Revive your old, faded jeans with a simple solution! DIY dyed jeans can save you time and money in the long run and is a fun way try a dye DIY. No need to go searching for other jeans to replace your favorite pair that you’d already broken in. Work your way up to dip dying or tie dying!
I’m not sure if you’d heard, but California was pummeled with rain the past few months. As a native, I was a combination of miserable and happy. All the rain also gave me a better understanding of what it would be like to live somewhere like Seattle. I realize now that I would not be able to cut it there. I need the sun and temperate California weather too much. I’m not sure how I’m going to survive living anywhere else, to be honest.
But all the rain paid off because wildflowers are blooming in the desert and they are spectacular! Last weekend, I went to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve and was blown away by the large swathes of orange, falling more in love with my state and the state flower.
I believe that when spring comes there are two distinct groups of people that emerge. Those who are ready to shed the layers, to show some skin and those who love the coziness of winter layers and don’t want to let it go. My favorite time in this period of transition between winter and spring where the sun is out but the temperatures aren’t quite warm enough to shed all the layers. Spring transitions are when I get to be creative with styling. Read on for some tips for making this transition look effortless!
It’s allergy season and I could not be happier to see the sun after what felt like an eternity of non-stop rain here in California. The other month Silk Plants Direct reached out asking me to review one of their products. I was planning on making a DIY floral wreath before they reached out and even had my eye on one at my local Jo-Ann store. I was awed by the wide selection of wreaths available at Silk Plants Direct and was very happy with their speedy delivery.
This past Christmas I asked for a new bag that I could use for travel and work. My wonderful sister and brother-in-law kindly gifted me with a Lodi tote. I usually gravitate towards trendier bags when I shop for myself, but my favorite thing about this one is how classic and timeless the design is. I thought it’d be fun to make a few fun, trendy accessories for it. Make your own DIY charm key chain to attach to personalise your own bag!
As many you know, trends tend to come and go in cycles. Is it just me or have we reached the peak of the current cycle of hair accessories trend? I feel like I’m bombarded with cute options everywhere, from my local craft store to places like Anthropologie. I came across their knotted hair tie set when I was standing in line to pay and was about to impulse buy them. But I knew these knotted hair ties would be easy to make for a fraction of the price (I made a set of 6 for under $1).
This trend has been going on since 2015, you’d think that by now we’d all tire of bandanas. But it looks like it’s still going full steam ahead in 2017. Which makes me a happy camper because I’m still bananas for bandanas!
One of my most popular DIYs is the convertible travel wrap because it’s a versatile piece that you can easily make in under an hour. Last month I had purchased a wrap from World Market that was basically a throw blanket with a slit down the middle. I used it like a blanket when I was visiting some friends recently because their apartment was so cold at night. As a result, I was inspired to add a zipper to make it into a DIY convertible wrap blanket. You can easily make this with fabric bought from a store, a thrifted blanket or a wrap scarf that you want to upgrade.
As a 90’s baby, I’m honestly really happy that there are so many trends of that decade coming back and staying strong. I wasn’t as into fashion as I am now when I was a kid, so I’m excited to be able to actually rock the trends I grew up with. Since this is probably a passing fad, I wanted to make my own DIY ribbon choker.