OOTD_72 "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

DSC_0529 Let's get right to the point, as you can tell, I dyed my hair last night! I was planning on going more in the direction of dark brown, but I saw the auburn on the box and decided to go for it. I really like how it looks. Also, I'm not big into the whole permanent dye thing, so I used Clairol Natural Instincts, and can change it in a month or so--or keep it if I like it!

The new hair inspired me to just go all out grunge today from the classic 90's flannel-tied-around-waist look and even a choker necklace. If you want to try a grunge look, take it one step further with a pair of Doc Martens. I would have thrown mine on, but its pretty warm here today (finally!) so I stuck with my favorite combat boots instead.

In pure 90's fashion, the track for today's outfit is "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana. Listen along below while you view!

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red flannel_Target

black tunic tank_Last Chance, also seen in this outfit

black jeggings_Dillard's, gift

studded combat boots_Steve Madden, available here

cheetah print sling bag_Cotton On, sale

round sunnies_Target

cross earrings_Urban Outfitters, sale

horn necklace_Urban Outfitters, sale

catholic charm necklace_rummage sale

Thanks for reading! Keep up with me on Instagram @punkrockparti

DIY_Hardware Beaded Necklace

IMG_0042 Have you ever DIYed something to go with a specific outfit? Well, that's how I got the idea for this necklace. I recently purchased this metallic shirt from Urban Outfitters on sale to wear during the holidays. It worked great for Christmas Eve with my family, but I was worried about how to style it afterwards in more casual situations.

I decided that I needed a necklace that was bold and industrial that toned down the impact of the shirt. I chose to work with a simple black cord and silver hardware to create this cinched necklace. It reminds me of my DIY Hardware Headband and is really simple. I hope you enjpy this tutorial and try to make one of your own!

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You will need: black decorative trim (mine is from Hobby Lobby), scissors, 3 nuts, and clear nail polish.

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First, cut a piece of cord that fits around your neck and over your head, and then leave extra length on both ends as well. At this point, you can use the clear nail polish to prevent the ends from fraying. However, if you tie on knots like I did, you can probably get away without using it.

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Fold the cord in half and thread a nut through both ends of the cord. Put the loop over your head, and position the nut so that it is in a place where you can comfortably put the necklace over your head without moving the nut around. My nut was snug enough that I didn't need to knot the cord.

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Next, on the ends of the cord, thread on a nut and tie a knot at the bottom.

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Do the same for each end, and also add a knot above each nut to keep them in place.

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Here's my finished product! I'm really happy with how it compliments my top, and now am excited to wear it in casual settings!

Want to purchase a necklace like this? I have another for sale on my Etsy! Check out the listing here.

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OOTD_23

so first of all, i'm excited to announce that today is the one month anniversary of punkrockparti! i'd like to thank everyone for all the support so far and to everyone that has helped me out with it as well with feedback and taking photos. i'm so excited to see where this blog will go in the future! i'd also love if you'd leave a comment saying what your favorite post has been so far or what you'd like to see from future posts!

as for my outfit, my little red blazer had been calling my name every time i looked through my closet lately. i decided to keep the rest of the pieces pretty casual, besides the shoes. i love pairing these sparkly loafers with any blazer for a polished look.

red cropped blazer_H&M

Rolling Stones tanktop_old shirt my friend gave me(shoutout to Jamie) but originally H&M Men

vintage cutoff Levi's_eBay

black rhinestone loafers_Steve Madden for TJ Maxx

black skinny studded belt_Forever 21

silver box crossbody_Luella for Target (got this like 7 years ago no joke)

black watch_Marc by Marc Jacobs for Nordstrom

safety pin bracelet_DIY from tutorial here