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Wardrobe Transformation

Throwback Shoes

September 3, 2016     Like This Post!

It’s always a sort of relief when you’re able to get rid of things. Clutter is a real problem, and nostalgia is a true instigator.

Before and after a move is a great time to rethink what you own, especially as you’re sifting through your things planning on how to pack and then unpack. When I was making my last move, I really dove deep into my closet. My wardrobe includes a lot of custom made things, which I usually reuse and upcycle anyway. I’m constantly reworking clothes. It’s really my shoes that collect, and especially the custom ones I don’t have it in me to throw out. Shoes I tend to hold on to. Which of course is a problem if I’m just collecting and piling shoes on top of each other.

Since all New York apartments are pretty small, I knew I had to suck it up and condense. I had to make a hard to decision of what to keep and what to toss. Deep down you know what you won’t wear anymore for whatever reason. There were four custom shoes I haven’t worn in years, and as much as it pained me, I knew I just needed to make the unfortunate closet space.

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Wardrobe Transformation

This To That // Green Velvet Shirt

November 8, 2015     Like This Post!

Green Velvet Shirt

For a long time, I’ve had a goal to pay more attention to my closet. I’ve been wanting to revamp my wardrobe. It’s a slow process, but I’m working on pieces of clothing a little more every year.

I’ve had this green velvet long sleeved shirt that I wanted so badly to believe it fit me well. Truth is, I got slightly wider hips than average, so I felt this shirt accentuated my hips more and made me a bit self conscious. I thought of ideas on how to revamp that shirt and followed through with one.

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This To That // Faux Leather Knee Patch Pants

October 21, 2015     Like This Post!

Faux Leather Knee Patch Jeans
I’ve been trying to stay on a roll with crafting and doing. I’ve also been trying to finish projects and ideas I came up with a while ago, because one of the worst things is letting unfinished projects pile up.

Over a year ago I came across some jeans with patches on the knees. I saw a variety with denim patches and faux leather patches on different colored pants. I really liked this, and figured it was a project I could take on myself. Plus it’s an easy DIY to jazz up some boring pants.

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This To That // Gwen Stefani Pants

September 23, 2015     Like This Post!

Gwen Stefani Settle Down Pants

Let me take a quick second to tell you about one person that inspires me to no end. But you can probably already guess since her name is in the title. Yea, Gwen. I’ve already written about how much I love No Doubt, but I probably will mention it a lot more in the future. Fair warning here.

Anyway, as a lot of Gwen fans can probably share, she’s the reason why I started taking sewing seriously. I went from sewing clothes for my Barbies, to wristbands (I sewed a lot imitating Gwen’s arm accessories during the Rock Steady era), to sewing shirts for myself, and I can’t stop. I have been for years inspired by her cool style and she inspires me to try to be cool with my style. I don’t know if it’s working, but I do what I can.

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