DIY: Ankle Wrapped Flip-Flops

DIY: Ankle Wrapped Flip-Flops
Summer has got me all full of inspiration. All winter, I wanted to do nothing but burrow in a blanket and watch hockey with some Captain Morgan spiked apple cider. The sun is out and my creative juices are finally flowing again. I can’t exactly call this tutorial original since I saw a picture of... Read more »

DIY: Steampunk Necklace

DIY: Steampunk Necklace
If you’re into fashion subcultures, steampunk is a popular one that’s been floating around for a while. You see it at the Renaissance Faire and you see it at specialty conventions. What is steampunk exactly? Think the World’s Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. Think air ships, cogs and gears, corsets with buckles... Read more »

A Paper Dress Gallery

A Paper Dress Gallery
You don’t need fancy fabrics and blinging jewels to feel like a princess. Sometimes all you need is construction paper and tape. I don’t know much about kids or parenting (in fact, I’ve only babysat one time), but this seems like an example of parenting done right. This mom and daughter duo is one part fashion-forward kid... Read more »
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DIY Halloween Costume Gallery

A bat with umbrella wings. In terms of using unconventional materials, this is brilliant.
It’s that time of year again. Halloween is the only holiday where clothes are the main focus and we feel a ton of pressure about what we should wear. Do we go clever? Cutesy? Skimpy? It’s the one time where we can dress as someone other than ourselves (and it’s socially acceptable). Surprisingly, I’m not one... Read more »

DIY: Pocket T-Shirt

DIY: Pocket T-Shirt
Hey guys! I’m coming at you with a super easy DIY today. Seriously, it only took me about five minutes. There’s nothing better to me than a plain grey or black t-shirt. You can pair them with jeans, shorts, skirts and dress them up with a statement necklace or a simple pendant. But sometimes, I... Read more »

DIY: Resistance Dyeing

DIY: Resistance Dyeing
One of my favorite places to go in the summer is the Randolph Street Market. It has tons of vendors who sell vintage and handmade products from furniture to clothes to plastic doll heads (?). They have the best food around and live bands. This year, I purchased a vintage slip for a whopping $5.... Read more »
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DIY: Lace Shorts

DIY: Lace Shorts
Hello diy-ers! It’s been some time, yeah? I have a real excuse this time. I moved. I moved from the green-grass burbs into Chicago city limits. Making clothes and things has been on hold for a while. But now that I’m settled in my new place with my own fabric scissors and my fabric scrap... Read more »

How to DIY: The Golden Rules and Messing Them Up

First off, I’m not listing steps to this diy because I followed a tutorial from Honestly WTF. I had an omg-moment when I found this diy because I have a necklace just like the one shown. It has sat in a box in my closet since 2007 when I wore it to prom. See? (kind... Read more »

DIY: Braided Fabric & Chain Bracelet

DIY: Braided Fabric & Chain Bracelet
This showed up on my Facebook dashboard as one of those sponsored posts, that no one ever means to click on. But I clicked over to fab.com because I thought these braided bracelets were cute. Lo and behold, they were each $20 and the ones I liked best were sold out. NO SIR. I will... Read more »
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(Almost) English Slogan T-Shirts

(Almost) English Slogan T-Shirts
Today, I’m going to brighten your day with some hilarious phrases found on various tops. You might chuckle a bit. You might even want to buy one. The clothes sold on this particular website, Yesstyle.com, are from brands from a few different countries in East Asia. Like most sites, they have clothes with English slogans... Read more »