and not crazy - I love that sparkly skirt with the jacket & boots, it really dresses down a usually fancy skirt!
How cute are these tulle socks!? They might not go with your track pants, but if you want to add a bit of sparkle to your evening outfit they would be perfect.
Guys, I know I only just posted a tutu skirt DIY a few days ago but seriously, how could I not post this one too!? I need to try and find some polka dot tulle because this thing is flippin’ cute. I love how they have styled it too with the tied shirt. Very Dirty Dancing!
I’ve been seeing gorgeous braided bead necklaces such as this bracelet in the stores for about $40 a pop and though I love the style I can’t justify that much on a necklace that I will probably catch on something and rip within a minute, so making one is a great idea! I actually really like the combo of the red and gold too, great to wear with your Holiday party clothes!
Though I am a huge advocate of DIYing trendy items, sometimes when I see a great bargain I decide to buy instead! I saw an especially lovely collar on ASOS out cheap for about $5. That’s a freakin’ bargain. But when I got it… well I must have the neck of the Incredible Hulk cos that thing just wouldn’t tie around my neck! To my cousin it went. I’ve learnt my lesson, and I’m planning on just making one. I’m not keen on leather but my local has really pretty pleather in pale colours, perfect to go with all the Summer gear out now.
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.