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Old Navy launched a special section a while back where some of the clothing was marked with tags that said “Studio Spotlight”. This meant that those pieces were from the line of clothes that the designers created! Below is what the tag looks like:
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This piece that I purchased was the Old Navy Women’s one-button blazer. Here’s a link to what the whole blazer looks like:

http://www.polyvore.com/old_navy_womens_one_button/thing?id=66336744

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The creator for this line including the blazer is Shanti Markstrom.

I love buying something that has more meaning than just being some article of clothing! The Studio Spotlight tag could be opened and had a paper in it with information about the creation of the blazer! It was the most adorable thing I had ever seen!

Also, I thought I would include the video about Shanti’s line that she created for you guys, it’s really cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sjx7fB6hLw&list=LLaEaViJt_-j09nLYEBYFiUQ

I took some pictures of what the paper looked like, HAVE A LOOK!CSC_0965

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I’m definitely hoping to stumble across some more Studio Spotlight pieces more often!~

xoxo Dana

What does “affordable clothes” mean to you?

I read this quote on my Instagram by someone and agreed WHOLE HEARTEDLY!

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Is this not true? Not everyone in the world can afford what they would like to have. We have budgets, some of us are students, some are just tight on finances and some of us need to learn to stop shopping all name brand all the time.

I just thought of this as today’s realization, putting-it-out-there-inspiration of the fashion world today! Afterall, we all start somewhere no?

To me, a good deal feels good when I’m not second-guessing my purchases at the counter and staring at my credit card thinking, “is this worth it?”

xoxo Dana

Its official! It’s my favourite thing to come out this summer! I am LOVING this trend!

Sheer tops are a girls best friend. Why do I say this? Because sheer (as well as chiffon) is the easiest thing to throw over on top of literally anything you’re wearing. Its so light, you almost don’t even realize you are wearing it.

It’s great when it’s a hot day and you feel like only wearing a tank top, but you still want to be covered up. Bam! Sheer to the rescue, while still looking super chic to boot.

CLOTHING TIP #1: Please ladies, let’s remember that sheer means that it IS see-through! be sure to cover up under (we don’t need to see that hot pink lace bra from Victoria Secret!) ! I recommend nude color tank tops because they work the best!

CLOTHING TIP #2: These type of tops are also GREAT transitional pieces for your fall/winter wardrobe for layering! Now THAT”S making an investment worth your while!

I have yet to really know the difference between chiffon and sheer completely, so if im wrong, please DO correct me! (Aren’t they pretty much the same besides the actual styling itself?)

How do you feel about the sheer clothing trend? =)

xoxo Dana

I think of a “DIY” as a very simple thing, nothing crazy hard to do, or even as a simple tip! There are times my closet CANNOT BREATHE from all of the things I have jam packed in it! On top of that, my mom has a habit of saying “you need to make room BEFORE buying something else“. So what did I do? I decided to find some loopholes in that statement of hers! It’s all about a bit of free time and creativity!

See all of the empty hangers on the right? Who says you can’t get that much space without getting a bigger closet? It’s all the nifty little tricks! Have a look below.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that we don’t always remember what we have and don’t have! Unconsciously, I end up buying clothes of the same colour that I already own too much of! By placing your clothes in bunches by colour, this can give you a visual aid of what you should think about buying so you don’t end up with ANOTHER set of 5 black tops when you already have 20!

(Left to right) Black, purple, green, blue, grey, brown, white (in my defense, my stripes and oranges are in the wash!)

Note: Try NOT to hang tanks in your closet because since they are really thin and light, it’s easy to miss them when you are looking for it! It blends in really easily and the last thing you need is that extra 10 minutes gone trying to find it! Try having them all folded in a drawer or if you need to hang it, place ALL of your tank tops in the very front of your closet so it’s easier to find!

This is my special trick for using less hangers and ending up with LOTS of space left over! Basically create an outfit and layer it onto ONE hanger! By doing this, not ONLY are you maximizing your closet space, but you are also CREATING AN OUTFIT! How awesome is THAT? You’ve just saved yourself even more time by already having something to wear without looking! It’s a great way to also experiment to see what clothes can go together if you are too lazy like me to try it on!

How cute is this? I’m the type of person to throw my scarf god knows where after the day and later on forget where I put it, resulting in a tornado hitting my room trying to find it! This makes it easier for me personally, no wasted space to hang all of them! (one hanger can hang more than 4 scarfs easily!) Below is a photo just showing how to tie them on =)

Simple right? =)

xoxo Dana

There are always times when projects CAN go wrong. We fear it’ll happen, but you just gotta have an open mind and improvise~

I found that I almost never wear this shirt and it just feels quite plain to me. Then, I had gotten inspired when I saw Pretty Little Liar’s Spencer wearing this top:

I fell in love with this top the SECOND I saw her wearing it!

All you need is a marker and mark off where you want the cut to be and cut!

To duplicate the cut, you can take the fabric and put it on the other side and use it as a guideline to cut.

Another way to get the other side cut is to simply fold the shirt in half so that the already cut side is on top and you can see where to cut to make it exactly the same.

As much as I really wanted to do this, it was a bit longer/bigger than I thought. Well, it can’t always work.

Note: If you ever do this, start smaller and try it on to make sure you like it!

When in doubt, go SLEEVELESS! Now my top can be worn under lots of layers and it won’t bother me! =)

xoxo Dana

Super quick clothing tip =)

Ever find something you want or need to wear, but it has wrinkles and you really don’t have the time to iron it?

Take that article of clothing, place it as close to your shower as you can, and let the water run on high for a few minutes. Boom! You now have wrinkle free clothing while showering.

It actually worked for me today on my run to work, so that’s why incase you didn’t know, try it if it happens. Not clothes with A WHOLE BUNCH OF DEEP CREASES THOUGH. Just those small noticeable wrinkles that annoy you.

Chriselle Lim also did a video on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXspt4vFx7o&feature=plcp

xoxo Dana

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