I recently went on an all-natural deodorant kick, and subsequently purchased TOMS All Natural Deodorant from Trader Joes. It didn’t feel very dry at all, so I also bought a homemade version from a Yoga studio, but the lemongrass scent was so over powerful that I couldn’t stand to wear it after a few weeks. Then my friend Michelle told me she had a fabulous recipe for it, and let me tell you….it works! Keep reading for the recipe and to see how it went…
I’ve been in search for the perfect white tee…for like 2 years. When I finally found a fit/cut/design that I liked, the material sucked! Like seriously, nowadays it seems like all tees are made from flimsy, see-though material. Finally, I was like “duh, just make it!” So I went to my local fabric store and picked out a gorgeous, sturdy, creamy-white material and ten minutes later…here she was! It actually took me about twenty minutes, but that’s because I was having chalk problems (I bought cheap chalk and it was barely showing up on my clothes… you’ll see that later…). And I use the term “ten minute tee” to just mean that it is simple, easy, and quick! Don’t worry if it actually takes a little longer. Hope you enjoy the tutorial!
I haven’t started collecting holiday decor quite yet (we keep on moving, and I really don’t want to haul that stuff around) so I’ve made do with what little decor I have. And this is one of them – mini ornaments I got from target for like 50 cents, and then knotted on embroidery thread. Since I don’t have a mantle anymore I am just hanging them around the apartment…
I staggered the ornaments in sort of an asymmetrical far-apart-then-close-together design but obviously you can do whatever sort of arrangement you want. This tutorial allows for easy design change if you end up not liking your initial line up.
Want to see the step-by-step tutorial? Yes, yes you do.
Yes, you read that right. MIY, can you guess what it stands for? Make it yourself. Just because “DIY” is soooooo over used, I’m kinda sick of it. SO. I’m starting a new trend :)
For some reason, while I was in Hong Kong , shopping at one of their street markets, I bought these purple high top converse for really cheap. I honestly don’t know what I was thinking…I saw some in white but thought every blogger/fashionista has white converse. So I guess I was trying to be different?? I dunno, it was a weird, random, and fast choice/decision because it had started raining and my husband was rushing me (it’s always his fault! hahaa).
When I came home, I took them out of my suitcase and all I saw was – BARNEY. Oh dear. They’ve sat in the back of my closet for like a year, and just when I was about to give them away, I thought: bleach them! But then all the tutorials I read said that bleaching them would turn them yellow. Gross. Dying them wasn’t really an option because I wasn’t sure what it would do to the circular converse sign on the side so….I painted them! This is how I did it….( scroll to the end to see what I thought about the outcome).Now, obviously, real black converse look a lot better. Once you paint them, they’re stiff and scratchy. And I really prefer black on black–black fabric, rubber, and laces. Also the color, when looked at up close, is a little uneven and you can see a quiet shade of purple just beneath the surface. All that being said, I will still wear these more than when they were purple. People are never going to get that close to your shoe and see all the imperfections anyway. And if they do, tell them it’s a new style. That’s always my excuse.
Okay, does everyone remember my weekend project I started a few weeks ago? I wanted to turn this pretty dark navy fabric into some kind of loose-fit shirt dress. Well guys I tried, I really did, to follow a pattern but…as with my cooking, I hate following recipes. I just want to look at the ingredient list and throw it all together! So after a few hours of reading, cutting the pattern out, and reading some more, I was annoyed at how long it was taking and also still confused about a few things. So, I grabbed one of my dresses, pulled the sleeves inside out, and traced the sleeve line with fabric chalk. The rest was me just playing with the fabric and…somehow, the sleeves turned out pretty good, and so did the rest! It’s totally my style–loose fitting/figure hiding short dress. I know it’s not something everyone would wear, but I hope you like it. It’s the comfiest dress in the world.
^^ I tapered the front of the dress to be shorter than the back…can you tell? I thought it added a feminine touch to the design. ^^