DIY T-Shirt Upgrade

tshirt_mainIn the world of fandom, t-shirts are prolific. They’re usually good giveaway items at conventions, and you really can’t make it through summer concert season without buying at least one.

tshirt_beforeI picked up this one from hanging around Mr. Boyfriend’s Jack of All Nerds podcast.

I however, don’t jive with plain cut tees. Firstly, I have a curvy woman body and most freebie t-shirts are for men and in men sizes. Secondly I’m a vain bitch and like to stand out from the crowd.

I’m obsessed with prints right now so I came up with this flattering cut that can be worn over a flowy print to punch up a casual look.  I would also wear it a little sexed up with a fitted high waist skirt. Flash a little skin in the most flattering places, y’know.

Enjoy.

STEP ONE

Cut off neck from shoulder to shoulder. Don’t cut past the arm seams.

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STEP TWO

Fold in half. Make a curved cut from about 4 inches under the design to the bottom of the back fold.

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STEP THREE

Start at the lowest point in back and cut straight up, stopping about 8 inches from the top and your done! Ps. I also cuffed the sleeves for a more feminine length.

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DIY Buckle Ankle Boots

I wear dresses and skirts year-round. Tights are a must; but footed tights making your shoes slip off? Ain’t nobody got time for that!

That’s why I LOVE ankle boots. I’m a big fan of low profile, simple black ankle boots with a good sturdy heel that I can walk around in comfortably all day… but recently I’ve been obsessed with sturdy black ankle boots with  bad-ass-bitch straps and buckles.

After WEEKS of fruitless searching for a pair that perfectly combined style, comfort and a don’t-have-to-eat-ramen-for-a-week price, the closest I came was this pair on asos.com: Faith Spitalfield Black Buckle Ankle Boots, now sold out, but at the time they cost about $120 bucks.

Waaay too expensive, plus I’m not a fan of the open sides during rainy seasons. One of my favorite things about ankle boots is that I can wear them rain or shine.

Expensive designer version:

Asos Faith Spitalfield Black Buckle Ankle Boots in Black - Lyst

Here’s MY version that cost under $60 bucks:

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Supplies:

  • Comfy boots with the perfect silhouette from Chinese Laundry – $42.59 (sale price on amazon.com)
  • 2 boys’ belts- $6.00 each from Walmart
  • Super Glue of your choice

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Here’s what I did:

  1. Put on one boot.
  2. Wrap a belt underneath the arch of your foot, cross the belt across the top of your foot and wrap around the back of your heel.
  3. When you have the look you want, fasten the belt.
  4. Follow the super glue directions to attach the belt to the shoe where it wraps underneath your arch.
  5. Repeat with the second shoe.

Done, BAM. Take that expensive designer boot regime!

Last Minute Living Doll Costume

Another last minute costume idea from things already in your closet. This makeup looks intense but is SO easy. All you need is a hot pink lipstick, red lipstick and a pair of false eyelashes.
TIP: Make your own giant bow with scrap fabric and hot glue it on a headband. 15 minutes tops.
Living Doll

Vogue knee length socks
$29 – nelly.com

Lip gloss makeup
$35 – theiconic.com.au

Benefit eye makeup
$18 – johnlewis.com

MIA hair styling tool
urbanoutfitters.com