DIY SHEER TOP DRESS

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Now that it is getting so much cooler up here in the Northeast, I decided it was time for me to start making long sleeve articles of clothing. I had an old dress sitting around with sheer navy blue fabric over a gray liner. I loved the combination of navy and gray and decided to chop it up and transform it into a flowy long sleeved sheer top dress (that was a mouthful!). Below is the tutorial on how to create your own from scratch!!

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1. Cut the pattern below using a long sleeved shirt as your template. Make sure that you pay close attention when cutting the sheer portions of the pattern. The stretch of the fabric should run horizontally.

2. Sew the front and back of the top together. Sew the sleeves into tubes and attach them to the armholes.

3. Sew the front and back of the dress portion together and turn inside out and attach to the top.

4. Hem the ends of the sleeves, the neckline, and the bottom of the dress .

DIY sheer top dress tutorial

VINTAGE JACKET

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I am a sucker for a vintage coat. I love all things vintage, but there is something so special about a coat. Its construction is so nice, the fabrics are hardy and luxurious, overall they are just so nice and feel amazing on. People used to really know how to make coats. When I saw this one I just about died. Orange, metallic, sparkly buttons, and a mandarin collar oh my! Anyway, if you are as obsessed with vintage jackets as I am, below are a few others that I am loving at the moment! Happy Thursday!

PEACH | BRIGHT ORANGE | FAUX FUR | CROPPED 

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FAUX BOB TUTORIAL

Super simple step by step faux bob tutorial

Somedays you want to try something different. While I always say I would dye my hair lilac or cut it off, I am so attached to my long blonde locks that I don’t think I could ever actually do any of that. With Halloween around the corner though, I figured it would be the perfect time to try out a faux bob! It is retro and chic but super easy and I love it! It would be perfect if you were trying to dress up as anything vintage or even if you just want a little change. I would even wear it for a fancy evening out on the town! Hope you guys enjoy!

1. Curl your hair like you normally would, paying special attention to the top layers since they will be the ones seen in the long bob (if you don’t have layers or are in need of a trim, try my DIY HAIR TRIM tutorial!)

2. Tease your roots. This will add volume and also allow us to hide the ends under it easier.

3. Take the ends of your hair and tie them with your elastic. Because I have super long hair, I created a small bun so I could make my faux bob shorter.

4. Turn the bun under your other hair and pin it at the nape of your neck. Beware that you may need tons of bobby pins (I did!!). Pull back any loose pieces and pin, leaving out some curls to frame your face.

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Super simple step by step faux bob tutorial Super simple step by step faux bob tutorial

FALL NEUTRALS

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 SIMILAR HAT | SHOES | SIMILAR SKIRT | SWEATER

Do you guys watch YouTube tutorials as much as me? I am like obsessed. I could watch some of these girls all day long! After finally (I must have been living under a rock) discovering Zoella on YouTube and seeing one of her latest looks, I decided to take the plunge and go for a more berry lip with a fall outfit. I gotta say I love it and am a little more willing to accept the chilly air that is quickly moving in. Other makeup vloggers I adore are Shaaanxo and Lauren Curtis! They are both so amazing and funny and if you haven’t seen their videos you need to check them out because I started watching and have probably seen all their videos by now (and started to think my voice is gonna have an Australian/New Zealand accent after a while!).

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

XO, k

WHITE LIGHT

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The sun is up

The sky is blue

It’s beautiful

And so are you

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