Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Not Quite Pinstripes

Outfit Details
Stripe Jacket: Vintage
Belt: thifted
Skirt: Shop Bop (giveaway win)
Bangles: JCPenney
Rings: gifted
Booties: Lulu's (giveaway win)
Bag: Nine West

We're big into giveaways because lets be honest, we could never afford the cute stuff at ShopBop or Lulus any other way. And those heels from Lulus, so worth it! This look brings business attire and fashion together in a way that is still affordable.

Hopefully it will stop raining soon and we can get some summery outfits into the mix. Maybe another DIY!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Flowers and Lace

Outfit Details
 Lace tank: JCPenney
Skirt/Dress: thrifted
Sandals: thrifted
Belt: thrifted
Purse: Rainbow
Necklace: gifted
Hat: vintage

The skirt Brittany is wearing here doubles as a strapless dress that she usually wears with a belt. To make it a skirt she pinned the sides to give it layers. I thought it was rather cute and creative of her. The best thing to do if you're on a budget is to find creative ways to use the same pieces you have.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dresser Facelift

Brittany decided over the weekend to add a dresser to her room. Since she wasn't about to drop any kind of serious money (have you seen furniture prices?!) she decided to find something off craigslist and fix it up. It was Brittany's first restoration and my third.

What we used:
  • Sander 
  • 2 kinds of sandpaper, a rough one and a smooth one.
  • Krylon indoor/outdoor white spray primer
  • Painter's Touch semi gloss latex paint
  • Paint brush
  This is the dresser, bought for $40. It's a real looker!

It was sanded first with the rougher sandpaper to smooth out the dents and scratches and then with the smoother sandpaper to polish the surface all uniform.

My camera died, so I'm missing pictures of the primer and stage. But the dresser was primed and left to dry. Then it was painted with the semi gloss paint. Brittany ended up doing 4 coats before she was satisfied with it.

The final product:

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Oh you fancy, huh?

So this post has been pending for a while. It's been very busy between birthdays and graduations and parties. But we bring you Brittany's outfit from our brothers graduation!

Outfit Details
Lace Dress: Forever 21
Belt: Khols
Bag: Khols
Heels: Lulus
Necklace: Forever 21