I’m ecstatic to be guest blogging on This Beautiful Day today! This blog post is also quite meaningful to me because it’s the first time I’m sharing photos or our new home.
p style=”text-align: left;”>Often times, I try my best to include links of where I purchased my materials and supplies for my DIY projects. Though many items are available at big box stores, the truth is, some items are rare and I find myself having to dig through local, privately owned shops or specialty online shops like Etsy. There is also another challenge when it comes to purchasing DIY materials, many times you’re also required to purchase items in bulk. Now, it’s a non-issue for a frequent DIY-er or crafter like myself. I don’t mind having an abundance of supplies on hand, but for the average DIY-er who only wants to make a specific item, having to purchase materials in large quantities can be discouraging.
Hello! Have you started planning for your Halloween outfit yet?! Halloween is just about a week away, a personal favourite ‘holiday’. Its a day where you get to be anything you want but yourself for the day, free to let your creative juices flow. This year, I’ll be hosting a Halloween themed housewarming party, and I can’t wait to put up my spooky decorations!
Putting together a Halloween costume doesn’t have to be an overly expensive or a daunting task. You also don’t have to stress out about putting on a costume if you’re not ‘into’ it or think they look so tacky! There are some simple items along with a few accessories you can put together from your closet to create a dramatic effect and yes, still looking STYLISH.
Happy Hump Day! Ever since I posted up my DIY Iron-On Sweatshirt a couple of weeks ago, I haven’t been able to keep my mind off comfy sweatshirts. I absolutely love the way they feel against my skin, especially the fleece lining inside. I’m also thrilled that they’ve come a long way from the matching sweatshirt/sweat pant look, a memory from elementary school.
I love the idea of being able to customize my own goods (clearly!). Whether it is as simple as adding monogram to a piece if garment, getting your own t-shirts printed, or going as far as designing your own pair of shoes, there’s something so special about getting involved in the production process. It makes the final product that much more meaningful.
Hence I was so excited when I was introduced to May28th – an accessories brand that has a product called “INSTAWATCH” that allows you to design your own watch by uploading any photo or image from your computer or Instagram. I spent some time over the weekend trying their online watch platform and you probably imagine, I went a wee bit out of control! The options are endless and they’re only $44 a pop!
Happy Thursday! Staying inspired and coming up with new DIY ideas can be a daunting task at times. Quite often I go through what I call a DIY block, where I sit at my DIY craft station and have absolutely no idea what I’m going to work on next. Luckily, a combination of scouring through my closet, my kitchen, flipping through magazines and Pinterest, has saved me on several occasion.
If you’re looking to get inspired simply because you’re feeling crafty, follow some of my Pinterest boards, where I’ve pinned a number of interesting photos and projects from others.
Just a quick post to end the work week as I’m off to Chicago bright and early on Friday morning. Follow along with me on Instagram to see what I’ll be up to!
OK… so we’ve all seen THE (Zara) skort worn on almost every fashion blogger out there. I must confess, I’ve got the same one in black. I love the damn thing. The asymmetrical hem lines makes the piece so interesting that I wish they made it in every fabric and color. The interesting thing is, though I’ve seen it pop up in other stores now, but I’ve only seen them in basic solid colors.
SO, why not DIY a version. Stay tuned early next week and I’ll reveal my floral silk creation made from a silk scarf I purchased early this season (here’s a sneak peek!).
Just a quick hello and some inspiration for my (and maybe your) next DIY project. I’m loving the matchy-matchy print on print look lately. Something I hope to work on this week consist of reconstructing an existing floral dress into a two piece matching number.
Looks like Mr. Wang’s Aline high strap leather caged heels (short version here) are pretty much sold out across the globe. Definitely a pair of heels that I would LOVE to have in my closet but let’s face it, from a practicality standpoint, I just won’t get much wear out of it. However, that doesn’t mean I haven’t thought about DIY-ing my own pair. I didn’t actually complete this project but hopefully this DIY inspiration idea will encourage you to try your own.
Happy Friday! I’ve been looking for inspiration lately for my next DIY projects. I have to say, I’ve been having a minor case of “DIY Block”. Not sure if it’s the gloomy weather that’s been making me feel very uninspired lately. However, finally getting the DIY groove back and totally looking forward to working on a denim dress number this weekend.
Totally loving the countless possibilities. I haven’t been back to the thrift shop since this project, I’m going to hunt down a few pre-loved denim pieces at the thrift shop this weekend and see what treasures I can transform. Wish me luck and I’ll be sure to share when I’m done!