DIY -Cut It Out, Wear it, Make it WERK!

Hey there, Welcome To Sunday Funday. I wanted to share a fun Easy DIY project you can do, if you have been watching trends, its super trendy to have a cut off shoulders, everyones wearing it these days!  (Equipment is a very popular comapany for having a style  check it out here: http://www.blondgenius.com/item.aspx/nixie-shirt/1141/ You can purchase that   @Blond Genius (which is located in Des Moines). But yesterday amongst hustle and bustle of all i had. I stopped at a estate sale, and there was ALOT of vintage books, bells from every state and some clothes, i pulled this top and i though wow! But it looks to boring for my taste, but what could i do to make it into spectacular. I  First decided to cut the shoulder pads out of it (Because im no-lady gaga and shoulder pads well i dont like them). But hence for this i followed an easy-step by step DIY tutorial (for me i couldnt cut super low because of the beading so i carefully eyed it).  Here is a great tutorial, from THE FITTING : http://www.thefitting.com/2011/04/diy-cut-out-shoulders.html where she will show you step -by step how to do this, fun cut out top. You can have your own Equipment Like top..

Credits: Top (Yard Sale .25 cents) Cutouts ( I DIYED it) Necklace “Creative” – Necklaces – By “Things With Wings:” (you can check out them here: www.thingswithwingsartjournal.blogspot.com ( they are out of iowa city and are mixed media artists ) – I purchased this through Riverssance Arts Festival yesterday Because i fell in love with mixed media! Earrings: vintage yard sale!

-Have a great Sunday xx

Alex

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Recap: What have we learned about Color.

 

Well, im back in the full swing of blogging! Hey there! If your like me, you rely on the internet for your information, plus (i live in the boringest state ever) and we have no sense of who the heck these people are, so let me start of by saying this is a recap of yesterdays shows, my pics for S/S 2013 From Ralph Rucci, DVF, and Tracy Reese.

 

Lets start off with My new favorite : Ralph Rucci, the little bold of color he uses in this jacket is to die for. You thought neon went out with that fanny pack? Well wrong! Heres two picks for R.R S/S 2013

We love the ralph show dont we? I mean can you not love the ambiance of that? i mean neon and look at that green! We know were we will be heading for #Neon Spring

Ok la, moving on to Tracy Reese (Who we all know dresses Michelle Obama , The First Lady) We love color and boy does she got color in here S/S 2013 collection , you have got to see these printed pants!

I for one just love the bold colors tracy uses here, i mean this says again #its spring im here, lets be merry, and really bright, because we all love a little brightness right?

Ok, so my last recap has to come from none-other than the DVF herself We all know how amazing she is, She is a member of the CDFA council and outstandingly talented, and this year she even used Google Innovation, glasses that shoot videos and pictures how cool is that stylish Meets Techie. LOVE!

Err, Stop breaks look at those colors! #TDF!  i love DVF so much ever since her Collection for Kids Via Gap. We Love her!

-With this being said and you see all these wonderful photos (courtesy of Tumblr.com) We can not stop to love the spring and its bright colors and what these individuals are bringing to the tables of fashion i hope you enjoy and (ps dont forget to a. Like me on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/styledintheheartland and follow me on twitter @styledheartland) ps Marc Jacobs show tonight Watching Live! Tweet me!

xx.

alexandria

It’s A Jolly Holiday, When We Go A Yard’ Sailin

Hello again, Ok here’ we go with post #2. Saturdays are usually my days i don’t work, and since i’ve been really sore i took a break from the gym (if you didn’t know before ive lost 42 pounds in 4 months).  Normally when i yard sale, i pick out the ones i want to go to, here a a few tips!

1. Vintage, – Usually estate sales, are the best for this because they have either died, or moved on, (sometimes depending on the home, if its elderly people its usually vintage)

2. Clothes- going into knowing what size you are exactly helps. Because usually you cant try it on.

3. Bargain- i usually try to haggle with people if i dont feel like the price is right, but i’ve come across amazing sales with stories behind everything i buy. Hence why i love yardsales!

Credits:

(1st Photo)

Daria Dvd- (I LOVE DARIA) $.50 cents.

Miscellaneous Jewelry – think 25 cents for these. (the big belt buckle was 1.00 because i recycle jewelry so i was making this into something else)

Unicorn Book- (its a journal) -25 cents.

Indian Coin Purse- 25 cents

(the dvd, the coin purse and the book i got all of it for 1.00 at one yard sale)

 

(picture 2)

Vintage German Suitcase – $.25 cents – I saw it and had to have it, im a SUCKER for vintage suitcases

Mexico Purse- (this purse actually came from mexico the lady purchased it there but never used it) -$5.00

The Cute Weird Fruit Decorations- They are christmas ornaments but I thought they were funny! So i purchased them from a multi-family sale.

(Picture 3- see reference to picture 2)

(Picture 4):

Kitty Umbrella-  $.76 cents ( Picked this up from the Disabled American Veterans Thrift Shop was 95 cents *but saturdays it’s 20% off)

Clothes- I got a blue shrug, a puma halter, some bloomers (BRAND NEW), A danskin workout top, some leg warmers – all from one yard sale (including a dress which will be featured on a later blog posting) all for 6.00 (multi-family sale)

 

These are my finds for Saturday June 2, 2012. – Hope you enjoy looking at them! I hope some of my tips are helpful!

 

-Alexandria