On days when you want to be effortlessly fabulous, there’s nothing like a cute lil’ lavender number like this one to add some retro flair to your look. Revamped from a much longer vintage house dress, this A-line frock has got a little sex appeal with its mini-style length but maintains its modesty with its elegant boatneck. Or flip it and wear it with the snaps on the front for a more casual look.
The ribbon-pattern fabric has a nice, crisp feel that is heavy enough that it will hide any slight imperfections in your tummy area – lord knows we’ve all got them. The 3/4 sleeves are on the slim side.
17 3/4″ from armpit to srmpit
14 1/4″ across the shoulders
31″ from boat neckline to hem
Condition: Beautiful vintage condition with no visible imperfections on the outside. There are a few small blemishes on the inner lining but no one will be able to see them when you’re wearing the dress.
I just put the finishing touches on this rather femme floral number, but now I’m second-guessing the design! The back story is that it started out as a perfectly passable dress before I took my scissors to it, but it was definitely lacking in va-voom. Then I garnered some serious inspiration from a somewhat unlikely source – this futuristic office design that transformed two plain Jane old houses into a dynamic office by cutting away bits and pieces of the original structures. Sometimes subtraction is way more effective than addition, you know?
Anyhoo, I cut away a heart shape from the front of the dress, creating a negative space that I filled with some sheer tulle left over from Sandy’s bridal shower tea party. And there you have it! Read on for the before and after and comment to tell me what you think!
Refreshing, adorable and packed with booze, these cute ‘lil watermelon line Jello shots are the perfect thing to bring to a summer BBQ or potluck. I made them last week for Jeanne and Serena, who weren’t ashamed to let me know that next time, they need “a lot more liquor.” Point taken! Read on for the DIY recipe so you can make your own.
Pillowcases, like earrings, shoes, and even some people, just don’t seem to function as well when they aren’t in a pair. So what do you do when you’re left with just one pillowcase after losing one to the laundry monster? Well, there’s no reason why you can’t just keep using it, but if you’re one of those people who is nitpicky about things matching, you can also turn your lone pillowcase into a cute summery top. Read on for the instructions.
Turn an old t shirt that your boyfriend/husband/brother/friend/dad/guy on the couch never wears any more into an adorbs new tank for yourself – lord knows you deserve it for putting up with ’em. Especially the guy on the couch.
Last weekend Shinobi and I attended the spectacular event that was our friends MoonJoon and Sung Je’s wedding. At the end of the night, we were allowed to take the gorgeous floral arrangements, which I enjoyed on my dining room table for about a week before I divided it into smaller vases. The tiny green hydrangeas, which I like to call snowballs, were particularly lovely and I really wanted to show them off – so I made them into this bubble necklace. Enjoy!
When my boyfriend’s mom gave me an adorable teddy bear sweatshirt as a hand-me-down last year (thanks 어머니!), I brainstormed all different kinds of ways to wear it. But alas, the seasons came and went and I never could quite put together a perfect outfit with it. Not wanting it to go to waste, I decided to make it into something I’d been coveting for the breezier weather – a snood. For those of you who aren’t familiar with snoods, they basically look like cowls or infinity scarves and are cozy scarf alternatives. The following DIY shows you how to turn virtually any old hoodie into a snood that can we worn through the fall and winter. Enjoy!
Remember those friendship bracelets we used to make for one another back in elementary school? These are a play on those except that instead of colorful thread, they’re made of human hair. And I guess they’re a bit naughtier too since they say “Fuck Fur,” but the idea of camaraderie – towards our furry friends – is still intact.
I initially played with the idea of making accessories out of my hair when I saw that one of my favorite designers, Victoria Bartlett, did it, so I waited patiently until it was time to get a haircut and chopped off an extra long strand at the nape of my neck. My thinking was that if we’re willing to wear the fur of other animals, why not our own?
What do you guys think about these human hair bracelets? Is this more disgusting than wearing fur?