Sunday, January 17, 2016

New Year, New Discovery (perhaps?)

This post is from something strange I discovered this week when layering up.  (You tell me if it's actually strange or not).

I've had both of these jackets for a while now (the white, lace one for literally 5+ years and the faux leather one for a couple years), and just accidentally figured out their zippers align! 

I was in a hurry and didn't look down while wearing both jackets, and realized I had zipped them up together. I of course thought, "Whoa! What the heck?" I don't think most jacket zippers do that, but maybe there is a more standard size and we're all missing out on something really great for modern layering?! You be the judge!

Jacket 1 - 

Jacket 2 - 

 Both jackets zipped together:

Result for lack of other terms - What the heck?!

Maybe I'm crazy, but seemed pretty weird to me! I'm going to rock it from now on like It was intentional ;) Happy fashion discoveries, everyone!


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Cheers to 2016!

Happy New Year!

Long time no see! I've been stressing lately and am finally to a point where I'm ready to take actions and get back on track with goals and relaxation at the same time. If you're like me, you're eager for 2016 as it's a time to soar and put the worries of 2015 behind. It's a brand new year, a brand new start. A time to set goals, sure, but goals should be set every week, don't you think? This is something I'm learning in order to actually stick to them. They should be challenging yet achievable, always improving and we should set new ones all the time to keep us motivated and alive. Life is short and I can't wait to make the most of this new year and many new years ahead, fashion and everything else included!

Fashion Feels
Feeling alive can come from so many factors. For me, wearing something I feel great in can transform and kickstart my day. If I feel good, I feel unstoppable. When I'm doing it for me and not anyone else, it's the best feeling. Join me in being your true self this new year and taking risks in fashion. Fads and trends come and go, but style is forever. And yours is one to keep.

Now for the New Year's Eve fashion inspiration, I bring you a traditional black and white outfit that's pretty darn chic. The BCBG pencil skirt was thrifted as was the striped top! They pair well together in an ironic way as the skirt says edgy and the top says class. Although heels would dress the outfit up a notch, booties were better for comfort and flare, not to mention warmth!

"It's not the years in your life, but the life in your years."

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has an amazing and safe New Year!

- Linds

Saturday, October 31, 2015

How to Make a Jellyfish Costume in 6 Steps

Get ready to sting!

Wondering what you should be next year already? Want to try a new DIY project just for kicks? If you want to feel elegant and still make your costume, try the Jellyfish costume! Wearing all white and having dangling, flowing light fabrics at your side makes for a classy yet fun costume. You can add so much to this idea too. I had fun with battery-powered LED lights on the inside/top of the umbrella for example. You can also try to aim for light blue or baby pink tones instead of all white too! The best part is this costume can be made unique and all your own.

DIY Jellyfish Costume

What you'll need:

DIY Jellyfish fabrics
- Clear Umbrella (large)
- Tulle (two 3-inch x 25 yards spools, depending)
- White lace fabric or ribbon (I used one 6-inch x 10 yards fleur lace spool)
- Tape
- Scissors
- Tape measure (optional)
- Battery-powered LED string lights (optional)
- Small white feather boas (optional)
- White paper streamer (optional)
- An all white outfit:
   White tights
   White dress
   White or silver flats or light-colored heels

How to get this look:

  1. Measure how long you need fabric strips to be. I stood with my shoes on holding the umbrella first to see how long they would hang from the edges of the umbrella to the floor.
  2. For fun layering, cut the tulle into 8 strips first (to the length you measured), and leave the width as is. To complete the layering, then cut the lace fabric into strips of 4 (also to length you measured). These are about 2 inches wide each, but can be any width of your liking, as long as you end up with 8 strips. 
  3. Once you have 8 strips of lace and 8 strips of tulle, stack each lace strip on each tule strip, and tape the top of each new layered strip to the inside corners of the umbrella. (You can even wrap the strands of lace around the tulle for a great effect, but they'll naturally tangle anyways!)
  4. Afterwards, you can cut even more strips of lace to fill in the other space gaps of the umbrella (I added 8 more lace strips)
  5.  You're almost done! Now add LED string lights to the inside top if the umbrella by tangling it up in the metal rods, and wrap up some more tule in the top around the metal rods as well. Tape the battery box for the LED lights towards the top inside of the umbrella so you can access the "on" switch but yet "hide" it under the meshy tule!
  6. Attach paper streamer edging to the outside of umbrella for a nice border using tape, and you've got your jellyfish costume put together!
Clear Umbrella DIY costume

Gear up in all white, and take flight as a jellyfish! Just be warned - these fabrics tangle easy which adds to the charm, but make it easy to trip on :)

DIY Jellyfish Costume
Photo taken by Blake Heiss at Fish Marketing

In this look/credit where it's due
Michelle DeCourcy dress, Forever 21 tights, fabrics & boa from Jo-Ann Fabrics, LED copper wire lights from Forever21. [Random, eh?] And I borrowed this umbrella from friend, Tara! Hope you enjoyed this fairly simple DIY project and hope everyone has an amazing halloween!

- Linds