Fancy Friday

IMG_1685 It became an architecture-major-wide tradition for my grade to start dressing up at the end of the week in honor of "Fancy Fridays." I'm sure there was a certain studio that can take credit for making up the tradition, but no matter who did, it still gets followed. Sometimes we will all plan to do it one Friday, but even if we don't, sometimes I still like to get a little fancier in celebration for the weekend. I wore this fun printed dress yesterday paired with a heeled boot and minimal accessories!

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I also went thrifting with my friend Alana at the Goodwill outlet today and got 5 pieces for only $2.61! I can't wait to show you guys my finds in future outfits!

dress_local boutique heeled booties_Forever 21, sale lasercut AZ necklace_DIY evil eye bracelet_TJ Maxx, gift from mom

Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow!

DIY_evil eye chain bracelet

i have always loved evil eye bracelets ever since visting Greece, but have noticed that they are on trend right now such as collections by Betsey Johnson, Vanessa Kandiyoti, and on ASOS. this diy transforms some chunky link chain and a single evil eye bead into a chic silver bracelet. enjoy!

1_take a chunky link chain and measure it to fit around your wrist 2_cut the link chain in half to create a space for the evil eye bead. (i used an old watch i thrifted and just cut off the watch face to create the space) 3_attach 2 jump rings together and then attach to one piece of the chain bracelet. do the same for the other piece of the bracelet. (see detail image below)

4_next take a small piece of wire and wrap around one of the jump rings. use a pair of pliers to both cut the wire and secure it to the jump ring 5_thread the evil eye bead onto the wire. then attach the loose end of the wire to the other jump ring and secure with pliers. 6_you should now have a single connected bracelet. attach a few jump rings to either end of the bracelet, and add a simple lobster clasp for the closure. 7_pair with your other favorite silver accessories for a wrist full of new arm candy!

p.s. bear with me through my first few DIYs if you're finding them difficult to follow, i'm not used to describing how i make something. until then, feel free to ask questions in the comments below and thanks for reading!