Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
As a shoe connoisseur, if you will, I do a lot of online shoe shopping and browsing. But also being a bit of a deal seaker, it is not unusual for me to find shoes I love and then keep tabs on them to make sure I get the best deal before purchasing. That being said I found the lovely Jessa by Boutique 9 on both endless.com and NineWest.com, but with the price being over $100 I did not purchases right away.... and I am so glad I didn't! A few weeks later Gilt Group had a sale on Boutique 9 and of course Jessa was featured in the lovely taupe color I had been lusting after for a full $100 cheaper than retail price! Needless to say I swooped in and snagged these beauties. And with Gilt's super fast shipping (seriosuly HauteLook you need to take some notes here...) I was wearing Jessa within a week! They are super comfy with the small platform and soft leather and the detailing and ankle wrap are simply to die for. The perfect addition to my spring wardrobe!
Friday, April 2, 2010
So a few weekends ago I was in Charlotte for a friend's bachelorette party and we all received a free Stoli t-shirt at one of the bars we went to. Of course it was an XL! So most of the girls were like "oh its a great pj shirt!" and I was like "....ummmmm no." LOL. From that moment on I was determined to repurpose this t-shirt into something functional and fashionable. I thus decided that I would try my hand at the the shredded scarf look....
So I forgot to take inbetween pictures but it turned out fabulous and it was SUPER easy! The first thing I did was cut off the bottom hem and then cut off the body of the shirt right below the arms. I decided that I wanted to add some dimension and interest so I decided to reverse tie-die, but of course you could skip this and make it even more simple. Once the bleaching was done, I cut into strips. (I was not super careful and varied between 1/2" - 3/4"-ish wide). Then you take the circle strips and stretch them out a bit to make the edges curl in. Then I cut another thin strip from the sleeve to wrap around all the other strips to keep them together and then... put it on and wrap it around twice! Fabulous and soooooo easy :)
(FYI I have a disc cutter and mat that can be purchased from any fabric store that makes this MUCH easier than if you were attempting with scissors.)