Bali Week: Miu Miu Starfish Sandals DIY Teaser

Apr 15, 2014 | No Comments

This was one of my favorite projects that I crafted while away in Bali!

I was obsessed with Miu Miu’s starfish sandals that came out a few years ago that I had to DIY a pair for myself!

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Working on some new vacation sandals!

Full tutorial to come later on today!!

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Bali Week: Patterned Tunic Remake

Apr 14, 2014 | 10 Comments

I’m back in the states after a most incredible excursion to Asia. The two weeks were packed full of activities, small day trips within Bali, flights to Thailand, and lots of food, photos, and fun. (Had to get the “f” alliteration in there!)

I’m in serious jet lag mode, but couldn’t be happier to have it because the trip was just one of the most incredible experiences of my life. It was my first venture to Asia and I can’t wait to return. This week will be a fun recap of what I did and what I made while I was away! Thanks to all of you for your patience in my lack of posts over the two weeks – I had a bunch of things that were scheduled in advance and ran, however my internet connection wasn’t always top-notch in some of the places that I was staying. This week will be chock full of awesome remakes and DIYs as I was crafting all along the way! (Here’s a few teaser shots on Instagram!)

Today’s piece was this awesome patterned tunic that I scored at a swap party before I left on my trip.

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BEFORE

I loved the purple and white color combo with the rust trim around the arms and neck…

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Can’t help it. Just. Have. To. Dance.

…but knew that I wouldn’t ever wear it being as long as it was with the high, open sides.

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The button is choking me!

The cotton was so thin that I knew it would make a perfect piece to bring along with me.

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Flip time!

Time to get rid of that extra fabric and turn this piece into something that I won’t want to take off!

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Earth Month: Earth Therapeutics

Apr 14, 2014 | 4 Comments

I wear my flip-flops about 93% of the time (you can get away with that in Los Angeles even on brisk days) and having exposed skin all the time doesn’t make for the softest of skin on my feet. I not-so-secretly get pedicures mostly for the amazing loofah action the pedicurists rock on the bottom of my feet. Sometimes I’m embarrassed that they’re making fun of me because of how much comes off, a la Elaine on Seinfeld.

Dry skin tends to plague me, so Earth Therapeutics has been a dry skin savior.

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Earth Therapeutics to the rescue! If only there was something to moisturize my vintage tiled floor…

The foot balm is made up of three natural plant butters (cocoa, mango, and shea) and has a mix of tea tree and peppermint oils which stimulate and purify as well as aloe vera, that gets in there deep to soften skin. It’s thickly textured, free of parabens, and not tested on animals – an awesome trifecta of good stuff getting absorbed by your skin.

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Softening my feetsies!

The peppermint scent is strong enough to open up a few airways as well – it’s like a mini aromatherapy sesh with your toes!

Earth Therapeutics
www.earththerapeutics.net
Price – $2.99+
Varieties – body butters, foot balm, cleansing strips, nail and cuticle care, and exfoliating soap.

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Eliza’s NDAD Creation

Apr 12, 2014 | 24 Comments

Eliza submitted something fabulous my way and it’s a dress that she got for free! I love remakes that come from situations like this. One person’s throwaway is another person’s brand new, gorgeous dress!  The color is so fantastic too! Check out what she did…

I worked as an RA my junior year of college and one of the other RA’s in my building was given a bunch of bridesmaid dresses by a student’s mother. After they floated around her hall for a while she asked me if I wanted any of them.

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BEFORE

My mom taught me to sew when I was ten-ish and now I make a lot of my skirts and dresses, but had yet to refashion anything. This dress was free and so I decided to go for it. 

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What to do??

See how Eliza’s new dress turned out…

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Remake: Blue Floral Polyester Dress

Apr 10, 2014 | 8 Comments

This dress was a simple and easy polyester one that I snagged from the thrift store. Hi pastels, I’ve missed you!!!

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Just not feeling it!

Elastic waist, high neck – a very basic number, just one that I wasn’t super excited about.

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Just eh…

I love the pattern as pink flowers are my fave, so I couldn’t resist bringing it home with me. Easy summer dress, here. We. Go.

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