PATTERNED ROMPER

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SIMILAR ROMPER | HAIR TUTORIAL | NECKLACE | MILITARY JACKET | SUNNIES | PEACE RING

Who doesn’t love a good romper? I have a few summery ones (I made one here and another here) but I decided that it was time to get one that was more suited for fall. When I saw this one I couldn’t resist. How beautiful are the vibrant colors and the mix of patterns?!

Hope you all have a lovely day!

XO, k

HOW TO: DOUBLE BRAID HALF UP TUTORIAL

Step by step half up braided tutorial

 

Okay so, it’s been three days and you are planning on washing your hair tomorrow. Instead of throwing your hair up in your normal ballerina bun,  try this super easy half up hair do. It looks fancier than it is which is always a plus! The trick is to really tease your hair and make it look messy so that has a cooler, undone vibe. It is definitely one of my go-to’s so I hope you like it too!

1. Part your hair deep on one side. Take a triangular section of hair above your ear and do a small dutch french braid and continue with a regular braid to about halfway down your hair. Secure with an elastic. Repeat on other side.

2. Put your hair back into a middle part. Take a two inch portion of hair about a third of the way back on your head and braid it like normal all the way to the bottom. Secure with an elastic and repeat on the other side.

3. Pull apart your braids. This makes them look thicker and also more messy. This look is a bit more undone than put together, so you will want to pull them apart quite a bit. Do this by using one hand to hold the elastic steady and your other to pull each section outward until it is fuller.

4. Tease the crown of your head and pull both french braids tightly to the back. Pin in back.

XO, k

KNIT CAPE FOR FALL

Purple knit cape with fringe

Capes are a staple of my fall and winter wardrobe. My mom would always wear capes when I was growing up and I never understood why but now that I  have a few myself I total get it. They are so comfy and warm and look absolutely awesome! This knit poncho is especially perfect for these fall days where the sun warms you up during the day but there is still a chill in the air. And the fringe!!! So cute.

Hope you guys are having a lovely Thursday!

XO, k

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SIMILAR KNIT CAPE | JEANS | SIMILAR NECKLACE | TSHIRT | SIMILAR WATCH | SHOESSUNGLASSES

 

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!!

XO, k

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 

XO, k