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DSC_1416 I was out Christmas shopping and as hard as I try to not buy anything for myself before the holidays, when I saw this knit camo cardigan, I had to get it. I love that this on-trend print is done in a new way with a knit, and I had seen sweaters like these for much higher prices on Asos and one from LF stores. So since I had been scouting out a sweater like this and PacSun was having a sale, I decided it was worth the buy. I styled the outfit quite casually for a day of hanging out doing DIY projects and watching movies with my friend, but I'm excited to style it with a skirt in the future!

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I'm also back to including a music track with my outfit post and while we were working on said projects, A Day to Remember was the soundtrack of choice. Enjoy!

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knit camo cardigan_PacSun

white tee_TJ Maxx

black corduroy jeggings_Forever 21

velcro skate shoes_Vans Canvas Prison Issue

plexiglass Arizona necklace_DIY

plexiglass rings_DIY made by my friend Ariana

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DIY_Charm Holder Phone Case

I recently heard about these really cool charm holder phone cases. I love that they have edgy gold hardware and that the charms are interchangeable. However, I think that $118 is quite overpriced, so I set out to make my own! This project offers a lot of options to customize it to your style or the outfit you're wearing! Let's get to work!

Here's a quick list of the supplies you'll need to make your phone case. I picked up the gold bracket at the hardware store. I found the spike charm at Michael's (a set of about 8 was $1) and the skull charm was in the jewelry section at Target. Finally, you can pick any color or pattern of iPhone case that you'd like (i picked mine up at Target for $20). I chose one with a clear back--you'll see why!

step 1_first, disconnect the lobster clasp from the charm. step 2_connect the lobster clasp to a short piece of chain with a jump ring. connect the charm to the other end of the chain with another jump ring. use these two steps to make as many charms as you'd like. step 3_using a small amount of superglue, attach the hardware bracket to the back of the phone case. step 4_attach your charms to the loop on the bracket. also, remember how i talked about my phone case having a clear back? this gives me the fun option to transform the look of my phone case with a simple piece of paper. cut out paper templates that fit the inside of your phone case in different colors or patterns. you can change them out really easily to match your outfit or mood!

here's the final product! i am really happy with the outcome because the case and charms are very sturdy, and i think it is a great alternative to the inspiration image. i hope you enjoyed this DIY, feel free to leave any comments or questions on this post, or show me how your phone case turned out!