"Double Vision"

IMG_0808 I really love the ability to pair boots and dresses together in the spring, so I'm capitalizing on the opportunity because it gives me a chance to wear my Docs more often, which is always a good thing. I love that I picked these pieces up at inexpensive places, but they form a really good look. Especially this dress. I've had it for a while and it is from TJ Maxx, but it is probably the most flattering dress I own. I love great finds like that from unexpected places.

The outfit track for today is "Double Vision" by 3OH!3. Mostly because it reminded me of spring vibes (wishing I was still on spring break) and also because I hadn't given that group a listen in a while. Listen along below while you view!

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floral dress_TJ Maxx patched vest_originally a jacket from Savers, DIY sleeves and patches vintage boots_Doc Martens, Rose Bowl Flea Market spike bracelet_Forever 21 silver clutch_Target, old

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DIY_Elbow Patch Sweater

Elbow Patch Sweater Intro Hey everyone! Today I'm here with my 2nd HoliDIY project, an elbow patch cardigan that I upcycled from an old sweater dress. This dress was in my pile of clothes that I planned to donate, but I decided I wasn't done with it yet. I reused the thrifted flannel fabric from yesterday's DIY tee because there was quite a bit of leftover material, and made this cute final product! Let's get started:

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These are the supplies you will need: an old sweater dress or just a sweater will work as well, flannel fabric, scissors, fabric glue, and a marker (not pictured).

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I first cut off the bow from the sweater dress.

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Since the sweater dress had these gathered sleeves, I cut them off for a more relaxed vibe.

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After cutting off the bottom of the dress to create the sweater shape, I cut up the middle to make it into a cardigan. I decided to leave the edges unfinished because it was a pretty tight knit, but if you're worried about your's coming unraveled, you could hem the edges with fabric glue or a sewing machine.

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The sleeves of my cardigan had a flare that I didn't really like. To fix this, I cut out a triangle from each sleeve of the fabric.

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I then simply fabric glued the right sides together of the triangle cut.

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To make the elbow patches, trace an oval shape, fold in half to ensure symmetry, and cut out.

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Attach the patches to the back of the sleeves using fabric glue.

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And here's the final product! I layered this over a denim shirt with a spiked leather collar to give it an edgier vibe, but I would also style it with a long sleeved denim shirt and cuff the sleeves for a cozy look!

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MONTHLY FAVORITES_November

This month's favorites list is really more of a wish list than a favorites list. Other than the Rose Bowl Flea Market, I didn't do any other shopping this month. Since I already shared those finds with you here I decided to choose some of my favorite online finds this month. A lot of these pieces are out of my price range, but they're fun to get inspired by for some future DIYs! November Favorites

1_metallic studded skull tee from Urban Outfitters.I might search for some skull studs to make this myself. 2_black suede Dina by Jeffrey Campbell. It's no secret that I love anything made with lucite or plexiglass! 3_sequin skater dress from Topshop that's on sale right now. 4_I don't really have words for how much I love these shoes by Jeffrey Campbell 5_the multibadge clutch from The Editors Market. I think this will be a great DIY project! 6_Smells Like Teen Spirit pants from Wasteland 7_faux leather pants from Target. These are marked down to $15! 8_cathedral leggings from Blackmilk. Really though, who doesn't want a pair of Blackmilk leggings? The cathedral print is my favorite because it reminds me of Italian architecture.

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ombre lace dress_Urban Outfitters sale

patched denim vest_DIY, originally from Savers

black lace up leather wedges_Urban Outfitters

green Timex watch_Walmart.com

rose gold spike bracelet_So Good Jewelry, New Orleans