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Recent Things #2

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Hey ya’ll!

Hope you’re having a great Tuesday. :)

I’ve been pretty busy this past week so I thought I’d just have a little chat with you. My past few posts were pretty intense, with a bunch of DIYs and fashion tips and I’ve missed my old chatty posts. October’s finally here and I felt like September just flew by. Though we’re halfway into fall, it’s still pretty hot here in California. I’m not complaining at all, I love the warmer weather.

Halloween’s coming up in the next couple of weeks but to be honest I’m really not a fan. Horror movies and costumes? Nope, I will straight up cry if I even catch a glimpse of a scary movie trailer. I really can’t wait for this “holiday” to blow over.

I used to love dressing up in my hand-made costumes. I made a witch costume in 4th grade which was one of my first sewing projects and turned out to be a hot mess and a devil two-piece set in 5th (everyone thought I was a red cow LOL). In 6th grade I had a Mad Hatter (from Alice in Wonderland) 5 piece which was probably my most dramatic costume to date, with a shinny, bright blue 2 ft tall hat I made that weighed like 5 pounds. Yes, I carried that thing around with me all day at school since it turned out slightly too small for my head. I was so disappointed, but charged on with my head up. :D

Last year I did a DIY makeup-based Batman costume here on this blog even though I knew and still don’t know a single thing about Batman. Not linking to that since it’s on private and is #embarrassing. I don’t think I’ll be doing anything this year for Halloween in real-life or online, but I’ll post pictures of all my homemade costumes from past years just from the fun of it.

Back to today, I’m currently working on a lot of school-based stuff which isn’t really that fun. The exciting news is, my up-coming sewing book is much farther along! As you can see, I’ve added a link on my menu bar to Amazon where you can preorder the book NOW! The title is “#OOTD Sew and Style,” a complete guide on teaching teens how to sew and make garments from scratch, with full sized patterns included! I don’t have much to share other than that for now, but watch out for a full blog post + pictures about the book and the creative process behind it coming in the next couple of weeks! I’ve also got more DIY clothing tutorials planned, since those seem to be you guys’ favorite type of posts.


Enough blabbing for today. What have you been up to lately? :)



Recent Things (#1)

Hey y’all! If you’ve noticed, I  have been back from my short blogging hiatus (Feb. to Mid-April) but the posts you’ve seen so far were kinda pre-written. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a heart-to-heart so I’m happy you’re here to chat. I was really busy working on another long-term project which caused me to fall behind on school so I had to catch up on that. :( I don’t know if I’m allowed to publicly announce anything yet, but it’s related to my upcoming sewing book (which is getting published btw, hard copy and bound!). I’ll definitely spill all the details once the release date is confirmed.

One of my new year resolutions was to post more and I’m ready to do so during the summer. Today’s post is more of an life update, though I have planned lots of fun DIY fashion projects for the future. I also haven’t done an outfit post in a while and those are my favorite kind of articles to read online. It’s probably because I only go out of the house 2 days a week and I wear the same thing both days since no one can tell. Haha. ;) Nevertheless, I’m aiming for at least 3-4 outfits per month, so half a week of outfit ideas for you guys.  In the meantime, I still won’t be posting much soon. There’s just a lot on my plate at the moment and a LOT more of catching up to do. School ends mid June and I’ll be back then, hopefully sooner.

Below are just a couple of photos illustrating my life this past couple of weeks, more or so a peek into my life. They aren’t in time/week order, just here and there. Hope you enjoy! All images via my Instagram :)

recent things

1. Ripped denim, a cappuccino, and ugly potholders.

2. My very photogenic shell pasta with shrimp.

3. Fabric shopping.

4. On the road with pretty clouds.

5.  Farmer’s market featuring fresh raspberries and blueberries.