Monthly Archives: April 2016

Vintage Stripes and Gold DIY

Earth Day is approaching and I want to give you two really chic ways to save the planet! This OOTD mixes two things that I love the most, black and white stripes and DIY. Thrifting and buying vintage clothing is one of the most tried and true ways to reuse and recycle. I got this 80’s dress from my friend Heather Petrey over at Lone Star Vintage. I love the elongating vertical black and white stripes paired with the classic button up collar. The front pocket detail along with a 4 inch split in the back makes it feel very modern.

The gold floral earrings are a DIY of mine, made from plastic lids from food to-go containers. Of course I will give you a complete DIY tutorial for the earring soon 🙂 These earrings a literally one of a kind! They are melted into a floral shape and can be colored with sharpie before hand or spray painted afterwards. Either way they will all be unique. When you wear these earrings you don’t need to worry about many other assessories because they are a true statement piece!

I prefer outfits that are simple to put together with no fuss! Including my trusty black lace up heels that I wear with everything, this look is only 3 items. Earth day is Friday so start thinking of chic ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. Enjoy!

Earrings-A+B DIY

Dress- Lone Star Vintage

Shoes- Aldo


OOTD | Day to Night

If you have the right pieces in your wardrobe going from day to night could just be a matter of adjusting your shirt. I can wear this boyfriend fit tee, wide leg pant, charm envy collar necklace and nail bracelet (perfect for a DIY’er like me) with black sandals to work. I could wear this same EXACT outfit, and makeup out later in the evening with out adding or taking anything away.

If I want to take it to a more evening look all I need to do is tie a front knot in my shirt. Thats it!!!!

Lets talk about why this works. First off the colors are neutral giving it a classic look. When my boyfriend tee is out my waist disappears making this look super casual. By tying the shirt in a front knot, it makes my waist suddenly appear. This contrasting with the high waisted wide leg pant gives me an instant hourglass figure. Lastly, I’m completely covered with the exception of the tiniest sliver of midriff which make it a bit sensual for night. To top it off, it’s all stretchy and comfortable! Win!

I’d love to see a picture or a comment of your best “day to night” look. Keep me posted and enjoy!

Jewelry- Charm Envy

Shirt- Old Navy

Pants- Amazon

Shoes- Mia Brand from Marshalls (Similar)





Runway Houston 5

Runway Houston 5 was held at the Citadel on Kirby and it was an absolute delight! The proceeds from the night went to benefit Houston Children Give Back and Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Although Omar Marcos has organized this event several times before, this was my first year to attend and it left me wishing I had gone in previous years. Special guest host Hunter Bell was charming as she explained how her recent move to Houston has given her a new found love for deep fried Oreo’s.

Runway Designers for the evening included Candice Cuoco (House of Ccuoco), Aries Milan (Kate Mills Pretty) , Joyce Echols (Joyce Echols), Paola Contreras (Inclan), and Nancy Nguyen (Nhi Nguyen). It was very pleasing to the eye to such such well made clothing from some many aesthetics and points of view. (See photos below)

There were several unique art installations from various artist including Fariba Abedin, Kelly Devine,Isrel Fonseca, Joubair Joubert, and Taft McWhorter. The common area was adorned with beautiful eye catching pieces and well as some art inspired garments.

I could try to explain how amazing the evening was in words but the photos will do a better job. One of the aspects I value most about runway shows are the countless staff members that come together to make it go off without a hitch. I captured some brilliant behind-the-scenes photos from that night for you! 🙂 After seeing this, I know you will put Runway Houston on your calendar next year. Share, comment, and enjoy!






DIY Statement Necklace

You should give this DIY statement necklace a try because it’s easy, beautiful, cheap (free) to make, bold, and super comfortable! You know I’m all about comfort. The necklace is made from cotton so it fits my life. Lol


  1. T-Shirt yarn
  2. scissors
  3. clips (binder clip, paper clip)
  4. Needle and thread


My inspiration for this necklace came from the skirt that Lupita Nyongo is wearing in her recent Instagram post.




If you’re not sure how to make t-shirt yarn check out my How to Make T-Shirt Yarn instructions.

Start with your t-shirt yarn and decide how long you want the  necklace to be. [Tip: Go for longer pieces because once everything is sewn together it will appear much shorter] Cut the yarn about 1/3 longer than you want it to be. Braiding it will make the length a bit shorter. Cut 2 more equal length pieces of yarn for the braid. (3 total)

Get a clip ready and be sure your pieces of yarn are facing the same direction as pictured above.

Clip the 3 pieces together with your binder clip.

Gently braid the 3 pieces until you reach the end. Don’t pull the yarn too tight because it will result in a very thin braid and you want it to be thicker.

Repeat the same process 3 more times making each braid shorter in length each time.

One side of the braid will look simple and the other side will look more intricate because of the rolling of the fabric. Decide which side you want to appear in front and flip it over. You are going to want to sew the side that will be unseen.


When you sew down the loose ends it’s best to do so by layer, sewing one strand of the braid down at a time. It will look messy underneath but the visible side will look awesome.

Start with the 2 longest braids. Center the shorter braid in the middle of the longest braid. Use a thread color that is close to the fabric color. Thread your needle and tie of the end with a simple knot. Remove your clip from the shorter braid and overlap the loose ends onto the longest braid. Use a simple “over and under” stitch to connect the braid together at the edges where they meet. The trick to making it look seamless in being careful not to sew into the front side of the braid. Since the fabric is rolled there is lots of wiggle room.

Be careful to keep the “U” shape as you connect the braids.


Repeat this same process for the last two braids. Remember to sew close to the edge where the braids meet. To connect the back of the necklace simply remove the clips, overlap the ends and do a few neat stitches on the underside that won’t be shown. No clasp needed! Just put it on like a t-shirt.


Done! People are going to want to know where you got your necklace from. Smile and tell them it’s a hand made original. Enjoy!


Sugar & Cloth Color Wall

All of my DIY lovers know all about Sugar&Cloth blog. For those who may not here’s your spill. Sugar&Cloth is a DIY lifestyle blog  created by Ashley Rose that features all things DIY from travel to food. Everything you could need for DIY inspired living is on Ashley’s blog. (Go check out Sugar&Cloth because I’m passionate about DIY and I could go on forever. Lol)

Yesterday Sugar&Cloth debuted the color wall that has been in the works at the new Head Quarters office space building on Canal St. It’s a beautiful gift given to our city among many other beautiful creations and murals by local artists. It will definitely be a go to spot for photography for a good while. Go give it a look-see and take your camera when you go! Enjoy!!