After we shot the last outfit you saw here, I came upstairs and decided to film a quick how to video for the half updo. It’s the simplest hairdo ever, but just in case you were curious to see how I did it (or in case you’ve terribly missed my head-turn), here’s a step-by-step:
It took me long enough to pull this jacket out of my closet and make some good use of it. You know that garment in your closet you absolutely love individually, but at every attempt it doesn’t make it further than the mirror, right back to the hanger? It’s a shame because this one has a lot of potential, I know. Surprisingly, there were plenty of these left the night after the Versace for H&M launch and even months later. Like the Portuguese quote says “taste is just like a butt, everyone has got one” and apparently mine is very different from the rest.
To conclude to closet renovation DIYs, here’s the belt organization system I came up with. Really, it’s nothing. Just a row of hooks screwed to the wall.
- electric drill
- metal hooks (mine are #106 from home depot)
The picture below is from the necklace solution post, but since it’s essentially the same process for the belt solution, I’m using it for your reference. Place a level against the wall to make sure your line is straight. Mark the wall with a pencil where you want the hooks to go. Drill the holes on the marks. The size of your wall and quantity of belts you’ll be hanging will dictate how many holes and hooks you’ll need.
I’ll be the first to admit that I have a thing for the color red. The strangest thing about it all is that I never knew this, until the day I began writing this blog. Well, not the exact day, it’s been an ongoing realization. Just the fact that I’ve titled at least three posts using the word “red” is a good indicator. It’s a good thing, though. Red brightens up an outfit anyday. Close your eyes, imagine this same combination, but instead of red, a black jacket. Not so great of an ensemble, right? Told ya.
It was a business and fun-filled three days in the big apple. I hadn’t gone anywhere solo in quite a few years and this trip was a great reminder of how much of a talk-to-myself (even ask questions and promptly respond) individual I am. But I wasn’t as lonely as I had predicted. Meeting new folks and reconnecting with old friends made my expedition a lot more enjoyable. Wanna see what I saw?
For the Independent Fashion Blogger Soiree the pressure was off. Assembling this outfit felt like a breeze compared to the outfit I posted on Tuesday. I spotted this dress at Akira (a local boutique I should be posting about fairly soon) and instantly knew it would serve me well. Black (although the purchase was made for a specific event, I was in serious need for something preto), basic but also flirty and fun. Me, happy.
This is the easiest way I found to hang all of my necklaces in an orderly manner. There’s absolutely nothing complicated about putting holes in a wall (I do it all the time when moving furniture around). If your necklace collection grows you can always add more hooks and frames (as long as you’ve got walls to work with). I was working with a very limited wall-space, since it was already inside my barely-walk-in closet. If I could pull it off, you can too. Or at least try.
- hooks (#106 from Home Depot)
- frames (mine are thrifted and hand painted)
- electric drill
As you probably can tell by now, we don’t use rulers around here (very, very bad. Don’t follow). Use a level to make sure your frames will hang straight from the wall. Mark the place on the wall where you wanna place the hooks with a pencil.
Once you’re ready, drill the holes onto the walls and screw in the hooks
Now for a make-fun-of-Lulu little session. Can anyone tell me what’s wrong with this picture bellow?