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French Connection colorblock dress
$105 – johnlewis.com

Gap jacket
gap.com

Aiayu silk socks
$34 – youheshe.com

Hunter pink rain boots
$96 – johnlewis.com

Wrap jewelry
$24 – newlook.com

Stila lipstick
revolveclothing.com

Marc Jacobs body moisturizer
$44 – debenhams.com

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TIBI fitted crop top
bysymphony.com

Kimono jacket
amazon.com

Forever New shorts
$36 – forevernew.com.au

H M loafer
$24 – hm.com

Light pink handbag
$27 – theiconic.com.au

Nars cosmetic
beauty.com

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Vans laced shoes
$76 – office.co.uk

Wet seal hat
wetseal.com

Food box
gracioushome.com

DIY: Flower Mobile

Egg cartons are definitely one of my favorite DIY materials. They can be used for so many things, and we all have them in our recycle bins. Use them as little pots for sprouting seeds, an organizer for your jewelry, desk stuff (paperclips, rubber bands, etc), or nails and screws. Or, make flowers and turn them into a mobile! 

What you will need:

  • Paper egg carton
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Medium-sized beads
  • Wooden chopsticks
  • Hot glue
  • Black thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors

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First, cut off all of the points (the dividers) on the egg carton. I didn’t use these for the mobile, but I saved them for another project.

Next, cut out each individual egg cup, these will be the flowers.

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Trim the egg cups so that there are four petals.

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Paint the flowers whatever colors you like, I made mine bright and multi-colored, but I think doing a monochrome color scheme would be really chic, too.

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Paint the chopsticks black and hot glue them to make an X. Using the black thread and the needle, cover any hot glue by wrapping it around the center of the sticks one way and then switching to the other. This strengthens the center and also creates a more finished look.

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Once you’ve wrapped the sticks, go through several layers of the thread with the needle and make a long loop with the thread and tie it at the base where it meets the sticks. This will be what you hang the mobile with. Cut the excess thread with the needle attached.

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Now, make the hanging flowers by threading your needle and tying a knot at the end. Thread a bead and then a flower. Tie another knot a few inches above the flower and repeat with another bead and another flower. Do this until you have the amount of flowers you want, this will make one string of the mobile. Repeat with new thread for each string. I made 7 strings in all, 4 with 3 flowers and 3 with 1 flower. When you tie them onto the chopsticks, you will want to lift up the mobile every so often to check for balance and spacing. It took me a few tries of switching some of the strings around to get the right weight on each side… don’t worry though, it really isn’t that difficult.

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Hang and enjoy!

xoxo Mackenzie

 

 

 

Currently Coveting: September 2014 {Kate Spade Saturday Edition}

This month I am all about the new Fall collection from Kate Spade Saturday. I love Saturday because they always have amazing, well-crafted pieces for great prices. Come Fall, I always find myself wanting to update my wardrobe with great basics that are classic yet current and Saturday never fails me. Not to mention, they always have awesome prints (I am IN LOVE with their Camo Floral!)

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  • All Along Mini Satchel in Mist Green $185This satchel is so adorable. The color is fresh and a bit unusual for Fall. I think it goes so well with darker colors like cobalt and maroon, though! It comes with a cross-body strap, making it versatile too.
  • Vented Mini Skirt in Cosmic Carpet $90The rich colors in this skirt are what I love most about Fall Fashion. I would wear this skirt with a chunky sweater, and I love the tights + boot pairing in the picture!
  • T-Strap Heels $195These shoes are certainly not only for Fall. They are classic and timeless, making them wearable throughout the year- and to any event or office. Definitely a great investment shoe!
  • Perfect Circle Mini Skirt in Camo Floral $95This is my favorite Saturday print right now, it combines two of my favorites- camo and floral! The shape of this skirt is very cute, definitely wearable into the spring.
  • Polyhedron Studs in Pale Aqua $30Simple studs that are far from boring. The shape is so cool, and that minty green color that I love! For thirty bucks, these earrings will get many wears… in fact, if you do the fashion math for cost-per-wear, they are basically free. Basically.
  • Initial Bracelet $30A cute and simple bracelet that is perfect for layering or wearing on its own. A fun twist on the classic initial necklace, this piece is a must-have!

Well there you have it, my favorite picks from the Saturday Fall collection. What are your favorites?

xoxo Mackenzie

Sunny Disposition

Sunny Disposition

Miguelina crochet top
net-a-porter.com

Summer shoes
$50 – amazon.co.uk

Cross body
$70 – oliverbonas.com

Aldo bracelet
aldoshoes.com

Tech accessory
garageclothing.com

Vince camuto glasses
vincecamuto.com

Clinique lip gloss
$28 – johnlewis.com

Tutorial: Marble Nail Art

 

 

This nail art actually came about by accident (hopefully you can’t tell…) but I ended up liking what happened better than my original idea! I won’t bother telling you what I was actually trying to do, but the marbling that happened with the different color paints turned out to be really fun and interesting. It kind of reminds me of confetti.. or like unicorn barf (my brother’s words, not mine). And you really can’t mess this up… believe me.  I hope you like it!

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  1. Start by painting your thumb, middle finger, and pinky red.
  2. Next, using nail polish or paint pens in different colors (I used pink, yellow, turquoise, and orange) make random dots on your pointer and ring fingers. Make the dots close together so that they cover the nail and swirl together.
  3. After everything is really dry, finish with a glossy top coat.

xoxo Mackenzie