We’re having some springtime temperatures here in Los Angeles – I was in Malibu yesterday celebrating a friend’s birthday wearing flip flops and a dress! I know there’s still a Polar Vortex going on in other parts of the world, so to help channel some warm temperatures, this piece from Hannah in the Phillippines is getting some love. It’s exactly what I want to wear next time I’m in the sun!
I got the dress for free from the school where I work. (PS, I’m from the Philippines! Hi everyone!!!). They gave each of us a bag with several pieces of clothes inside. My students chose the dress for me because they know that I love dresses and think it will look great on me.
When I tried it on, I didn’t like the fit especially in the shoulders, the thick neckline, the shirred part in the middle of the dress, and the length. I loved the pattern of the fabric though, so I held onto it and decided to recreate it.
How will Hannah tweak this piece?
I posted a little teaser of the dress that my Valentine’s Day outfit is coming from.
Fab, yet falling apart, appliqué…
Big ole, wide skirt…
Shoulder pads and mixed skirt lengths…
I’ve been obsessed with this Stella McCartney dress for forevah or since seeing it as part of her Resort 2014 collection.
I ripped out the page from Marie Claire that featured it last month…
…and couldn’t wait to craft my V-Day dress just like Stella’s!
So this is the blush dress that we’re working with today! Hey shoulders and big flowy skirt. You want to see how flowy…
…I could cover a table with this skirt if I sat on it! That’s how flowy we’re talking.
I mostly bought this dress because of the appliqué but it sat on my to-do rack for a while until I saw a piece that I was obsessed with. This dress was the first thing that came to mind. So happy to be crafting something fabulous with it for today!
I’m working with these guys…
…to put together a perfect Valentine’s Day outfit.
What are you wearing on Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day is almost here!! I’m feverishly working on my outfit which you’ll see tomorrow, but in the interim, I wanted to post one of my fave DIYs from last year! How ’bout some sequined heart shoe clips?? I wear these all the time and they’re just so much fun to make.
I’ve been a fan of ban.do’s sequined pieces, so I thought that I’d make my own version of their red sequined hearts today!
I started off with my supplies – red felt, sequin trim, and loose sequins, as I’m going to make two versions of these hearts.
My heart beats twice for fringe so when I saw this sweatshirt originally worn by Jenny Slate on Parks and Recreation earlier this season, I took a screen shot and added it to the to-do list!! (For those Parks and Rec fans, you can head over here to HelloGiggles to read the post with the full TV tie in! This is one of my faves on TV and Jenny’s character is the best. I heart Mona Lisa Saperstein!)
It was a basic grey sweatshirt with suede fringe on the front of it…
…made by Stolen Girlfriends Club.
To me, it was the perfect piece to DIY. This is something that can easily be done with a grey shirt that’s already in your collection or one scored from Old Navy (which is the one that I used).
Here’s a rundown of the supplies you’ll need:
1. Suede fringe trim from your local craft store (this is from M&J Trimming)
2. Fabric glue or thread (Aileen’s Fabric Fusion is a great option)
I began with my grey sweatshirt and placed the trim in a V shape to mimic the original piece.
With the V shape made, I began to pin the fringe trim in place.
Once the trim was pinned down…
…I grabbed a magazine to put in-between the sweatshirt layers…
…and started to glue the trim in place. This is a heavy duty fabric adhesive so the trim will stick super duper well! If you have a sewing machine, a quick stitch at the fringe seam will work like a charm as well.
Once the glue dried and the trim was affixed, it was time to wear the sweatshirt!
Jenny Slate is my brunette sista.
I totally shoulda made that face.
This is such a comfortable piece to add to the wardrobe…
…and it couldn’t be easier to make!!
JS’ tiger necklace is totally legit too.
I opted to go sans necklace, but you can get a matching version of hers at TopShop. The more I look at it the more I want it!
DIY eagle necklace soon? Just might be the next project on the agenda!