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Handmade: Floral Top


I was planning on making this top before heading to the beach last month, but that never happened. The fabric has been taunting me to make it into something for months. I originally got the fabric for Project Run & Play, but that never happened. I still have a load of fabric and projects in my head inspired by that series. I should work on getting through that list. I think it would be swell if I could make Penelope’s back-to-school wardrobe. I need to take advantage of that before she starts getting picky about her clothes and realizes I’m the antithesis of cool. Time is ticking away!


I used the pattern I created for last year’s summer dress for drafting the top. It’s really helpful to keep paper drafts of projects you’ve previously made. It made sewing up this top a real breeze. Because of the grain, I didn’t have enough continuous fabric for the back piece, so I pieced the back together, with a yoke. I think I might experiment a bit more with this in the future with sheers or pleats. It’s got a lot of potential.

I did a high-low hemline for the top. It may seem that’s all I’m doing these days, but I’ve really always been obsessed with them. I remember in 9th grade wishing the backs of my shirts were longer than the fronts. I may have made the back a little too long for this top, so when I get a bit of time, I’ll unpick and rework the hem. For now, it works just fine if I belt the top or tuck the top in.

Outfit details:

  • earrings: i heart a million little things, etsy
  • top: handmade
  • belt: handmade (with tutorial)
  • jeggings: H&M
  • shoes: Forever 21

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Refashion: XL Clearance Top


I finally got around to altering the second of two shirts I scored for $5 at Target last month. I wanted to complete this before leaving for San Francisco, so having a bit of a deadline for the project was a great motivator.

The theory of tailoring this top was simple. I needed to take up the neckline and take in the sides. It was a bit more daunting because of the slippery fabric and the hem finishes. I had a lot of unpicking to do in order to even get started on the project.

Thank heavens the structure of the top was so simple. I took up the shoulders by 3 inches and took in the sides by 4 inches on each side.

It’s not quite sheer, but it’s really cool and super simple. It’s a fantastic summer top. The color and texture are what attracted me to the top in the first place. I could definitely see myself styling this top for spring, summer, fall and winter.

I think if I were making this top from scratch, I would’ve pressed the bottom pleats better than you can see here. I wonder if my steamer will get the puckering out?

Outfit Details:

  • earrings: i heart a million little things, etsy
  • necklace: handmade by my dad, c/o cambria cove
  • top: Target
  • denim: PacSun
  • shoes: gift from Sarah

A few of you wondered how I took in the neckline, this is a rough sketch of what the refashion looked like. I made sure to unpick hems before taking in any seams. As soon as the seams were right, then I reconstructed the hems. It’s all sort of case-by-case basis, but that’s generally how I work on my refashions.

Style: Daringly White


Today was possibly the worst day to wear white, but I’ve made it through the day virtually unscathed (which is nothing short of a miracle). Penelope did some spectacular mono prints and foam prints this morning in her art class. I’m so happy she likes art and isn’t afraid to get dirty with it.

  • top: dress from Forever 21
  • necklace: handmade by my dad
  • earrings: ihamlt, etsy
  • belt: thrifted
  • skirt: handmade
  • shoes: c/o PB&J Boutique

I’ve mentioned this before, but I must say these are the cutest shoes I’ve ever owned.

Comfy Cozy


I finally set up my backdrop in my studio. It took a grand total of 2 minutes, but I’ve been putting it off for 2 weeks. I really like the lighting in my new digs. This is actually right next to a door that I can open to let in more light. I like.

  • earrings: ihamlt etsy shop
  • scarf: thrifted
  • top: Stewart + Brown
  • cords: Gap
  • boots: thrifted
  • bow: H&M

Looks like I need to give these boots a good cleaning & shine. Yikes.

On An Airplane

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Not the best photos in the world, but I really liked this outfit. It’s what I wore Thanksgiving day on my way to the airport to reunite with my fam.

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