Fashion Forward?

So I saw this on Buzzfeed today. Some of it is pretty awesome and some, well at least technology is cool and hopefully it will evolve to be really awesome…. Till then, enjoy! Let me know what you think!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/science-fiction-fashions-that-are-now-reality?s=mobile

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When I leave, I brush my teeth with a bottle covered in shellack

A few days ago, I received a free water bottle from Victoria’s Secret with a pink purchase. Don’t get me wrong, I do love VS for many reasons but I was very disappointed with this gift. The picture in the coupon showed a little dog inside then bottle and I was under the impression that it would be like a refreezeable ice cube that I could keep in there but I was mistaken. Unfortunately, the dog is a cloth toy that really serves no propose and can’t even be used to be jewelry stand due to its size. The bottle was also the most plain, boring, simple bottle I had ever seen. Sure it was free and a nice size but of course I had to change the the fact that it was so plain.

While I have always stickered and doodled on my bottles and nalgenes, I wanted to tackle this bad boy a little differently.

Along with the useless dog, the bottle came filled with mirror/metallic confetti so I decided to give it some life instead of throwing it away.

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It was a little hard to photograph because of the reflective quality and fact that it was empty but I hope you get the idea.

Have you redecorated your bottles? Tips? Or better, send us pictures!

poppin’ my collar

Here’s DIY I have become a major fan of lately….

While the world is full of sneaker heads, I have become more of a rare breed: T-shirt head… T-shirt fan? Tee-queen? I don’t know what you may call it but the reality is, I love T-shirts and I have far too many. T-shirts are easy to come by especially as a college kid/grad. People keep handing them to you without reserve. This doesn’t mean I also haven’t also invested in quite a few of my own. I have ones from places I have been to, sentimental value ones, ones with cool sayings, nice ones, and even some that serious need to be retired but I can’t seem to let go. The bigger problem is that even though I have so many categories of shirts, they are rarely appropriate for wherever I am going.

So I finally did let go of few… Well in theory and shape…and my mom made me a T-shirt quilt as a graduation present. It was a long awaited project and she had been wanting to make one since I was in middle school but she finally put all my shirts together and made one. Although with the given amount of t-shirts I still have, she has started on a second one.

So while she has been using the tees I cannot part with but cannot wear. I have been experimenting with some of my own ideas. I have made the t-shirt bags, necklaces, restructured shirts and even just used the fabric for other projects but nothing quite solved my problem as this DIY.

I figure this is my solution for shirts I still want to wear because it maintains the integrity of the “t-shirt” while sprucing it up and still making it viable to be used in a quilt later. Most importantly it takes out the only thing I hate about t-shirts: the annoyingly tight necklines.

So all I really did was pic out two shirts I like for a test run. Picked some ribbon. Played a round with neckline shapes and went for it. They turned out better than I imagined and I fully intend to do this many more shirts.

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While they are still “t-shirts”, I like the flair and they are way more useful and exciting to me now.

I fully plan on playing with the idea of pockets, elbow patches (for long sleeve tees and sweaters) and of course more collar shapes.. So stayed tuned to see what happens!

Have you tried this before? Have any tips? Any other fix your wardrobe ideas? Post them below and I’ll give them a go!

Toddles,

ac

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.”

A few months back I was over an old friend’s apartment for a dinner party. It was the first time I had visited his apartment and was expecting the usually college-y minimalism in design given that he was a mid-20-something bachelor. For the most part, I was right. However, what I did notice was that on one wall he had a huge nautical map, framed. Given that his walls were relatively bare otherwise, I made a comment on it, to which he pointed out that it was a gift from a friend. The two apparently had been discussing their love of nautical maps, and it seemed like a natural housewarming gift when the time came. I thought it was a nice, classic, understated piece, that really went well with whatever post-college decor he really would’ve chosen.
Since then, I have seen an abundance of maps in all shapes, sizes, and forms incorporated into artwork and wallpaper in interior design. This probably has a bit more to do with Ralph Lauren than my friend, but we won’t tell him that 😉 See below for a few of my favorites.

What are your thoughts on this interior decor trend? Would you do this to your walls?

xo SA

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Photos courtesy of Pinterest

Hello friends!

So I know we have been MIA recently (life just has a tendency of getting in the way) but don’t you worry, we are back in action!

I just have a brief thought for you now but we have some awesome and serious articles coming up within the next few weeks. With all this political action, obviously we have some opinions that need to be aired!

But here’s what I got today: Sandwich art! It seems to be a new trend taking over kids’ lunch boxes (well sorta, taking into account people who actually make their kid’s lunches and actually do this) but regardless. There is a Pinterest page, recipes and ideas all over parenting magazines and kids magazines and it even had mini debut on the Dr. Oz show.

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Although I think it’s adorable and the whole idea of decorative foods is a billion dollar industry (um charm city cakes? Cupcake wars? Challenge? Food network?!?) and we all do attempt it to some degree.. Is this ridiculous? Even worth it?

What do you think? I like it but I think I would be totally heartbroken if I worked so hard on something and it was gone in a few seconds but then again in today’s social media world I am sure it would never “really” be gone!

Let me know what you think!

Toodles,

ac