Archive December 2011
I’m taking tomorrow off as I am out of town, but I am wearing my typewriter necklace as a reminder that this upcoming year I will write every day. Even if it’s just a sentence. Or making up a word. Or scribbling on a napkin. I don’t want to call it a New Year’s Resolution though because it’s more than that. I’ve been a slacker, and I know it. It’s time to get my writing ass in shape. So please, hold me accountable.
Today wasn’t really cold, but it wasn’t really warm either. I spotted this old flannel shirt in my closet and felt lumberjack inspired. I think flannel plaid shirts are a must have. They’re not just for redneck parties, you know.
I’ve created a similar look @ShopStyle below!
Another package from @Stylemint
Red skinnies from @UrbanOutfitters
Playing with makeup for @CollegeCandy
I’ve seen this trend floating around, and I finally jumped on board now that I have some spare time on my hands.
So while I don’t have a spare $600 to drop on some fabulous boots like these, I found a tutorial from one of my favorite bloggers over @PrettyShinySparkly and did my own version. You can do this with any kind of shoe, but I picked up some desert boots from Target and glittered away.
You need: Boots of your choice, glitter (I used a chunky gold and a fine gold), paint brushes, fabric glue (I used Aleene’s Permanent), and Modge Podge
Pour some glitter in your glue and start painting. I could have taped off my boots, but I forgot to buy tape. So I was just extra careful.
This is after one coat. It takes a while to dry, so I dumped some more glitter on top and let it sit overnight.
The next day, I mixed the finer glitter with Modge Podge.
And did a good coat on each boot. Let dry for 24 hours! It’s really tempting to wear them before sealing with Modge Podge, but you need to do this or you’ll look like you curb-stomped Tinkerbell. Seriously.
This morning when I woke up, they were all nice and dry and ready to wear! I’m obsessed. I want to wear them every day.
I was going through my closet and found this old jacket that was really cool when I was in like 7th grade. Now, not so much. I remember it was a Christmas present back in the day, and I loved it so much. Especially the real suede smell. I decided I couldn’t part with it, but wanted to make it a little more up to date. So I took the sleeves off.
Now it’s a vest! Simple transition, just take a seam ripper and some scissors to a jacket, remove the sleeves, and hem the shoulders. Done!