DIY | Frieda and Nellie Bracelets

It has been quite the break from blogging that I have taken, but I’m back with a new DIY post for you guys. Inspired by bracelets by Frieda and Nellie, this is a perfect refresh for any old friendship bracelets or a great new addition to your arm parties for up coming summer memories. I’ll be sporting mine along with my besties at various music festivals and summer activities this season. What will you pair with your DIY Frieda and Nellie inspired bracelets?

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DIY | Dion Lee 3D Filter Jacket

 The long awaited DIY tutorial for Dion Lee’s Filter Jacket is finally complete! It’s been quite a journey for this particular DIY, I remember going out and getting a faux-leather jacket from Forever 21, but fell in love it and couldn’t bare to cut it up. Good thing I didn’t because I found an even better base jacket from Dynamite this holiday season and the filter design works impeccably with it!
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Highlight of the October month has got to be Halloween; I love the opportunity to be someone else for one night. Last year I did a tutorial for rhinestone cat ears, this year I thought I’d show you guys another easy headband tutorial that you will want to wear everyday and not just for Halloween. Pair this with a red top and pants or a dress, add a red trident and tail if you’re up for it.

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DIY 3.1 Phillip Lim Tee

It’s been a hell of a summer, finally getting around to posting this Phillip Lim Tee DIY tutorial I photographed all the way back in June (sorry guys!). I guess it’s also good timing since 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target is coming out soon, so in the spirit of celebrating Phillip Lim’s brilliance, on-wards with the tutorial.

Word of warning: This is not a cheap DIY and is quite time consuming, so gather some patience and the result will be fantastic!


What you’ll need:

  • White tee (mine’s from H&M)
  • Rhinestones
  • Beads
  • Grommets
  • Needle and Thread
  • Paint – Red and Black & Paint Brush
  • Stencil (artwork file HERE)
  • Mesh (optional)
Trace letters onto shirt


Paint in the letters


Let the paint dry before continuing onto the next step


Layout gems and grommets in desired flower like patterns


Sew on the long beads around the neckline


Sew on the gems and beads in desired patterns.


Install grommets and you’re done. Optional: replace sleeves with mesh sleeves.


  1. Print out the stencil, cut and trace it onto your white tee.
  2. Take your paint and fill in your letters
  3. Mark and place where you would like your rhinestones and beads to be on the tee. I used this image for reference
  4. Take your thread and needle and sew down the rhinestones and beads.
  5. Take your grommets and place them in their desired spots.
  6. Install the grommets
  7. OPTIONAL: Replace the sleeves with mesh fabric to get an exact replica of the original 3.1 Phillip Lim Tee.
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Clean and minimalistic cutting edge designs, Alexander Wang draws you in and captures you into his grasps season after season. No wonder his Rocco bag has been such a hit! I’ve been lusting after anything from A.Wang from the basic tee to the gladiator style heels on Rihanna, I would love to covet a piece of his collections. Inspired by the Rocco bag, here’s a simple but time consuming DIY. Its a much better alternative to the $800 price tag of the original. Plus if you have time to kill, this is a great project to finish in a day or two. Happy DIY-ing!
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There are bag girls, and then there are shoe girls. I’m definitely a shoe girl through and through considering that’s usually the first section I scope out at any store. Admist the crazy Holt Renfrew sale, I spotted these Miu Miu oxford flats, not something I’d usually go for but the heel was quite intriguing. It looked somewhat ridiculous to be pairing rhinestones and glitter together but what the heck, they could look fantastic on the feet.
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DIY Two Tone Bracelet

Arm Candy: ATOD Bracelets, vintage, MM x H&M watch, DIY Two Tone Bracelet, Aldo Spike Bracelet, DIY leather bracelet


Welcome to the second installment of DIY Summer Arm Swag, you can view the first DIY here. This one’s a bit more complicated and will take a bit longer than the last one but the result is beautiful. Warning: this is a long post, click to see the rest of the tutorial below –>
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DIY Inspiration: Cut Out and Bound

It’s Net-a-porter’s semi annual clearance, so now you know what my home page will be set to for the next few weeks. All wonderful designer items on sale at a price I can potentially covet at. While going through the site, I realized that these 3.1 Phillip Lim cut out leather and stingray ankle boots were looking vaguely familiar. Of course it was reminiscent of the Zara close toe strappy sandals from their TRF Lookbook which I’ve seen previously; silly me for not paying attention to the 3.1 Phillip Lim runway!
Shoes on the left are from Zara (here); shoes on the right from 3.1 Phillip Lim (here)
I definitely love the hits of colour and metallics in the 3.1 Phillip Lim version and it is a simple DIY with the TRF shoes. Grab some paint, a brush and some drying time patience (which can be like watching paint dry). See what I did there??? Yup, I’m pun-tastic!
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