April Monthly Favorites Video!

I filmed my monthly favorites for the first time to share with you guys! I thought this would be more fun than just a written post on my favorites for April, so I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what some of your favorites were this month, or if you've tried any of these things out yourself! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXZrZNqFYk&w=560&h=315]

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> DIY headbands > Neff Beanie > Prabal Gurung Heels > Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Magician's Oil > Garnier BB Cream > The Eagles Greatest Hits on vinyl

Thanks so much for watching and happy Friday! I hope you enjoy your weekend, and I'll see you tomorrow! xo

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!

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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DIY_Leather + Vinyl Clutch

Today I am finally sharing with you the DIY for the leather + vinyl clutch I wore in one of my recents outfit posts (see it here!). I was inspired by this clutch, and wanted to make my own. This is a very simple project with a great final product, so try it out!

1_Purchase some clear vinyl and black faux leather. I got mine at my local craft store. As for the vinyl, try to get one with a decent weight to it, so that it provides a little structure to the clutch

2_Create a pattern out of printer paper. I first used a standard 8.5" x 11" to be the size of the pouch. I then cut another sheet of paper into a point, to resemble an envelope. You have freedom to create as long or short of a flap as you'd like. Tape these two pieces together and cut the shape out of the black faux leather. As for the clear vinyl, just cut out a piece the size of an 8.5" x 11" sheet.

3_Here is what the two fabric shapes should look like

4_By this step, I have hand stitched the two pieces together. I attempted to machine stitch this, but was pretty unsuccessful. Hand sewing got the job done, but I would like to try and find a method in the future that is a little cleaner looking.

Purchase a snap and follow the instructions according to the package to attach it to the clutch. You will probably need a hammer to attach it onto the fabric.

Also at this step, I have cut a piece of cardboard that fits inside the clear part of the clutch. This is going to give the clutch structure, because it is quite flimsy without it.

Cut a piece of your faux leather and wrap it around the clutch. Attach with hot or tacky glue.

Insert this piece into the clutch with the leather side out. It will blend right in!

And here is the final product! Get previews of all of my DIY's by following along on my Instagram, @punkrockparti

xo!