Hannah’s NDAD Creation

Feb 17, 2014 | 9 Comments

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.

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BEFORE

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?

 

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Remake: Valentine’s Day Ensemble – Stella McCartney Copycat

Feb 14, 2014 | 42 Comments

I posted a little teaser of the dress that my Valentine’s Day outfit is coming from.

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New tablecloth

Fab, yet falling apart, appliqué…

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Hey there, appliqué!

Big ole, wide skirt…

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Quite a skirt going on

Shoulder pads and mixed skirt lengths…

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Shoulder Pads!!

I’ve been obsessed with this Stella McCartney dress for forevah or since seeing it as part of her Resort 2014 collection.

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Stella McCartney dress

I ripped out the page from Marie Claire that featured it last month…

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Marie Claire featuring Stella McCartney

…and couldn’t wait to craft my V-Day dress just like Stella’s!

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Remake: Valentine’s Day Dress Teaser

Feb 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

So this is the blush dress that we’re working with today!  Hey shoulders and big flowy skirt.  You want to see how flowy…

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Shoulder Pads!!

…I could cover a table with this skirt if I sat on it!  That’s how flowy we’re talking.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage 80s Dress - Sequined Applique

New tablecloth

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!

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Hey there, appliqué!

I’m working with these guys…

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Hot trio.

…to put together a perfect Valentine’s Day outfit.

The after look is coming this afternoon and I’ll will be posting fun evening shots while wearing it on Instagram and Twitter later on tonight.

What are you wearing on Valentine’s Day?

DIY: Sequined Heart Shoe Clips

Feb 13, 2014 | 9 Comments

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!

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ban.do Copycat

I started off with my supplies – red felt, sequin trim, and loose sequins, as I’m going to make two versions of these hearts.

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Supplies!

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Copycat: Stolen Girlfriends Club Fringe Sweatshirt

Feb 12, 2014 | 12 Comments

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…

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Whole lotta fringe!

…made by Stolen Girlfriends Club.

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Stolen Girlfriends Club sweatshirt – original retail $398

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:

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Supplies

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)

3. Grey sweatshirt (here’s the Old Navy one I used (*it’s on sale for less than $6!! but there isn’t full sizing. Here’s another great option from Kohl’s that can also work.)

I began with my grey sweatshirt and placed the trim in a V shape to mimic the original piece.

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Placin’ that fringe

With the V shape made, I began to pin the fringe trim in place.

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Pinning!

Once the trim was pinned down…

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Fringe is ready to go!

…I grabbed a magazine to put in-between the sweatshirt layers…

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Layer with Sherlock!

…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.

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Dab that glue!

Once the glue dried and the trim was affixed, it was time to wear the sweatshirt!

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AFTER

Jenny Slate is my brunette sista.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Fringe Fest

I totally shoulda made that face.

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Mah siblingz

This is such a comfortable piece to add to the wardrobe…

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Pretty fab copycat!

…and it couldn’t be easier to make!!

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Channeling my inner Mona Lisa

JS’ tiger necklace is totally legit too.

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Fringe-tastic!

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!

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Move that fringe!!

DIY eagle necklace soon? Just might be the next project on the agenda!

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