Saturday, September 27, 2014

DIY Bow Back T-Shirt

Tomorrow I am going to be participating a Color War photo shoot, thanks to Tiffany Sigmon! I am so excited, I honestly cannot wait. 
I decided to spice up my white shirt for the event, with this DIY that I found on Bethany Mota's YouTube channel.

For this DIY, you're going to need a t-shirt, some fabric, scissors, a hot glue gun, a needle, thread, and a ruler.

I decided to turn this tee in a muscle tank, so I folded it in half, made sure there were no bumps in it, and cut from just below the sleeve to the top of the shirt, following the hem line. This step is optional of course, but I think it made the shirt even cooler.

Next, you're going to cut a scoop out of the back. You can make it as wide and deep as you would like, but I would suggest starting off smaller, and working out. I messed up slightly the first time, and I was lucky to have gone too narrow as opposed to too wide. Remember, you can always make it bigger.

I then cut the fabric into strips that were 4-1/2 inches wide and 12 inches long. I am terrible at cutting (Ironic since most of this DIY is cutting) so I made sure to make the strips 4-12 inches wide, to give me some leeway for cutting crooked. Which I did...

Then you are going to want to glue down your edges, cleaning up any crooked edges and preventing fraying. Be very careful, because you are working with hot glue, and it can burn you. Trust me, I now have a large blister on the side of my pointer finger to prove it. (I am now wondering why I insist on doing DIYs... I can't cut a straight line, I burn myself on hot glue...)

You then need to pinch the middle of your bow together and wrap the extra fabric you have around it.You could glue this together, but I decided to sew it for a little extra hold (and less burning). I have novice sewing skills, (as depicted by the photo above), so you do not have to be a seamstress to pull this off.

Lastly, you need to line up your bows down the scoop, and glue them to the shirt! This DIY was simple enough for me to do, and I can't cut a straight line, so I have total faith in anyone who wishes to try this. Remember to be careful with the hot glue, and I am positive your shirt will look amazing and far from boring.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Back in Time

I am in love with this outfit! It pretty much looks exactly like how my mom used to dress me when I was younger, and to think that I am now dressing so similar years later is hysterical. I love it non-the-less! I used the jacket to keep myself warm in my freezing school, but I honestly don't think it needs it. The dress is great on it's own!
I always seem to find myself dressing in pieces similar to the things that I wore as a child, what about you? Do you ever find yourselves experiencing fashion deja vu?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Watercolor Sunrise

Dress: Forever21, Sweater: Nordstrom, Shoes: Payless, Earrings and Necklace: The 80s

When I bought this dress I had no idea how well it would match these shoes. I'm a sucker for anything that matches an outfit perfectly. I adore this dress. I love that it has pockets, the way it complements my figure, and the panel in the back. I'm always wary of cut-outs in clothing, but I think this one works pretty well for me.
It's crazy to think that September is almost over already! It feels like just yesterday I was going back to school, and now there is only about a week and a half left. It really makes your appreciate the moment, right?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Love, Betsey

Blazer: Thrifted, Shirt: Thrifted, Jeans: Thrifted, Shoes: Rainbow, Purse: Betsey Johnson, 
Earrings: Forever 21

This outfit was definitely one of my favorites this week. Everything matches so well, and it was really simple and easy to put together! Also, I am in love with my new Betsey Johnson purse. I adore Betsey,so this purse was my way of congratulating myself for doing well on my AP English test! I've finally broken it out for the school year and I am so excited. It just makes each day a little brighter.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

All American

Shirt: Thrifted, Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Thrifted

Class elections are coming up, and that sort of inspired my outfit for today. I felt very patriotic in this red, white, and blue outfit! I was also very excited to finally get the opportunity to include my most recent love in these pictures with me. I've had the pleasure of driving this classic Ford for a few months now, and I am so glad. Much like this outfit, this truck is definitely an American symbol.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Day: Senior Year

Jacket: eBay, Dress: Peebles, Shoes: Peebles

Hey there everyone! Today was the last first day of high school for me, and it was definitely bitter sweet. It's so amazing to see how far I've come, and how much my classmates and I have grown up over the years, but it seems like we've finally figured it all out, just in time to move on to the next thing. I guess that's just how life works!
For the first day, I decided to wear one of the dresses that I picked up at Peebles for the first day or school, and paired it with my staple leather jacket and my new favorite shoes! This shoes are so cute and surprisingly comfortable. I've never really said that about a pair of heels before, but I could walk a good while in these bad boys!
The picture at the bottom is obviously not recent. It was actually taken on my first day of kindergarten, so of course I had to bring it out and be nostalgic. I like to think my fashion game has stepped up since then... All pink everything, anyone?
I think it's so cool to see how much, not only I've changed, but also the background. Both pictures were taken in the same place, but almost nothing is the same. I'm growing up, and it turns out my house has been growing with me!