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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Sliding on Burgers

Stuffed is the first word that comes to mind if you ask me how I’m doing. After chowing down on multiple sliders at Burger Week, I don’t think I can eat another burger for a while. Burger Week is an event in Toronto that allows you to try multiple burgers from 70+ restaurants over the course of the week at a discounted price, ending with the last day which is help in a location where all the restaurants come out and feed hungry crowds with their sliders. It was delicious! Granted I could of done without the rolling showers,  the food made up for the muddy feet and sodden clothing. Which one was my favourite you ask? I don’t think I could tell you, but anything with bacon was a winner to me!
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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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Shit Bloggers Wear

 

 

 

Have you been on the site Shit Bloggers Wear? It’s spot on, witty and pretty at the same time. The illustrations are fabulous and though it is poking fun of the trend following phenomenon across the fashion blog-o-sphere, I can’t help but want to join in and purchase the items that every blogger out there seems to own. For example, how many times have we seen the Zara skort? Or the Rockstud heels? It’s amazing how quickly an item or clothing piece can become a must have after appearing on one blogger. I’m guilty of having tried on the Zara skort, sadly it didn’t fit and in a way I want to be part of the “Shit Bloggers Wear” club, weird, I know. I think it’s the appeal of being able to own that “one” item that makes you feel like a “fashion blogger”.
Do you or would you own any of these pieces?

Images from here

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It’s All in the Heels

Scrolling through pages of drool worthy photographs on Jak and Jil, these heels are oriental fabulous! A little bit of investigating and behold its Dries Van Noten Fall 2013 RTW collection. Oriental details seem to be a big part of recent fashion designer collections, it kind of wants me to break out the traditional Chinese garments tucked in the far corners of my closet and mix it into daily outfits. I really like how its a detail that isn’t screaming look at me, but subtly there; an elegant and intricate detail that makes you want to take a closer look. I can definitely see myself donning a pair of heels like this with boyfriend jeans and a white tee or dressing it up with a little white dress (since it is summer after all, the black can come back in the fall). 


Images from here & here

Heels from Zara (here)



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DIY Rhinestone Chain Bracelet

Bracelets: Shlomit Ofir Rose gold feather bracelet, DIY Fish-bone Bracelet(here), Aldo spikes bracelet, Vintage silver bangle, DIY Two Tone Bracelet (HERE), Forever 21 Cross Bracelet 
I thought I’d try my hand at filming another tutorial, I find filming seems to work best for quick small projects and you can jam to some awesome songs at the same time. Let me know if you like these vidoe DIYs or if you prefer the step by step photographs. Maybe I’ll even try to do both, too ambitious?
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NAILS | A MERMAIDS DREAM

Seafoam goodness.

A little splurge on my part over the weekend, combined with some shopping buddy pressure and I am the proud new owner of Mermaid’s Dream by Deborah Lippmann. I bet you anything that my description will not do it justice but here I go. Seafoam goodness, that’s basically how I would describe it in two words. A lovely turquoise, minty green/blue with a metallic sheen with cerulean blue glitter suspended between the layers, with a hint of gold and iridescent purple shimmer. Dries to a smooth, not too bumpy texture that has me running my fingers over my nails repeatedly like a crazy person. It’s a gorgeous polish all around.

This shade came out last year and since then Deborah Lippmann has released other shades. Definitely looking into getting Do the Mermaid which is a lilac purple, which has the same formulation as Mermaid’s Dream. I’m not too crazy over the other shades in the collection, may be because I have similar shades; whereas the sea foam mint turquoise colour and lavender are missing from my current collection.

The funny thing is that when I was little I always wanted to be Ariel from the Little Mermaid, swimming with the fishes, seeing brilliant coral reefs… Still do. So how can I resist something like Mermaid’s Dream? Highly recommend anyone else who loves the Little Mermaid to check out these polishes!

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Swag done right

Arm party; arm candy; arm swag. However and whatever you call it, it’s back for the summer once again. I’m talking about expertly stacked bracelets, there’s actually a methodology behind it! But for me its more or less trail and error and the bigger the bracelet bank, the better. Don’t you worry I’ve got you covered with some new arm swag DIYs to come. In the mean time you can drool alongside with me over these lovely pictures of arm swaggery.

Images from here, here, here and here

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NAILS | SUNFLOWER & STRIPES

 As promised, a happy spring manicure, inspiration from here. It’s fairly easy to do, you just need a bit more patience than the average person but the end result is totally worth it. I can’t even begin to tell you the amount of compliments I’ve gotten on both my manicure and my dress! Happy nail art-ing! (Nail art-ing? Nail painting? I don’t know if there’s actually a verb for one doing nail art!)
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DIY Inspiration: Alexander Wang Duffel Bag

Image from here

I’ve been lusting after this Alexander Wang Rocco Stud-Bottom bag for quite some time and while wandering through Zara the other day, I found THE perfect DIY solution! The Zara bowler bag from the trf section (here & here) is the perfect candidate for this DIY, made of man-made leather it’ll be a whole lot lighter than the real version (not to mention cheaper) and all you would need is a bit of time and some flat head cone studs. This is definitely a DIY I would love to work on this summer, here’s to hoping I can get all the supplies I need!

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