Fashion Inspiration: Sequin Skirts!

Fashion Inspiration: Sequin Skirts!

In recent months I’ve become a Pinterest feignnnnn! lol

I think this love for all things pinterest was birthed out of the fact that the memory on my iPhone was quicklyyyy dwindling. 3000+ pics and there just wasn’t space for more.

Maybe one of you feels my pain lol so I had to do something. I transferred all my pics to my computer but that didn’t solve things for long nor did it solve the fact that I liked having my inspiration portable…or more portable than a laptop was affording me the luxury of.

Anywhooo I liked the idea that I could keep all my fashion inspiration pics on pinterest and organize them and access them whenever I wanted. Plus the added benefit of searching the endless post on pinterest for more inspiration……it’s heaven to say the least 🙂

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All pics are from my Pinterest board: Fashion Inspiration 

So here is a mood board of some of my recent inspiration…. sequin Skirts. It’s gradually getting hotter here in AZ and I know that last summer I just wasn’t feeling shorts for some crazy reason! So as an alternative I’ve been stocking up on skirts. I want to have fun with it though and have sportyLUX looks and glam dressed down looks and all things in between so sequin skirts and tee’s have been on my mind a lot lately. I scored a few awesome ones at Plato’s closet recently that I’ll be posting in an upcoming haul video on my youtube channel but until then I’ve been on the hunt for different and fun ways to wear them on an everyday vibe…..hope you enjoy! 🙂

Outfits of the Week || OOTW || Early Feb 2015

Outfits of the Week || OOTW || Early Feb 2015

So this is how things all got started on my blog!

Me doing outfit videos because I had a crappy camera that took crappy pics and the videos were the only way I could disguise the bad quality. lolThis was my favorite thing about my blog though. The creativity of editing the videos and adding music and making it an “experience” making it about a feeling.

Thennnnn somewhere along the way I started to conform to how all the other blogs were doing things. Taking static pics and having a little write up about what i was wearing or why I choose it….blah blah blah. Which don’t get me wrong I don’t knock it because it works for a lot of people but in the end it just isn’t 100% me. I don’t have that much to say about why I choose the outfit….I just did….because it felt right. lol Which is why I had stopped doing “fashion” blogging as it was.

Then recently I decided to start a youtube channel also named Je M’appelle Shen (Check it out!) and I feel like I’m back to where I started making lookbook and styling videos where I get to add my creative flare and have fun with it again and I’m excited and rejuvenated and eager to bring more styling videos.

Hope you all enjoy! 🙂

DIY Quickie: Large Boho Hoop Earrings

Back with a quick DIY!
A fun way to transform any pair of boring hoops ( although don’t get me wrong! *side eye* I love a pair of large hoops. Like some girls staple earrings are studs, mine are big BOW-CHICKA-WOW WOW silver hoops 🙂 )

You can make your hoops with 20 gauge wire or you can use an old ( or new) pair!

Materials:
20 gauge wire (optional)
Wire cutters and round nose pliers (optional)
Hoop earrings
Colorful string | waxed cotton cord |suede cord etc

Happy Saturday and Happy DIY’ing!
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DIY: Fanny Pack

DIY: Fanny Pack

Fanny Packs!

 

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I’ve been on the hunt for a cute fanny pack for weeeeeks now. I get so tired of running in and out of stores while running errands and having to reach for my purse every five minutes (even though it’s on the seat next to me *side eye* lol) It’s one less action I can just do without!  Sadly there just aren’t a lot of options out there in the fanny pack department and I just haven’t found one that was worth the money! Sooo on one of my many thrifting adventures I found a couple plain fanny packs that I figured I could embellish and make cute to satiate my desire and my wallet 🙂 

DIY: Lace Trim Crop Top

DIY: Lace Trim Crop Top

Hi guys!

Here is another quick and easy DIY. 🙂

I’m trying something a little different, I filmed this DIY instead of taking pictures.
Hopefully it’s just as easy to follow along with!

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I was inspired by a lace trim cami I saw while browsing internet retail. lol
I was aimlessly searching for nothing in particular when I came across the cami and in true me fashion I didn’t stop and pay it any real attention until later when I an idea randomly popped up in my mind for how I wanted to rock it. By then I couldn’t for the life of me remember what site I was on so I could go back and buy it.  So in true me fashion 🙂 I decided to just DIY it!

Lace is everywhere right now so grab some inspiration and try this DIY or one of your own! 🙂

DIY: Lace-Up Denim!

DIY: Lace-Up Denim!

So after being lazy for the 4th of July and relaxing all weekend its back to work! I really did much of nothing besides eat and enjoy family time but that’s always enough. 🙂

 In random news, I’ve also found myself hooked on Glee. I know I’m late to that bandwagon lol but it’s really a fun show, one I never thought I would actually be into
. So I’m constantly finding I’m having to tear myself away from Netflix long enough to do something constructive. Lol

 Soooo about that DIY * side eye *

 The challenge with dressing for the desert climate is you really want to wear as little as possible! So clothes that are lightweight, that breath and have some stretch are always nice. Yet denim shorts are a summertime staple and its harddddd to steer away from incorporating them into your everyday look. I prefer baggier shorts over the super short fitted version. I mean lets face it nobody wants thick denim hugging their goodies in 105 degrees! Lol Not sexy. So on that note I found myself inspired by Jeremy Scotts Fall 2014 collection.

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These super cute late up pants are hot! With a little twist i.e. loose denim shorts they are perfectly boho and desert weather approved! 🙂

Starting today you can now click through the links on the materials list to purchase what I have listed for this project!  * I will be updating previous DIY’s

I recently became an influencer for whimesybox.com (Check out my profile) a really cool service that offers a monthly DIY subscription much like the beauty boxes that are popular. They also have a great selection of tools and materials to create a wide array of projects! Sometimes I will list multiples of a product to give you a range in selection based on price, size or color. 🙂 

Materiels List:

Denim

Scissors or Scissors

Grommets or Grommets

Waxed Coated Cotton Cord

Hammer

 


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Cut the Jeans off to your desired short length.Then cut vertically into the jeans to a point that you feel comfortable with. Avoid cutting past the inner pockets. You don’t want white fabric sticking out. 🙂

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Fold the denim in to create a finished edge. (Iron it if you wish to keep it in place)

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Your pack of grommets should come with the tool you need to close the grommets. As well as instructions on how to set your grommets.

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Cut your self a small hole, just big enough to fit the grommet through. Holes that are too big will result in your grommets eventually falling out! Yikes!

Make sure to place your grommet through the hole from the right side of the garment. (Unlike my demo here *oopss* do the opposite of what the picture illustrates)

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Place the setting tool on the open end and hammer until the edges have been turned over and laid flat.

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Make sure your go through both layers of denim to ensure the folded edge stays down.

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You can place as many or as few grommets as you want. It’s up to you.

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Lace them up and you’re good to go!

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I ultimately cut off the access cord and double knotted it close to the last grommet for a more finished look.

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Try this on full length denim, leather or even leggings! The possibilities are endless.
A little inspiration 🙂
lace-up1. Isabel Marant 2. Diesel 3. Free People 4. Zigi Soho 5. Jeremy Scott