I always feel like I don’t know how to dress for the winter. I hate to be cold and so that means I look for things that are more function than form. I have a few pairs of jeans that I rotate between (why is it so hard to find flattering jeans that don’t cost a fortune?!). And I wear a LOT of sweatshirts. A good (meaning stylish) sweatshirt can be hard to find and I usually just end up picking up multiple basic ones from the men’s department at Target ($8 a piece, yo! It’s a bargain!). But I was starting to feel really blah so I decided to do a DIY fashion makeover on a black sweatshirt. I love how it turned out and it was SO easy.
I’m super crafty in my head but when it comes right down to it, I’m pretty limited in my DIY skills. Like, bags and things. I may be able to sew a straight line, but I could never whip up a little pouch with a zipper. So here are some DIY gift ideas, for all the gals on your list, that are super simple and can be made by any skill level! Did I mention they are super cute? ‘Cause they are.
Don’t tell my husband, but I think I like fishing. I learned some basic skills as a girl on our family vacations to the mountains and had a chance to brush up again this summer. It’s super boring, and I don’t want to be on a boat all day (unless there is wine and music). The main reason I like fishing is because of the tackle. I mean, Power Bait comes in all kinds of pretty colors including marbled and glitter varieties. And snap swivels aren’t just for your tackle box. This is how you make DIY bracelets with snap swivels.
It happened. I bought a one piece bathing suit. I had every intention of being fit for the summer and rocking my usual two pieces. But I like food. And I’m a mom. Hanging out in a two piece at our neighborhood pool was starting to feel wrong. So I went on a quest for cute one piece swimsuits. And found the perfect suits!
I really thought I could take my kids shopping with me. I had it all figured out. I took my best friend, who was visiting from out-of-town, with me. I figured she could keep an eye on them while I tried on a bathing suit. And it worked pretty well. I only had to stop a few times to break up a fight or check on a “head collision.” But when they started to get all up in the window displays, I knew I had to wrap it up. I got the suit, and nothing was damaged. But my friend has gone home and it’s just me and the boys. Which means, either I have to take them with me (and risk the ever worrisome ‘you break it, you bought it’) or I have to shop on the weekends when my hubby is home. And who wants to deal with mall crowds on the weekend? That leaves online shopping for taking care of my summer fashion needs and wants.
I’ve rounded up my fave items that I am coveting for the warm summer months. This way I can shop online and not have to worry about getting side eye for the young retail gals who don’t find two loud, grabby handed, boys cute. You know when I do a shopping post that the prices are always pretty reasonable unless it is an extra special item that you can use again and again (hullo, Marc Jacobs). What’s on your online shopping list for summer?
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Have you guys heard of #Yoshirt yet? You may have noticed it in my side bar, or seen me mention it on instagram. I’m super excited to share this video with you of how the products are made. But I do want to disclose that this is my husband’s company. This is not a sponsored post but I am paid in unconditional love and support and now I want to give a little bit of that right back to him!
Some of you know that my husband recently got the chance of a lifetime. He is working full-time on a company called Yoshirt where you can make custom clothing and phone cases with your own photos and designs. They just finished this video explaining the process and wanted to share it. The products are super cool and I’m going to be designing some for myself to wear really soon!
I get such a kick when my kid’s wear the custom socks they made of their principal for crazy sock day. Keep in mind these are adult sized socks (at the moment – more products being added soon). The possibilities are endless for this app! Go download it!
OMG! Where’d you get Yoshirt!