Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Weekend Outfits Details!

Holidays are always great to celebrate and especially Easter since it makes me realize how much I have been blessed. God has been so good to me so it's the least I can do for him to celebrate Resurrection Day. Over the weekend, I attended a christening and hung out with a lot of my family. Always great to get in that quality time! On Saturday, I wore the black and white outfit and Sunday I wore the colorful one so a little mix of both. 

Here are my details for both outfits below!!

Top: Kohl's
Necklace: eBay
Skirt: Elle x Kohl's
Heels: Lauren Conrad
Handbag: Target
Sunglasses: Forever 21

My next outfit was more colorful for Easter! 

Blazer: Thrifted
Shirt: Joann's
Necklace: Bebe
Jeans: Rock & Republic
Heels: Charlotte Russe

Hope you had a great Easter!

post signature

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pictorial: DIY Bleached Mid-Length Shorts

If you already can't tell, you can see that I'm on a roll with DIYs for the Spring and Summer. It's a great way to stand out but it's still affordable at the same time. These jeans were originally long and I didn't like how tight they were all the way to my ankles. I didn't want to make them to shorts since they weren't high waisted but I didn't want them super long. That's basically how I decided to cut them this length, right in the middle. If you are a beginner, this DIY is very simple. Here are the supplies you will need: 

- Thrifted jeans or a pair you don't wear
- Bleach (I used Splashless)
- Scissors
(Make sure you're in a well ventilated area since we are using bleach. Preferably outside)

And that's it! That's all you need!

The first step is to cut your jeans to your desired length. Once that is complete, cut slits to give it more flavor and sass (lol I'm acting like I'm cooking but you get the point). 

To make sure I didn't use too much bleach, I poured it in the cap and continued to spill it on the jeans until I felt like it was enough. Since the bleach is splashless I didn't have to worry about it getting on my shoes or clothes. Definitely helpful.

Once you have your jeans to your liking, place them in the washer and dryer on a normal cycle. To not risk the rest of your clothes from turning colors, please wash your shorts seperately! 

This is the final product! Easy peasy! 

post signature

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Pictorial: DIY Custom Colorful High-Waisted Shorts

Spring is here and Summer is right around the corner! I enjoy the cool months but I love the warmer months because that means sundresses, swimsuits, tropical vacations and....high-waisted shorts!! I wanted to make these hot and stylish shorts since I've seen some retail well over $100. (if you're not down for the DIY, check out my store as I'll be puttin up some as soon as possible). This post is a little longer since it's a pictorial! Enjoy!

Supplies needed:

- A pair of high waisted "mom" jeans from your local thrift stores or jeans you already have on hand.
- Tie Dye Kit. I purchased this from Joann's, it was on sale and I usually always have coupons. 
- Ruler for measuring the length of your shorts 
- Scissors, pen for marking, and optional seam ripper. 

The first step is to cut your jeans to your preferred length. This is where the ruler comes in so you make sure each side is even. After I cut my shorts, I cut slits in to my jeans and run the seam ripper (scissors or knife will do, be careful) along the edges. 

The next step is to prepare your dye. Follow the instructions according to your kit. Mine said to fill the bottles according to the line. (I actually filled it a little less because I wanted the color more concentrated)

Start putting the dye on your jeans any way you would like but just do it gradually so the colors won't bleed badly. I liked mine overlapping a little bit because it helped create transition colors. 

My kit said to let them sit for at least 6-8 hours but I'm not that patient. LOL. I let mine sit between 3-4 hours and they are just fine. 

Once your jeans are "dyed" up, put them in the washer and dryer alone. I washed mine on warm and dried as normal. 

Here is the final product!!!!!! LOVE! 

post signature

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Trendy Tuesday: White, Crisp Nails

I already have an infatuation with any thing black and white so this polish is basically calling my name. I used to not like the look of "white out" on nails but I've grown to love it (I thought white polish looked like White Out at some point LOL) It's so crisp and clean and matches every outfit you wear. White polish still manages to stand out and bring a classic style to any look. Add glitter, rhinestones, and different designs to cater towards your style or leave it alone for a simplistic touch. 

Get ready for spring and summer with this timeless nail look!
(Pics are from Pinterest)

Will you be doing this for spring and summer? 

post signature

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Casual Chick: Tee, Jeans and Heels

Going to keep this post short and sweet!  (Or at least try to lol) Yesterday, I wanted to look cute but not do a lot since I had to run errands. But, you know when you feel like your outfit is too plain? I was feeling that until I had put on these white chain heels that I purchased off of eBay. eBay is one of my favorite places to shop since they usually have almost everything I need and most of the time cheaper than if I went to a store. I was scoping these heels out when I saw them featured in one of Carlibel's YouTube video. I knew I had to get them since they would sell out soon and I was right. I couldn't find them anywhere so I looked on eBay and there they were. I love them! Enough talking, here are my details!

Top: just a plain black tee I purchased from Target

post signature

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Do-It-Yourself Beauty: Sensationail Gel Starter Kit

As many of you know, Gel Nails aka "Shellac" are super popular and in almost every salon you go to. For those who are regulars with getting their hands and feet done, you know that it can get pretty expensive. Sometimes I would spend close to $100 if I wanted a Mani/Pedi and Gel for both! I came across this Sensationail Gel Starter Kit at Walgreens for $40 on Sale and I decided I should give it a try. 

I watched a few YouTube reviews and tutorials and it seemed pretty easy... It definitely was!! I love giving myself at-home mani/pedis and this just takes it to another level! I've had the 'Pink Chiffon' polish on my toes for two weeks now and it still looks NEW! The kit ranges from $40-70 depending on where you purchase it; I've seen this kit and different colors at Walmart, Target and online. AND each nail polish contains 10 applications! They also have removal kits which is convenient, too. I recommend this 100%!

post signature

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Weekend Outfit Details: Plaid, Daisy Dukes and Winged Designer InspiredSandals

This weekend was super packed with festivities and quality time with family. My man's birthday is being celebrated this weekend since his actual birthday is on Monday. My brother had a big college basketball game, so of course we were in attendance. The weather has been unpredictable this weekend (ie. high of 82 but a low of 46) LOL that's Florida. I wanted to wear something allowed me to be versatile in this weather. (I have the heels on because I like to play with other options) Here are my outfit details! Had fun :)

PS. Slightly obsessed with my braids

Plaid button down: Kohl's 
High Waist Shorts: DIY-Thrifted
Winged Sandals: Giuseppe Inspired-Lolashoetique 
Black heels: Gucci Inspired-Lolashoetique 

post signature