HOLIDAY LOOK: ALL THAT GLITTERS

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HOLIDAY LOOK: BOWS & THINGS

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INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP | FALL LOOKS

Autumn is my favorite season. I think I will probably want to plan every important life event in my future for the fall. And now that we’re heading into the holidays (Thanksgiving! Birthday! Christmas!), I figured I’d round up a lot of my recent fall looks now that a lot of it is on sale! Happy shopping, friends.

GOING CLOCKWISE:

1) LILAC SWEATER | DENIM (ON SALE!) | CALF-HAIR HEELS

2) BAG (SIMILAR) | BEAN BOOTS (MINE HAVE PLAID INSIDE, BUT I’VE LINKED ORIGINAL)

3) OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS | STRIPED DRESS | SWEATER 

4) SPARKLE TEE | DENIM JACKET | SKIRT (SIMILAR) | WATCH

5) TOGGLE CAPE | WHITE DENIM | LACE-UP HEELS | BAG (SIMILAR)

6) TURTLENECK SWEATER | OVERALLS | CAMEL TOGGLE COAT (SIMILAR HERE AND HERE)

7) CABLE-KNIT SWEATER (ELBOW PATCHES!) | SUNGLASSES | REVERSIBLE TOTE| FUR (SIMILAR HERE AND HERE)

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PLAID PERFECT

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WHITEOUT

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LADY IN LEATHER

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A POP OF PEPLUM

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#DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUME: POPS! CEREAL

I quote Mean Girls often. So fetch. But I think of it especially more when Halloween rolls around, because a huge part of the movie is when Cady shows up wearing a ‘traditional’ (re: ‘lame’ in ‘Girl World’) Halloween costume instead of something revealing.

Then she learns the sobering lesson that Halloween in Girl World is nothing like what she thought.

So, Regina George would probably judge my costume hard; but I think it’s sweet. (Fist bump for puns).

img_8736img_8761Growing up, Pops was my favorite cereal. Every time I’d go on little ‘field trips’ to my dad’s office (like a 15-minute drive from our house to his work, lulz), he’d always have a fresh box available. I always loved the silver packaging, and my love of glitter & metallic has not changed since. Not shocking. And even though for me, Halloween is still very much about candy over costumes, the nostalgic memory is what inspired this get-up.

All of these items are available at local craft stores, like AC Moore, Michael’s and Jo-Ann Fabrics.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Some creativity up in here
Yellow felt
Two yellow buttons
Iron-on transfer sheets (and an iron)
Wide silver ribbon
Sewing machine (or to befriend a human who knows how to do such things)

OPTIONALS:

A small carton of Pops
Plastic headband
Glue gun
A zipper

STEPS:

1. Wrap the felt around your body, starting from under your arms, and measure the width and height you’d like. Once the piece is cut, sew the dress together (I added a zipper, but this is optional).

2. Cut two long strips of the same width. These will become the straps. (I sewed a line into the middle before attaching them to the dress for detail/appearance purposes. This is also optional).

3. Sew the buttons on where the straps and dress meet, like overalls.

4. Add a silver ribbon lining to the bottom of the dress.

5. Print the Pops logo onto iron-on transfer paper and iron onto the front of the dress. I also edited ‘nutrition facts’ on Photoshop and put them on the back of my dress, as an extra touch.

6. For the headband, glue gun individual Pops cereal pieces around a silver or clear plastic headband.

7. Add metallic silver leggings and sneakers or flats to complete the look.

Happy making & munching!

-a.

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WEDNESDAY WEAR




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DO WHAT YOU LOVE

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It’s been a dream on my heart for many years: to have a creative collection of all that inspires me in one place, with the hope that it will inspire you, too. For a long time, though, I thought up every reason not to go for it. What would people think? How would I stand out in an oversaturated blogosphere? What if I fail?

“But oh darling, what if you fly?”

Through a series of events in my life – both the good moments and those I thought I’d never make it through – my perspective shifted. We only get one life, and it is a privilege not only to find a passion but also to be able to invest in it. LIVE! Don’t just exist.

I am so grateful to those in my life who love me so well, enough to not let me give up on something I love.

So, I am ecstatic to finally say: welcome friends! I hope you’ll stay a while.

And I hope if you haven’t yet, you’ll find what you love — and go do it.

a.

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