7 Fall Must Haves for 2017

In just two short days, fall arrives! Even though spring and summer are my favorite seasons, I have a special kind of love for fall. It's the season of all things cozy: hot tea/coffee, sweaters, big blankets, fireplaces, yummy desserts, family gatherings...

I could go on and on about all the wonderfully cozy things about fall, but you get the idea right? :)
But, for now I will go on and list some fall must haves for this season. 

To show you my fall must haves and to celebrate the beginning of fall, I chose three outfits to show you today.


Fall Must Have #1:  Camo Anorak
Camo print is huge this season. I remember when I was in middle school it was also trendy, and I was obsessed with it. Ten years later, I'm still obsessing over camo. Literally, this is the perfect lightweight anorak for layering. Layer it over your favorite summer top that you're just not ready to let go of yet, and when it gets chillier, layer it over any sweater.

Fall Must Have #2:  Lace Up Top
Another huge trend we've been seeing is the lace up top. There are many variations and styles, but this particular one from  tobi is one of my favorites. It's super soft, comfortable, and extremely versatile. Dress it down with your favorite pair of jeans and sneakers, or dress it up with a blazer, skirt, and some glamorous heels.

Fall Must Have #3:  Ankle Booties
What's fall without some boots? Usually I gravitate towards riding boots, but this season I decided to get myself some ankle booties. I got these at Rue 21 during a sale, and I love that they have a little bit of a heel, since I am so short. I got mine in taupe, but currently only black is available. I also love these Toms ankle booties. I wore them in my last outfit of this blog post. 

Fall Must Have #4: Cardigans, cardigans, cardigans
Did I forget to mention cardigans??? Seriously though, fall isn't fall without a cardigan or two, or three...
I personally feel like cardigans never go out of style, especially during fall. Can you believe mine is thrifted? I got it at  Saver's. Let me tell you, if you have a Saver's near you, please go get some cardigans! There are so many, I'm sure you will find one you like. The one I found is from Lush. It is actually two sizes bigger than me, because I love big and cozy cardigans. :)

Fall Must Have #5:  Faux Suede Dress
Oh. My. Gosh. This faux suede dress is everything that is soft and cozy in this world. It's so cozy and comfortable that you'll probably forget you're dressed up and go to sleep with it. :) Plus, the soft blush color is amazing.

Fall Must Have #6: Floppy Hats
I love my maroon floppy hat. It adds an instant pop to any outfit. My favorite floppy hat colors that go great with anything are black, taupe, olive, and of course maroon.

And finally we have...

Fall Must Have #7:  Swing Dress
The best part about this  tobi dress is that it has pockets! It is a lovely mauve color that is perfect for welcoming fall. This is a fall must have that will be worn year round. Layered for fall and winter and worn alone with some sandals for spring and summer, so this is definitely worth the purchase. PLUS, it is just really soft too. 

These are my fall must haves for this year, and I hope you found something that you liked. :)
Now go on and create your own outfits with your fall must haves. I'd love to see them!


And be sure to check out  Tobi this fall for your own fall must haves. There's so many to choose from!


2017 Scrap Busting Craft Challenge: August "DIY Keychain Using Old Jewelry"

mint purse diy keychain pink tulle girly modest fashion

It's the end of August, which means fall is near! Haha, just kidding. In California it's definitely not fall yet. It is going to be a mere 109 degrees today. Not bad right? LOL. Anyway, for this month's craft challenge I decided to use old jewelry. I've been seeing cute little keychains everywhere and I decided to make my own. This is a super easy, yet cute craft. So let's "refashion" some old jewelry into new and improved keychains. :)

modest feminine fashion mint purse tulle skirt pink ruffles


1. I gathered all the ribbons and trims that I wanted to use. 
(P.S. I ended up not using the daisy trim. Definitely using it next time!)

lace trim pastel ribbons

2. I chose which ribbons I wanted and I laid them out as shown.

3. Then, I folded the ribbons in half and put them though the loop of the keychain.

4. I added some little lace trim pieces to the side and I tied them off really tightly with a thin piece of ribbon.

5. Next, I went to my stash and I picked out an old necklace. 

6. With some pliers, I opened up two loops (circled in pink) and separated off the part of the necklace that I wanted to use.

7. Lastly, I folded the necklace in half and put it in the loop of the keychain (circled in pink). I closed off the keychain loop with pliers.

mint purse diy keychain tulle modest fashion

Want more craft inspiration? Check out what the other crafters created this August:

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mint purse diy keychain modest fashion

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mint purse diy keychain tulle skirt modest fashion


Lace Cold Shoulder Dress Refashion // How To Add Cold Shoulder "Sleeves" To a Sleeveless Dress or Top

With the cold shoulder trend staying and not leaving anytime soon, I decided to make my own cold shoulder dress refashion. I absolutely love the cold shoulder trend. I feel it's modest, trendy, and adds an interesting touch to garments.

This is an easy way to add cold shoulder "sleeves" to any sleeveless dress or top. I am planning on trying more variations and refashions with cold shoulder "sleeves," so be on the lookout. :)

I got this beautiful lace about a year ago, and when I was planning my next refashion, I realized that this lace was the perfect match for this sleeveless lace dress. Can you believe that I bought it at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale last year and hadn't worn it until I refashioned it? LOL.


1. I cut two pieces as shown below. 

On the teal dots, I hemmed the top of the lace (you can zig zag or serge this part), and sewed in some elastic.

On the pink dots, I hemmed the edges. (You can also serge this part).

2. Then I took those pieces and sewed them to the dress. (The pink dots).
Afterwards, I sewed the new "sleeve" together down the teal dots, as you would close any other sleeve.

3. As a finishing touch and to add some length, I added some matching lace to the hem.


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