Beach(Ho)Bag & a Birthday

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I needed a cute beach bag and luckily I have friends with thrift-store expertise! She found me this amazing skirt that needed an up-cycle real bad. I mean it’s kind of adorbs as a skirt actually, but it was a little too big and fit kinda weird so I decided it would make the perfect over-sized beach(ho)bag. It took me about 5 mins to do; I literally rushed through making it right before we walked out the door to head for the Newport Beach. Oh, and I had a birthday as you may have noticed on insta.

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Here are the super easy, somewhat self-explanatory pictures + tutorial to convert your skirt into a beach bag.

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  1.  Flip your knee-length or shorter skirt inside out. Which end do you want to be the opening & which the bottom? I chose to sew the bottom of the skirt closed because the top was tapered inward. I prefer a smaller opening; a larger one is too easier for my stuff to fall out.
  2. Sew preferred end closed (be careful for zippers).
  3. Sew on the handle (belt, extra fabric, get creative!). I chose to use my trademark tassel handle in Evergreen.

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It is for reals the perfect size. I love how big and roomy it is, and I love how it turned out.IMG_9711

Also…

IMG_9678IMG_9670These two are my besties <3

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The smell of peonies and the beach….literally the best scent ever.

IMG_9663Friendsies, “Happy Day” (totally reusable! SO smart ;P), and brother bear all the way to the right.

IMG_9694IMG_9689IMG_9693IMG_9717IMG_9728IMG_9725IMG_9703IMG_9731Clark Kent totally posed for this. And so did the bird.

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Okay, I know, I have a thing for glow sticks and beach bonfires and ya I kinda did this last year, but I can’t help it….it’s the funnest way to celebrate getting another year wiser! (I like to say that instead of “older”)IMG_9760

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