OOTD 73_"The Future Freaks Me Out"

DSC_0409 I picked up these red (pink?) shoes at Target yesterday for only 10 bucks! I knew I had a blazer in my closet that matched perfectly, but honestly didn't plan on wearing them together. However, when I came home and tried them on, I decided they would look great together for a graphic look. Adding this printed blouse was the perfect way to make this outfit bold. I finished with clear jewelry that wouldn't compete with the loud colors and prints.

The track for today's outfit is "The Future Freaks Me Out" by Motion City Soundtrack in honor of the announcement that they'll be on Warped Tour this summer. So. Excited. Listen along below while you view!

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This outfit would look great with a plain white blouse as well, and would be a good way to pair all of your basics together for one great outfit!

graphic blouse_Fashion Q blazer_H&M jeggings_Dillard's heels_Target, sale, available here but unfortunately aren't $10 online plexiglass rings_lasercut, made by friend Ariana clutch_DIY, see my tutorial, Leather + Vinyl Clutch

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IMG_0012 I'm still in the mood to wear festive colors although the holiday is over, so I pulled out my red tops today and paired them together for a day of hanging out with my parents. I don't think I've ever worn this top on the blog, but it's one of my favorite pieces in my closet. Arkaik Clothing is a local Arizona brand that represents the music scene and they turn out some cool stuff. I love this detailed sugar skull design for casual wear. I threw on my staple black jeggings and combat boots and headed out!

To go along with the whole local theme, today's outfit track is "Bottomfeeder" by blessthefall

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graphic tank_Arkaik Clothing

flannel_Target

black jeggings_HUE for Dillard's

studded combat boots_Steve Madden, available here

skull studded crossbody_Windsor Store

plexiglass Arizona necklace_laser cut necklace

silver armor ring_Dillard's

plexiglass ring_DIY laser cut by my friend Ariana

skull cuff bracelet_eBay

white watch_Casio, gift

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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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DIY_Printed Giftwrap

holidiy 4 intro I have made printed gift wrap in past years, and wanted to make some more than was specifically customized for the person receiving the gift. I made a dreamcatcher inspired wrapping and also a music inspired paper. I have also made tags to really complete the look and add a special touch. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

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To create the feather print paper, I simply freehand painted some feathers onto craft paper with black acrylic paint. I suggest mixing the paint with a little water so that you can paint more freely.

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For the dreamcatcher tag, I used a store bought round paper tag, and drew on the dreamcatcher pattern with an ink pen. I added some beads in red.

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For the feathers, I used the ink pen to draw feathers onto the craft paper. I then simply cut them out and taped them to the back of the tag where I added the to/from message.

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Here is how the gifts look wrapped! I finished them off with some red raffia for a rustic feel that matched the red beads.

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For the music inspired paper, I used this large sheet music stamp that I had around from a past project from Michael's. Instead of using ink, I used the same acrylic paint and water mixture to create the pattern.

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I repeated the stamp until I had a paper printed with music notes. You could also wrap a gift in sheet music!

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For the customized tag, I folded a sheet of red paper in half lengthwise and sketched out an electric guitar. I cut this out, added the message, and attached to the gift!

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Here is the music inspired wrapping! These packages were finished off with a festive plaid bow.

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