Fashion

Aloha Oe

I am currently planning a trip to Hawaii and I’m getting super antsy! I’ve actually never been to Hawaii without it being a family visit and while I really look forward to seeing my grandparents, I am looking forward to the new experience! I don’t know what it is about staying at a hotel, but it makes your whole trip feel more vacationy (Is that a word?).

Here is hoping my trip comes sooner than it feels! I need some sunshine, Lion Coffee, and a Dole Whip. Yum.

Clockwise from left:

Mound Desert Dreaming Dress/ Fine Straw Crochet Hat/ Marianna G Tribal Fiji Bikini/ Prime Meridian Flat/ Tribal Resin Bangles/ Wooden Tribal Earrings/ Animal Print Cat Eye Glasses

Bold and Bright

 

Spring is here! I generally stay away from shopping in spring because I like to horde all my money for summer clothes, but I can’t get over the bold stripes and bright florals I’m seeing all over the place! It seems to translate well into summer, so I’m totally into it! I need to experiment with mixing prints more, but this is such a great place to start!

Clockwise from top left:

Corey Lynn Calter Resort to Radiance Dress/ Target/Madewell Porchstripe SkimmerMadewell Sidewalk Skimmer in Tearose/ Kate Spade Wildflowers Harmony Tote/ H&M Floral Pencil Skirt

DIY: Bottom Sheet Skirt

This project started as an accident. For the past few months, I have been collecting vintage sheets for projects. I have a few bottom sheets, and when chopping one up, the lazy part of my brain figured, this would make an awesome skirt, because I wouldn’t have to deal with the gathering at the waist. Thus this project.

What you’ll need: A bottom sheet/ sewing machine/ pins

Step One: Find the corner you’d like to use and cut the length you’ll need. I made mine longer so that I could layer the bottom a bit. Then wrap the piece around your waist to measure how wide you need it to be and cut accordingly, leaving at least  a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

Step Two: Sew together the two ends, creating your skirt shape.

Step Three: Turn the skirt inside out and fold the bottom edge up. Pin and sew the hemline. You could choose to stop here, but I added a little pleat in mine.

Step Four: Flip skirt inside-out. Fold you bottom hem up toward the waist. I folded about 9 inches. Using a ruler, measure out the bottom 2.5 inches and draw a straight line using a fabric marker. Pin and sew along this line, making sure to not sew the two sides of the skirt together.

Flip the bottom of the skirt down and you have a nice pleat. If you wanted to go a step further, you could create a waist band. I chose not to, because I always wear belts or tie my shirt at my waist.

In love: Warby Parker’s Hayworth Collection

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I am so in love with the new Hayworth Collection from Warby Parker! For any one not familiar with them,  Warby Parker makes beautiful vintage inspired glasses for under $150 and for every pair you buy, the donate a pair to someone in need. Not only that, but they make the shopping experience so easy with at home try-ons! My friend, Tymn, has been using them for years and is always sporting sassy new eyewear. They are truly at the forefront on revolutionizing the eyewear industry

The Hayworth Collection is inspired by the private eyes and femme fatals of film noir. I am so excited about this collection, specifically the Neville Frames (shown above on this handsome man), inspired by Roy Orbison. I look that them and I think, I could go with a 40′s thing for a while. Maybe some retro curls and super cute dresses. Will it happen? Maybe the dress up part will last a few days, but I will have these frames.

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