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Monday, June 16, 2014

OOTD Adventures: Dave & Busters Edition



Vlogging and filming in public is awkward and embarrassing but, its fun when everything is put together in the end :3 Anyway, I'll never see those people again. Ever.
Thanks Megan & JR for helping me!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

DIY: Geometric Notebook Cover

To brighten up my mood about having to take 3 classes during the summer, I decided to up-cycle my old notebooks to make taking notes more fun!
Watch my video below to find out how you can D.I.Y your own notebook cover!







Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring Trends 2014

With Spring in full effect, these are some trends that have caught my eye this year. These pieces are chic and versatile enough to rock this Spring AND Summer.
Click "Read More" for the links to all the pieces above!

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Dress Dilemma


When I arrived at school yesterday, I realized that I had forgotten the outfit that I was supposed to wear to a play later that night. I could have gone home to pick it up but it was a waste of time and a waste of gas. Instead, I decided to take advantage of the perks of living in downtown. Places to go shopping everywhere.

Wanting to stay on a budget, I decided to see what hidden treasures I can find at Ross. I ended up finding this fun printed dress for only $14! Its versatile enough to dress up or dress down and has an A-line shape, so it helps accentuate curves.


Since the play was at a large theater, I wanted to get something to cover up with, in case it gets chilly. After searching through rack after rack, I was not able to find a cardigan that matched the dress since the print was so loud. Instead, I opted for an $8 solid black infinity scarf! It worked out perfectly because I could just open it up and use it as a shawl (more like a blanket; its huge!) when I got cold.  

The total cost ended up being $22! Not bad! :]
My friend let me borrow her red lipstick for a pop of color and added sophistication. Here is how it turned out! 


Sunday, December 29, 2013

DIY: Star Canvas

Now you can have stars too look at 24/7! 

I had an old canvas that I wasn't pleased with and some battery-powered Christmas Lights, so I decided to put them together and make this! 


Materials: 
  • Canvas 
  • Mini battery-operated Christmas Lights
  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Paint-Brushes
  • Super Glue


Click "Read More," below for Instructions! 
^_^ 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Red Nose

I was rummaging through the closet, when I came across this baggy, red, coat in the corner. I wanted  something festive so when I discovered this treasure, I thought I hit gold. The only problem was that it was too baggy on me. However, I knew it could be easily fixed.

No sew alterations on baggy clothes:
  • Throw on a belt to sinch at your waist! It creates the illusion of curves and draws the eyes to the waist
  • Fold/Roll Up the sleeves! It adds structure to the "baggy-ness" 
  • Tuck it in! It prevents you from looking "swallowed" by the piece of clothing
  • Turn the piece of clothing inside out, pinch it so its fitted to your body, safety pin where you pinch, then turn it right-side out. It will look like it was your right size to begin with! (I used this for my Homecoming Dress in High School)




Friday, December 20, 2013

Dream Chaser

Ever since I was little, I loved everything about fashion, crafts, and art. Over the years, my passion for fashion and DIYs has grown immensely. My favorite part of high school was planning my outfits for the week, since our school didn't have uniform. Somehow, dressing up is what made me want to go to school in the morning. I would come home and post my outfits on lookbook. My clothes channeled my personality and mood. If I ever had a bad day, at least I know my outfit looked good; and if it was raining, better believe I'll show up in a bright yellow skirt. However, I let my shyness get the best of me and I ended up deleting my lookbook.

Once college started, I found myself trying to manage my classes, life, and tests all at once. Being a nursing major, I do not have room to let my grades slip. My priorities have shifted, and I noticed that I was beginning to drift away from what really made me happy. Fashion.

In college, everyone around me emphasized "following your dream," I sat there and wondered what I was doing. Nothing.  A couple of my closest friends encouraged me to start blogging and posting on lookbook again. They helped me finally realize:

"If I don't chase my dream, someone else will."
So this is the start of my journey.
The journey of a nursing major with dreams of fashion.

-Maryjo