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This Mother's day I wanted to take a modern day approach to an old school tradition. Corsages used to be all the rage to give to yo mama' on Sunday morning before church or brunch. It was a way to tag her and say " you're it today " for all the world to see ;.) I have noticed this tradition has sort of died amongst my generation and I felt like I needed to resurrect the idea with a modern twist. Which is so funkytastic!
I love the look of tattoos and someday I would really like to have one. I think the old fashioned swallows are absolutely gorgeous. Besides that birds represent for me freedom. The freedom to do the things I really want to do. For now I want something just a little less ‘forever’. It’s a little bit like test driving a tattoo.
Supplies: - Thrifted tank top, loose fitting. Mine was about $5. - Jersey knit fabric of your choice.
Pajamas as outerwear is a trend I can fully get behind. You don’t have to tell me twice that its now socially acceptable to wear baggy printed silk pants in public. Not that I wouldn’t or haven’t done this before, but seeing it on Style.com does lend a certain degree of street cred to the trend. Prabal Gurung’s collaboration with J.Crew is everything a designer collaboration should be- it stretches the expected norms of both brands involved. In this case it really turned out an amazing collection. I immediately fell in love with Gurung’s ankle-tie pants.
The Criss-Cross Top. Not to be confused with the Kris Kross top. I have faith you can DIY that one without a tutorial. This top is made with any long sleeved jersey shirt – the sleeves remain the same and the rest is used to make an X-shaped band that wraps around your torso. Not for the shy or for the large of chest.
So this past week was pretty bad blog-wise, my blog and website got attacked with malware. My feed was having issues and subscribers seemed to banish. Happily most of it is fixed now and I am happy to be able to blog again (I didn’t wanted to post anything until I was 100% sure the malware was completely cleaned) And if you saw my site down, that was the reason =] I had this post saved from weeks!
** NO SEW VERSION CLICK HERE! ** **HIGH-BACK VERSION/STREET WEAR- CLICK HERE** **HALTER VERSION- CLICK HERE** Probably my favorite 'la vie' project... ever. I was browsing through a swimwear catalog and saw an adorable beach cover up. I sooo wanted it, but obviously I wasn't spending $45 on it, plus, it was totally make-able. I made some revisions and here it is!
I made this over a month ago before I could document the steps for this dress. I was inspired by a dress I saw in a magazine that I really liked. The whole dress is lined and there is a zipper on the side.
I fell completely in love when I saw the Isabel Marant tiered lace shorts from her Spring ’11 Collection (via style.com ), I just had to make a pair of my own. And recently, I stumbled upon a photo of Rumi Neely (via fashiontoast.com ), styling herself in a black pair, which felt so effortless. I’m not much of a girlie girl… but I do love my lace. Why not take something so feminine, like lace, and mix it with something menswear inspired, like a short.