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Thursday, July 17, 2014

ootd // pastel cacti dress

oasap cactus dress


porcupine quill necklace

vintage cat bracelet

oasap cactus dress

pastel cactus print dress c/o OASAP
porcupine quill necklace c/o 9th & Elm
vintage cat charm bracelet
pastel pink spiked boots from TBA

Why have I just now gotten around to owning a dress with the entire midsection cut out? I can not think of a more perfect dress for the blistering 90 degree Montana summer, though it might cause for some awkward tan lines. I really hate living in a place with extreme weather year round but c'est la vie for now. Anyway, this print totally reminds me of the cacti/planters my parents had around the house when I was growing up.. soo 90s. At this point in time I would probably question that interior design choice, but I'm totally digging it as a print.

I decided to go with the spiky theme and wear this amazing (ethically sourced!) porcupine quill necklace 9th & Elm so kindly sent over to me. I didn't think the quill would be this big since I've never actually seen a porcupine in person nor have I ever seen a necklace like this before. I really love that it turned out to be a statement necklace because I can never get enough of those. 9th and Elm features a curation of handmade and independent designers so if you're ever looking for something unique be sure to check them out. The entire site has free shipping as well, so that's always a plus in my book!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

ootd // ruffles



hat c/o Romwe
"hello mr. lonely" ruffle blouse c/o OASAP
ruffle shorts from Forever 21
vintage silver rings

Lately, I've been trying to go a bit further out of my comfort zone with my style. I've been in a rut and feel like I've been wearing the same outfits over and over. This OASAP shirt is a much welcomed statement piece to my wardrobe. I was expecting it to be some kind of light polyester material, but instead it's a scuba-type material, which I adore and totally adds to the statement aspect. Not to mention the huge tapestry lip applique.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

ootd // magic girl squad


moon ring

glitter boots

"Magic Girl Squad" baseball tee c/o Human
vintage denim cut offs
moon ring c/o Shop Lately
DIY glitter boots

The second I saw this shirt I was instantly reminded of my favorite childhood anime: Sailor Moon and Cardcapture Sakura. Obviously I had to have it and had to pair it with a giant moon ring and sparkly boots to play up the theme.

P.S.: Please excuse my burn wound. I closed my hand in the oven lol.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

diy // how to make glitter shoes

glitter shoes

I was browsing ASOS and happened about these babies in the sale section for a measly $25. But as fate would have it my size was sold out. At that point I was determined to have a pair of glittery chelsea boots in my life. I then remembered that I had a pair of old, plain black chelsea boots sitting my closet and a jar of silver glitter. So I did the next best thing: did it myself. It was messy and pretty sloppy but I'm convinced it totally brought these old shoes back to life.

things you need

things you will need:
- a pair of old shoes
- Mod Podge
- glitter (the finer the glitter, the smoother the look will be)
- spray paint in the same color as the glitter
- masking tape
- rubber adhesive spray
- a bowl and brush you don't care about
- plastic bags

1. Make sure your shoes are clean/dirt free before you do anything.

2. Cover the parts of the shoes that you don't want glitter on with masking tape.

masked shoes

3. Spray paint the shoes. One coat should be good and it doesn't have to be perfect. Fill the shoes with plastic bags to avoid getting paint on the insides.

spray painted shoes

4. After the paint dries, make your Mod Podge/glitter paste. You want it to be pretty thick, so use more glitter than Mod Podge. I probably had a 70% glitter/30% Mod Podge mixture.

glitter mod podge

5. Coat the shoes evenly and generously. Try to smooth it out as much as possible.

painted shoes

6. After the Mod Podge mix dries, coat it with the rubber adhesive. This will help secure the glitter and make the glitter more rubbery so when you walk and bend the shoes it won't crack. You'll definitely want to keep the plastic bags in the shoes for this.

7. And after the adhesive dries, remove the masking tape. And voila, you have a new pair of glitter shoes!

unmasking shoes

Also, if you prefer your DIYs in video form, I made a video for this as well:

Let me know if you decide to try this!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

beauty // etude house eBay buys

etude house makeup haul

Oh god. I may or may not have just gone crazy buying cutely packaged Korean beauty products on eBay. Specifically stuff from the brand Etude House. I've read so many good reviews about their products I thought I would just take the dive and go all out. Plus their prices aren't much higher than American drug store products so obviously I'm going to go for the cutely packaged products, hehe. Has anyone else tried any of these products or anything from Etude House? Favorites, thoughts, etc.?


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

diy // animal jewelry holder


I don't know about you guys, but I'm always running out of room for jewelry! I know my life would be much easier if I would just buy a jewelry box, but I'd prefer to keep my flashier costume jewelry on display. I always come across vintage brass swan ring holders at thrift stores, but I already have one of those, haha. So, here's a quick, simple, inexpensive DIY on how to make your own animal jewelry holder! I think they would make great inexpensive dorm-warming gifts, birthday presents, etc. It's seriously simple and most of the items can be found around your house or thrift stores. And the result is adorable.

things you will need:
- small plates without cup indents
- porcelain or plastic animals
- spray paint or all surface paint
- superglue

ceramic animals


1. Clean your plates and animal figurines with Windex, or something along those lines. Especially if your plates came from a thrift store. Also remove any stickers from the bottoms of the animals!


2. Paint your animals whatever colors you want. I used spray paint for the koala and and liquid paint for the zebra. Obviously the koala turned out better.

painted animals

3. Glue the animal to the plate with super glue.

Anddd That's it. Easiest DIY ever and they make for adorable gifts! It cost less than $10 the make the three shown below. Tag me on Instagram (@ravishingly) if you decide to try this!