OOTD_91 "Cactus in the valley"

DSC_0917 I've recently found that I'm having trouble making my outfits interesting and have depth as the days get warmer because I'm not able to layer as much as I'd like. The perfect solution to this problem is a vest. The cut of it still leaves you cool, but you've added some dimension to your outfit as well. I have 4 vests in my closet (3 of them DIYed!) that I think will be getting a lot of wear in the coming months.

The track for today's outfit post is "Cactus in the valley" by Lights, whose music I have featured on here before in this outfit post. Listen along here while you view!






Today I also wore my latest DIY, these boot tassels I made last night! Check out my tutorial here to make your own!

daisy print tank_Savers, DIYed into a tank top cream leather moto vest_Forever 21, available in red here, or check out this similar one in cream light wash denim_BDG by Urban Outfitters, sale ankle boots_Target, sale fringe tassels on boots_DIY, see my tutorial here black tote_H&M arm cuff_antique shop skull cartilage stud_Urban Outfitters, gift

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I had an amazing experience this summer interning over at my local Anthropologie in the Visual Display Department. I've assembled some of my quick photos of the projects I helped work on. I would like to note that I was not the designer for these projects, and do not take credit for my supervisor's creative work. Looking back on the weeks I worked there, it was so great to work in such a fun environment, work with power tools, and apply a little bit of my knowledge from architecture school!

1_dandelion flowers made from styrofoam and straws 2_hanging wooden structure inspired by an outdoor awning (large scale) 3_hanging wooden structure inspired by an outdoor awning (small scale) 4,5_product stands made from vintage wood banisters 6_custom cut wood joinery for awning structure 7_cardboard ornate frame for large mirror 8_painted and distressed hangers for displaying product 9_cardboard ornate frame for hanging mirror 10_cardboard ornate decorative shelf (before a coat of gold paint) 11_cardboard ornament for round mirror 12_cardboard ornate frame for mirrored vanity tray 13_cardboard ornate frame and figure drawing 14_detail of conduit and crystal chandelier