The days have been sun-filled around here, which is great because summer style is my favorite! This year I’ve been really into sunglasses, and have found a lot of unique pairs, but since I am always on the go I tend to just throw them in my purse and break them, which is a huge bummer. So to solve this problem, I’m bringing you an adorable, heart-shaped DIY cotton sunglasses case! Pick a color combo that you love and matches your personality. I chose to use a fun black and white fabric, with the perfect bright pink cotton material as the accent color. I love how the bold print pops off the vibrant pink, the perfect look for summer! Cotton canvas is great for this project because it is easy to work with, and super durable so you can toss it in your beach bag for a day of fun in the sun! Check out the video below to learn more about making your own, or get to supplies and step-by-step after the break: (more…)
Since it’s the dead of winter, my wardrobe has been pretty dull covered by a giant parka, when my favorite beverage asked me to play dress up in outfits styled with their new colorful IT’S MINE Diet Coke bottles, my answer was yes, yes, YES! The crazy cool part is that every 12oz glass bottle has a different design, we are talkin’ millions of unique designs (only available for a limited time). I just happen to love this bottle with black and white and pops of color, surprise surprise, right? I styled a few of my favorite spring dress shapes, A-line, Shirtdress, and Maxi, to bring out the colors and design of the season’s ultimate must-have, my Diet Coke IT’S MINE bottle. I am picturing a warm weather stroll or a garden party, sun shining, Diet Coke in hand…
SHIRT DRESS – This shape can sometimes be a little difficult for me to pull off without looking frumpy, but the key is to synch the waist with a belt or tie that gives the dress shape. Also, I rolled up the sleeves and left the bottom unbuttoned a bit to show off some leg so the stripe pattern was not too overwhelming. Outfit: Dress,bag,shoes, bracelet,scarf, lomography camera
MAXI – If anyone is having a garden party, I have the perfect dress and would love to be invited! This was the only dress hanging on the rack, and it just happened to be my size and I could not say no. Everyone at the store was asking if I had an event to wear it too…nope…but it would be pretty fabulous to go grocery shopping in! OUTFIT |Dress, sneakers,jacket (similar) PHOTOS BY | Jennifer Brindley
To get you thinking of warm weather to come, we are giving away a unique Diet Coke IT’S MINE bottle and one of my favorite must-have bags for the season with some fun surprises ($200 value)! To enter leave a comment below with your favorite dress shape!! And don’t forget to grab your own Diet Coke IT’S MINE bottle at major retailers nationwide, while supplies last.
I have been traveling like crazy this month for DIY events (full schedule here and follow along on instagram), and with all my 2-3 day trips, I have finally mastered my airplane attire and carry-on content. First, lets start with the outfit: a loose fitting sweatshirt dress is an absolute must, topped off with a jacket for temperature changes, and a pair of stylish slip-on shoes perfect for a quick on and off at the security check point. The goal is to be comfortable on the plane, but still fashionable if you have to head right to an event or meeting. Next up, everything in my bag!
Below: All the things needed to make sure I look and feel my best each flight.
With my new travel system in play, flying around the country is as easy as can be. And I have to say, I honestly love it! The chance to see new cities (no matter how brief the stay), meet my readers and DIY with new people is the best part of my job…I also love the mini shampoos at the hotels. Every time I can’t wait to take my next step to a new city, new craft fair, new festival, new experience. My amazing friends at UGG Australia and I want to know what’s your next step? Tweet your new endeavor, an exciting upcoming project, a life goal you have made to @ispydiy and @UGGAustralia with the hashtag #thenextstep (and wait for a fun surprise!)