Yes, we are still talking denim every Monday. I am still in love with and inspired by, all of the denim looks I have seen from a variety of designers. Remember, that you can be featured on the blog if you tag your denim look with #MCDDenim. Try something different with your denim and let me feature it.
Denim and floral prints? A fashion girl’s dream come true. Once again, Gucci has done this soo well this season. The pairing of denim with floral embroidery is a fun element that make denim chic and creative.
Though I love all things Gucci, it is pretty much all sold out. So instead of crying, I decided to do my own thing. I love a good DIY and am always prepared to recreate looks and designs. So I headed to Gap and picked up a simple distressed jean jacket. It was the perfect fit, soft and flexible. So the jacket was an easy find.
Ok, as for the patches, I had to hunt. On Queen and Spadina there are such great little junk sewing stores with all these nick nacks. I picked up a few patches that looked similar to the Gucci ones and decided they would be added to my jacket.
The patches were iron-on but to make sure they stayed on, I used some Gorilla glue to secure the patches to my jean jacket.
After waiting overnight, the jacket was ready. I put it on and my husband re-fell in love with me… I mean with denim jackets. He really liked it and though it looked cool. I still wasn’t convinced but once I stepped foot into Fairview Mall with my floral denim jacket, I knew it was a hit.
Gucci, I love you but you know sometimes you’re sold out. But that worked in my favor. I have a cool jacket with enough flowers for everyone.
DIY Floral Denim Jacket- Gap
Jeans- Joe Fresh
Belt- H & M
Would you DIY your own floral jacket?
Father's Day is this weekend and if you are still looking for a gift that is ok. But think about really making your Father's card special with these three easy DIY ideas.
I love making handmade cards. Stickers, glue, scissors and markers are my best friends. My family knows that even if the gift is not the thing they wanted, the card will really stand out. I know, I know, you might not have any talent or a morsel of creativity in you but these sweet DIY cards are easy to make. Use them as inspiration of to make your own.
It is always better to get all of your material together before starting a project
Love You to MARS and back Dad
You are So Cool Dad
I also folded the cardstock in half and wrote the words " You are so cool dad" in my own writing.
I then went back and highlighted the letters to make then bolder.
I selected 3 matching pairs of Mike and Ike candies and glued them to the card in the places I wanted them to be and then drew brown sticks to they look like Popsicle sticks.
Using my markers, I drew a mouth with a tongue, some sunglasses and a sun.
TIP: These cards do not have to be perfect. They are suppose to be fun and a personalized touch to any gift. Write the letter crooked, swirly, add your own touch!
Dad, I Owe You
The cardstock was folded in half and the words " Dad I Owe You" were written with a marker.
Then I drew a money bag, $5 bill, coins, a Yen and British Pound sign to go with the money theme.
I filled the cellophane cookie bag with chocolate loonies from the dollar store and tied it with a ribbon.
On the inside of the card it says, " For all that you have done for me".
If you owe your Dad, this is the best time to pay him back... with chocolate loonies.
So there you go, three quick cards that can spruce up your gift.
Tag me on instagram if you DIY any of these cards.
Happy Father's Day!
I am a lover of all things handmade and custom. This is the reason why I began seriously sewing for myself in the past few years. I loved making the clothing that I saw in the movies or on tv. The feeling of walking into a room, wearing a piece that you made is very calming ( because you know no one else is wearing the same piece as you) and gives you a sense of pride. Confidence on 10000%.
When planning my clothing for my recent trip to Mexico, I was inspired to wear intense colour and bold prints. Mexico was also all about pom-poms. In a previous post, I DIYed my own pom-pom beach bags. I used premade pom-poms and ribbons to make the beach bags but had a few leftover. So decided to make a hair barrette.
The hair barrette was a fun compliment to my gorgeous braids by StylesbyTiffanyDawn. StylesbyTiffanyDawn is one of the best hair braiders in Toronto. My braids were a last minute idea and I am happy that Tiffany was able to help me out. Do you want braids? Contact Tiffany and tell her MsChurchDress sent you ;)
The pom-pom barrette added to my instense color theme and the pom-pom is one of the best trends of the year. Most of all, it was a easy way to elevate my style at a very low cost.
It makes the process easier, less stressful and fun. The materials you need are below:
Lets get started. It is a good idea to have all of your materials together prior to starting a DIY Project.
First, I strung all of the premade pom-poms together using a needle and thread. Using a needle and thread, I ran it through the centre of each of the pom-poms.
The ribbons were cut at different lengths and then the blunt ends were weaved into the barrette grooves. Using the hot glue gun, I glued the blunt ends to the barrette and then quickly whip stitched the ends to make it a cleaner finish. The other end of the ribbons were cut on the diagonal to keep the ribbons from fraying.
TIP: Cut ribbon ends on the diagonal to prevent fraying.
So here is the tricky part. When you are glueing the string of pom-poms onto the barrette the glue may drip. Be careful.
TIP: Put your glue gun on a piece of scrap paper so the hot glue does not damage any surfaces.
Volia! A fun pom-pom barrette to add some flare to your braids. and overall outfit
I wore my barette with jeans and a white t-shirt. I wore it by the beach, to the airport and lounging by the pool.
Lots of compliments.
Low. Cost. Style.
Mexico. What is the first thing you think about? I immediately think about colour and rustic fabric textures. Sigh! I live for colour and fabrics and ideas and trims and… I can go on and on. The internet added to my Mexico fashion day dreaming.
After googling for hours, I decided to use intense colours, printed, light fabrics as the theme for my wardrobe in Mexico.
Pom-poms have been all the rage this year. Some of my fashion icons such as MissCharmsie created a great DIY for Pom-pom gladiator sandals with feathered and tassels. Fashion Influencer Monica Awed featured pom-pom s MABU BY MARIA BK sandals in recent posts. But then I saw this bag by Dolce & Gabbanna.
This Dolce & Gabbana really hit the mark with the colour and texture of this pom-pom style bag. I immediately knew that my trip to Mexico would have to include some form of pom-pom accessories. The only issue is that I didn’t know how to make pom-poms. I headed to Pinterest where I found instructions on how to make pom-poms using a chair, yarn and scissors. See the DIY here .
It is a good idea to have all of your materials together before starting a project.
I made pom-poms in blue, purple and I mixed the colours together to create a yarn marbles effect. Pom-poms can come in every size. I shaped them into the sizes needed for each bag.
The dollar store also has premade neon pom-poms so I picked up some of those as well. At Michael’s I picked up some tassels and sewed them onto both the dollar store pom-poms and the handmade pom-poms.
TIP: Take time to shape your pom-poms. You want each pom-pom to be a spherical shape.
I also used some left over ribbons and braided them together to create an artisian feel to my beach bag. For the black beach bag, I hot glued the pom-poms onto the bag. For the fanny pack I sewed some pom -poms directly onto the fanny pack.
Volia! I transformed two bags into fun travel pieces with the simplicity and eccentricity of pom- poms with the help of Pinterest. Anddddd I am totally on trend.
Do you like the pom -pom trend?
Would you make your own pom-poms or buy them?
I have always admired accessory designer Eugenia Kim. Her fun hats have been featured in many magazines, television shows and movies. Her designs are her signature and you can identify all of her pieces because of their flare and grandeur.
Hats have been a part of my fashion environment. My mother, aunts and girlfriends have all worn various types of hats. Church hats, beach hats, baseball caps, they have worn them all. I also appreciate the flare of a hat but mainly fascinators and winter hats.
When planning my wardrobe for my trip to Mexico, I knew a hat was on the menu. I love the sun but my hair and skin can get really dry if I do not use sunscreen or a hair protectant. A hat would be a great solution and is fun for lounging on the beach while keeping the sun out of my eyes.
I remembered that Eugenia Kim released a fashionable wide brimmed straw hat with catchy phrases such as “ Currently Offline” and “ Always on Vacay”. I went searching online, found the hats but the price. Lets just say that it was not in the budget. But it was a hat I could DIY!
To create this hat I headed to my local fashion store, Suzy Shier and picked up a straw hat. The straw hat I got was cool because it had a wired brim making the hat bendable and foldable. Perfect feature for packing. I then headed to Fabricland and got 3 meters of stringed sequins in my preferred colour. I already had a hot glue gun at home. I was ready to work on this project.
Before you get started, I would suggest you get all your materials together. The materials needed are listed below:
The hardest part of making this hat was forming the letters. I am a creator who loves crafts but this was difficult even for me. To make this part a bit easier, trace out the words you would like to add to the hat with chalk and then glue the sequins down over the tracing.
The most outstanding element of the orginal Eugenia Kim beach hat is the cursive letters. I thought it was possible to create the letters without cutting the string of sequins. WRONG. You may have to cut the string of sequins as needed to form the letters.
TIP: Pick a great contrasting colour to the colour of your hat. I would not suggest the same colour and your hat.
After my first attempt, I felt like a pro. There was another straw hat laying around from a photoshoot a while back. So
I made a hat as a surprise for my travel companion TK from StylesbyKnight. I made the same style hat for TK but using a forest green wide brim hat that I got from HM.
We were styling and profiling in Mexico with our Eugenia Kim inspired hats. They kept us cool and glam.
Do you take hats with you to sunny locations?