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Sunday, February 12, 2012

awesome new diy project inspiration!!

I was originally looking online for some unique ways to lengthen one of my coat's sleeves, when I stumbled upon a blog all about turning over-sized dresses, shirts, and frocks into designer-worthy (and wearable!) tops and dresses! A lot of times when I go thrifting, I will find an amazing print or pattern on a piece of clothing, try it on, and lose where exactly my body went! Now, all you have to do is rip, snip, and clip your way through that dress and find yourself in the magical land of DIY!

Just a couple of her "after" pictures from various projects:

A visit to Refashionista will definitely be on my to-do list anytime I need some inspiration on how to turn that not-so-great thrifted find into an incredible one!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

current cravings!

This week has been crazy to say the least. Midterms, quizzes, papers, applications, interviews, oy vey. So what better way to spend my weekend than doing absolutely nothing but lust over my new trend obsessions? Here are a few of them that are all currently tied for number 1 on my shopping  list:

High-Low/Fishtail Maxi Skirt

Via Here & Here

High-Waisted Destroyed Denim Shorts
High-Waisted Denim Shorts

Patterned Shorts

Found Here

Silk Shirts

Via Here

These are just a few of my current obsessions for the upcoming spring & summer seasons. It would take many more blog pages to fill in everything I am lusting after right now! 

What are some of your favorite trends to try?


Sunday, February 5, 2012

first blogger award!!

I have officially received my first blogger award! Thanks so much to Sophie, from Polka Dots and Stripes , who was thoughtful enough to think of me when recognizing blogs to share this award with. Sophie & Polka Dots and Stripes offer great fashion advice on personal style, giveaways, and awesome shopping bargains! I was so happy (and surprised!!) to see this, as I have only been blogging a few months now, but THIS IS SO FREAKIN' COOL! Her comment letting me know I won was so sweet and I always love to hear what people like (or don't like) about my blog!

The rules for this award:

1. Thank the person that nominated you, and give a shout out on your blog to them with a link to theirs.
2. Share 7 random facts about yourself
3. Send the blog award to 15 other bloggers whose blog you love and appreciate and let them know they won the aw

7 Random Facts About Myself:
    1. I am studying Biology and I want to eventually be a neurosurgeon!
    2. My secret fears are thunderstorms, the dark, and spiders.
    3. My current style obsessions include sequins, lace, & chiffon!
    4. I have just recently begun teaching myself how to sew!
    5. I am currently saving up for a Macbook Pro & a Nikon d3100!! (still job hunting)
    6. I LOVE seafood!
    7. My boyfriend is Egyptian, and so I took a few Arabic courses in school and can have conversations! As long as they are about where I am from, chicken, and my family! :)

I would like to pass on this awesome award to the following bloggers:
2. I am Feeling Sexy & Free- http://m-0-d-e-l-s.tumblr.com/
4. Mandy with Grace & Viola- http://graceandviola.blogspot.com/
7. Wish Wish Wish- http://wishwishwish.net/
8. A Toast to Wonderland- http://atoasttowonderland.blogspot.com/
9. Little Tree Vintage- http://www.littletreevintage.com/
10. Frankie Hearts Fashion- http://www.frankieheartsfashion.com/
11. Living in a Sunny World- http://livingasunnyworld.blogspot.com/
14. Lady Go Lightly- http://sarahgolightly.blogspot.com/
15. Making Magique-  http://makingmagique.com/

 I love all of your blogs and read them daily! Please pass the award on to 15 of your favorite blogs to show your appreciation!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

sexy giveaway!!

Moldiva. If you haven't visited yet, do so soon. So far this blog has had the best giveaways! A Prada bag, Swarovski crystals, and huge gift cards to Victoria's Secret!! *Le sigh.*

 Victoria's Secret

Visit Moldiva ASAP to enter to win this incredible prize!!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I have been in a bit of a DIY funk this winter. I left my sewing machine at home when I came back to school, I am in between jobs (less income for great thrift finds!), and I am experiencing my worst creative block to date. This amazing cut-out sweater, seen on Dajana from Le Flassh, seemed like a ridiculously easy (and gorgeous!!) project for me to do ASAP! How easy can it get?! Cut out the back of a sweater, hem, instant AWESOME. She pulls it off so well with the white shorts and drool worthy tan!

Oh, how I long for the days of shorts, a good tan, and SUN! 

What are some DIYs you can't wait to try to get out of your winter blues and into the mood for summer?!