DIY: Bib necklace



Ever since I saw this bib necklace at Anthropologie for $138 I thought, “This can easily be made into something almost completely the same for much less.”
Well, as you can see, there is a difference in quality. I did only spend $10 on my supplies. I will take you through how I made it, and maybe you, my dear readers, can offer some advice and suggestions to improve my poor attempt at making jewelry.

My materials were trimmings that I picked out at Jo Ann Fabric. I thought I could cut the flowers in this lace trim so that each individual flower could stand out as a piece on the neckalce.

I positioned my different flowers over a pieces of felt and pinned them. I then began to sloppily sew the pieces to the felt, which would serve as the backing.

I then cut away the excess felt and sewed two pink strands of ribbon to the ends to tie the necklace.


And voila! I have something that maybe, slightly resembles the original. Granted, I think I can add some gems, beads, or pearls to spruce this up a bit. And I could add different flower pieces as well. Any other suggestions? What do you think of my first attempt?

Size, in society’s terms


The Sartorialist posted about this image from Glamour’s September issue over the weekend. A very interesting discussion formed in the comments section about women’s perceptions of themselves and how society looks at them based on the appearance of most models—famished. If you have a shred of interest in this topic you should head over to his blog to throw in your two cents.

Have a weekend full of intrigue…



Haha, I am loving the polaroids of Marisa Tomei and Jason Schwartzmen for Band of Outsiders. Schwartzmen is truly hilarious.

Other interesting links:

Would you buy the crypt next to Marilyn Monroe?

The California garage sale sounds like fun!

The review is out on the September Issue.

Salute!

Fall gets eerie


I love this spread for fall in the September issue of Vogue. I love the color, the idea, and most of the styles. I love the deep reds. I think the story of Little Red Riding Hood can be dark and scary, and I think that works well for the season—colors get darker, everything gets a little eerier…a little colder. So I thought that Shakira’s new song, She-Wolf, would have been great music to play while doing this photo shoot. I know that this is a stretch, and I have just completely jumped topics, but in my crazy mind this works perfectly…just go with it. Plus Shakira is awesome.


Shop your closet

When you get a chance, please take a look at a newer project that my friend and I have been working on. It’s a blog about finding new outfits in one’s own closet and mixing those with newer pieces that have been purchased at reasonable and recession-savvy prices. We are trying to update the format of the blog to make it more interesting and different from other outfit and shopping blogs you have seen. Here is a preview of what I mean. Check out more at Shop My Closet.