OOTD_77: "The Downfall of Us All"

DSC_0678 the iridescent trend is in full swing from shoes to jewelry, but my favorite pieces have to be clutches. they give your outfit a bold pop of color, that is extra shiny as well. this is why i was so excited when my friend Courtney got me this H&M clutch for Christmas recently! i love what it adds to my outfit.

the track for today's outfit is "The Downfall of Us All" by A Day to Remember. this band has helped me power through my homework the past few days, and always for that matter. listen along here while you view!

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although its a bit bold, i decided to incorporate other green pieces in my wardrobe for this look as well. i pulled out two of my favorite DIY pieces, my plaid studded blazer and my Unif-inspired tee. finally, i edged up the look even more with my Creepers and spiked bracelet. let's be honest...i think this might be my favorite outfit to date!

plaid studded blazer_Goodwill DIY, see my tutorial here unif inspired tee_DIY, see my tutorial here cutoff shorts_vintage Levi's, eBay creepers_Amazon, similar available here iridescent clutch_H&M, gift from Courtney spike bracelet_So Good, New Orleans. similar available here

DIY_Studded Beanie

DSC_0742 It's been a while since I've posted a DIY, but this is a good one! It's simple, inexpensive, fast, and very on trend. I have seen these beanies for sale online for at least $20. Don't be crazy and pay that price when you can make one for under 5 bucks. Mine was $4! You could even stud one that you already own--even better!

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Start with a cheap beanie. Mine is from the men's section at Target, and was $4 as mentioned before. You will also need around 12 studs, give or take a few. Mine were from a thrifted belt. Speaking of which, that belt has supplied all of my past studding projects for the last 5 months. Score.

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Begin attaching the studs to your beanie. I liked the way mine looked with a folded edge. Attach the studs and fold down the prongs using a tweezer. If you need extra help, check out my tips in this past tutorial of mine.

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Continue studding all the way around the edge of your beanie. You can do the spacing however you'd like. This should only take you a few minutes!

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And here's the finished product! I loooove how this had added some extra spice to my plain beanie, and adds femininity to something from the men's section.

Thanks so much for checking out this tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it! If you try out this project, I'd love to see the result. Tweet me @PaigePoppe or show it to me on Instagram @punkrockparti and use the hashtag #punkrockparti See you tomorrow!

DIY_Camo Vest with Leather Studded Trim

intro So in the process of searching for the perfect camo jacket, I ended up buying two and not liking the fit of the first one I purchased from Amazon. Instead of returning it, I decided to transform it into a vest with a better fit and also added some cool details. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

If you're not interested in making this piece, I'm actually selling this vest on my Etsy shop! You can check it out here. (ED: This item is now sold).

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Here's the jacket that I started with.

I started by cutting off the sleeves.

I then make another set of cuts to make the sleeves more flattering. Start a couple inches in from the edge of the sleeve, and curve the cut down to the existing bottom of the sleeve.

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I then cut off the bottom for a cuter fit.

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I cut a piece of faux leather to fit the size of one pocket flap and attached it to the vest with tacky glue. You can find this kind of material and your typical fabric store. It is the same fabric that I used for my DIY Leather + Vinyl Clutch tutorial.

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I then just added 5 silver pyramid studs to finish off the look. You can see my tips for adding studs to clothing, here.

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And here's the finished product! Good luck with your own projects, or buy it on my Etsy here. (ED: The item is now sold).

DIY_Studded Goodwill Sweater

i have to give credit to my friend Ariana for convincing me to get this sweater at Goodwill today. when she suggested i stud the collar to make it more modern, i was sold. i think it was definitely worth the four dollars!

check back tomorrow--if it's cold enough, i'll definitely wear it in an outfit post!

xo!