September 29, 2014

MERRICK AT HOME: PAINTED LETTERS WALL DECOR






My baby turns two next month, but his poor nursery is still a work in progress, and pretty far from being done. I'm so indecisive when it comes to home decorating, so I've been putting this room off forever, and just doing little projects here and there when I find the time. But the wall above his bed was has been looking so empty and lonely for so long that I just had to do something. 

I've seen so many cardboard letter projects, and although most of the time I think they're a little too cutesy for my style, I liked the idea of something lightweight (read: earthquake safe) above the crib. I debated on colors for them for weeks (seriously -- I told you I was indecisive), but finally settled on an apple green and light gray, and I love how they turned out. Simple, modern, and perfect for a little boys room. Plus they're SO easy to make, so today I want to share with you how to make them!

Find the easy tutorial after the jump!

September 26, 2014

DIY FRIDAY: ADDING SLEEVES TO A SLEEVELESS DRESS (REFASHION TUTORIAL)


These weeks are flying by -- somehow it's time for another round of DIY Friday! Lulu*s sent me this dress a few months ago, and although I totally loved it, I don't wear sleeveless tops, so it was super annoying to have to wear a jacket or a sweater over it all the time. We've been having a crazy heat wave here as well, so layers were completely out of the question.

In an amazing stroke of good luck, I found a similar printed chiffon fabric at the LA fabric district, so I brought it home, lined it with some lightweight white cotton, and whipped up some sleeves for this dress. Now it's the perfect dress -- this silhouette is maybe my favorite ever for my body.

So today I want to show you have to make a simple sleeve to add to a sleeveless dress -- it's so easy! Keep reading to find the tutorial!







PHOTOGRAPHY BY JYLARE

lulu*s dress, c/o (no longer available -- similar here, here, and here
similar bag
chinese laundry heels
michael kors watch

Find the full tutorial after the jump!


September 25, 2014

MID WEEK STEALS: FIRST WEEK OF FALL

This week is the first week of Autumn, and although it's still plenty warm and sunny here in Southern California, I am feeling the Fall itch. Time to pull out all my winter clothes and dream of crunchy leaves under my boots, apple picking, pumpkin patches, and hot chocolate.

So I've rounded up a few of my favorite picks that just scream Fall. And the best part? They're all under $50 (except that studded bag -- but it's only a couple dollars over)


First Week of Fall


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or shop them and a few other of my favorites (all at a steal too!!) by clicking the images below!







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ALSO! I've been writing over at Babble this month -- have you checked out my posts? Here's a few recent ones!





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