Friday, May 16, 2014

DIY : Lace + Jeans

Time for a real DIY!
Supplies : Jeans, lace, needle + thread, scissors

Step 1 : Lay out your lace

Step 2 : Sew down the edges (I suggest white thread if it's white lace)

Step 3 : Cut off the excess

Step 4 : Repeat

Maybe Step 5 should be make sure they're lined up the same way?
I hate button pockets! I plan on trying this little lace pocket on a pair of my jean pants and covering the entire pocket (since there won't be an annoying button/flap in my way!)
Am I the only one who hates button pockets?

P.S. Is anyone else having issues with their scheduled posts? I've had two posts not go up at the scheduled time, now, and I don't know what I'm doing wrong!
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BlytheponytailparadesApril 19, 2012 4:19 PM
OH TOO CUTE! I am doing a DIY with shorts sometime soon and I'm pretty excited! I am just ready to wear shorts already!!!!


simplemittensApril 19, 2012 9:15 PM
Hooray! I love DIYs that use clothes we already own :)


frikken DUCKIEApril 19, 2012 11:06 PM
Lol. I think it's cool that they're not lined up! More unique. And since you hate button pockets so much, try sewing the lace onto the top flap of the pocket - maybe you won't hate them so much if they're pretty. Lol.

¦ Duckie.


eprilisApril 20, 2012 1:01 AM
This is cute!


MeeshxoApril 20, 2012 4:31 PM
These are really cute!


Something about SofiaApril 22, 2012 1:03 PM
OMg i might just do this with my old shorts! I love DIY's :D
feel free to check out my blog


VicApril 23, 2012 4:44 PM
I had the exact same problem with scheduled posts last week while I was away - so annoying! I have no idea what caused it!


DIY : Vintage Umbrella

About a year ago, I found this adorable DIY post on making a striped umbrella, and ever since, I've been dying to create my own!
I finally bought myself a lovely vintage-esque umbrella a few weeks ago, and I just knew I had to add the stripes

Supplies :
 An umbrella,  any type of fabric paint, a few paint brushes
( I used a couple foam brushes, and one stiff bristle brush to help clean up the edges of my stripes)

When I started, I thought I wanted regular, straight stripes...

Then I decided these looked better!

I used a couple coats of paint for my stripes.
Don't forget to clean up the edges.
I had a really hard time making the edges straight, but extra coats eventually helped!

Add some more stripes!

Perfect for a rainy day!

P.S. I hit 50 followers yesterday!
Thanks so much everyone!!

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BlytheponytailparadesFeb 9, 2012 06:14 AM
How sweet! I really really like this design a lot! Did it take very long to do?

Heather BelleFeb 9, 2012 06:24 AM
I did it over two days just because I had lots of homework, but after the first couple of stripes, it was really quick and easy!

StephFeb 9, 2012 06:29 AM
I love it Heather! Stunning! Makes a pretty umbrella beautiful! x

KierstenFeb 9, 2012 07:13 AM
That umbrella is adorable, Heather! I have a Van Gogh umbrella that my friend bought me for Christmas last year, but I may have to pick up a neutral colored one and try this myself!

Paislea ElyseFeb 9, 2012 07:58 AM
how cute! i love this!!!

drop by allister bee soon!

MaryFeb 9, 2012 11:41 AM
Wow, this came out amazingly great! it reminds me of the penguin's umbrella from Batman<333

Mary from ¦ ¦

LilahFeb 9, 2012 11:52 AM
This is a great idea! It looks adorable!

Melissa at bubbyandbean.comFeb 9, 2012 12:40 PM
This is awesome! You did a great job. Super cute! :)

ShyScoutFeb 9, 2012 12:58 PM
It turned out great! How cute.
Reply messy girlfriendFeb 9, 2012 01:01 PM
it looks amazing:) great job!!!!

chantillyFeb 9, 2012 03:04 PM
this is SUCH a cute idea! i've got a dozen black umbrellas... i'd love to do this to one of them!!

Mandy FerrugiaFeb 9, 2012 03:39 PM
Loveee this! Such a great idea! <3

Courtney BFeb 9, 2012 06:00 PM
I am in love with this idea! It's sooo CUTE!

frikken DUCKIEFeb 9, 2012 06:50 PM
That looks AMAZING! I think the extra flair you added to the line to make it look like a sunburst came out perfectly!

¦ Duckie.

JennyFeb 9, 2012 07:04 PM
This is amazing! Since it rains so much in San Francisco, I have developed quite a little collection of umbrellas. I can't wait to try this!!

Lost Cabin VintageFeb 9, 2012 11:31 PM
I love this idea so much! It is so unique and effective! I have to try it myself :)
Toni xo

HannahFeb 10, 2012 01:30 AM
This is amazing! Great idea!

DawnFeb 10, 2012 03:47 AM
That's one heck of a project, but I think it turned out beautifully! It's nice to have something that you made yourself that you can show off. It's definitely a glamorous accessory during all of those gloomy, rainy days. :) All I have is a ginormously large polka dot umbrella that I don't particular enjoy using, haha.

Blue Eyed Night OwlFeb 10, 2012 10:23 AM
This looks really cool! And congrats on hitting the 50 followers mark, that is very exciting:D

Rebecca JeanFeb 10, 2012 02:42 PM
LOVE it. It's so sweet.

¦ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

The Midwest MuseFeb 10, 2012 06:41 PM
This is beautiful! I must do this!

KaileyFeb 10, 2012 11:22 PM
Oooh what a clever and helpful tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing this with us - I absolutely love the stripes design you chose *_*

Shaylynn... Bloggin Fool.Feb 11, 2012 11:33 AM
Holy crap, the things I just never in a million years would have thought of doing. Its so pretty!

just blog stalking. Have a great weekend!

LesleyFeb 11, 2012 09:28 PM
Gorgeous umbrella!!

jorjiapeachFeb 12, 2012 11:24 AM

Play Date, Day Date

Evening gown dressZip bagOversized jewelryBow jewelryGivenchy logo sunglasses
I've never tried a maxi dress, but I'm dying too! Hopefully soon. I think it would make for a perfect date outfit, night or day!

What are your thoughts on maxi dresses? Cute or no?

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ShyScoutJan 15, 2012 10:52 AM
I love maxi dresses. They are so comfy and can be dressed up or down. I currently own three but would love to acquire more eventually :]

MaryJan 15, 2012 10:58 AM
I can't wait for summer. I love this blue maxi dress, I just hope it is not long enough for my 5'0 height.

Heather BelleJan 15, 2012 11:04 AM
I'm just worried about maxi dresses drowning me! I feel like some dresses are just "too much" for little me!

Elle R.Jan 15, 2012 12:04 PM
beautiful outifit!! I love those dresses :D

patienceJan 15, 2012 01:09 PM
i think maxi dresses are cool

but the show conundrum. it gets me Every time.

THE-LOUDMOUTHJan 15, 2012 06:34 PM
Such a cute little set! And I personally love maxis. I'm tall though, so sometimes I have a problem finding one that's long enough!

Jessa BelleJan 15, 2012 07:54 PM
These are all so cute! I really love those earrings!

Love & Lollies... Jessa

Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

Alyssa DillonJan 15, 2012 09:02 PM
I love maxi dresses, but you have to watch to get certain kinds. For instance I cannot wear stretch cotton ones because they are so unflattering on my hips. But a strapless maxi dress thats a linen/cotton blend is perfect.

However my biggest pet peeve is when women wear heels with maxi dresses. Ugg I just gag. Hope you enjoyed the thoughts! Lovely post!
- Alyssa

StelaJan 15, 2012 10:44 PM
I love maxi dresses and am so jealous of ladies who can wear them! I'm, sadly, way too short.

AmandaJan 16, 2012 12:00 PM
I love maxi dresses! They're very comfortable, cute and perfect to dress up or down.

Phases : Narwhals

  I'm not really sure where I picked up this phase. I'm sure it must've been etsy. I saw something narwhal related, became extremely curious, and ever since then I've been trying to convince Garrett that Narwhals are real. He doesn't believe in them, but they're on National Geographic!
  Regardless of whether or not they exist (They DO! Garrett's opinion is not needed) Narwhal stuff on etsy is simply adorable.

 rainbowswirlz : $25 // mylittlegalaxy : $15

Arminho : $45 // Beepart : $10

OstrichFarm : $27 // matesrubbish : $10

Even though Garrett is a non-believer, he did buy me that cute narwhal shirt/tunic for Christmas. He's such a sweetie!
So who do you side with, Garrett or me?
(Don't side with him, Narwhals are real)

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AnonymousJan 16, 2012 06:51 AM
narwhals are most definitely real...just like unicorns!


KatieJan 16, 2012 08:54 AM
real as rain! yay narwhals!


Alyssa DillonJan 16, 2012 10:01 AM
Narwhals are unbelievably adorable. Plus etsy has some fabulous stuff. Narwhals are for sure real. Thats just a fact. Lovely post!


Jacqueline, melon-heartJan 16, 2012 01:38 PM
aww narwhals are so cute! <3 love your little collage too!


ShyScoutJan 16, 2012 04:40 PM
They are very much real, at least they were in the whale exhibit haha. And I love everything narwhal :] super cute! They also have a narwhal in the movie Elf.


MaryJan 16, 2012 09:27 PM
These phase is so cute! I never seen this mystical creature. I love it now <333

Mary from


MeganJan 17, 2012 05:57 AM
Oh how cute!


thehappyhomesterJan 22, 2012 05:56 AM
Narwhals are real! It's science. I hope they show up in a big way this year! Owls are okay. Mustaches were kinda funny for a while. I've been telling all my friends that hot air balloons are going to be hot in 2012, but now I'm starting to be scared I was wrong! I guess we'll just see!


Heather BelleJan 22, 2012 06:29 AM
I actually love hot air balloons so I wouldn't mind that trend! And I agree. Mustaches and Owls were okay... until everyone went completely overboard with them!
You really CAN have too much of a good thing sometimes, I suppose!

Lovely Birthday

  I haven't been disciplining myself enough to post outfit photos on Fridays (which I promised myself I would), but I feel yesterday I had a legitimiate excuse!
Yesterday was my 18th birthday!

I know the quality of these photos are pretty horrid, but I snapped them on my phone before I headed over to Garrett's house. ?Yesterday I got 2 pretty dresses from Garrett + gorgeous red carnations, and my parents gave me a sweet little Coach clutch I had been eyeballing.
Then this morning in the mail I finally got my sequin fabric (for an upcoming DIY!) and my Diana mini camera; now I just have to wait for the film to come in the mail...

What colors or textures inspire you most?
 Gold & sequins are my latest love!

that fabric looks beautiful... it must be so hard to sew! I've never sewn sequin fabric! Are you planning to make something? I can't wait to see! :D

love, polly

I've never sewn sequin fabric either, so this will be a first for me :) I'm really excited to use it though! I'm hoping to make a clutch or possibly a laptop case (or both!) as soon as I get my lining fabric in the mail. We'll see. Either way I'm sure I'll post about it :D

10 Things Tuesday

I feel like my Tuesdays are just too empty. My little blog schedule is blank that day. I don't get to see Garrett that day. Tuesday is just... there.
Introducing 10 Things Tuesday!
I'm thinking for this I'll just post 10 things I'm a little in love with/inspired by from Pinterest on Tuesdays.
Tuesdays are now great again.

I've always hated gold, and now I'm suddenly obsessed!
Do you have any serious love/hate relationships with a colour/pattern/fabric?