Month: March 2015

New-New

My Best Friend values my opinions. I feel honored that she trusts me to help her look good. She sent me this picture of these gorgeoius skirts from THEAFRICANSHOP (an etsy store).

https://www.etsy.com/shop/THEAFRICANSHOP?ref=shop_sugg
https://www.etsy.com/shop/THEAFRICANSHOP?ref=shop_sugg

They are gorgeous skirts but we are trying to ball on a budget. So, I told her that I would look around and if I found one, I would get it for her. Lo and behold , I was told by my mom that the local Maxway ( http://www.vwstores.com/) had all types of skirts and dreses. It piqued my interest. I went in and there were long dresses, short dress, long skirts, short skirts, one color, multicolors. I went in and found her two possible options and sent them to my best friend. Before she can tell me which one she prefers, her first statement, “Cute but I so need help with a top.” She act like I don’t know her…lol.

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I am in love with these vibrant skirts and I feel you have real fun with them, wear with flats, wear with heels. You can make it work for work or for pleasure. I also feel that the skirt should be the main attraction. As far as a top and accessories, simple is the name of the game. I would pull any one of the colors from the skirt for a top, simple tank top or tee.

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Another alternative would be a denim shirt or vest.

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Here are some other cute alternatives.

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I hope to have given Renee some ideas on how to wear her skirt and I hope to be able to do an update to this post to show you how I helped her style it.

Until next time,

DaniGee

Potentials

You’ve all seem them before—what I like to call, the potentials. It’s exactly the style you’re looking for (be it jeans, earrings, accessories, etc.) except there’s something extra on it. It may rhinestones or something hanging where you don’t want it to. Recently, I found a pair of earrings on my latest thrifting expedition. For whatever reason, I like triangle earrings. It just looks good with my natural hair. I am always looking in the $1 jewelry sections and these are what I ran across.

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As you can see, there’s that extra element to a great pair of earrings. My pre-crafty, creative self would have passed on by them. However, the new me saw potential.

Materials needed:

  • Wire cutters ( or something to open up a jumpring)
  • Spray paint of your choice ( I used Krylon)
  • Googles (Safety first!!)
  • Painter’s Tape

Instructions:

I opened up the jump-ring that the held the mirror tear drop. They came out very easily.  I put painter’s tape on the fish hooks before painting. I then spray painted both sides and these are the results. Spray-paint is awesome!PhotoGrid_1426556630620

Have you ever saw potential in something?

Until Next Time,

DaniGee