Tuesday, July 10, 2012

D.I.Y Collar Tips

A couple months ago, I was chilling out in my room thinking of various ways that I could achieve collar tips, or a decorative collar. On Youtube (subscribe to my channel @lydiaVogue), most of the gurus where showing studded collars or ones decked with your common crosses, which aren't my particular cup of tea when I comes to something I want to wear. So after some thought it hit me, why not use some scrap fabric and manipulate it to look like a decorative piece for my collar.

This DIY is super easy and you only need 4 (four) things:

  • A shirt that you want to embellish, must have a collar, preferably pointed as opposed to peter pan. 
  • Scrap fabric, I used some of the same fabric from my other DIY, the embellished jacket
  • A pair of scissors
  • And either a needle and thread or sewing machine.
The first step is to cut out two triangular shapes from the scrap fabric. Make sure that they are about the same size, and that they fit on or around the tip of your collar. Next sew down the fabric to the tip of your collar, I do recommend using a needle and thread for this, as you will be working with a very small space. Lastly, snip away and loose threads or fraying pieces of fabric that you may see. And rock your new shirt! :D

Also, just so you all know, whenever I do this to my shirts, I cover the button holes, so they are no longer useful. You may find it easiest to just remove the collar buttons. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Juicy Couture New Scottie Embroidery Daydreamer Bag Review


For my birthday this year I asked for one thing, and one thing only, and that was the Juicy Couture New Scottie Embroidery Daydreamer bag in the color nardels. I'm not sure why the color is called nardels,but in case you can't tell from the banner, it's a really light pink.

Now, this bag, can be purchased online at for $198.00, but I was blessed enough to score mine for $160.00, at the Juicy Couture outlet across the bay bridge. My mother had called all around asking if people carried the bag, and they kept saying that it was and online model, that had to be ordered from the website, which I didn't want my parents to have to do. So finally we found out about the outlet and took a pretty long drive up there to the store, after being told again that you can only buy the New Scottie Embroidery from the website, but that they sold the outlet version called the Scottie Bling Bag....
The Scottie Bling Bag 
The New Scottie Embroidery Bag 
Yes, the bags do look a lot a like, but I saw differences, and liked the New Scottie Embroidery much more, but came to the decision that I was just going to get the Scottie Bling Bag. When we got to the outlet thought they had the New Scottie Embroidery and boy was I HAPPY to see it there. Needless to say, it has swiftly become my favorite bag, and I love it, not only because of the gorgeous exterior, but also the amazing interior.

  • Three pockets 
    • One is rather large and says "SHOP!" on it. I'm supposing that it's where you're supposed to keep you money and credit cards and things, but since I never have money I just keep my lotion and chap stick and such in there
    • Another says "HELLO?" and is obviously a place for you phone. While my phone does fit comfortably in the pocket, i think that some larger one's like HTCs and such would have a hard time... 
    • and the last pocket holds an adorable heart shaped mirror, with a strap that attaches it to the bag, The straps says, "I am the fairest of them all".             
  • Really cute interior fabric, with the classic Juicy Couture crown print
  • An awesome blinged out heart charm that says Juicy Couture
  • And plenty of  room to hold all of your stuff. 
Okay, so those are some of the cool features of the bag. There are two cons though. 

  • The bag's exterior is made of velour, and that  is a material that can be dirtied rather quickly, i have only had mine for a month and I have already gotten a very small faint spot on the back. 
  • The little jewels that encrust the heart charm tend to fall off. I have lost three of them so far...
Other than those two rather minor short falls, I have been completely pleased with my Juicy Couture New Scottie Embroidery Daydreamer bag, and I would recommend this piece to any girl or woman. Also, the bag comes in two other colors, black and grey. Check out some other reviews to help form your final opinion about whether or not to buy this bag. Thank you for reading. -Olivia                                       

Television Shows and Movies that Offer Outfit Inspiration

Being the type of girl who, on a daily basis, loves to 'dress up', I am sometimes stumped when it comes to figuring out what to pair with what. I wouldn't consider myself to be one that follows trends super closely, but  sometimes I do look to other sources for inspiration. As we all know, we get inspired by everything around us... well at some of us do, and for me personally, different shows and movies that I watch offer great fashion ideas. Here are some of my favorites for fashion inspiration:

Shake It Up 
Shake It Up stars Bella Thorne, and Zendaya Coleman
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Now granted, this is a Disney channel show, and it is catered to a 'younger crowd', whatever that means..., but  their outfits are obviously quite unique, colorful, and in my opinion fashionably on point!

Jane By Design 

Erica Dasher as Jane Quimby
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I don't even know where to start with Jane by Design. First of all it's an ABC Family show, and in my opinion they put out some of America's greatest and most watched television series... Pretty Little Liars, The Secret Life of the American Teenager... and must i say more? But really, one look at the outfits that this cast wears, and you're hooked. Not to mention that the main character's best friend is played by Nick Roux... who may easily be one of the world's greatest looking men.

Pretty Little Liars 

Pretty Little Liars stars Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, and Shay Mitchell
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I know you all probably saw this one coming, but Pretty Little Lairs is truly a show with some awesome stylists because... I mean just look for yourself! It's a show about four different girls trying to solve the mystery of their friend Ali's death, but each girl has their own unique style, as you can see, which is sure to inspire everyone. P.S. I am so in love Aria's outfit here, she's the one wearing brown... in case you didn't know.

Dirty Dancing 

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey
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Unfortunately I was unable to find the a good picture showing how fully awesome some of the outfits in this movie truly are, so I just used this iconic one from the film that everyone has seen before. If you have ever watched Dirty Dancing, you know that all of the styles in the movie are 100% back in trend, high waist jeans, cut offs and shorts especially.

The Clique 

Sam Boscarino, Sophie Anna Everhard, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Bridget Mendler
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I can remember reading and loving the Clique novels back in 8th grade after first watching the movie adaption by the same name. While most people my age at the time LOATHED the movie, as Lisi herself probably would have said, I LOVED it. The outfits of the members of the "Pretty Committee" really inspired me both then and now.