NEW DIY | How to Make a DIY Bridal Haircomb Tutorial

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Summer is the season of weddings and I'm always drooling over the gorgeous bridal hair pieces from BHLDN. I've been working on a few do-it-yourself accessories that can have you ready to attend a wedding in no time! 
First up is this super easy (and I mean SUPER EASY) hair comb. I created one with white pearl chandelier earrings and another with blue beads that could be used by bridesmaids or for yourself as a pretty guest. If you snag the earrings on clearance, these DIY bridal hair-combs could cost you less than $5, which is beans compared to a whopping $140 you could spend at a bridal store. Go forth and create, mah dears.

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what you need pink
--Chandelier earrings
--Haircomb
--Jewelry Pliers
--Hot Glue Gun

diy bridal haircomb
diy bridal hair comb

what you do pink

1.  Using the pliers, remove the ear hoop from the earrings.
2.  Run a bead of hot glue along the top section of the hair comb and press earring flat keeping dangling beads free from glue. Let dry.
3.  Done.

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NEW DIY | How to Make a Leather Flower Clutch

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

how to make a diy leather daisy clutch tutorial via kristina j blog
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how to make a leather daisy clutch tutorial via kristina j blog

what you need blue
--clutch with a front flap. Mine was from the clearance rack at Target.
--leather hide (Try this awesome white leather hide from DarbySmart. It's soft and pliable, which makes it perfect for DIY projects like this.)
--round studs (I used this DIY stud set from DarbySmart. It comes with a good variety of shapes in both gold and silver plus they're iron-on, so you can use the left-overs for garments or other fabric DIY accessories.)
--hot glue gun

how to make a diy leather daisy clutch tutorial via kristina j blog
how to make a diy leather daisy clutch tutorial via kristina j blog

what you do blue
1.  Cut the number of flowers you need by tracing them onto the wrong side of the leather or by using a cutting machine. I used my Sizzix Big Shot machine and the second largest of the Flower Layers Die shapes.

2.  Starting along the bottom edge of clutch flap, hot glue flower backs to clutch. Continue to glue flowers in rows up to top edge of clutch flap, being sure to offset flowers so they don't lie in straight rows. It looks less interesting if they fall in straight rows up and down.

3.  When all flowers are attached, use small amounts of hot glue to attach round studs to flower centers to prevent glue from pushing out around stud where it will be visible when it dries.

4.  Finish applying studs to all flowers.

5.  Done.

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Tackling Monday

Sunday, July 5, 2015

cute modest summer outfit via Kristina J blog
TJ Maxx skirt similar | LOFT Love Triangles blouse | Steve Madden Wedges | Kohls clutch | Francesca's watch

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There's something about a black and white print that makes me feel like I can conquer anything...even the challenge of a Monday morning. I loved this LOFT print the minute I saw it, plus, it comes with a matching midi skirt that you can pair to create the look of a casual summer dress. 'Nuff said?

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American Girl

Friday, July 3, 2015

modest outfit for 4th of July
GAP dress and jacket | Target Wedges and crossbody similar | HM belt

Primary colors are my fave ever, so it's always easy for me to pull together something patriotic. I'm especially in love with this jersey knit dress from Gap. It's super lightweight and swishy. Bonus. 
Happy, happy Fourth of July and lots of thanks and appreciation to the men and women who serve our country!

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NEW DESIGN | Dockside Midi Dress

Monday, June 29, 2015

dockside dress
Old Navy bag | HM belt and shades | Steve Madden flats similar | Francesca's watch

I'm the first to admit I go overboard on the fancy dress building, but for this little number I went basic and...plain? Which is what it felt like when I was sketching it out, but the Dockside dress is just so ridiculously summery and comfy that I can't seem to hold a grudge against it for not being more fancy. Plus, I found this fabric that reminded me so much of the Madewell Stucco Dress at Goodwill for $3. And shoot, I'm down with that. HA. 

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Minted Spring Event

Thursday, March 12, 2015



Good morning, mah dears!  It's time for the Spring Event at Minted! Until Monday, March 16, you can receive 15% off all Wall Art and Baby & Kids Products!  I'm currently curating art work for the house my husband and I are renovating, so I've got my eye on several pieces from Minted's Limited Edition Art Prints.  Head on over and check out all the amazing options. Use code HAPPYSPRING to get 15% off your purchase.

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Winterizing A Sleeveless Dress

Thursday, March 5, 2015

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