Traditionally New

So today I was browsing Pinterest in my normal fashion and I came across this skirt and thought “I can make this.”  For a seamstress, this is easily the best feeling ever because you know you’ll be able to spend the next 5 hours working on a project.


This dress was selling for $110.00 on Etsy and I made mine for $5 (honestly less about $2 because all the fabric I got was $5).  I would call that some good savings!

I got to work on the skirt and I breezed though it at first.  I had no problems until I got to the zipper.  I broke two zippers and had almost given up when I remembered I had an old dress from my internship that I could pull a zipper from.  So I ripped the zipper out with no difficulty and attached it to my skirt.  For the bra/bralette/crop top I have on, I spent many tedious minutes on it.  It was a bra from H&M that was old and I never wore and I used a broken necklace (also from H&M) for the accents.  For any of you that know me, I very clumsy and burned myself with the hot glue that I used (band-aid in pictures is directly from that incident).  I hope everyone enjoys this post and I love you all!


Thanks to my sister for all the great pics!

Fall Favorites

I know I haven’t posted in a while but school has been very busy!  I just got done with one of the most stressful weeks of the year.  But since it FINALLY feels like fall on campus I thought I’d post a picture of an outfit that could work for fall or winter!  I love layering and mixing prints especially subtle ones that look amazing together so that’s what I did here!  The flannel was purchased at Goodwill for $3.75 (originally from Banana Republic), the sweater was bought on sale for $4 last year at Forever 21, the socks are from Victoria’s Secret as are the leggings, and the necklace was purchased for $8.  I think this outfit is amazing and cozy for the fall for all body types.  I posted a picture of my nails and nail polish because I LOVE matte polishes in the fall time.  Even though it’s not the best picture or paint job ever since I forgot to push my cuticles back, I wanted to post a picture anyway!  I think I will try black next (pictures will be posted).