Travel Style in Austria

IMG_8059 I am back from my study tour across Europe! Now that I am home from the trip, I feel so lucky to have had this experience. One of my friends dubbed it an "architecture safari" which I think is a pretty spot-on way to sum it up. We saw so many buildings that I have only studied in pictures and articles, and seeing them in real life was so exciting. I can't wait to show you guys photos + videos from this trip and will work on some posts to sum it all up! But until then, I documented a few outfits along the way that I can share with you over the next few days.

These photos were taken in St. Gerold, Austria, outside the St. Gerold Community Center. It's a little funny considering that I just raved about the architecture, because this building wasn't a hot item on my to-see list. But it was a nice little design [my favorite parts were the wood joinery of the stairs and the weathered wooden facade] and the foggy weather was a fun setting. By the way, these photos make it look a lot colder than it actually was...we had some great weather for the entire trip which made it even better!







I can't wait to show you guys this sweater dress in a future outfit post when it won't be covered up by my raincoat. My mom found this baby on clearance at the H&M in Arizona before I left and we thought I could just wear it while lounging around at home. To my surprise when I was out shopping in København, I spotted it in the store in the trend section at full price and have seen a couple girls wearing a similar style out in the city. Lucky me! I can't wait to take it out again for a spin soon!

varsity sweater dress // H&M Scottsdale rain jacket // Fashion Hunters Flea Market, Copenhagen infinity scarf // H&M Copenhagen tights // H&M Copenhagen combat boots // Steve Madden backpack // leather shop in Copenhagen

Outfit photos by Parvathy Nair [pictured]

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:


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).


I first cut off the bow from the sweater dress.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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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