Five Things to Make and Wear this Summer

I still LOVE maxi skirts! This one I made last summer is super comfy. I am already planning on making another one, and this time I may add slits up either side to give a little extra movement to it too.

Fine and FEathered - Simple Bead Necklace

Necklaces are a great way to make a more casual outfit feel just a bit more finished. I made this Beaded Neacklace a few years ago and still throw it on regularly - I love it with just a tee shirt and jeans!

Headbands can be your best friend when you're having a bad hair day. This one is easy to make and all you need is strip of fabric!

Fine and Feathered - Feather Hat DIY

You can come across really cute hats at thrift stores, but sometimes some of the decorations on them can be a little funky. Give an old hat a little makeoverwith feathers and fall in love with it again! 

Another great accessory for a bad hair day is a head scarf! This one I added a fun print to with some simple stamping.

Simple Printed Scarf

 Scarves and headbands are one of those things I can never bring myself to buy unless it's a super unique print or color. I love simple ones though. I recently bought a few yards of a super soft jersey knit fabric on sale and have been looking for all sorts of uses for it.

This is a super simple head (or neck) scarf and only really takes a few minutes (besides letting the paint dry) and is pretty cheap too - love!

I used some leftover un-mounted linoleum (found at most art supply stores - you also could use thick foam) and used my x-acto knife to cut out my "stamp". I went with a swiss cross shape but you could really do anything - it's best to stick with something simple though.

 I layed my cut fabric (approximately 12 x 50 inches) over some cardboard for protection. I used Martha Stewart's All Purpose Craft Paint in white, just dipping my stamp in and hand stamping it onto the fabric. I let it dry overnight, and then ran it through the dryer on high heat to set.

I am excited to get some other colors of fabrics and paints to make some more. I also made mine a little extra long so I can easily use it as a neck scarf too - love things that can do double duty:)

Blustery Days

                           J.Crew Shirt (thrifted) // Ralph Lauren Sweater (thrifted) // Buffalo Cords

                                  UO Bag (thrifted) // Thrifted Duck Boots + Scarf // Target Socks

As Whinnie the Pooh would say, it's been blustery. The kind of blustery that assures that any attempt to wear a skirt or dress will result in a wardrobe malfuntion. So pants it's been. I wore this into Philly last night to have dinner with a friend and the hostesses gave my boots a few funny glances. I guess Duck Boots aren't quite as magical if you don't have to wade through mudd to check on chickens or play with your moose of a puppy everyday. But then again, no other shoe can compare to the warmth of Duck Boots so I'd still wear 'em everyday even if we still lived in the city - case closed.