Sunday, April 28, 2013

decade old

shirt: f21 pants: 579 shoes: naturalizer


 Hey guys, you are probably wondering what 
the title means.
It's referring to this lace peplum top I got
from forever21 10 years ago!
Does this qualify as vintaged? :)
It had a bow sash across the front before.
I carefully removed it and voila!
A new shirt! 
Thank you Lord.
I'm so glad I didn't donate it or cut it up haha.
I always knew it had potential.
Have you ever brought an old item back to life?
Also got these mint pants from a close out sale 
for $7 bucks!
Anyway, I hope you all had a great
Administrative professional's day
if you are an assistant.
And if not, you showed your 
your assistant some love.
I received a giant bouquet and
it sure did brighten my week.
Sometimes the mundane gets so tiring,
little acts of appreciation really helps.
Have a great week!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

DIY flower pens

Brighten up your office space in minutes with this simple diy.
I borrowed this idea from offices I've worked in the past, 
though most of them used flowers I never really cared for.
They are usually in flower pots, which is also really cute!

I thought it was still a great idea nonetheless.
 So here's my chic spin on it.
I used freebie pens I've accumulated from church, conferences, hotels.

($1.54 Joann Fabrics)
spray paint
floral tape
artificial flowers

Maybe you already have a vase in the color you like.
I saw a vase in this same exact color (my fav) close to $15. 
I decided to make my own since I already had 
 the spray paint in this color.
Measure how far you want your flowers to stand out from the vase.
Cut the stems for just the top
half of the pen. 
(It's more comfortable to grip the pens if you don't have it
 extended all the way to the bottom)
Wrap two layers of floral tape around the pen and stem.
Continue steps for all the pens.
And there you have it, simple office chic!

I love the contrasting colors here.
I'm excited to bring these to work.
Have you seen something similar to this before?

Monday, April 15, 2013

stripes and friends

Wore this casual outfit to one of my friend's birthday lunch today. 
It seems my eyes are closed in all of them because of food coma haha. 
I have 2 groups of close friends. 
One I've known for half of my life that I am so thankful for.
We don't hangout as often as we once did (due to life) but we still make
it a priority to celebrate eachother's birthdays.

The other group, I've met in the last 4 years that I see more often
and relate to in my current life stage which I am also so thankful for.
One of them actually helped me take these photos.
He happens to be a photographer and if you live in the area and 
need a photographer check him out. Here's the link.
I am really blessed to have these friends.
While I'm at it, I'm also really excited to have met
such lovely people in this blogging community.
I look forward to learning from you and about you, 
having fun being a girl with you
(i.e. sharing craft projects, outfits, make-up tips) 
and sharing with you.

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

Monday, April 8, 2013

weekly recap

 I visited the most beautiful garden over the weekend with our women's group.
I thought it was so romantic and lovely.
I especially loved the teal vintage door and 
how the blossoms hung gracefully in front of it.
 (it was actually the door to men's bathroom haha).
 Something about the beauty of nature and the way it makes you feel.
Ohh I am sprung!
What are some of your favorite flowers?
Mine are peonies, hydrangeas and tulips. 

I also visited the Bay Lights again, but with my family this time.
We took a family trip to the city for my mom's birthday.
My sister snapped me while I was instagramming haha.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

DIY Lace headband

Turn leftover fabric into a fashionable head piece. 
You can use any type of fabric design, (polka dots, floral) 
I used leftover lace from an old shirt.
Next time you decide to throw out a shirt, ask yourself this,
"Can I use this for a crafting project?"
Yes I am encouraging fabric hoarding haha!

Materials needed:
(recommended, 2 inches in width) 
hair tie

Measure the length of fabric around your head with the hair tie expanded. 
Guess-timate about how tight or loose you want it.
Fold over ends to hair tie and sew or hand stich.
Finally, add some decorative sequins or leave as is.
And that's it! 
Hope you enjoyed this fun and easy tutorial.