Thursday, June 28, 2012


So you may have noticed that there's been a few changes around here over the past day. I'm slowly working on a redesign, which so far is moving in the direction I ultimately want but its not totally there yet. So be expecting a few more changes over the next week or so! Tips and feedback welcome :)

As I head home from a wonderful week in New England, here's a few things that have been inspiring me (especially in relation to my blog redesign):

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Guest Post: Skirt to Dress DIY

So today I have my very first guest post! Berenisse has been one of my best friends for the past two years and is seriously one of the most awesome people I've ever met. Not only is she originally from Peru, but she's also like quadlingual (working on languages five through 30 as we speak), a wonderful painter and artist, and a fellow DIY'er! She also leaves today for a six month journey through Hindu temples across four continents, which she'll be blogging about in English and Spanish over on Between Two Worlds.

In honor of her departure, I asked her to write a guest post about a recent lace skirt-to-dress DIY she did. And here it is!


I started with a long flowy white skirt that was given to me by a person who loved the fabric but was too short to wear it as a skirt. Before making any alterations I attempted to used the skirt as it was as a dress by adding a belt.

However, I was not happy with the length or way the bust looked, so I took off a few inches of the bottom of the skirt and decided to reuse the part that was "cut off" from the skirt.

The cutting part was easy peacy! All I did was carefully pull the thread that attached the "excess" from my skirt and boom!

Carefully taking the bottom tier off the dress


With the remaining part I decided to attach it to the top part so that it could be more flowy, and so that it could cover up part of the bust line I was not happy with. After a few minutes of hand sewing this top part, and adding a belt, I got a nice white dress to sport during the summer.


Oh yeah, did I mention she's also be-a-utiful?? I love the lace and love what you did with the skirt, Bere! Thanks so much for sharing this with me, and I'll be following your every move on your blog! Safe travels love <3

All images provided by Bere

Monday, June 25, 2012

DIY Home Inspiration Series, Part 1

As the seasons change, people begin moving into/out of new rooms, places, and spaces, so I've decided to share some of my own decoration tips (I'm proud to say that several people have walked into my dorm rooms and said "oh, it's so home-y in here!"). So here's How to Make Your Room Feel Homier, Part 1.

Get curtains.

No, really. Get curtains. Whenever I tell my friends this, they always whine about not wanting their room to look like their mom decorated for them. But it really is the easiest way to make your room feel more like a home and less like a dorm or crappy apartment.

And just because I'm super awesome, I even found this tutorial on how to make curtains out of a bedsheet. Super easy, super cheap, and makes your room look super nice!!

Images via: Pinterest, DecorPadIkeaElements of StyleYoung House LoveStudioTen25UrbanOutfittersMartha Stewart

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Printed Words

Posters, clothing, art, journals, and projects with big printed words have been on my mind recently. I started my artistic life as a writer, and I've realized I really want to get back into that. It's sometimes easy to forget about words when you're working with fashion and DIYing. But these are pretty dang awesome.

hereSincerely, KinseyPinterest, Wit&WhistleEtsyEtsyherePinterest, Etsy

Thursday, June 21, 2012

DIY Inspiration: Tibi Resort 2013

OMG. I want to recreate literally every piece in this collection. Now if only I could rock the wet hair look...

 Photos via