Tuesday, December 31, 2013

DIY KEDS/VANS IDEAS

Hello my wonderfuls! HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2014 be wonderful for you, no matter where you are. So since I live that loner life, I decided to make a blog about diy projects for keds or vans bc I need something to do. 

1. GLITTER but classy 
So I know that all girls generally like glitter but you don't wanna look tacky with it all over the place so this is for glitter lovers (I'm going to do this one, I'll post pictures if I remember). These would look perfect on dressy, but not too dressy days. This price is also much better than the Keds + Kate Spade shoes for $80+ (shipping!)
You'll need:
1. Keds/Vans/knockoffs 
2. Mod Podge (or some glue with half that volume of water mixed together) 
3. Glitter (thin or chunky)
4. Some ribbon of your choice, same length as the shoelaces
5. Rubber cement/Vaseline/masking tape
So for all of these, you'll need the shoes and the rubber cement/Vaseline/masking tape. 
1. Put rubber cement/Vaseline/masking tape to protect the rubber part.
2. Mix equal parts glitter and Mod Podge 
3. Take out the shoelaces 
4. Paint the glitter-Mod Podge mix on until you're satisfied
5. Wait until dry and coat with Mod Podge 
6. Lace ribbon in as shoe laces 
7. Vo├Čla! Have fun, stay classy.  



2. Chevron
These look pretty cool, and that's coming from a person who doesn't like chevron. They will take some time though. They would look so good at music festivals (while protecting your feet from getting stepped on!) 
You'll need: 
1. Shoes and protecting things
2. Paint/fabric markers
3. Scissors
4. Cardstock paper/ cardboard
5. Patience and time
So here we go! 
1. Protect the rubber part and take out the shoelaces. 
2. Cut out a chevron pattern (like zigzag) on the paper
3. Line it up on your shoes to your desired length and start painting/coloring! 
4. Repeat until shoe is covered in chevron
5. DONE! 



3. Polka dots!
Not gonna lie, I'm a big sucker for polka dots, but the Kate Spade + Keds were a little pricey. So let's DIY them! You'll need:
1. Shoes and protective stuff
2. Paint of your choice 
3. Pencils with erasers
4. Mod Podge

Okay let's get started!
1. Protect shoes, take out shoelaces, etc.
2. Pour out some paint.
3. Dip the eraser in the paint and then EVENLY press it on the shoes 
4. Repeat all over the shoes until you're happy! 
5. SUCCESS ball is life you're amazing



 4. Studs
For all you badasses out there, I got you guys.

You need:
1. Shoes, yadda yadda
2. Studs 
3. No protective stuff this time! 

So let's go!
1. Insert a stud in the desired place and then using your finger or butter knife, push the sides in (on the inside of the shoe) and repeat.
2. If you got the glue on kind, no worries! Just grab super glue or fabric glue and stick away! 

Okkkay those are just some ideas but have fun! Leave a picture! 
LINKS:
Basic white sneakers: http://m.target.com/p/womens-mossimo-supply-co-lunea-oxford/-/A-14271223#next-image
DIY Mod Podge (In case my instructions were fuzzy): http://m.wikihow.com/Make-Mod-Podge

Saturday, December 21, 2013

FOREVER 21 HAUL

Hi babes, I hope you're all excited that finals (or not, if you're on trimesters like moi) are OVER! I'm pretty sure happiness was actually radiating off of me today when school ended. Anyways, yesterday I got a pretty yellow package on my doorstep so let's haul it out! 

1. Flower Power studs ($4.80) 
Okay there's a reason why my blog is about "flower children", and it's not just because I'm a wannabe hipster. P.S. Sorry for naked nails, my bare nails haven't seen the sun for weeks. 

2. Fit and Flare dress ($12.80, black)  
so I actually lost weight this year and this dress makes me look actually pretty good which blew my mind. I recommend every girl has one (nice fitting dress) in their closet.

3. Everyday V neck Cardigan ($8.80, black) 
comfy cardigan lyfe

4. Everyday Skinny Jeans ($7.80)
I wore these today and they're like high-waisted, super comfy leggings. They honestly don't feel like jeans. 

5. Chilly Days Infinity Scarf ($7, navy) 
warm warm warm

6. Everyday Baseball Shirt ($6.80, black sleeves with white) 
I just needed a baseball shirt 
 
Also in case you wanted to know, I wear a size SMALL and I'm 26/27 in pants. I'm  5'7" in case you're wondering about my proportions. So yeah.
And someone super sweet (like cotton candy) brought me a goodie from Ulta as a gift. Gracias girl! 

It's a set of 6 mini Benefit lip glosses which smell like peach smoothies. The colors are A-Lister (peachy pink), Fauxmance (mauve, literally my favorite lip color besides red), Icebreaker (clear), Kiss You (dark lilac), Lollibop (bubblegum pink), and Poutrageous (coral). 

OOTD x 2


Hello my lovelies! So this week has been a mess, to put it nicely. Also good luck to all those who have midterms and finals next week, may the odds be ever in your favor *cue Hunger Games music* 
So I have, not 1, but 2 OOTD b/c I was too lazy to type OOTD twice. Here we go!

1st OOTD 
• teal high-low shirt from Urban Outfitters
• black jeans from Calvin Klein
• combat boots from G by Guess
• owl necklace from Forever 21

2nd OOTD
• coral dress from Pacsun
• black tank top from Forever 21
• coral scarf with umbrellas from Anthropologie 
• white cardigan from Ann Taylor 
• sheer black tights
• black belt from TJMaxx 
• (my overworn) Steve Madden oxfords

Also in case, you were wondering about weather here, it is currently about 20 degrees today which is probably highly unreasonable weather to wear a dress but YOLO (lamest YOLO moment ever might I add). Have a great day and stay warm! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

PUBLIC EDUCATION SUCKS

Hello my lovelies, happy December! Hopefully you all have great weather and a good holiday season! 

Today I wanted to talk about public education, mainly because I have direct contact with the system every day. The goal of public education is stated in its name: educate the public. If we, as students, are there to learn at school, nothing should trump that ability. However, at my school the dress code presides over everything. Today I wore leggings with a big sweater (not exactly fingertip length since my arms are a little long but it covered what needed to be covered) and a teacher came up to me BEFORE school started, a full 40 minutes before school began and told me off for my outfit. However it was my first time ever getting in "trouble" so nothing happened, but repeat offenders have to stay OUT OF CLASS so their parents can bring their children appropriate clothes. Honestly, that contradicts the whole goal of school in the first place for something totally picayune. I felt I was dressed appropriately and to even imagine sitting out of my (all AP) classes for something so plain out dumb enrages me. I understand that we shouldn't be dressed like sluts for school, but if students aren't dressed that way, they should be allowed to continue on. School was put in place to educate, not waste time staring at a wall waiting for your parents. I really don't appreciate the teacher calling me out, and none of my other actual teachers said anything today. I'm just disappointed that this is the priority of my school, instead of busting the hundreds of druggies or congratulating those who have done well in academics. 

What are your feelings on public education? Mine are clearly a little displeased. Have a great week!