Wednesday, October 29, 2014

5 DIY Last Minute Halloween Costumes

I really don't like halloween. I know, I know who doesn't like halloween? Adults who are too old to trick or treat and too young to die.

Now if you don't hate halloween you're going to need a costume. If you're anything like me, you completely forgot about that party you had to go to until like, 10 minutes before. 

I found some great DIY halloween costumes made out of clothes you probably already have. 

1. Kim Possible; everyone's favorite normal girl turned super hero crime fighting sort of high schooler. 

What you need: black crop top, cargo pants, combat boots, gloves and a belt. 

2. Kim Kardashian: our other favorite Kim.

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What you need: chambray shirt, jeans, white heels, sunglasses, some pillow to get dat a$$.

3. Kanye West: how can you have Kim without Kanye? (great for a couples costume)

What you need: black shirt/pants/long coat, white jordans, gold necklace, signature Kanye attitude.

4. Robber/Criminal: the classic and the easiest

What you need: striped top, sneakers, mask (diy out of fabric or makeup), black pants

5. Hit me baby one more time Britney Spears: the icon, the legend the reference anyone born after 2000 won't get

What you need: grey cardigan, white button down shirt, black skater skirt, knee highs, mary janes, pink hair bows.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

DIY: Ombre picture frame

I love ombre. I really do. Sometimes it seems like the trend is dying out and those still rocking it are kind of tacky. The classic ombre (smooth, seamless gradient) is what I'm talking about, not the stripes in different colors. Whoever decided that that would count as ombre needs a head check.

I think ombre is a great way to add color when decorating because you can add two colors to tie into your pillows or art or couches or whatever. I have a huge tapestry of a jungle on my wall and it has a ton of green. I don't love green and don't have a lot of it around so I wanted to add something green.

The process of ombre is sort of self explanatory. Basically all you do is choose 2 spray paints and paint opaque towards the outer parts and mrs sheerly and thin towards the center.

I took the paper insert out of a picture frame and taped the back to a box. Spray painting is best done on something off the ground so I set it on an old beer box but seriously anything will work. The paper  just needs to be elevated.

 I started spraying the green on one end.

 You can see how it fade from heavy on the outside to lighter on the inside. 

I continued to add more paint until it was half covered. 

Now start from the opposite side and repeat the same process.

So now we have green fading from heavy to light on one end and blue grey fading from heavy to light from the other side.
Once you have both side completed like the photo above, there should be a blank-ish area in the center. You're going to want to go back and forth from each color and spray the green into the blue then the blue into the green.

You want to make sure that the colors are mixed in the center and don't have a rough line.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

In the shadows: OOTD

I have to say that I constantly try to find different back drops for these posts. So today I landed in my garage and thought "hmm..." and thus this post was born.

This makes my converse look like they aren't almost gray and super stained. Each time I think about bleaching them, something stops me. Stains and shit give them character right? Right. I own a million pairs of shoes yet only wear these or occasionally I'll wear my black ones. I don't know what to say; I love them. 
 Oh as ps can we peep my dog in the corner trying so hard to be included.

Kimono: Forever 21 | Crop top: H&M | Bralette: Necessary Clothing | Shorts: Necessary Clothing | Coin Necklace: H&M | Shoes: Converse