"Fly Like an Eagle"

IMG_0166 As promised, here is how I styled the statement belt that I mentioned in yesterday's post from my trip to a new vintage store in town! To compliment it's americana feel, I paired it with a classic white blouse and jean shorts. I love the natural vibe of this outfit, and how my gold and turquoise accessories finish it off.

I wore this outfit to Zia Records and dinner with my friends last night. At the store I picked up The Steve Miller Band's greatest hits album for a few bucks. Listening to it today, I realized "Fly Like and Eagle" was the perfect track for today's outfit to compliment my eagle belt. Listen along to the song below while you view!

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OOTD_93 + Closet Tour Video!

DSC_1013 I'm not sure what it is with me and tropical prints lately...maybe because I'm anxiously awaiting spring break? Whatever it is, I'm looking like a fashionable tourist today and I love it. You may remember these leggings from my spring haul video and I was excited about the cold weather (for once) so that I could pull these out. It was hard for me to decide what to pair them with, but I finally decided that a plain button down with a statement necklace was the perfect choice.

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I also made a quick closet tour and organization video this weekend because I did some spring cleaning. You can check it out below if you'd like!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o65ZwAjxcbI&w=420&h=315]

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DIY_Flannel Shirt Backpack

flannel shirt intro Hi everyone! Today's DIY is for this really cool backpack made from an old flannel shirt! This tutorial was inspired by this tutorial on the Beautiful Mess blog, written by Kinsey from the blog Sincerely, Kinsey.

I followed all of her simple steps to make the backpack, just replacing most of the stitching with my Fabric Fusion fabric glue from Michaels. You can follow her tutorial here, or check out my few photos to learn how and see the final result!

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I started off with a long-sleeved flannel button down from Old Navy that I never really wore. Cut off the sleeves, and part of the bottom of the shirt if it's too long (think about how deep of a backpack it will be). After turning the shirt inside out, fabric glue or stitch the sleeve holes shut and also the bottom of the shirt. This makes the bag.

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Turn the shirt right side out, and glue down the edges of the collar of the shirt to itself. This will make the hole for the backpack tie. Find a piece of ribbon or cord to thread through the newly created opening. I used this knotted white cord from my grandma's sewing box.

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Finally, using the spare fabric from the shirt sleeves, cut two wide strips that are long enough to be straps. I folded the edges inside and glued for a finished look. Then just stitch the straps to the backpack (stitches will be sure to hold better than the glue) and you're done!

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There's this finished product. I can't wait to wear this backpack with a casual outfit or even to go hiking or camping! Hope you enjoyed this 3rd Holi-DIY project!

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hi everyone! so for today's outfit post i decided to make a little video since it was too dark to photograph by the time i got home tonight. let me know how you like this format of an outfit post, and also thanks to my friend Jake for letting me use his music track! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-L8-5YNI2k&w=560&h=315]

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