Saturday, September 29, 2012

Rain Check

This morning I woke up not to an alarm clock, but to the sound of rain against my window. How lovely! Sometimes rainy saturdays are just what I need. Even better--the rain brought the temperature down enough for me to layer up in a thick scarf, a denim button up and my favorite boots. Not surprisingly, Avery was wearing something very similar. Naturally, we had comfy cute on the brain.

Rainy days call for comfort, but it is possible to be comfy sans sweats. All you need is a pair of leggings, a cute scarf and voilĂ ! Comfy cute. 

(also, I will be fully supportive you if you decide to wear variations of this look every day based on the incredibly high levels of comfort it offers--no judgement)


Friday, September 28, 2012

The Vintagemobile

Waco, Texas is a pretty cool town. Smack dab in the middle, between Dallas and Austin, you can find some pretty unique things here. This past thursday, The Vintagebus parked outside of Common Grounds and set up shop. This is no ordinary green bus (green buses aren't generally ordinary but this is Baylor so...). This is a vintage shop IN A BUS stocked with SUCH cool stuff. 

I made off with a $28 burnt orangey-red cross body bag. IT'S GORGEOUS. I am in love. I honestly can't believe it was still there when i got to the bus in the late afternoon. What a gem! 

This was a very spontaneous post, I'm just so excited about this bag I had to write about it! So if The Vintagemobile rolls into your town, stop in and look around. You never know what you might find!

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

DIY: Studded Shorts

Maybe I've been hanging out at too many hipster coffee houses, but I've been seeing SO many cute pairs of cutoffs! Normally this would justify an online shopping trip to Urban, however, I'm a college girl now and Urban's prices are just slightly out of reach. Shame. Anyway, I decided to get creative with this and make my own! Here's a step-by-step of how I made these super simple shorts.

1. Grab a pair of old jeans (light wash mom jeans are my favorite) in whatever style you like, if you don't want to ruin your jeans head over to a thrift store (these were $2) and find a pair that fits in the waist.

2. Try on your pants and mark where you think you want to cut them (I drew a line all the way around each leg), take them off and start cutting.

3. To distress/fringe your shorts, open your scissors and drag the blade across the denim with some force (this part took me the longest).

After step 3, they look like this!

4. Time for studs! My beautiful cousin Alison gave me these (free stuff, yes!) but you can order them for pretty cheap online.

5. Layout your studs and see what looks best. You may want to try out a few different arrangements to see what you like best.

6. To adhere the studs, poke the prongs through your denim (careful of the pocket).

Once the prongs are pushed through they should look like this from the underside.

7. Use the backside of your scissors (don't cut yourself!) to bend the prongs inward and flatten them out.

8. Repeat steps 6&7 until all of your studs are in place! Enjoy!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sheer Thing

Despite wrapping up the second week of classes, this crazy heat has me still in summer-mode. I guess I'll be keeping my jeans and cardigans in the back of my closet a little longer than I'm used to, and getting good use out of this summer's tanks. No matter the heat, it is officially September, also known as TT (transition time). Time for my summer style to emulate fall (hello rolled button-ups)!


Avery and I had lots of fun documenting today's outfits after coffee today. 
Sheer tanks and iced coffees go hand in hand (;

Top: Marshall's, Shorts: J. Crew, Shoes: Target, Jewelry: American Eagle