White Overalls

If you had asked me a year ago if I would buy a pair of white denim, I would have looked at you like you were craycray and ran for the hills. White has always been my arch nemesis. Like legit, scares me to wear it still, but I love how clean and crisp it looks in the spring and summer. Needless to say, I’ve conquered my fear and embraced white and these overalls made it all worth it!

I love overalls, clearly. I’m a 90s baby, so they definitely speak to my soul. My grandma has told me over and over again as long as I can remember to “Always hold onto some of your old trendy pieces. They will always come back in style!” Sure enough, she was right and I’m so glad!

I paired the bright denim ensemble with a mixed print of stripes and leopard (a total fave of mine) for a nice pop of sass. These Old Navy overalls are SO comfortable. I even bought them in classic denim.

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I also channeled my inner kid and attempted to do a cartwheel…quite a funny sight! I used to do gymnastics. With this form, you would never be able to tell haha

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| White Overalls | Striped T-shirt; old but similar | Leopard Kicks; similar here and here | Sunglasses – Only $12 | Coffee Tumbler | Lipstick |

So I dare say to you to embrace your fashion fears. You only live once. Live fabulously!

– B –

 

DIY “Do Not Disturb” Floppy Hat

I love a good floppy hat for the beach, but one with a witty saying is even better! I’ve seen quite a few gals sporting these adorable floppy hats with sayings like “Rosé All Day” and “Out of Office,” but the price was a little more than I’m willing to pay for a beach accessory.

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Determined to make a trendy item affordable for all of us beach babes, I took to make it a fabulous DIY project. The best part, it cost me under $25.

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WHAT Y’ALL NEED

A floppy hat…DUH! (I got mine from Target)

2 rolls 1/4 inch strung sequins

E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive

Scissors

Optional: Pen for marking

You can get all of this, minus the hat, from Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

STEP ONE

First, you’ll need to decide what you want your hat to say. That’ll also determine how many rolls of sequins you need. I was able to use just one roll on the “Do Not Disturb,” but bought extra just in case. From here, I would form the sequins into the words. It’s best to practice this and get it just right!

STEP TWO

This is optional, but you can mark under the sequined words with dots so you helps as a marker along the way. Now you’ll take the glue and place it in little dots along underneath the sequins. Make sure to press down. They may seem loose at first, but this glue is a beast and will be super glued in no time.

STEP THREE

Let dry and cut off any excess threads and “strings” caused by the glue. TADAHHH! You’re done and ready to soak up the sun.

I will say this DIY project was a little more challenging than most because of having the be careful about moving the sequins and placing glue carefully. Be patient!

I would even suggest making this a fun girls night 🙂 Add some Rosé and you’re sure to have a blast!

– B –

Art for a Cause

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a shopaholic. Shocker! There’s something about buying new clothes or home decor that soothes my soul. But being able to do one of my favorite things all while knowing I’m giving back and supporting a worthy cause makes it all worthwhile.

I recently finally got my home office + closet together (we’ve been in our home almost a year….so kind of embarrassing. Better late than never right?!) which included a major shopping trip. I knew the look I was going for, but needed the perfect wall art for my gallery. I found a few great pieces on Etsy, which I recommend because they are smaller businesses and then came across an adorable print and one-of-a-kind shop and with an excellent mission.

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Wunderkid is a shop whose focus is discovering young talented artists to sell their original art which will raise money towards these artists’ school funds.

We believe that creativity is a vital part of our
culture. We empower young artists and provide
a platform for them to create beautiful art while
simultaneously allowing them to meaningfully pursue
a career in the arts. With each sale, we contribute
into a tuition fund for the artist.

Not only supporting this shop was worthwhile, but finding this donut print gave me life! Just like any basic betch, donuts make me happy and knowing this is unique made it even better. Wunderkid offers a variety of products from prints in every size to greeting cards and they also have art to accommodate just about anyone’s taste.

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Cheesy to say, but every time I look at this piece, I smile knowing I am helping make a young person’s dreams come true. I’m 23 and still dreaming of all I want to do in this thing called life and having support of those around me is essential. I wouldn’t be here without loyal readers. I get it. I wanted to share some of the love I receive every day.

Here are a few of their other gorgeous pieces:

They even make for great gifts. I assure you, you won’t have buyers remorse 😉

PS You can find tags to my other art on my Instagram here: http://bit.ly/1YiKKgm

– B –