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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

Thanks for reading! Follow me on Instagram @punkrockparti, I got a new phone today so my pictures should be awesome quality!

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DSC_1432 First of all, I hope everyone had a merry Christmas! Today I decided to be festive for the holiday and pull out my red and green, but still do it in a chic way! I paired my red blazer with this very sparkly necklace with green rose detail. I wore them with basics, and the black jeggings were one of my Christmas gifts today--I love them! I finally threw my phone in this red clutch before I left. I think the red blazer and clutch are a lot together, but for the holidays I figured why not?

Today's outfit soundtrack? "Sleigh Ride" by fun. Listen here.

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I'd also like to mention that my fellow blogger Ellie kindly featured me over at her blog, "Jabberjays in My Little Heaven"! You can check out the post here where I shared some of my favorite blog photos and talked about myself and the blog a little! Thanks Ellie!

red cropped blazer_H&M

white tee_TJ Maxx

black jeggings_HUE for Dillard's

silver Toms_Plato's Closet, but available here

red studded hardware clutch_DIY, see my tutorial here!

rose necklace_Forever 21

bow ring_Juicy Couture, similar available here

Merry Christmas again everyone! Thanks for reading!

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Let's be honest, as much as I wanted to wear a dressy outfit, and as many times as I tried on my leather skater skirt, I realized that for Thanksgiving, it's best to just go casual. After eating a big plate of food (and seconds!) I wanted to just lounge around, be cozy, and hang out with my cousins. Therefore, I chose a casual yet festive outfit that was forgiving at the end of the day.

printed flannel_BDG by Urban Outfitters, sale

white tee_Plato's Closet Consignment

black skinnies_Target

mocassins_Mossimo by Target

gold spike necklace_DIY, similar tutorial here

DIY_Skull Earrings

hi guys! so jewelry made out of skull beads has been everywhere lately which i love. even though these pieces aren't particularly expensive, you can make them for even cheaper and then wear them right away! lets get started:

1_these are the supplies you will need. i used the large jump rings to attach the skull beads to the earring chain because i had some laying around, but i would suggest using wire for your own project. also, i picked up these skull beads from ebay! just search 'skull beads' and check out all of your options. mine are a smaller version, that cost me 2 bucks for 20 beads, with free shipping. definitely a good deal

2_if you choose to use large jump rings instead of wire, straighten out the ring with a pair of pliers

3_slide the wire through the first bead, and bend the wire at a 90 degree angle at the base of the bead to hold it in place using your pliers

4_ slide on your desired length of chain onto the other end of the wire, and then fold to secure using the pliers

finally, hook a matching earring hook around your chain, and secure with pliers. follow the same steps for the other earring, and you're done!

i'm really happy with how these earrings came out, and have been able to wear them a lot already because the neutral white goes with anything. stay tuned in the future for another jewelry project using these beads, and good luck with your own project!