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Once you start, you cant stop. I’ve never done any crazy complicated DIYs before, I’ve mainly done quick little things that you could think of off the bat of your head. Actually, I don’t know if they can even be CONSIDERED as a DIY because it is either so basic or I just saw it as an easy alternative of how to fix something (most just clothes).

Before, I would NEVER even THINK twice about a pair of scissors in my hands going near ANY of my clothes. However, once you do it that ONE time JUSTTTTTTT to snip away some annoying threads or so, you begin to think.

Hey … I COULD cut off the sleeve since its bothering me so much. It will look like all those other shirts people are wearing now. That would be SO COOL! Ah, its JUST a sleeve, whats it gunna kill me… I’m sure I could just— oh, maybe if I justttttt do this — ohmygosh I HAVE to find that tutorial again on how to do this! Maybe if I look on YouTube and Pinterest … huh, I should do this more often!

Never be afraid to try.

You never know!

Things that are simple can be really fun. It makes you think a bit more creatively. It makes something completely your own. It can also inspire others. So, WHY NOT?

xoxo Dana

I was just chilling, going through wordpress blogs as usual, when my mom comes in and puts a tiny box in front of me and said,

“This is my way of saying congratulations of passing your first year of university.”

My mom was SO SWEET! She had showed me this 4-ring set in an Avon booklet, and she actually bought them for me!

They are each very different from each other, and I love each one! Stackable rings are so much fun to wear!

I loved how they presented it to. Just the idea of tying the rings with a simple black ribbon and the inside of the tiny black box being fancy instantly gives it a more glamorous feel to it. Presentation is the best way to go from simple to sophisticated~

xoxo Dana

Let’s be short & sweet today!

When I look back at it now, my neutral coloured clothes were my boring lifesavers. It was because I was so afraid of colour, because to me, wearing a bold colour meant that I wanted to stand out, and that was the LAST thing that I ever wanted! I just wanted to be dressed and covered up.

Now, I’ve definitely learned how to manipulate colours, even neutrals, so that it can still look really good rather than really bland. Neutrals are a great way to create a sense of balance in an outfit by toning it down a bit so you aren’t wearing too much bold colours, or too much prints, or so forth. If you think about it now, a simple one coloured tee can transform into a striped top, or a tank top for layering, or a full sleeve so you can place a sleeveless piece over. Bam, see how simple it is?

What is your favourite neutral article? Mine is any simply coloured tee. =)

xoxo Dana

Ever find those articles of clothes that you look at and think, “What the heck is this? DID I buy this? Or has it always been in the back of my closet?” Well that’s me with this black jacket:

The funny part is that it’s a really great fit, sort of like a blazer feel, it has buttons and a zipper, but it LOOKS old and grungy. I like that feature about it, but I could never find an outfit for it.

Yesterday I came across this photo on Tumblr, and it got me thinking because I’d been looking for a nice, interesting vest for a long time now.

So I woke up this morning, 8am, god knows why, and decided to do something about this jacket! So I went from THIS:

To THIS:

I’m extremely happy with the results. I didn’t realize that simply cutting off the arms of the jacket would make such a huge difference! This makes me want to go thrift hunting now! I’m normally terrible at stuff like this, but it’s interesting to see what a pair of scissors can do! I urge you to try it to something you own, it’s a lot of fun =)

If you have any experiences, or tips, feel free to share!~

xoxo Dana

This is my GO-TO outfit. No matter how I’m feeling, or how my hair looks, or how the weather is, this my outfit, rain/wind/show/sunshine! This outfit is based on comfort, it’s versatility, and simplicity.

This is the dress down version of it. I prefer to wear a nude tank top to give it a nice simple look. Also, very basic jewellery: necklace, silver earrings, and 3 silver rings. It can easily be dressed up to be more formal by tucking the shirt inside my jeans or let loose freely for a casual look.

As I wrote in a closet basic post earlier, everyone (females AND males) should have that one pair of super comfy jeans. These are mine. They slip right on, the pockets are big enough for my phone with no trouble, the darkwash colour allows it to go with many outfits for a chic look, and they kind of look flattering (in my opinion).

  • Tank top- Old Navy ($5.00)
  • Sheer button up top- Old Navy ($30.00)  <–ONLY top I’ve ever bought at full price because it was the LAST extra small!
  • Jeans- Stitches ($20.00)

What’s your “go-to” outfit? =) Till next time~

xoxo Dana

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