Room Tour // California Edition

DSC_1125 Something I worked hard on all year was decorating my space. At school I lived in a house with 4 of my friends, and had my own room. If you know me, I have a need to make everything around me designed. Adding color and art to my room keeps me sane. I have since moved out of this room because I'll be abroad next year, but was sure to snap some photos throughout the year. I hope you enjoy my space and all of my DIY enhancements!

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This shelf was a leftover display piece from Anthropologie. When my internship ended, I took it home and added a coat of red paint to make it pop on the white walls. It held my architecture books, special photos, DIY Gold Skull, and bone paintings, which are available here

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This piece is another one of my personal paintings. Like it? Make it your own!

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This DIY Pegboard Organizer added an industrial touch to the room, made out of scraps from my school's wood shop. Make your own!

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This DIY Crate Table was one of the final changes I made to my room. It helped me get organized by creating a place for my camera equipment and a spot to drop my keys when I walked in the door. Not to mention, the perfect place to store my records and record player so I could jam out! Check out the tutorial!

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My favorite part of my room was hanging up my skateboard art and continuously working on them throughout the year. This wall was ever-changing as I sold art and got new commissions. Pictured: Skull Coffin Deck, Coalition Ribcage Deck

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A final small moment in my room, one of my favorite records and this DIY studded beanie. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqZWWw4a6Es&w=560&h=315]

Thank you so much for checking out my little space! Soon I will be sharing my room at home because I recently cleared some old things out and spruced it up! See you tomorrow, x.

OOTD_86: Studio Review

DSC_0762 Today was my mid-review for studio, so I always like to wear a dress or skirt, and wear something that is professional but still exciting. This dress is a go to in my closet because it's a neutral but it still bold and graphic. The cut of it really suits being paired with an oversized blazer like this one. You may remember this outfit a while back as well where I styled this dress for a school day. Finally, it's great to add a decisive pop of color to your outfit when making a presentation, so I finished off my look with this bright statement necklace I made a while back. This was a piece of a small "collection" my friend Ariana and I worked on a while back, which I plan to share more on later. This quarter we have been experimenting with other students and our professor with digitally fabricated jewelry which is really exciting!

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Don't forget you can always quickly change up your look with your hair! I tried a middle part today because I feel like my hair is finally long enough, and I really liked how it streamlined my look.

black oversized blazer_found, but originally from H&M striped dress_Anthropologie, sale embellished loafers_Steve Madden at Last Chance round sunnies_Target envelope clutch_Target lasercut plexiglass necklace_DIY

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Today i'm sharing with you my Thanksgiving DIY project. Being home for the holiday, I wanted to create something festive. With items from Michael's, I created this monogram decoration that reminds me of something you might find at Anthropologie!

You will need:

a letter of your choice made of wood or cardboard a sprig of fake plants, i chose this mixture of green and red that was brushed with bronze paint a matching ribbon scissors a hot glue gun and glue sticks

Snip off individual leaves from your faux branch.

Begin attaching the leaves to the letter with the hot glue. Start on the inside curve and work your way outwards.

Continue gluing each leaf onto the letter. I completed the curved area first and then worked my way down the vertical portion.

After covering the entire letter, attach a ribbon to the back with the glue.

and here's my finished product! enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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The warm weather keeps returning to California, so today I had the chance to style my striped dress from Anthropologie that I hadn't worn yet. I think it paired perfectly with these black leather ankle boots I picked up at Target this weekend for just 8 bucks! I kept the look simple, and just added a statement cuff to add another pop of black to the outfit.

I love the unexpected pop of color in these shoulder buttons. These kinds of details are what I love about Anthropologie clothing.

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gold nose ring_DIY from a jump ring...janky