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DIY: Elastic Elation

You guys! I finished a mending* project thanks to something I learned on the internets! So, I've had this vintage beaded skirt  for years, but never really wore it because the elastic waist was SO stretched out. Even a belt wouldn't keep this sucker up. Enter this video and my newfound do-it-yourself-y-ness, and I decided to try my hand at fixing the waistband. MYSELF. Step 1: Remove the thread from the waistband. I used...

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The sunlight draws a picture

Thrifted top, vintage skirt & jewelry, Da Me hat, DKNY heels I took some time to do my little DIY trick on a rarely-worn oxford, and paired it with one of my favorite vintage finds: a full black and gold print midi skirt. I saw this skirt peeking through the rack at some thrift store or another, and it immediately reminded me of something an elderly Russian lady in a head scarf would wear...

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Easy DIY: Crop top

You're not going to believe this, but I actually got around to doing a project for my DIY capsule collection! I decided to tackle a fairly easy task first: a crop top. Now, technically it only required extremely basic cutting and sewing but just humor me here, mmkay?I found a cute little oxford shirt at Atomic Number 10 and decided it would make a perfect crop top. Here's what I did:1. Gather...

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Breaking up is (not) hard to do

As much as I love menswear, I can count on one hand the number of times I've worn a suit--as in a blazer and matching bottoms meant to be worn together. I'll take my separates separately, thank you.I bought this Far East-inspired suit from a thrift store a while ago, and while the skirt got some play after I altered it, the jacket hung around, unworn for quite some time. I...

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