Corduroy, Bows and Stripes

I realize I wear my striped shirt way too much, but it’s my favorite shirt, guys! It is! And this bow jacket was a gift. I’ve had it for almost a year now, and still have never worn it for a blog post. I keep wanting to, though. I just have never found a cute enough outfit. I wore it to church last Sunday and really liked the outfit. It’s a bit more wintery, so I’ll post those photos later.

Other than that, you may have noticed more recipe photos than normal from me. It’s true, it’s true, I’m actually cooking regularly. Later this week, I’ll be posting about how cooking wasn’t as hard as I thought it’d be.

Until then, thank you guys so much for your continued support and view. It really means so much to me.

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This is what I wear when I want to be comfy

A few things:

  1. I really like to match red and blue.
  2. I really like nature
  3. I don’t like wearing my glasses, but I’m out of contacts
  4. Side braid + overlarge shirt + leggings = favorite “not sweatpants, but still not trying” look
  5. I need to cut my bangs

Life is good. I’m taking my camera with me all day today so I can post “a day in the life” sometime soon! I’m so excited. I don’t even know how this is going to work, but I’m EXCITED.

In other good news, my car magically works now. That’s right, magically. If you remember, my car broke down. Every time I tried to start it, it wouldn’t. I didn’t touch it for almost two weeks–and then randomly went and tried and it works.

Life

Is

Good.

(thank you, Heavenly Father)

The next Project Good is probably going to be finished this weekend. If you missed the first one, here it is. Keep submitting!

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Red Shoes

Bought these shoes for my hip hop class so I can look more legitimate as I dance around awkwardly. I think they’re pretty sweet.

If you’ll notice, they fold down, and it’s plaid on the inside! I can’t wait to wear these with some sweet leggings in the fall! And an overlarge sweater? Um, yes please.

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When It Rains…

(the above photo is my absolute absolute absolute favorite)

When it rains in the summer, nothing makes me happier…but then the rain ends and you’re left with intense humidity. Not as fun. Leggings from Forever21, sweater from Old Navy, shoes from Forever Young Shoes.

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Balloons and Sparrows

I really like balloons, so when I came to work yesterday and had balloons waiting for me, I was all over them. As you can see by the new header. And the photos below. I even did my hair and nails and makeup all nice! Balloons are special, I’m telling you. The dress is from Forever21, shoes are from Forever Young Shoes. Hair I got from this tutorial on Pinterest (and modified it a little).

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Spring Fever

So I’m still in love with Spring! Also, I’m totally aware in the 2nd photo you can see the top of my tights. I blame the wind. And the photos seem weirdly out of focus a little, but THAT’S what happens when you can’t clone yourself to take photos. Of yourself. No, really, thank you Dad for taking them. (Next time press the button half way so it can auto focus on me)

Cardigan: Forever21 (it’s a new fav of mine); Shirt: Papaya; Skirt: Papaya; Shoes: Charlotte Russe (also wore these shoes here)

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Spring Has Arrived

Blazer: Forever21 (not available online, unless you’re in the UK); shoes: Charlotte Russe.

Can’t wait for the next few weeks! Spring has sprung. You will be seeing these shoes and blazer again!

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Thrift Store Blues

I went to Goodwill a couple days ago. Just like Maria said, I looked at clothes for both sexes and found this amazingly simple, yet fantastic, blue button up in the men’s section!

Paired it with my favorite jean shorts and wedges from Charlotte Russe.

Also, YES I am aware I look under the influence in almost all these photos, but I have been extremely sick the past couple days with what feels like a sinus infection and no voice. I actually lost my voice, everyone. Anyway, between that and no sleep, hopefully you can find it in your heart to be understanding of my half-shut eyes in all these photos.

Like I seriously thought about just cropping my head out of all of them.

The jewelry giveaway is still open, so make sure you go check it out!

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Monday with Maria: DIY Glittery Belt

I am a very girly-girl when it comes to the way I dress. I absolutely love frilly, glittery, and bold fashion pieces. This week I will show you guys how to make a gold-glittery accent belt!

This belt was very easy to make. There are very few supplies you need: Paint brushes, glitter (any color or any size), and Mod Podge.

You will also need a belt. I got this belt at the local Good Will for only $1.99! You can also re-vamp an old belt. I chose this one because of the gold clasp. You should choose the clasp color depending on what color glitter you pick out.

Next, I took a pan and covered it in aluminum foil to avoid getting glitter everywhere.

Then, put some Mod Podge into a container. I cut the top off a coke bottle for an easy clean up. Then mix in some glitter.

Then apply to the belt. You don’t need to to put it on the inside, just the outside. Next, sprinkle the glitter all around the belt.

After the glitter dried I hung up the belt to let any extra glitter fall off. Apply one more coat of just Mod Podge to seal in the rest of the glitter. Then you’re finished!

It makes any old outfit look fabulous! Make sure to pair it up with some glittery gold heels to match and you’re ready for a night out on the town!

(I got these shoes at Charlotte Russe)

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Introducing Monday with Maria!

Hi Lollies, meet Maria! She and I went to high school together, but she’s also extremely talented and very creative. Bookmark us now, because Maria will be giving us our weekly dose of “Do It Yourself” (perfect for the Holiday season) all the way from Florida as a permanent contributor to Lace Lollipops!

What girl doesn’t like a nice pair of flats that go with everything and that are comfortable too? It was Coco Chanel that said every girl should be classy and fabulous. But at what price should that be? I think every girl should be classy and fabulous without having to pay hundreds of dollars for it! I hate it when I find a cute piece on the runway and it’s hundreds or even thousands of dollars! What makes me even more frustrated is when I try to find it at a cheaper price and it’s nowhere to be found. That’s when I figured that I could just make things myself! I mean who knows you better than you?! Do-it-yourself projects let you be hands-on with your fashion and let you be creative by implementing what you like into what you’re going to wear.

I have always loved Chanel, but on a college student budget, I could never afford something so expensive, even a pair of flats. These retail for about $396.00 and even replicas cost $132.00! That’s my gas money for almost 2 months! However, I found a way to get shoes like these for almost next to nothing: I made them for under $15!

The first thing you need is a black pair of flats. You can buy some, or if you want to spruce up a plain black pair you already have, that works even better!

I got these from Walmart and they were only $7.00!

Then you’ll need white ribbon and some sort of decorative pendant, like the signature Chanel sign.

The most tedious task is making the bows. The easiest way I found is after you cut the ribbon as long as you want, staple it in the middle to make 2 loops. Like the shoes, the ones I made have 6 loops. Then, once you have the loops in place, put another strand of ribbon across all of the loops to tie them together.

Tie the back of the piece of ribbon and secure the knot with glue.

You can use a glue gun, but I am using Krazy Glue.

The pendant that I’m using is actually a button. I cut the back off and then glued it to the middle loop of the bow toward the outside, just like the Chanel shoes.

Then secure both bows on the shoes.

I got all of my supplies at Walmart.

Shoes: $7.00

Ribbon: $1.97

Buttons: $1.32

Krazy Glue: $2.57

So for a total of $12.86, you can get a fabulous new pair of flats!

Post by Maria. Email her at maria.diy@lacelollipops.com. See more of her next Monday, December 5th! Until then, learn more about her here.

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Count Your Blessings

Wow, a big thank you to everyone who looked at the blog yesterday! I had the highest views in one day since I started the blog back in August. Thank you!

Shirt (similar) and shoes (similar) from Kohl’s, leggings from Forever 21, sunglasses from Charlotte Russe.

Still not feeling too great today. It feels like I have a permanent case of the sads.

Here are ten reasons (in no particular order) why I shouldn’t be sad in hopes that my heart catches up with my brain:

1. Music is wonderful, and I’m lucky to be talented in it

2. I have two parents who love me more than anything

3. I have somewhere to go on Thanksgiving

4. I’m only 20 years old! I have my whole life ahead of me with endless possibilities

5. I have a clear conscience

6. I have had the privilege of learning from so many great teachers

7. I know that in the grand scheme of things, the past mistakes and hard times I’ve had will be a forgotten, distant memory compared to all the wonderful things I will do and accomplish in the next 60 years

8. I can find joy in so many things in life, like art, music and language, to name a few

9. I have confidence in a supreme purpose and meaning to life

10. I have never been more aware of the multitude of people who truly do wish the best for me, and I won’t let the one or two people who don’t, blind me from all my blessings.

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