DIY Asos Inspired Aztec Tank

If you read my outfit post Desert Vibes, then you saw my latest DIY creation, an aztec embellished top! I was inspired by the tank top below, which I originally spotted on Asos. The brand is called "Freak of Nature" and I'm obsessed with their southwestern yet edgy pieces that have graphic prints, cutouts, and interesting textiles. I loved the cool southwestern feel of this top, and wanted to recreate it. I chose to just do the aztec trim for a simpler look to suit my own style, but you could add the turquoise beads and fringe as well! IMG_3155 my DIY

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Freak of Nature Mojo Rising Applique and Fringe top

Check out my video tutorial below for the steps!

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A litle trip update: I'm blogging from the road again and will be home in a few hours!

Thanks so much for reading, and have a great weekend!

Desert Vibes

IMG_3197 My skin is getting tanner, my hair is getting lighter, and my mood has lifted about 200%. Summer is here and I am having some southwestern vibes drawing me in. I'm attracted to aztec prints and desert colors lately so when I spotted this top on Asos, I was instantly in love. I wasn't crazy about the price though so I knew I had to DIY it! More on that brand later because I'm obsessed and also because the tutorial for this top is coming in a few days!

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I paired my new item with some colored pieces such as this bandeau and ear cuff, and kept it casual with ripped jeans. I spent the day going to lunch and thrifting with my friend Alana. The sad part was that I said goodbye to her, but the good part was that we found such good pieces. I of course filmed a haul for you and can't wait to style the finds!

aztec tank top // DIY, tutorial coming soon! bandeau // Roxy jeans // Express braided sandals // Rainbows leopard bag // Cotton On, sale ear cuff // By Samii Ryan arm cuff // sewing supply from craft store

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"Ooh La La"

DSC_1243 Who says you should wear sweats during finals week? I decided to wear these bright pants today to cheer up my mood that is less than ideal while studying. I also added my Wildfox-inspired DIY tank that I hadn't worn yet! If you haven't seen that tutorial, you can check it out here!

Today's outfit track is a song I have always liked, "Ooh La La" by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals that I think had the perfect amount of punch to compliment today's look. Listen along below while you view!

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I'll be done with finals tomorrow and then I'll be heading home Friday--I can't wait!!

shop my look!

aztec tank_DIY, see my tutorial here pink jeans_BDG by Urban Outfitters, sale, similar here studded flatforms_Deena and Ozzy by Urban Outfitters, sale, but i like these ones from ASOS skull studded purse_Windsor, no longer available but check out their other cute styles! round sunnies_Target, identical available here spiked arm cuff_Forever 21 heart ring_Macy's, similar here arrow ring_gift from Forever 21, similar here

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DSC_1416 I was out Christmas shopping and as hard as I try to not buy anything for myself before the holidays, when I saw this knit camo cardigan, I had to get it. I love that this on-trend print is done in a new way with a knit, and I had seen sweaters like these for much higher prices on Asos and one from LF stores. So since I had been scouting out a sweater like this and PacSun was having a sale, I decided it was worth the buy. I styled the outfit quite casually for a day of hanging out doing DIY projects and watching movies with my friend, but I'm excited to style it with a skirt in the future!

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I'm also back to including a music track with my outfit post and while we were working on said projects, A Day to Remember was the soundtrack of choice. Enjoy!

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knit camo cardigan_PacSun

white tee_TJ Maxx

black corduroy jeggings_Forever 21

velcro skate shoes_Vans Canvas Prison Issue

plexiglass Arizona necklace_DIY

plexiglass rings_DIY made by my friend Ariana

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