3 Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

                                 Christmas Crafts

I love a good DIY project during Christmastime, and this year I decided to try my hand at making a few Christmas ornaments. I love to stalk the holiday decor sections of shops like Anthropologie, but I’m often itching to recreate what I see with some craft supplies. Today I’m sharing three different ornaments I made. These little baubles would be the perfect thing to whip up over the weekend while watching a holiday film and sipping hot cocoa! 

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Floral for Christmas & My Favorite Holiday Albums

Well hello friends!

It’s been a good while since I’ve written a blog post, but recently I’ve been itching to get back into the habit of posting. Blogging has been a part of my life for so many years, and it always feels good to come back to it. To start things off on a festive note, I wanted to show you how I’ve been wearing one of my favorite floral midi skirts from the shop for the holiday season. And since this outfit is perfect for rocking around the Christmas tree, be sure to read on to the end of the post for a list of my favorite holiday albums to spin this time of year!

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Shop Update: Scarves & Scrunchies

I’ve been hard at work developing new products for the Bouquet shop on Etsy, and I’m so excited about our two latest releases that I thought I’d pop up a blog post all about them! After a few months of wanting to bring some everyday accessories to the shop, I’m happy to tell you that we now have bandana scarves and scrunchies in stock in the shop! Yes, you read that correctly, scrunchies like it’s 1997!

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DIY Summer Top (From a Free Pattern!)

I’m all about white lace when summer hits, and this year I had the urge to make a lightweight top. I found the prettiest embroidered fabric at Joann Fabrics & Crafts, and adapted a free download from Colette Patterns to be my perfect summer blouse. The finished top is breezy and cool with just the right amount of detailing: sweet ruffle sleeves, and a little flounce across the front. The embroidered fabric means there is no hemming involved making this a quick and easy project– perfect for a beginner sewist!

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Summer Style Wishlist

The change of seasons is always a time for me to reevaluate my wardrobe and my style, looking for any gaps I want to fill or items to pass on. Of course this process naturally leads to a teensy bit of retail therapy, and I thought it would be fun to share my current shopping list with you. I try to keep my wardrobe minimal and classic, but I definitely like to leave room for fun and special pieces, especially if they feature a floral print. Read on to see what’s on my list this summer!

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Handmade Fashion: Palm Print Midi Skirt

 

Leaf Print

I thought it would be fun to dedicate one day a week to sharing a look featuring items I made myself! The feeling of putting together an outfit from pieces you’ve DIYed is pretty darn satisfying, and this look, one of my current favorites, is made up of three things made by me! At the end of this post, I’ll include links to similar items, or the exact item if it’s available in my Etsy shop like this monstera print skirt. A simple tee and midi skirt is one of my favorite outfit combinations in the summer, especially when paired with strappy sandals and a straw bag.

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Clean Beauty: Oui Fresh Beauty Box

So Fresh So Clean

When I first started to get into more natural beauty products, I often wished for a subscription box that would curate non-toxic products from new and interesting brands that were relevant to me. So when the gals from A Beautiful Mess announced they were creating a beauty box last year, I was so excited! I watched from the sidelines for a while, but finally decided to subscribe and try the Oui Fresh box for myself. Since the June box was just released (snag a subscription here,) I thought it would be the perfect time to share my May box with you.

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Thrift Store Style: Classics for Summer

 

Building my Wardrobe

Whenever I’m asked what the best place to start at is when it comes to thrifting, I’m always quick to respond with “thrift the classics.” You know, the great button down blouse, striped tee shirt, little black dress, etc. Timeless pieces are easy to come by at thrift and second hand stores in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles. And in the accessory department, I love to check out Etsy and eBay for vintage options. You would be surprised at the prices you can find on designer items from a few decades back, and the quality and timeless styles mean they will last you for years to come. Everything in this outfit is second hand, but I’ll link to some similar pieces at the end of the post, including some vintage Chanel shoes!

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