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Month: February, 2014

Chalkboard Corkboard Upcycle

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This project is incredibly easy. All I did was paint my old cork board with chalk board paint. I used a sponge brush for a more even coat. I wanted to achieve the “accent wall” idea for my corner office without painting a whole wall (we’re renters). I think this works… For now 😉

What makes your workspace special?

Sarah

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Pairing a Bold Vintage Blazer

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I found this awesome blazer at my favorite local thrift store. I paired it with a bold leopard scarf and a black tee and boyfriend cut jeans for work.

My tip: When mixing fun vintage finds, keep the rest simple. 🙂

  • Blazer, Vintage
  • Scarf, Betsey Johnson
  • Black V-neck, Target
  • Jeans, Hollister boyfriend cut
  • Boots, Kohls
  • Earrings, Forever21

Sarah

Ten Spring 2014 Fashion Trends to Try

Are you ready for Fashion Week?! I’m so ready to try some of these trends for Spring! Here are my top ten.

10. The Crop Top. 

aa0579b0ba3b755e11f85c1322908697I don’t want to bear my entire stomach, okay? But I really like the subtly of this one.

9. High-Waisted Baggy Pants

ee8f2c0e63b1e6f4ac95c4c7f2901fed340a7a932610e3ed5a45db466936106cThese look uber comfy to wear in the warmer months. I’ll take a pair in all the colors.

8. Floral!

Screen Shot 2014-01-18 at 3.58.20 PMEverything on the runway was floral. This dress is available from Forever21 for $25.

7. The Classic Blazer

Pascal Millet Spring 2014

Pascal Millet Spring 2014

This is in style literally every season of every year. But I’m looking forward to trying it in new patterns and with shorts.

6. Pastel Nails

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Essie’s new line is adorable.

5. Orange

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Lips, Nails, Jackets. It’s all here. How neon will you go?

4. Denim Overalls.

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The 4th grade me is screaming, “HOW could you do this?? Are you insane?! We’re never going back there!” But the 2014 self says… “Wait… These are cute. Maybe with this particular thing this particular way it might work again….” We’ll see, self.

3. Big Floppy Sun Hats

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these hats aren’t just for the beach or the garden anymore. And more hats means less worrying about my hair! Yay!

2. High Waisted Skinnies

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I just like the look of these. I think the right fit could be flattering on many body types.

1. This Dress.

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Doesn’t this look like just the most comfortable thing ever? And Its perfect for back yard BBQs, tailgates, and summer picnics because no one will ever know how full your belly is :)!

I know we’re all ready for warmer weather. Hopefully this got you looking forward to the spring side of your wardrobe, and maybe gave you a few ideas of new pieces to try!

Love ya!
Sarah

Easy DIY Boho Headbands

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If you’re like me and you hate spending a lot of time doing your hair, these are for you. Super easy headbands from any ribbon or trim you want.

You’ll need:
• hair ties
• length of ribbon
• sewing machine or thread and needle

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First, use a measuring tape an measure the diameter around your head. Add an inch or two for your sewing and cut that length of ribbon. Think about if you want them tighter or looser and account for that. For example, if you want to wear it hippie style, with your hair down, maybe add a little more length.

I used embroidered ribbon from the clearance section of a fabric store, but you can use any length of satin ribbon, or even fabric. If you don’t want to hem the fabric, just roll or fold it and then sew the hair tie in.

Next, slide your hair tie through a fold at the end of the ribbon and stitch the ends closed like this:
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Make sure you sew back and forth over the ends a few times so it won’t come unraveled.

Measure again (with the ribbon and hair tie that’s already sewn in) around your head and decide where you want the other end of the ribbon to fold. I like mine fairly tight so they don’t fall off. Mark that spot fold it around the tie and sew.

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That’s it! Super easy. Yay!

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Sorry for my lack of posts lately; life’s been crazy!

Keep on keepin’ on!
Sarah