"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!!

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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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DIY_Wildfox Inspired Aztec Tank

wildfox diy intro Wildfox falls into the category of "I am obsessed with but don't actually own anything from" brands. That's why when I spotted this tank dress on Instagram a few days ago, I knew I had to recreate it. I'm very into the aztec print trend and when I found a plain white tank in my craft drawer, I couldn't hold back!

wildfox diy steps

1. The supplies you will need are: a long white tank (mine is an XL men's tank from H&M given to me by a friend when he cleaned out his closet), black fabric paint, a paintbrush, and a canvas.

As a side note, I was confident enough in my painting skills that I did this freehand. If you aren't you can make your own stamps and do it that way. I have a tutorial on craft foam stamped tops here !

2. I stretched my tank over a plain canvas to create some structure while I painted. You could also do this with cardboard, but this was my first time with a canvas and it was great!

3. Begin painting (or stamping) your design on. Start in the center and work outwards in order to keep things symmetrical.

4. Continue applying your design. If you are finding that the paint isn't fluid enough, mix in a little bit of water.

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And here is the finished product. I am just too pleased with this because it is so similar to the original and well, I saved $86!

Stay tuned in the next few days because I am going to style this tank in an outfit post as soon as it stops raining!

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DIY_Craft Foam Stamped Top

DSC_0106 It's no secret that stamped tees have been circulating the blogosphere, and I wanted to make my own. This top is great because you have the freedom to make any design you want by making the stamps yourself out of craft foam! It's also very inexpensive because foam costs less than 70 cents and my fabric paint was $1.59. Enjoy!

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The supplies you will need are: a shirt (mine was $5 at Wal-Mart), some fabric paint, craft foam, scissors, a paper plate, adhesive/glue, a pen, and a paintbrush (optional)

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Begin by cutting your desired shape out of the craft foam. Mine was a triangle in two different sizes. After cutting one shape, trace it onto the craft foam twice and create two more identical shapes.

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Stack and adhere the three identical shapes together with some glue or sticky squares like I did because I couldn't find any glue...

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Attach the stack to a square piece of craft foam to create the stamp. Spread the fabric paint onto the paper plate and dip your stamp into the paint. Make sure you have even coverage.

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Begin stamping your desired pattern onto the shirt. I alternated between the two sizes, and had the triangles pointing both up and down. I also created sets of two or three triangles for variation.

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You can also go in with a paintbrush if your stamp didn't create a completely filled in triangle shape, and just touch up the design a little.

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And here's the finished printed shirt! I'm really pleased with this top and it was very inexpensive. This is a good way to spice up a basic top while still keeping it as a neutral.

Check back a later tomorrow when I feature this top in my outfit of the day post!

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53 intro Yesterday I went out shopping with my mom at the mall to find some presents for our family. Since I was limited to how much I could pack in my suitcase for the trip home (and trust me, my bag was exactly 50 pounds) I've been searching in my closet to find some pieces that haven't gotten much use in the past. I picked up these Doc Marten dupes for around 5 dollars at Wal-Mart in high school. They're a little big but I stuffed some tissue in the toes because I wanted to wear them so bad! I finished off the casual look with some DIYs--my painted top and the plexiglass rings I'm wearing!

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If you like the rings I'm wearing, stay tuned this week for a future post. My friend Ariana and I have designed some jewelry pieces like these that will be for sale soon!

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melting yin-yang tank top_shirt from Goodwill, DIY with fabric paint, inspired by Jac Vanek

black corduroy jeggings_Forever 21

patent green Doc Marten dupes_Wal-Mart

skull studded crossbody_Windsor Store

spike bracelet_So Good Jewelry, New Orleans

plexiglass rings_lasercut DIY

sunnies_Forever 21