May 24, 2012

feeling teal {how to wear DIY}

DIY Aqua Skinny Jeans

After altering these teal/aqua pants into skinnies several weeks back (see here for tutorial) I have been wearing them nonstop, they are so comfortable! The denim is not very stretchy so they don't bag out and not fit at the end of the day like jeans sometimes do, and the fit at the waist is perfect! Never have I had a pair of pants fit that well at the waist without altering them! Oh and did I mention they were thrifted?! :) I kept my whole outfit pretty simple and paired the pants with a black ruffle blouse, black floral wedges, and my new fedora hat!
outfit details:
teal skinny jeans/thrifted, blouse, necklace, and fedora/JCP, floral wedges/Payless

Happy Thrifted Thursday!

May 23, 2012

little bits of life

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here's just a little bit of what I've been up to lately, via my instagram photos!
*dollar theater date night with the hubby
*homemade vanilla frappuccino!
*wearing a new hat!
*DIY striped canvas shoes {see my tutorial here
*NBA game in Memphis, TN with hubby
*a fun picture of me and my mom for Mother's day. I get to see her this weekend!!!
*DIY garter I made, {see my tutorial here}
*celebrating my husband's completion of his MBA graduate program!
If you'd like to follow along on instagram, I'm @crazyaboutcoral    :)

May 17, 2012

polka dots & stripes: hues of blue!

Hello! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, we've been busy apartment hunting here in job yet, just that our current lease ends and we have to move at the end of the month. I was thrilled to find this navy blue, polka dotted blouse at the thrift store a while ago, and paired it with some striped blue and white shorts, my favorite wedges, and a free belt from work! I wore this last week when TC and I were out and about in Little Rock! Have a super thrifted thursday everyone! :)

outfit details:
blouse/thrifted, shorts, belt, wedges/JCP, bag/Target

May 12, 2012

customizing canvas shoes {tutorial}

I just customized a pair of plain white canvas shoes (like the $5 Wal-Mart variety!), and now they're so fun! The lightweight canvas makes them the perfect summer shoe. I painted a striped pattern in a light neutral beige color and used floral ribbon for  pretty shoe laces. This shoe DIY was really easy and you can do it too! Here's what I did!

1. Supplies needed: canvas shoes, ribbon, crimp beads, masking or painters tape, soft fabric paint. (I used Tulip brand in the matte finish and the color is called 'Linen'.  2-4. Tape off where you do NOT want your paint to go. I cut the masking tape in half because I wanted thinner stripes. I taped mine off by section, horizontal stripes on the front and back sections, and vertical stripes in the middle section. I taped around the rubber sole and the trim around the ankle of the shoe because I wanted those to stay white. Repeat same steps on the other shoe.  5. Pour paint in a small plastic cup or on a paper plate.  6. Start painting your shoe, working in sections. Repeat on other shoe.  8. While shoes are drying make your pretty shoe laces! Cut 2 strips of ribbon the same length as the shoelaces that came with your shoes. Cut ends diagonally.  9. Run a lighter over the ends of your ribbon to melt the fibers to keep it from fraying. *Note: this will only work on ribbons made of synthetic fibers.
10. Slide one crimp bead onto your ribbon.  11. Slide another crimp bead on to your ribbon, getting it as close to the first bead as possible.  12-13. Using pliers, smash your crimp beads flat.  14-15. Trim excess ribbon.. 16. Run a lighter over the ends once more to melt those stray frays.  17. Repeat steps for all ends of your ribbon shoe laces.  18. Remove tape! I removed my tape before my paint was completely dry...I was too impatient! :) This actually worked out well though because it allowed me to wipe off a bit of excess paint that ended up on the rubber sole. After paint is completely dry (should take about 4 hours) lace up your newly decorated shoes and admire!

May 10, 2012

altering some aqua pants

Hey all! Happy thrifted Thursday! Instead of an outfit post, I'm going to share how I quickly turned some thrifted straight leg pants into skinny (though a bit more slim-leg than skinny  because that's my personal preference) jeans! It was super easy and you can do it too! Here's how!

May 8, 2012

EV:EB Nautical

A navy, pleated skirt! My newest addition to my thrifted apparel collection! For Everybody, Everywear's Nautical link up this month I paired the skirt with a striped, ruffle tank, a bright red jacket (altered the fit and added new gold buttons myself), gold accessories, and red lipstick! On a completely different note, my husband left for Tennessee today for a job interview! We're so excited for this opportunity,  but trying not to get our hearts set on this in case it doesn't work out! Hoping and praying! Happy Tuesday!! :)
Natilcal: EBEW
outfit details:
skirt/Thrifted, ruffle tank/Target last year, jacket/Gordman's maybe? I've had it at least 4 years, nude platform pumps/JCP, necklace and belt were both random K-mart or Wal-Mart finds several years ago..

May 6, 2012

my favorite graduate

On Saturday, my wonderful husband walked across the stage and graduated with his Master's in Business Administration! He got to wear a fancy gown with weird sleeves and hood lined with khaki colored velvet! Strange traditions.. ;) We enjoyed spending the weekend visiting with his immediate family, grandparents, and his aunt who all came to support him! After two years of hard work and dedication (and a lot of stress) he is finally done! I'm so proud of him and look forward to whatever our future holds! Now, the real work begins with job hunting, but we're so excited for the possibilities! :)
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