DIY Mirrored Collar

9 Jan

Hey guys, 

Today I’m back with my first DIY post! This one is about how I created this awesome collar, using some old CDs I found lying around my house. 

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This is such a quick and easy DIY to do. It’ll be sure to bring some life back into those old button up shirts.

So the things I used for this DIY are: 

- Old button up shirt

- A container

- Glue

- Scissors

- 1-2 CDs depending on how much of the collar you want to cover

- A letter opener or a stick of some sort
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First you’ll want to boil some water, then pour it into your container.

Then add the CDs in, letting them sit for 2-5 minutes. After the time has elapsed, remove the CDs with the stick and dry them off.

After cooling you want to separate the CD into half by using your scissors to cut a tiny slit, then using your nail to separate the two pieces.

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You should now have 2 reflective pieces, with one being more transparent than the other. Depending on which disc you use, paint a coat of Mod Podge, or spray a clear sealant before cutting out the shapes. This would help with the chipping and flaking that can occur over time. If you forget this step like I did. You can paint your pieces with a clear nail polish after you cut out the shapes.

Once the cutting is complete, glue the pieces to the collar in any layout you want. Make sure you press firmly on the collar to ensure the pieces will stick.

Leaving the collar to dry after an hour or so you should have something similar to this:

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Happy DIY-ing!

If you need a better visual feel free to watch my video for this project on my YouTube channel here.

My Favorite Things

4 Jan

Hey guys! 

Just telling you all to head over to my YouTube channel to check out my new video on my 10 Favorite Things! Its just a little speil about the essential products that I use in my everyday life.

1. Keri Lotion with Shea Butter or the Regular kind – leaves skin feeling moisturized all day
2. Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline – great skin protectant
3. Dove Go Sleeveless Deodorant Beauty Finish scent – keeps you dry for 48hrs & smells great
4. Rio Rumberry Body Spray by Bath and Body Works (purchased off ebay) – smells like Island Kiss
5. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation # 355 Coconut – don’t apply too much it can make you look orange, but blends great
6. Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder # 355 Coconut – applicator breaks away easily, find a backup
7. Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner # 216 Noir – its perfect!
8. VS Pink Lotion Pretty & Pure – smells lovely
9. Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo – new product for me smells great
10. Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner – keeps hair soft and smooth, make this into a leave in! 

I wont always have a favorites video because I’m really skeptical about trying new products unless I do a lot of research on them before hand. But if you have any recommendations on products that you think I should try feel free to let me know. 

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iOffer.com Haul and Website Review

30 Dec

Hey there!
So I’m currently in the process of creating so many videos for you all. My next vlog post will be about a website called iOffer.com They have sooooo many items on that site it’s crazy! Along with too good to be true prices for designer name brands, I decided to take a chance.

I purchased a Hermes Enamel Bracelet in Black and a pair of Rose Gold Chanel Studs. In the video I’ll be talking about the specs of the site, prices, and shipping. Here are some photos of my two items that I purchased.

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I love them!
So head on over to my YouTube channel to watch the review!

Hiatus is Over

27 Dec

Hey everyone! I know its been soo long since I posted, literally over a year! School is still consuming my life but good thing I have one more semester to go, but until then, I’m back in action for sure!

I just want to update you guys on whats going on. I have decided to start a Vlog on YouTube that will coincide with H&H. The vlog will serve as a visual aide toward my posts on here. I’m hoping to gain lots of views and subscriptions from the vlog, to help establish myself a bit more. I’m graduating from college in May and I feel like I need more than just my digital portfolio to serve as my references. I figured the more I blog the better my writing skills can get and I definitely need those skills for fashion public relations. 

It seems like every year I abandon H&H then make a random comeback, but I’m back for sure now. SO head on over to my YouTube channel and subscribe! Here’s the link www.youtube.com/dottbot

Year of the Leggings

24 Dec

No pants no problem! This year alone I experienced so many kinds of leggings, it was ridiculous! Check out the variety.

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Fall Fave – Baroque Prints

10 Nov

 

Over the course of this Fall season I’ve fallen in love with baroque prints. “The print plays out in a number of guises with varying degrees of intensity. For the bold, flashy chain prints on leopard spots intertwine with ropes on bomber jackets, elsewhere strikes of swirling black fauna adorn pencil skirts, while baroque tops with softer, ornate rococo swirls flow gently across jersey. The baroque trend isn’t restricted to clothing; with shoes and accessories getting in on the act too and ingenious devore on shoes make for a pretty introduction to the print.” – ELLE UK

 

Italian designer, Gianni Versace pretty much gave baroque prints a super boost in the fashion world. Here’s some history…

“Baroque’s fashion renaissance popped off in the late 1980s, when Milan-based Gianni Versace turned the Italian artistic tradition into wild pop art, replacing the angels and cherubs of Italian frescos with gold chains, Medusa heads and leopard skins printed on shiny silk. Everything in the Versace moment was big and brash, especially the supermodels like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelisita who rocked the bold prints best. “

Read more: http://www.thefader.com/2011/10/20/anatomy-of-a-trend-versaces-baroque-print/#ixzz2Bqjm3MED

 

26 Oct
23 Oct

Originally posted on L'union Suite:

Shoes- Aldo

Pants & Blazer – Sirens

Shirt & Purse- Winners

Spike and stud are great accents to add an edge to any outfit. I love these spiked platform booties, they are a fashion favourite of mine. Burgundy hues are very popular colour trend for the fall season, and I’m obsessed with this colour as well. The striped shirt which is highlighted by a knit cream sweater, is also one of my favourite picks. Stripes are a very popular trend  during fall and will  definitely be making an appearance during the upcoming spring fashion season. I also added a hat and cross to complete this outfit.

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20 Oct

dottbot:

loving this look

Originally posted on VINTAGE VANDALIZM:

It’s not everyday when you finish work early and get to enjoy the beautiful weather outside in the midst of the Fall. I wanted to utilize the rest of my day but stay local as I was kind of tired so I linked up with my best friend who lives near by and we roamed around my neighborhood with my little man Rex. It was a super casual day, nothing too crazy as far as fashion goes but I made sure to wear some regal key statement pieces that spoke louder than my exhaustion. When I lack the energy to be glamorous, I go for the “boyfriend look”. I was comfortable and chic in my Ann Taylor blazer, silk vintage blouse, cuffed American Apparel jeans, and my spectators but it was my Angela and Roi Purse that served as my inspiration. It’s crazy how a purse can inspire an entire…

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Caviar Nails

26 Jul

Have you seen the new nail trend around town? If not, well let me introduce you to caviar nails.

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What the heck is that? or How can I get that? Well according to Sephora.com

“Created in London, this one-of-a-kind nail art innovation brings avant-garde catwalk nail styling to your fingertips. Featuring pearlescent beads for a 3-D effect, this kit includes everything you need to express yourself with your hands and become an instant nail connoisseur.” - http://www.sephora.com/ciate-caviar-manicure-tm-P311207

The nail polish is made by Ciaté which comes in three styles Rainbow, Black Pearls and Mother of Pearl. Ciaté also provides a step-by-step instructional guide and video on how to get the the perfect caviar manicure. Click here —> http://www.ciate.co.uk/caviar-manicure-how-to-apply

So what do you all think? Caviar Manicure: Hit or Miss?

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