outfit1.16.13_1Spike pyramid earrings: H&M

Spike Beaded Choker Necklace: DIY (tutorial coming tomorrow!)

Drape-side sweater: Volcom

Style&Co. Vest, Faux-Fur Trim Hooded Puffer: c/o GigaSavvy via Macy’s

Houdini handcuff bracelets: JewelMint

Snowflake obsidian bracelet: from Arizona

Chain-and-rhinestone bracelet: Forever 21

Slap watch in black

Long-sleeved Heattech Top: UNIQLO

Poly pants with side stripe: DIY

Platform velvet booties: Forever 21

I decided to mix sporty with edgy and double up on my DIY’s for this outfit.      outfit1.16.13_cu

Somehow the dreary Winter weather here in Portland calls for Crayola colors…and some creativity!


Take these pants for example.

jcrew-kelly-green-silk-colorblock-pant-product-1-4236602-001031702_large_flexI’ve been drooling over those J. Crew kelly green silk colorblock pants ever since their Summer Catalog.

But they were $200.  And sold out super-quickly.  So I went on the hunt on Ebay for some silk pants to DIY.

outfit1.16.13_pants1And you know what?  Kelly green silk pants are super-hard to come by.  So I found a pair of poly/rayon pants on Ebay that would drape like silk (and incidentally are, I believe, scrubs!!  There are still lots left on Ebay if you just search “drawstring pants”).  Upon receiving them, I cut out the lining completely so they’d drape better, and then affixed 2″ wide black satin ribbon down each side using Aleene’s hem tape.


I was surprised at how easy it was and how well the hem tape holds on rayon and satin.  No need to whip out the iron, let alone sew!  What a great timesaver.  (And I incidentally got the idea here, though if you get sticky hem tape, you don’t even need to fuse with an iron.)


Also showing off my newest DIY: a spike beaded choker necklace!


This was actually a long time in the making.  I can’t wait to share it with you guys!outfit1.16.13_5

Sporty striped tuxedo pants demand a sporty puffer jacket, I felt. 😉


Hope everyone’s had a great week!

Look for the tutorial for the DIY Spike Beaded Choker Necklacecoming tomorrow!




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