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Spray painting seems like an easy way to update everything. Especially when it’s gold. Just a few spritz away until an objects looks 10x its actual worth. Few days ago i try this technique myself, and now i’m obsessed! Since then i’ve spray painted anything i could find. A hanger, some toy animals, an old shirt, and a mirror frame. I’m not going to lie, some of them fails. But the other turns out pretty amazing! If you’re interested to try, use your gold spray paint for these 10 interesting DIY
1. LAVISHING PLASTIC TOY ANIMALS2. GIVES AN UPDATE ON ANY USED JAR
3. TRANSFORMING A BORING DESK LAMP
4. MAKING A FANCY CENTERPIECES FROM EVERYDAY OBJECT
5. COATING OLD SHOE HEELS
6. MAKING A BOOK ENDS OUT OF RANDOM OBJECTS
7. MAKING A MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA INSPIRED SNEAKERS
8. MAKING A DIY SUNBURST MIRROR
9. PERSONALIZING TABLEWARES
10. A BRAND NEW WHITE TEE
What do you think? Are you interested to try some of them yourself? Have a good day!
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It’s been a while since i posted anything DIY-and-decoration related. So finally, here goes another ;)
Spray painted toy animals? Oh, how original! I know a lot of people has done this already. But seeing a pile of unwanted toy from maybe-a-decade-ago, begging to be loved again, i must give this DIY a try. Actually, i’ve been wanting to do this since i posted ‘Why Didn’t You Start With These DIY Already‘ back in April. Yeah! Why didn’t I, indeed? But just to give you the idea, that’s how
good bad i am at procrastinating.
These toys were once forgotten and nobody wanted them anymore. But after some coats of gold spray paint, voila! They transform into cute table displays. Who can resist some golds anyway? I can’t…
But I decided to leave Mr.Lion’s and Mr.Skinny Horse’s color as it is. They have this cute neon yellow and pink tones that adds nice pop of colors.
The funny thing about them is… it’s kind of difficult to put them together without looking like they are going to eat each other with their wild animal pose. The two pictures above took a lot more efforts than it looks like. I have to try all kinds of arrangements until they look normal standing side by side.
I mean, just see the photo above. The first one looks like two tigers confronting a poor Mr. Rex while Mr.Giraffe stands awkwardly not knowing what to do. And the next photo looks like some kind of an action movie where Mr. Ant is threatened by Mr. Rex whom is also threatened by two tigers. I imagine them each holding a gun and yelling “Don’t you dare to shoot, or i’ll shoot!” Except of course for the awkward Mr.Giraffe who has no idea what to do and decided just to throw a judgmental face.
Hm… okay… these toys are meant to be played after all, right?
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I’m going to give you all a very vivacious ‘HELLO READERS!’ as my semester break has officially begin! *imagine myself grinning while typing this* :D
My final exams this semester ended yesterday and now i’m as free as a bird. Even though to say that i’m going to be lying. Honestly, i chose to be involved in some non-academic activities around my campus and it surely will keep me busy during the break. But that’s absolutely fine, since i’m pretty sure that i’m going to have fun doing it. Besides, i’ve planned out some other activities i’ll do during the break like joining summer camp, re-decorating my room, blogging more intensively, going on a beach getaway, and the list goes on and on.
One of those plans being attending a Fashion Week held by my University. I already have an idea on what to wear to attend the event, and that includes a skirt that i made a whole post about : here. As for my inspirations, here they goes…
1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/for more inspo visit my pinterest board
People simply called them ‘sheer maxi skirt’. Though i’m still going to go with maxi-minis as that describes them better
and sounds a lot cuter. I also have several reasons for that…
One of my most favorite fashion source, Refinery29 called maxi sheer skirts as a ”Trend You Bound To Regret“. At some point, they do become too daring (and by that, i mean… underwear-baring). And from what i see, something’s too daring rarely stays too long until they stopped being trendy. Took only several years until what once was cool turns completely ridiculous. That was why, instead of a sheer maxi skirt i prefer to call them Maxi-minis, as long as they have a decent amount of mini skirt uderneath that is. For this pieces, i predict, as long as maxi skirts and mini skirts stays, they also will. What do you think?
Phew! Now that’s a lot of topics i shoved into one single post! So thank you for reading, and till next post! ;)
I have a specific type of skirt i’m considering to buy right now. I don’t even know what they’re called, but they are mini skirts covered with a layer of sheer fabric that somehow turns them into a maxi skirt. Maxi-minis. That’s going to be their name, if i have it my own way.
If i managed to get the right one, it’s actually going to be my first real attempt to dress myself in an experimental manner. I planned to pair them with a bomber jacket i get from a thrift store that looks awfully similar to this :
A bomber jacket and a skirt!? Well, i believe that i’ve wrote about my love towards style-clashing several times before. You know, managing to have an classic-ecletic; feminine-androgynous; glamorous-tough; vibe all in one outfit.
The maxi-minis are actually a manifestation of clashing styles itself. It has the playfulness of the minis but also have the elegance of maxis. For all the people out there who has commitment-issues with skirt length, this hybrid skirt might do wonders for you.
The sequin slit skirt (last one) is by far my favorite. See how it screams ‘femme fatale’ all over it? But as much as i like it, i’m not sure if it’s the right one for me, as i’m pretty sure that i’m going to be more comfortable wearing the number four.
So lovely readers, if i’m asking you (and i fully trust your fashion knowledge and/or intuition), which one will you suggest? ;)
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Two more weeks until this semester ends, and i’m counting down everyday. I know this is wrong, especially when the final exam is right in front of my eyes. But i’m already imagining the days i can just roll around in bed all day doing nothing. And while spending the days like those, what can one possibly wear? The answer is : Stripes. For me, stripes is something i always run into. Because i don’t even need to think, they’ll do all the work for me.
Here, i’ve gathered some stripes inspired photos, which, somehow reflects the lazy vibe i’m feeling right now.
With not so much effort, see what stripes can do? They won’t ever be a let down.
As for myself, what do i wear when i’m too lazy picking up clothes and wants to look nice in the same time? breton top, for sure…
I hereby declare that stripes are slacker’s biggest hero!
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As much as i love black and white, i can’t help to be tempted by some pop of colors. And by color, this time, i refers to neon. While wearing a whole outfit in neon might be
painful for the eyes tricky, adding some neon details is actually a very clever trick. Plus, it’s perfect for summer (not that it really matters where i live, since it’s pretty much summer all year long).
Anyway, here goes some of my inspiration. And brace yourself, since there are a lot of them. Enjoy!
Among all of these inspiration photos, the one that really drags me into loving the black-white-and neon thing is actually the second photo of a tiger with green eyes. I’ve had that photo in my laptop for quite a while now, and still can’t get over how fascinating it is. I might even want to print it and hang it on the wall. Credit to whoever took it, it’s amazing!
I might also want to give credit to one of my favorite blog at the moment, The Fashion District. Because just like me she loves everything in black and white, but this outfit really blows my mind. She absolutely pulls neon perfectly, thus dragging me even further into loving neon details.
images : 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/20
That’s it for now. Now i need to run into some other unfinished tasks. Till next post! :)
I do love styling. I enjoy trying a lot of different looks and experimenting. But not being loaded with money (and time), i can’t go on with this if i’m 100% relying on my wardrobe. Luckily the option to mix, match, and create a look virtually is now available and it’s an absolute bliss for me. My favorite this far has been polyvore (don’t forget to check out and like my sets. see, i just shamelessly promotes myself), and looklet. Too bad looklet were closed some times a go, though you can still try the demo version here.
Those are some outfits i created on looklet. They pretty much reflects my taste right now. Somewhere in between ecletic and classic, with mixed materials, sleek and simple, androgynous with a touch of feminine accent, glamorous but somewhat effortless.