Today’s post is a fun one! I partnered up with my Australian pal Erica at Recycled-Fashion for a little outfit swapping! We decided to send each other a fabulous thrifted find (hers is below), work our magic on them, and then post the after shots. We’ve been working on this for a little bit and it’s finally time to reveal what we came up with!
This is what Erica sent me…
Check her out modeling the floral, billowy-ness!
I received it in the mail and got working!! Any thoughts of where I’m going to take it? I think you’re going to like the final product!
Just wanted to give you a little sneak peek of what I’m working on!
I found this fab tunic-y top with little black polka dots on it and fell in love with the fabric! I also really loved the pleated portion at the bottom…
…until I got home, tried it on, and saw that someone got super scissor happy with it! What?!?!?!
There’s a bit of work that needs to be done to get it ready to wear, but I feel confident! Check back later today to see the new look.
Today’s Oscar finale is American Hustle-inspired!! I found a fabulous 70s dress covered in gems and thought I’d DIY some accessories to accompany. Disco balls on my ears and ’round my neck? Check!!
Check out how to get this fun necklace using these supplies…
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?
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!