"And Justice For All"

IMG_0729 If you watched the haul video I posted yesterday, you'll recognize this pretty dress from H&M that I picked up in Chicago over the weekend. I couldn't wait to style it so I decided to go for a dressy look at school today and wear it right away. As I mentioned in the video, my friend bought the same dress because we both loved it so much, and since great minds think alike, we coincidentally both wore it today to class! We were the butt of our friends jokes for the day, but it was pretty funny so we didn't mind haha.

Anyway, I styled this to edge up the very girly dress with some camo and my creepers. I chose this cardigan over a camo jacket, because I felt that this camoflauge pattern is a little toned down and set off the dress better than a brighter green pattern would.

The track for today's outfit post is "And Justice for All" by Metallica just because I had been listening to it while editing a video and got it stuck in my head. Listen along below while you view!

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I hope you enjoyed this outfit post--especially since it's my first one in about a week! Also, sorry about the low quality of the photos. I was silly today and accidentally had my camera on the wrong setting. Better quality for tomorrow's outfit, promise!

dress_H&M camo cardigan_PacSun, sale creepers_spylovebuy.com via Amazon heart purse_Urban Outfitters clutch, upcycled with a chain cross earrings_Forever 21

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OOTD_99 "American Girl"

DSC_1303 well i think it's safe to say that spring is here. however, i haven't just realized this because of the weather, but by how i am dressing. i find myself reaching for fringe, hats, colorful pieces, and have started stacking on the rings. this is all resulting in outfits that i feel are great for festival season. although i've stuck to small concerts rather than Coachella, these outfits have been the perfect compliment to extra daylight and warm sun (that i'm soaking in as i blog from my porch).

although this outfit isn't red, white, and blue, i think it's laid back vibe says americana which is why i chose today's outfit track to be "American Girl" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. just listen along here and you'll understand.

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p.s. kinda freaking out that tomorrow will be my 100th outfit post...!

asymmetrical dress_Urban Outfitters, sale wedges_Deena and Ozzy by Urban Outfitters, sale spiked hat_Forever 21, available here fringe purse_Steve Madden for TJ Maxx spiked earcuff_By Samii Ryan armor ring_Macy's textured ring_found

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DIY_Hardware Studded Clutch

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The hardware trend is one that I don't think should die out any time soon. DIY projects with supplies from the hardware store are inexpensive, industrial, and tactile in a very interesting way. I like that the supplies for this project are accessible to anyone, and create a great finished project.

Today's project is created by sewing on nuts in a grid with a needle and thread to a plain clutch that you already own, or picked up for cheap. I hope you enjoy and will please share with me your own projects if you decide to make one!

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The supplies you will need are a zip top clutch (I used a makeup bag from a department store freebie), 20 silver nuts (or however many you would like), thread that matches the clutch, needle, a ruler, a pencil, and a sheet of paper. You will also need scissors although they are not pictured.

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Begin by tracing the outline of the clutch onto the sheet of paper in pencil.

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Using the ruler, draw a grid onto the shape of the clutch. Decide how many nuts you are going to use. I decided to use 20 to fill the entire face of the clutch, with 5 columns and 4 rows.

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After cutting out around the outline of the clutch, lay the template over the bag. Using your needle, pin poke each hole onto the bag. This will make sure your grid is straight and even, but won't leave behind a noticeable mark on the clutch.

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Begin sewing each nut onto the clutch. I suggest doubling up your thread and tying the knot at the bottom to create a stronger stitch. Come up from the back of your clutch with the needle through a pre-marked pin poke. Note how I sewed on each side of the nut. I did about 3 to 4 stitches on each side to secure.

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Continue sewing on each of your nuts. This will take some time so work on it while watching your favorite movie!

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Here is the finished product! I'm very excited about my new clutch, especially because it will add a great pop of color to monochromatic outfits! Thanks for reading and good luck with your own projects!

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So it was really too hot yesterday to wear this sweater out, and by nighttime I was already home in Arizona (yes, vacation!) but I still wanted to style and photograph this outfit, featuring my DIY Studded Goodwill Sweater, here. I hope everyone has a great holiday tomorrow, and I am so thankful for everything and everyone in my life!

studded sweater, Goodwill with DIY, see the tutorial here

black leggings_Macy's

studded combat boots_Steve Madden, here

black leather fringe purse_Steve Madden for TJ Maxx, similar here (if you notice this purse from a previous post...yes, it does have yellow neon trim on it. i may have photoshopped it so it wouldnt clash with the sweater too much...)

silver spike bangle_Forever 21