Revisiting A Couple DIY Projects

25 Sep 2013 Permalink

When I take the time to do a diy project, I want the outcome to be something that I’ll actually get use out of!  A while back I added some detailing to these tops…now I’m putting them to work again.

studded shirt diy

studded shirt diy

I added gold studs around the shoulder and back area of this blouse.  Last time I wore it to a party (see pic with leather skirt, or this post), but this time I actually wore it to school.  (Casual Friday, baby!)

studded shirt diy, leather skirt, party outfit

beaded sweater diy

beaded sweater diy

This diy is something that I’d love to recreate again!  I used the beads from an old necklace to update a basic sweater vest.  Here I wore it casual, but like the next picture shows, it can easily be a little more dressed up!  For details on the diy, click here.

beaded sweater diy

I’m working on a few more new diys…ones that are leather related!  I’ll be sharing soon!!

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Sweatshirt DIY

23 Sep 2013 Permalink

sweatshirt, diy, printed wrap skirt, adidas gym shoes, phillip lim for target, knocked up fabulous

sweatshirt, diy, printed wrap skirt, adidas gym shoes, phillip lim for target, knocked up fabulous

sweatshirt, diy, printed wrap skirt, adidas gym shoes, phillip lim for target, knocked up fabulous

sweatshirt, diy, printed wrap skirt, adidas gym shoes, phillip lim for target, knocked up fabulous

I sure have gotten use out of this old Hanes sweatshirt.  In the beginning of the summer I cut the sleeves off, and now I took an x-acto knife to it.  The cutting was super simple to do!  I just placed a cutting board in between the front and back of the shirt.  And I do have to say, this piece looks moderately similar to it’s inspiration.

Gotta love it when a diy turns out!

sweatshirt (diy) - Hanes // skirt – thrifted // shoes – Adidas // bag – Phillip Lim for Target // necklace – Accessory Mercado

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Giving A Coach Bag A Facelift – A DIY Project

03 Jul 2013 Permalink

Whenever I see a vintage Coach bag at the thrift store, I always feel like I need to give it a home.  A Coach deserves a little more than hanging around the purse racks at Savers.

As far as diys go, this one is pretty simple! In fact, my 4-year-old was even helping with the paint part.  I’ll let the pictures here do the talking (who even reads blog posts anyway?!), but notice how the paint helps update the bag from the granny level.

Giving A Coach Bag A Facelift - A DIY Project

Giving A Coach Bag A Facelift - A DIY Project

Giving A Coach Bag A Facelift - A DIY Project

Giving A Coach Bag A Facelift - A DIY Project

Giving A Coach Bag A Facelift - A DIY Project

Giving A Coach Bag A Facelift - A DIY Project

Giving A Coach Bag A Facelift - A DIY Project

During the drying process, I carefully bent and moved the painted part.  From what I read online about painting leather, the moving is supposed to help potential cracking of the paint from happening.  Once the paint was dry, I sprayed a sealer.  Twice.

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So, what do you think?  Is paint a good way to save those old Coach bags?

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Long Shorts And A DIY Preview

02 Jul 2013 Permalink

summer plaid, diy project, coach bag, black long shorts, nude wedges - Knocked Up Fabulous

coach bag diy, splatter paint

summer plaid, diy project, coach bag, black long shorts, nude wedges - Knocked Up Fabulous

I’m usually not a fan of longer shorts (on me anyway!),  but Shana over at Ain’t No Mom’s Jeans does this little monthly series called How We Wear It…I decided to give them another round.

I like to wear my long short with nude shoes (bonus points for wedges!), that way my legs don’t look too stumpy!

Are you a fan of the long short?  How do you wear ‘em?

shirt (diy), bag (Coach and diy…I’ll share the steps tomorrow!) – thrifted // shorts – Target // shoes – Jeffery Campbell

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