OOTD_65: "Paradise"

DSC_0172 So today is the day I am en route back to California. As you're reading this, I'm probably on the plane wearing a flannel and leggings--not this outfit. However, I got these leggings for Christmas and was dying to style them right away. For school days I plan to wear them casually, but today I paired them with this spiked cutout dress I found at TJ Maxx. I thought these pieces went together well because the dress is a little on the short side and also doesn't compete with the leggings too much. Finally, how amazing is the spiked clutch? I got it as a gift from my mom, she knows me so well!

The track for today's outfit is "Paradise" by Coldplay. Soemthing about the intro and these leggings seemed to go together for me. Listen along here while you view!

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I've had a great break being at home for a month, and am going to be a little homesick when I get back to school. However, I'm looking forward to layering pieces for the colder weather and all the fun plans I have for the next quarter with my friends and school!

black cutout dress_TJ Maxx

cathedral leggings_HotSox for Dillard's, gift

architectural wedges_Deena and Ozzy by Urban Outfitters, sale

spiked skull clutch_Nordstrom BP, gift

studded cuff_Fashion Q

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DIY_Grommet Bracelet

i saw this grommet trim the other day at my local craft store, and thought that it was begging to be made into a bracelet! it was relatively inexpensive project, about 5 dollars because the trim cost $8.99 a yard (i used a little less than half of a yard) and i think it makes a great addition to my black and gold jewelry collection!

1_you will need grommet trim, matching gold jump rings, scissors, and a clasp 2_measure around your wrist and cut two pieces of trim at that size 3_next, i trimmed off one the side edges on each piece. this helped for the next step when i hooked the two pieces of trim together so that they didn't overlap. 4_hook the two pieces of trim together at every other grommet using the jump rings. with jump rings this large, i didn't even need to use pliers.

finally, attach a clasp to create a closure for your bracelet. i decided to use a small gold safety pin for a more edgy look, and just threaded the last jump ring through the safety pin hole.

and that's it! i love my new bracelet and hope you enjoyed this DIY. feel free to leave comments or questions!