Sunday, July 29, 2012

DIY: Singin' the Blues

I'm really terrible with DIY and craft projects.  I love making things, but I have a bad habit of starting projects and then abandoning them partway through and starting something else.  I've got a few projects on the go and a lot of ideas for more projects.  To my credit, I've finally finished one!

I've seen a lot of beautiful neon necklaces all over the internet and I was hit by a serious longing for one, particularly Tom Binn's beautiful painted rhinestone necklaces.  There's been a lot of DIYs of painted rhinestone necklaces too, and I've been meaning to try my hand at whipping up something for myself.  I've been accumulating cheap jewelry for a while, and pulled this one out to practice on.  I was originally planning on making it multicoloured, but then I remembered a sky blue necklace at Forever 21 that I sadly left behind when I purchased it's fuchsia twin.  So I decided I had to have a sky blue necklace RIGHT NOW and that was basically the thought process behind this project.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Monthly Budget - May 2012

In 2010, I started to keep the receipts of my clothing and fashion purchases.  I upped the ante in 2011 and started logging all my purchases in a spreadsheet and figuring out how much I was spending each month on fashion.  It's varied wildly since then, but at the beginning of 2012, I started to think about setting a monthly budget.  Only recently have I really committed to sticking to my budget!  (Blame all the travelling I did earlier this year!)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Confessions of a shorts-aholic

I like Forever 21.  It's got cheap clothes.  It's got trendy clothes.  But best of all, it's got cheap trendy clothes that are sometimes buy one get one free.

I first experienced the miracle of the F21 BOGO sale when I was in Ottawa earlier this year where I made out with three maxi dresses, a top for my mom and two lace cardigans for roughly $30.  I then suffered the ill effects of this, during which everything at regular price at Forever 21 seemed much too expensive (quelle horreur!).

The store is once again having a BOGO sale and I saw some things that made me jump to make an online order, which is not something I do very often.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

rxHYPE: **** Jewish girls wear (and say)

I'm starting a new feature and here's the inaugural post!

So sometimes I get tired of drawing myself over and over.  I thought perhaps I could draw my outfits on different models but that just doesn't seem right.  And then I had a thought-- I'd draw other people in their own outfits!

rxHYPE is a feature where I'll illustrate an outfit from a blogger that I find all kinds of awesome.  I've got another queued up right now, but I'm always on the lookout for awesome blogs.  Let me know if you have a favourite you'd like to share!

Read on for an outfit I just saw yesterday...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cheap Thrills - Score!

This is the fifth (and sadly final) post of a series on cheap fashion, Cheap Thrills- Score!  Hope you enjoyed reading!

I love a good deal.  It's very rare that I buy something at full price, because often I can get it or something similar on sale.  I like to think I've gotten pretty good at scoring deals-- here are some I'm most happy about.


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