Friday, January 30, 2015

DIY Super Bowl Party

diy super bowl cookies and drink 

diy super bowl party

quick and easy diy super bowl party ideas

diy team spirit decorations

I don't know about you, but I'm excited for the Super Bowl! To be honest... my favorite part is the nachos, I'm not even joking. I love to decorate and host small parties, so I decided to share some DIY Super Bowl ideas! I was inspired by some pictures on Pinterest and I think it's so cool when they actually work out. I chose to recreate these adorable football cookies, this layered drink, and this beautiful pom pom garland that just screams team spirit!
Now, let's get to the Super Bowl festivities! Have a fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DIY Rug Bag

I was shopping through the dollar store looking for Valentines day goodies, yes I like to shop early, and I came across these beautiful woven rugs! My immediate reaction was "OMG I could make a bag out of this!" And since they were only one dollar each, I bought two. And of course I had to share how I made it, typical Lauren, so here's a video tutorial! I am so in love with this DIY rug bag, I have a feeling that it will be my favorite accessory for the upcoming spring season!

Happy sewing and have a fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

Saturday, January 17, 2015

DIY Quartz Necklace

DIY quartz necklace

It's been awhile since I've actually done a tutorial post, not counting my videos. I didn't realize how much I missed it! Today, I'm going to show you how to make this quartz necklace. I am so in love with how it turned out. This jewelry piece looks elegant, sophisticated and adds interest to your outfit. There's just something about adding natural elements to your outfits that I just love. Of course, these are just glass... but you get the idea! Here's how to make it:

DIY quartz necklace

A. Quartz beads
B. Chain
C. Lobster clasp, eye pin, and jump rings (I just used the links of the chain instead of the jump rings)
D. Pliers 

diy quartz necklace

1.) The first step is to choose your stone pieces and string them onto the eye pin. Mine could only fit three beads, but if you get longer eye pins or wire, you can add more.

diy quartz necklace

2.) Next, use your pliers to make a loop on the straight end of your eye pin to match the loop that is already made.

diy quartz necklace

3.) Cut the chain to your desired length, then cut that in half to make two pieces of chain. Attach the chain to both sides of the charm you just made.

diy quartz necklace

4.) Lastly, attach the lobster clasp to the other end of one of the chains and you're finished!

diy quartz necklace

diy quartz necklace

I would wear this necklace with a v-neck or a scoop neck shirt, something that shows off your collar bone and allows the beautiful necklace to be seen by the world! It kinda makes me feel like an ice princess or something like that, but maybe I've just watched Frozen one too many times... Oh well, have a fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Dressed Up Tee

how to dress up a tshirt

dainty necklaces

dress up a tshirt 

quilted leather bag

how to dress up a tshirt 

T-shirts are a staple in everyone's closet. I used to not like t-shirts because they weren't dressy enough for me, but as I got older I've come to accept these simple garments. I've found ways to dress them up when I want to look a little more put together. But don't get me wrong, jeans and a t-shirt are always nice! For this outfit, I paired my Harry Potter Deathly Hallows shirt with this adorable pleated striped skirt from the Bethany Mota collection at Aeropostale. After loosely tucking the shirt in, I decided to fold the sleeves up a bit for a more styled look. To dress it up the t-shirt even more, I added these dainty gold necklaces from Forever 21, and a chic black quilted leather bag. It's kind of eclectic, I think, because it's combining chic, girly, and a bit a grunge. Also, I just really wanted to wear my Harry Potter t-shirt... Have a fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

Monday, January 12, 2015

DIY Plaid Flannel Scarf

I've seen plaid flannel scarves all over tumblr and instagram, and I finally got to making my own! I love how effortlessly stylish it looks. This diy accessory can definitely add some flavor to a dull outfit! It can make a t-shirt and jeans look like it just came off of the runway!... Okay maybe I got a little carried away, but I'm just sayin'... these scarves are really cute haha. Anyways, I made a tutorial for anyone who wants to join in on the trend! And this technique can be applied to any fabric, so you can use a spring fabric or summer fabric, anything really! Make it your own! Anyways, hope you try it out and have a fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Maroon Tights

maroon tights

culvers butter burger

butterfly hair accessories

I received these adorable maroon tights for my birthday and I finally decided to wear them! I paired them with a black skater dress from Brandy Melville and an army green jacket from JCPenney. And since I'm cold blooded (I'm actually a dragon guys), I had to wear a long sleeve shirt underneath, and I didn't mean for it to show, but it actually worked out because the pattern has some maroon in it! Then, to finish my outfit, I wore my black combat boots (in case I met some ninjas) and my gold cross necklace! And I decided to show you my lunch because this new place called Culver's opened and yesterday was my first time trying it! They have butter burgers, which doesn't sound very healthy at all, but they were really good! Then I went shopping and found these super adorable butterfly hair accessories. A little random, but hey, life is random so it's pretty accurate! Hope you have a fabulous day! 

XO, Lauren

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Years Giveaway!

I love starting out the new year with a new calendar and planner. If you haven't noticed already, I am a planner and an organizer, so those are a must for me! That's why I wanted to get some cute stuff for you guys to start out the new year with! I am doing a giveaway for my YouTube channel, and I'm also doing one for my Instagram! Details are in the video!!

Hopefully you guys, my lovely readers, are interested in entering and spreading some motivation to accomplish our goals! I'm so thankful for all of your support so here's my way of thanking you! Have a super fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

Friday, January 2, 2015

Favorites of 2014

Oh my gosh, Happy New Year 2015 everyone! It's crazy how fast 2014 went by! I'm so thankful for all of you who support me and follow my blog! I can't wait to continue this journey with you all, and gain new friends! So I decided to do a little reflection of 2014 before I do any new outfit posts and stuff because, let's face it... 2014 was pretty amazing! Here are some of my favorites from last year! 

Fashion and Beauty Favorites: 

-Favorite Store: Aeropostale! They've gotten a lot more stylish and they have awesome sales which is important if you're trying to be fashionable on a budget!

-Favorite Fashion Blog: Honey N Silk

-Favorite Article of Clothing: Ralph Lauren navy blue and white striped shirt. It's so comfy and classy and perfect for lazy days when you still wanna look cute!

-Favorite Accessories: Gold bow ring, gold heart sunnies, and my dainty gold dolphin tail necklace from Coco and Marie!

-Favorite Beauty Product: Brown crayon eyeliner, it's all I really wear haha! It's super natural looking and easy to apply in the morning and it just makes me look more awake! 

-Favorite Nail Color: Crushed Plum by Mary Kay, but in general, any deep purple or red. 

-Favorite Hair Products: "Not Your Mother's" Beach Babe Shampoo, Conditioner, and Texturizing Spray! Ooh and my new curling wand! 

-Favorite Hair Style: natural looking curls or waves 

Random Favorites!!!

-Favorite Trip/ Adventure: Roadtrip to Missouri! I made a video and blog post about it here!

-Favorite Quote: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

-Favorite Movies: How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Divergent (OMG I still have to see Mockingjay and Into the Woods!)

-Favorite Songs: Blank Space by Taylor Swift and Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

-Favorite Day: That's tough, but I'd probably say the day my parents surprised my sister and I with a puppy in June! My life has definitely been happier ever since that day haha!

-Favorite Book: "Making Clothes for your Dog" by Tingk hahahaha it was just so cute!

As you can see I have a lot of favorites from 2014! I have a lot more, but I decided not to bore you. Hope you had an amazing year too! 2015 here we come! Remember... you are responsible for your own happiness, don't hope for the best year ever, MAKE it the best year ever! Have a fabulous day!

XO, Lauren