I’ve worked with POPSUGAR for a bit. They always have the most exciting stuff going on! And their newest adventure has me super excited.
POPSUGAR Now is officially on TV! Set your dial to TVGN every weeknight at 5 p.m. (Central) to catch all the action. They’ll be sharing celebrity news, fashion, and lifestyle content from their studios in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. (Fingers crossed for a Chicago studio in the near future!)
Take a peek at the trailer and see why I’m all excited!
The POPSUGAR Now Channel Guide:
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about POPSUGAR NOW, all opinions are my own.
I’ve been feeling like doing a little diy project. Creating these logo prints was such an easy task! I had picked up a pack of men’s Hanes t-shirts the other week, and I already had some freezer paper in my cabinet from this anchor tee project.
I started by printing out the letters KUF in a large size. Then I traced them onto freezer paper.
If you have never worked with freezer paper before, it’s rather easy. It’s basically parchment paper with wax on one side. (You can find it in the kitchen aisle of the grocery store.) When you trace your image, keep in mind that the wax side will be the side that touches whatever fabric you use.
Once your logo or other image is cut out, iron it onto your fabric. Then paint away!
Make sure to have some sort of cardboard or divider protecting the front of your shirt from the back. That fabric paint will soak through the layers.
This solid KUF was what I had originally intended to do, but after cutting the letters out of the freezer paper, I realized that I was able to make two logo t-shirts.
I really liked how both of these t-shirts turned out! I have some up-coming blogging events that they will be perfect for.
The nice thing about using freezer paper is that you can design or trace whatever image you want. There’s so many possibilities for custom t-shirts.
For the record, I don’t always mean to look so ticked off in my outfit pictures. Let’s blame this pout on the 20 degree temps or the strange old man who pulled up next to me as pictures were being taken.
Alright. I’m done complaining.
Here’s a bunch of stuff that I’ve been up to…you know, to keep my mind off of the temps…and weird men…
Troy from Thriftanista in the City interviewed me (blush) for her 10 Questions for a Thriftanista series! If you’re wondering why I thrift and how much of my closet is actually thrifted, you’ll have to click here to find out. And if you’re local, Troy is putting together a party bus to take us thrifting! (Woot woot!) I’ve already gotten my ticket. You can get yours here.
One cool thing about being the beauty contributor for Sassy Moms in the City, is that I get to try out loads of beauty products. With winter killing my skin, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect lotion. Well, the hunt has ended and AmLactin is my catch. No joke, this brand has beaten out all others that I’ve tried. You can find them at Target. But, if you hurry up, you can still enter to win a basket filled with $75 worth of AmLactin goodies. Head over here for a quick and easy entry.
And one last thing I’ll leave you with…
Wearing this diy necklace had me realizing that I haven’t done anything myself recently. So, I actually made something over the weekend…something I really like. I’ll be sharing on Friday. See you then!
Survival mode has set in. Around this time every year, after Groundhog’s Day and Superbowl, I tell myself to hang in there a little bit longer. I listen to my trusty stations on Pandora, get weekly laughs watching and live tweeting during The Bachelor on Monday nights, and I wear things that make me happy.
When I’m not working, I’ve been living in ripped jeans and sweaters. This DVF zebra print sweater has quickly become a favorite! It’s so soft. And the black and white print make it really versatile.
If you’re still battling it out with winter, what have you been doing to prevent yourself from going crazy?
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Over the summer I had my first exposure to thredUP and I’ve been hooked since!
thredUP is basically on online resale shop. You can buy, or sell, like-new women’s and kids’ clothes. And I can honestly say that the clothes are in excellent condition. (My husband was even surprised at the quality!)
If you haven’t shopped them yet, new customers can get $10 off $20 with code JAN10. New customers only, valid 1/29 through 1/31.
One nice thing about winter is being able to put on a bunch of layers and not worrying too much about being all bulky.
This outfit is definitely over-sized, but I’m all about the colors. The brown sweater with the emerald coat and the touch of gray…they just work so well together. You can’t tell from the pictures, but I am wearing tights under these jeans. And socks over the tights. And I’ve been imaging that the snow is sand on a far away beach somewhere.
sweater (vintage Gap men’s), coat – thrifted // jeans // boots – Gap // bag – Phillip Lim for Target
In between snow falls and freezing temps, the kids and I took a trip to Target. We just needed to grab a few things including a pack of men’s Hanes t-shirts for me. I can go through white t-shirts like water. I wear them with everything from jeans to pencil skirts, but they’re just so hard to keep white!
Anyway, while we were shopping, I saw tons of cute things for spring! Now I’m not one for impulse shopping, but if I hear about a really great top or bag from a friend, then I’m more likely to pick one up for myself.
There’s this new site called Before I Shop. It’s a place where you can read or write reviews to some of your favorite stores. It’s pretty much like having your girlfriends tell you all the great stuff – and maybe not-so-great stuff – that they’ve recently bought.
Another cool thing about Before I Shop is the shopping tips section. The Target page shares the stores markdown schedule, best times for shopping, and decodes those clearance stickers.
Next time I make a Target run, I gonna have a few tricks up my sleeves.
And, don’t think I’m too crazy, but there’s another giveaway for you if you’d like to enter. I think you might. $50 to spend at a favorite Before I Shop store like Target or Victoria’s Secret – sounds like a good time to me!
I’m always a fan of shopping with a purpose – especially when that purpose is to empower women.
1000 Shillings is an online market place where artisans from Uganda and Nepal can sell their products and earn microgrants. Microgrants that will give each woman an opportunity to start her own business.
They sent me this lovely purse made by Hadijjah, a mother of four. Hadijjah is planning on starting her own tailoring business with the microgrant she will receive. (Sounds like Project Runway is gonna have to get international!)
And there’s something special for you, too! 1000 Shillings also sent over this colorful scarf! I love when I have the chance to share with KUF readers!
Entry is as easy as it gets. Liking 1000 Shillings on Facebook is a must, and there are additional options for more entries. This scarf would brighten up so many outfits – it’ll help spring get here faster, too!
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This jacket has been so lonely just hanging in my closet the couple of months. So over the weekend, when the temps warmed up a little, I had to take it out. A vintage faux-fur vest helped give the extra layer that I needed for the warmer-but-still-windy day.
It’s been over a month since I’ve shared any work outfits. I promise, I have been getting dressed. Mostly I’ve been sticking to blacks and whites/creams.
Rather than going with a basic white top here, this cream sweater added some textured details.
Tip: when wearing a color or shade head to toe, use texture to make the look more visual appealing.
blazer, pants, necklaces – thrifted // sweater – Bevello
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