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16. A customized item

Some people might recognize this jacket because I did a DIY post on it:

https://danaphotomemoir.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/diy-jacket-to-vest/

 

Customizing can be anything from something small to something big, as long as it fits you how you want it to~

 

Why have the jacket when you can have the grungy vest?

xoxo Dana

Just like the infamous ”writer’s block”, I am experiencing “fashion’s block“. A little while back I purchased a polka dot cardigan that I’ve been eyeing. I love cardigan’s, so I figured instead of buying simple solid coloured ones, I would attempt buying a pattern.

This is your typical full sleeve button-up cardigan (Old Navy, $15)

I did NOT however, think it would be so hard to style! It’s because I don’t buy patterns that require layering, I find it a bit odd to wear.

Ideally, a cardigan can simply be worn with a tank top inside and that itself is a completed outfit. However, I want to kick it up a notch. The only question is how?

A challenge has presented itself to me! I have 90 days (that’s the return/exchange policy) to see if I can make outfits that I will love and if not, I’ll simply return it back to the store.

Just one set of layers is working with a cool colour palette. Now to push it further! Time for some fun, research and experimenting!

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

Is it me or are collars now a whole new thing? They have truly been reinvented!

From this, the classic collar on a normal shirt to this:

Who would have ever thought you could buy JUST the COLLAR as it’s own fashion piece?! When I saw this in stores, I was awestruck and laughing at the same time!

This is from Forever21, click here for the link~

Best part about it? If you don’t want to go out and buy one, it becomes the SIMPLEST DIY; just cut off a collar from your shirt!

I have a growing love for collars because they are not only great layering pieces, but they add a really nice flare to clothes to instantly make it more preppy/sophisticated/crisp/cute based on the rest of your outfit.

What I’ve started doing is looking at the lines of a shirt to find more interesting and unique collars. Any collar that’s different than the simple collar will present a different look for your neckline, and hey, that’s worth a shot to try is it not?

A really nice feature to a collar without the shirt is that it can act as an extra layer without having to wear the full shirt!

xoxo Dana

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