Copycat: Tarina Tarantino Floral Sunglasses

May 14, 2014 | 23 Comments

I first became obsessed with today’s DIY after seeing them being worn by Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project. (For those The Mindy Project-obsessed, you can head over here to HelloGiggles to read the post with the full TV tie in!) I love sunglasses and have more (cheap) pairs in my collection than I should, however my track record with keeping them from getting scratched/falling off my head and cracking/stretching them out from wearing them on my head all day long is equivalent to me batting a .100. Pretty not-so-hot. So, I felt that there’s always room for one more pair!

Mindy rocked out these Tarina Tarantino shades

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Hey, girl, haaaayyy! (c/o @mindykaling on Instagram)

…and I fell in love.

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Tarina Tarantino Sunglasses

Super blingy, super floral, super DIY candidate!

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Remake: Black and White Dress

May 12, 2014 | 22 Comments

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend, including a most lovely Mother’s Day!

You got a little teaser of today’s dress last week…

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I’m workin’ on this lovely piece!

…and now you get to see how it turned out!

To be completely honest, it looks pretty good as is, however, the length is a bit off…

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Just eh…not in love with the length

…and there were some not so pretty spots on the top portion. The ivory was slightly discolored. Definitely not something that I’d be able to wear as is.

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Spotty times

I thought a bit of dye would do the trick to create a super cool color blocked dress!

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Giveaway: License Plate Bracelet

May 9, 2014 | 52 Comments

I’m working on this fabulous piece at the moment (you’ll see the after look on Monday once I’m through)…

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Can’t wait until this is complete!

…so in the interim, I have an awesome giveaway from reader Sarah’s super crafty etsy shop, Sweet Someday. She reached out my way, filling me in on the incredible license plate upcycling that she rocks out. She’s a master with that saw!

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Work in progress

I was completely blown away!

“All of my items are either upcycled or repurposed, with a little bit of vintage mixed in.” Check out her amazing handiwork – that star is ridiculous and just screaming, wrap some lights around me and hang me up this Christmas!

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How cool are all of these?

I can only imagine how tricky it must be working with metals like this. I prick my fingers all the time with pins, so there’s no way I’d leave unscathed after working with license plates as a medium.

Sarah is giving away one of her license plate cuffs, like the Minnesota one she made below…

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!Cuff trio

Instead of the state, unless you’re a Minnesotan (is that right??) and would like that on your cuff, you can choose an initial for a monogrammed option.

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Wrist candy

I’m still in road trip mode, so this bracelet is the perfect piece of jewelry for summer travel coming up! I would totally choose an “M” to don as I drive up the coast. To enter, scope out Sarah’s etsy store and leave a comment below with a summer trip that might be coming up or any fun summer plans you might have along with the initial of your choosing! The winner will be picked next Friday, 5/16 so they’ll get their arm candy just in time for the unofficial kick-off of summer, Memorial Day!

Copycat: Kate Spade Studded Harper Skirt

May 8, 2014 | 32 Comments

As soon as I saw this fabulous Kate Spade Harper skirt with studs…

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Kate Spade Skirt

…I knew it was something that I needed to DIY! It’s the perfect bit of rocker edge to add to my wardrobe and I had thrifted just the right skirt to use for it.

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Before

Here’s a rundown of the supplies you’ll need for the skirt

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Supplies!

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Remake: Brown Bib Dress

May 6, 2014 | 30 Comments

I gave you guys a little teaser of this dress last week.

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Bib City!

Big time bib action on this one!!

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Bib all around!

Plus some shoulder pads that were large enough to be pillows on my couch!! OK, slight exaggeration…

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Nap time on that shoulder pad!

This one is all about paring down. Time to get crackin’!

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