Monday, March 30, 2015

DIY: Watercolor Shoes

Here lately, I have been absolutely loving everything watercolor! I think it's so pretty for spring and summer (or just anytime), and the pastel color combinations are so beautiful. Because of my newfound obsession, I decided to do DIY watercolor shoes that are "painted" with fabric dye!

I am so happy with how they turned out!! They are going to be so perfect for spring, and I can't wait to wear them with all of my dresses and skirts! They are also so comfortable, so they'll be a great everyday shoe.
Without further ado, let's get into how I made these puppies!

For this project you will need:
-White canvas shoes (I got mine from Walmart for $5!)
-Fabric dye in whatever color you want
-Small plastic cups
-Painting sponges

 Mix all of the dyes by filling the cups halfway with warm water. You really don't need a lot of dye; just enough to make the water look dark! I ended up putting too much blue dye in the water, so I just watered it down a bit!

 Here's what my purple dye looked like.

 And here's how the pink looked! I did have to put quite a bit more pink in the water to color it just how I wanted.

 Test out the dyes on a paper towel to make sure you are satisfied with the colors! This is very important because there is no turning back once you start to put the colors on the shoes.

 Start out by making spots with the color that is the darkest (or the one you want to be the "main" color).

 Make sure to make the dots all around the shoe, and don't forget the laces!

 Once you are satisfied with the number of spots, start putting the second darkest color next to the first. Repeat this process until all of the first spots have little buddies!

 Using the lightest color, make spots on the other side of the darkest color. Repeat this process, and fill in with the other two colors as you feel necessary. I did leave some white space in the end, but the shoes are basically covered with color! I just repeated this process over and over until I was satisfied.

 The finished shoes!

I am so happy with how they turned out - I have been wanting a pair of shoes like this for so long, and they were so much fun (and easy!) to make!

Here is my YouTube video on how to make them - it might be a little easier to follow since you can actually see how I made them!

If you guys make these, make sure to show me on Twitter and Instagram - I would love to see them!

Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful day! :)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

OOTD: Cold-Shoulder Romper

Today was a record high so far this year! I mean, the temperature that set that record was 70 degrees fahrenheit (about 21 degrees celsius for those of you on a different scale), so it's not like today was a fantastically hot day...But it was still nice to have some sunshine and a warm day! My mom and I actually went shopping yesterday, and I got to wear one of the rompers I bought since it was so nice!

Romper: Pacsun

Bracelet: Forever 21

My necklace was actually a gift, so I'm not sure where it's from :(

Shoes: These are actually a DIY I did the other day. Post to come soon hehe.

Sneak peak of these watercolor shoes! I'm so excited to share how I did this with you guys! :)

I'm so glad the weather is finally warming up! It's already almost the end of spring break, though, so that's really sad! This quarter should be fun so it shouldn't be too bad jumping back into classes, and it also helps that my birthday is coming up, as well as Easter! Spring is probably my favorite season because there are so many exciting things going on, and everything feels so new and fresh. Hopefully this spring will be a good one!

What is your favorite thing about spring?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful day! :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

My Birthday Wish List!

My birthday is coming up in about two and a half weeks, so I've been trying to think of things that I want! I really don't want a lot this year, and it seems like it gets harder and harder to think of things I'd like to get as presents every year, because I've really been focused on school and my blog lately.

The Canon Rebel t5i is on the very top of my wishlist this year! I'm really hoping to get this beauty from my parents, so I'll keep my fingers crossed!!

The Cinderella collection from MAC is to die for! I love all of the pretty and light colors and the packaging is so pretty! I also just want some cute spring clothes and also some more workout clothes, so we'll see if I end up with any of that! I'd be perfectly content with the Rebel, though, and might possible cry if I get it.

What's on your wishlist at the moment?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful day! :)

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

OOTD: Springing Out of Winter

We've definitely had a couple of cooler days this month, but so far in March the weather has been really nice, and it looks like it's going to be a warm spring (knock on wood!) this year. This outfit is great for the transition into spring because it's perfect for the awkward days where it's really warm in the sun, but still pretty cool in the shade!

Sweater: Nordstrom
Shorts: Nordstrom
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack


This outfit is perfect for a chillier spring day, and it's super comfortable as well! I love how these shorts fit, and the color is great as well. I'm also loving my booties, and I think I'll get a lot of wear out of them this spring and summer. Again, if it isn't already blatantly obvious, I am so excited for spring! My birthday is coming up (April 8th), as well as Easter, so I'm going to have so many chances to dress up which I'm really excited about! Finals are also finally over and spring break has officially started! I'll be able to catch up on sleep and see some of my best friends, so expect a lot of fun posts this coming week ;)

What are you most excited for this spring?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a great day! :)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Comfy Chic Outfits for Finals!

Finals week officially kicks off tomorrow for me, and I don't know about you, but I always struggle to decide what to wear during the whole week! I never know if I should go for a more put together look, or just all out sweats and sweatshirt and not care at all. That usually ends badly, though, because after the test is done I usually feel super self-conscious that I look like I just rolled out of bed (even though I probably did)! To avoid all of those situations, I put together a couple of comfy-chic outfits that are perfect for finals week!

(Notice the "coffee addict" mug...that is what I am, especially during finals week!)

Surprise Back

I'm calling this outfit the "Surprise Back," because it looks like a normal, comfortable outfit, but the back of the sweater has this really cool rib-cage inspired cut!

I put on a pretty rose patterned crop top underneath the sweater so it would show through and look really gorgeous! 

 My crop top matches my laptop cover, so that's always a plus! I also braided my hair around my whole head to keep it out of the way.

 Sweater: Nordstrom
Yoga Pants: Lululemon
Shoes: Macy's

 Crop Top: Forever 21

 I think this outfit is so cute, and you can definitely get away with wearing yoga pants! They are just as comfortable as sweatpants, and this pair is especially great because they're high-wasted so it looks better with the crop top!

Graphic Tee

 Another way to dress up yoga pants is to wear a super cute graphic tee!

 (Looking at that picture of ice cream on my friend's much better than studying!)

 Graphic Tee's are such a fun way to make a boring outfit pop, and they are usually oversized and comfy! I love this one so much since Sunday's are my favorite days, and I love the saying "Sunday Funday!"

It also helps to do a cute hairstyle as well, since it shows you put in a little extra effort! I also like to have my hair out of the way during tests because when I get stressed I tend to mess with it and lose focus! I don't know if that's just me, but either way it's just so much easier to deal with hair when it's up and out of the way.

 Shirt: Nordstrom
Yoga Pants: Lululemons

Low-key Jeans and Flannel

 Ok, flannels are the best. They are so comfortable, and look so cute and casual!

 This outfit is perfect if you want to look just a little bit more put together, or if you are going to be going anywhere after your final (celebratory frozen yogurt?!)!

Flannel: Garage
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Converse

Comfiest Put-Together Outfit

 This outfit may look put-together, but do not be fooled! It is just as comfortable as - if not more than - the first outfit!

 This outfit is perfect if you have a last minute study date with that cute boy in your class, or if you absolutely have to look nice for something, like a presentation! It is still super comfortable since it's a shift dress and oversized sweater, but looks really nice.

 Pairing cute jewelry with this look makes it look even more put-together!

 Again, I also like having my hair up just to keep it out of the way. This hairstyle is super easy to do, and looks really cute!

Honestly, I would wear this outfit all throughout finals if it was socially acceptable!

Sweater: Nordstrom
Dress: Nordstrom
Necklace: Forever 21
Ring: Tilly's
Shoes: Macy's

This is also a really great option for those of you who live in warmer places and yoga pants and sweaters are way too much to wear! You could just wear the dress if the sweater would be too warm, or pair it with a thinner one!

Alright, those are the options I thought of for comfy chic finals outfits! You can mix and match any of these to create your own unique variation, and they would all be so cute! If you guys try out any of these outfits, make sure to show me on Twitter (@stnkrbug) and Instagram (@stnkrbug)! Good luck to those of you who have finals - we can do this!

Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful day! :)