Monday, July 30, 2012

DIY Tape Chain

Okay, so I promised that I'd post the DIY for my tape chain, as seen here. It's so very simple as all you'll need are a tape and chain-hence it's name. 

You'll want two types of chain: one small and one chunky. I chose for my chunky chain to be white, and the smaller to be a darker color. 

The chunky chain will hang around your neck, so make sure to choose a length suited for your taste. Next, thread the smaller chain through the two end links of the chunkier chain. Afterwards, take the free ends of the smaller chain, and thread each one through the open circles of the tape. 

Take the loose ends of the smaller chain, pull them until their isn't any slack in the front, and tie them together behind the back of the tape. 
Voila! You're done!
Click here to see how I wore mine! 

purple bananas and fudgeballs

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tape Chain

I'm not feeling too well right now, but I wanted to pop in and show you guys the tape chain that I made yesterday morning. After I first noticed these funky, chunky (hey, that rhymes) tape chains on The Happy Shack's shop, I suddenly started seeing them everywhere, or maybe that has something to do with my talent of always noticing things that I like above other..things. One of my favorite bloggers, Constance Phillips of Constance-Victoria, models for them. Her style is fantastic! Now enough of my gushing. By the way, have I mentioned that I love every single piece on The Happy Shack? They're just my type of shop; from the chunky chains to the snapback caps, I can envision every single piece in my closet! If you haven't checked them out, you should, even if, like moi, you only go there for inspiration. (P.S. This is NOT a sponsored post. I'm not getting paid in any way. Also, if I were, I'd label this post as being sponsored, because I'm not in the habit of being sly. In fact, I'm sure The Happy Shack is oblivious to my very existence.)

Oh, yeah. DIY on this tape chain will be posted on Monday!

purple bananas and fudgeballs

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Distressed Denim or Denim in Distress?

(head to toe-thrifted)

When I spied this little denim jumper wedged between a musty old blazer and a stained wedding dress at Goodwill, I almost broke my neck trying to get it before the older lady who was staring at it could grab it. No, I'm not ashamed. Yes, I offered it to her. Thankfully, she had the grace to let me have. 
It's so carefree and light. It's got a bit of a distressed look going on. Originally, I wanted to scuff it just a bit more, but I decided against it. I'll let nature do it's job, and gain those natural wear and tear holes and scruffs. 
Doesn't this look remind you of Antonia Thomas of the Misfits? Me and the hubs discovered that show a couple months back, and we literally made it through the entire show, all seasons(two, i think) about a week if not less. If you're at a loss as to what I'm talking about, google it! You can thank me later!  Anyway, the entire show, I was drooling over her outfits, and her hairstyles too! Everything she wore was something I wanted to wear, from her hair to her jumpsuit! 

purple bananas and fudgeballs

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Oh, Nasty Gal!

(chuck taylors-thrifted, velvet skirt-thrifted, jacket-thrifted, bathing suit, thrifted, toboggan-thrifted)

So like any other fashion blogger, I'm always searching through my favorite blog editorials such as Nasty Gal (my fav), UNIF, or Free People. However, I also belong to another group of fashion bloggers-the percentage of fashion bloggers who can only afford so much clothing per month i. e. no new clothing at times. (You know how it is...scrambling through  your closet hoping above all hope that there is an itsy pair of shorts or a dope dress that maybe slid behind your rack of clothes and was hiding all along.) Ha! Belonging to the latter group of bloggers, I'm forced to recreate certain pieces of clothing with materials that I have. Before you start to feel sorry for me, let me say that I loooooooooove DIYing. It brings out my creative side. In fact one of my most popular posts is on a DIY Miu Miu Glitter Sneaker tutorial I did a while back. Sometimes though, I find myself sighing when I don't want to hack at another piece of material with my handy scissors, and all I really want to do is push the purchase button, and watch as that smiley face UNIF tee(that every blogger seems to have a variation of) appears like magic in my cart!  
Oh yeah, I decided that I'd had enough with the fuzzy bunnies on my braids, and took my braids out! I hadn't realized how much I missed my hair!

purple bananas and fudgeballs

Thursday, July 19, 2012

They're Just Words on a Shirt!

(head to toe-thrifted)

Just so you're not alarmed and think that I've developed a bald spot in the middle of my head or other worse ailments, I feel compelled to tell you that i will be wearing beanies or some sort of hat for the next month. I'm trying to allow my braids to stay in for at least four weeks more, but right now they're looking like a little black rabbit frisked all over my head and left behind it's fuzzy little fur! 

purple bananas and fudgeballs

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


(collar-DIY,shoes-thrifted,shorts-thrifted/DIY,top-R21/DIY, beanie-DIY)

Wearing this, I felt like such a vagabond, but a kick-ass, I-don't-give-a-fuck if you don't like me sorta vagabond. There is something about a beautiful pair of shorts that just gives my mood an instant uplift, ya know? Also, my beanie is a DIY from a sweater. I don't know if I'll actually post the DIY or's so easy, it's not worth the time. You could probably figure it out...

purple bananas and fudgeballs

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wannabe City Girl

(top-borrowed, shorts-thrifted diy, converse-thrifted)

I'm in no way a fan of baseball...little league, major...whatever. I just thought a cap would totally complete this look(was I right?), and the only one I had on hand was a baseball cap I'd thrifted a while ago. Actually, I hate baseball. It's sooo..bleh. Now, I have to return to my No Ordinary Family marathon.

purple bananas and fudgeballs

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Short Love

(blouse-thrifted, shorts-thirfted/diy,chuck taylors-thrifted)

I was really pleased with my handiwork when I finished D-I-Ying(yup, totally just made that word up) these shorts from a pair of vintage jeans. It took a missed class(I totally skipped class to work on these!), several finger cuts(minor), and a number of hours until I was satisfied, but satisfied I am! They're comfy, and the best thing is they fit me perfectly! I mean, I don't have an apple bottom butt, but I have just enough to where the high-waisted cutoffs from any store-any!- usually end up with half of my bottom hanging out, which results in me having to wear tights underneath which could totally ruin an outfit, or worse, I'm forced to forfeit the shorts altogether! These shorts, however, because they are my own DIY, are perfection! 

purple bananas and fudgeballs

Monday, July 9, 2012

Little Plastic Flowers

(shorts-thrifted, top-thrifted, chuck taylors-thrifted

The hotter the weather gets, the more I'm finding that it becomes more challenging to be imaginative with my wardrobe. Sometimes, all I want to do is leave the house in my underwear and give a big middle finger to whoever dares to say anything about it. I know, I know. Lately, whenever I speak, my words seem to follow a certain theme-the weather, but what excuse can I give but to say that its hard to shake the heat from my brain when it feels as if the heat is frying the very thing I'm trying to shake it from!

purple bananas and fudgeballs

Friday, July 6, 2012

DIY Tapestry Shorts

I promised that I'd post a DIY  for the tapestry shorts I wore on July 4th, and here it is! It's fairly easy, and if you can hand sew, it's quite achievable, also!

Things you'll need:
Stick Pins
Seam Ripper/X-acto Knife
Needle and Thread
Tapestry of your choice large enough to cover one side of the shorts

Let's Get Started!
(Use your seam ripper to remove the bottoms of the belt loops from the side of the shorts you wish to tapestry. I always choose the side without the zipper bulk. That way, the tapestry is much more neater, and less bulky.)

(Next, lay the fabric of your choice over the side you wish to tapestry and using the shorts as a guide, cut a rough outline that's just a little bigger than the actual shorts, that way we can roll the material under to make it look seen in the next picture.)
(Create a hem around all sides of the material by rolling underneath once.)
(Pin all around the hem so that it stays in place for sewing. Sew, either by hand or machine. And you're done! Important Tips: If you're sewing by machine, take extra care to pull the inside pockets out of the way, so that you don't sew your pocket to your shorts.)

purple bananas and fudgeballs

Thursday, July 5, 2012

One star, two star, three star, four....

(chuck taylors-thrifted, shorts diy/jesse jo for vans, tank-r21,diy collar, black shirt-the hubs)

This look is one of my favorites! The shorts are a diy that I'll post soon, so, look for that!

purple bananas and fudgeballs