Girl On Fire

IMG_4986 A lot of the street style I've been admiring as of late has been from European cities and New York. These styles are, not surprisingly, very focused on neutrals. This influence as well as my transition into office attire has me wearing a lot more neutral outfits than usual. I'm not complaining, but for the summer season I think color is necessary. On this day I pulled out my DIY clutch that adds a statement to my outfit, but still stays professional with its hardware detailing.

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After wearing this thrifted maxi skirt once before, I was torn between chopping off the interior lining, or just leaving it be. Well, I spotted my fabric scissors one day and that skirt had a new fate. I am so glad I cut it! I love that the lace detail shows now, adding so much more depth to my outfit.

geometric crop // local boutique

lace maxi skirt // altered, Goodwill Outlet

sandals // Steve Madden for TJ Maxx

hardware clutch // DIY, check out my tutorial 

studded belt // Forever 21

midi ring // Urban Outfitters

skull cuff // eBay

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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