5.31.2018

Unicorn Birthday #OOTD

pose with mini unicorn pinata

I'm now 24! This year I decided to go all out with the unicorns. When I turned 15, my birthday was unicorn themed, so I thought why not again? It's totally acceptable to be 24 and still adore (and wear!) unicorns. I like everything unicorn anyways, because most of the time it's pastel, sparkly, and girly... which are the things I adore! To match my unicorn theme, I made an outfit to match. 

Outfit Details:

Top & Skirt: Made by me, tutorials to come soon
Unicorn headband: Envy Fine Clothing


unicorn ruffle blouse with tulle skirt looking away

I had tons of fun with this photoshoot. While prepping for it, I might've looked a little ridiculous hauling around so much unicorn themed items. Especially the huge unicorn pinata I got. It's literally half my size, haha! Originally I had gotten a mini one for my birthday, but I was browsing the flea market one day and the huge unicorn caught my eye. I just had to get it. :) 

5.30.2018

May Modest Style Diary


My birthday month is almost over! I call it my birthday month because my birthday falls on the last day of May, so I tend to celebrate it all month long, hehe. This month was especially exciting because I finally got my braces off! I love my new smile and all the pain and discomfort was totally worth it. I didn't expect to get them off in time for my birthday, so that was a nice surprise.

Now, on to May's style diary. When I first started my blog, I used to upload daily style diaries (on days that I actually remembered to take a photo). I am going to start uploading monthly style diaries now, since I don't wear a different outfit every day. (I'm a SAHW and work from home, so most days I spend in my pajamas!) The same or similar items will be linked below each outfit. Okay, now on to May's style diary. :)


5.14.2018

An Easy Way to Plan & Organize Outfits On Your Phone

chambray top with blush tulle skirt modest outfit

Do you ever wake up and start getting ready for your day, but you don't know what to wear?
Or do you try to picture outfits together in your head, but the vision doesn't come to life?
Or... do you keep on wearing the same outfit over and over again, because of lack of style inspiration?

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I have felt like all of the above. I think we all have at one point. For me, it was whenever I was invited to go out last minute. On such a short notice, I never knew what to wear. I kept trying to picture outfits together in my head or quickly trying everything on and failing, until I discovered a new app called Finery. It's an app created to help you easily and quickly create outfits from clothing you already have in your closet. The app captures your online purchases when you sign up with the email you use for online shopping. (You can also add more than one email!) You can also easily add items that you purchased offline. I'm obsessed now! Finery is an easy way to get creative with what's in your closet, and really think outside the box. Best of all, it's free!

chambray top with blush tulle skirt modest outfit close up

4.03.2018

DIY Ruffle Sleeve Refashion

how to sew ruffles on sleeves

Lately, I've been obsessed with ruffles. Okay, well I've pretty much always been obsessed with ruffles. I'm a girly girl at heart, so ruffles are a must for my wardrobe. Ruffles are actually a great addition to anyone's wardrobe. They add just the right amount of flair to any outfit, no matter what your style is. :)



If you'd like to add a ruffle or two to your closet, it's really easy to do so. In addition to ruffles, I also love stripes, so I decided to play around with some stripes to refashion this ruffle dress. 

If you'd like to add flounces to your sleeves instead, check out this tutorial.

3.28.2018

How to Sew Flounces on Sleeves (Circle Ruffles)

blush and floral flounce top with floral tree background
Ruffles! I love ruffles because they add a lovely feminine touch to garments. Usually when I sew ruffles, I make them by gathering a strip of fabric like in this tutorial. I decided to do something different and make flounces, or circle ruffles, instead. I love the look of flounces because they flow so elegantly and they're essentially mini circle skirts.

blush top with floral flounces and velvet circle skirt

I started off with this darling blush top with a small shoulder ruffle. For the flounces, I used a gorgeous double brush poly from Sincerely Rylee Fabrics. By creating mini circle skirts for your sleeves, you achieve this gorgeous flounce. I paired my new top with a circle skirt for ultimate twirl and drape. :) 

3.27.2018

How to Hem a Circle Skirt Using a Serger

modest crushed velvet circle skirt

Oh, circle skirts! They're so easy to make since they're essentially only one piece. The most dreaded part of a circle skirt is the hemming. The fabric slips, it's hard to pin a circular shape, and it's never-ending pinning because a circle piece is so large. The first time I hemmed a circle skirt, I used bias binding. The end result was very pretty and clean, but I don't always have coordinating bias binding available. 

There's a quick and easy way to hem a circle skirt using a serger.

3.22.2018

How to Add Sleeves to a Sleeveless Top (or Dress!)


When I first started to refashion garments in my closet, I would add sleeves to my sleeveless tops and dresses. This and lengthening dresses is what I first did when I began to refashion. Even though I've shown the tutorial throughout various posts, I decided to make an "official" tutorial post. 

While I do wear sleeveless tops on occasion, I prefer sleeves, so learning how to make and add sleeves was a must for me!

Sleeves can be sort of tricky to draft, but this is a simple and easy way to make and sew your own sleeves. This isn't an official sleeve pattern drafting tutorial, but rather a method anyone can easily apply and use. While I was in school, I took pattern drafting classes and I realized I did not like pattern drafting at all, lol! To this day, everything that has to do with patterns is my least favorite part of sewing, such as tracing and cutting out patterns. 

I've used this quick and easy method since 2015, and it's worked for all my tops! :)


3.01.2018

Leopard Print x Velvet Joggers

leopard print joggers cardigan cozy outfit

Happy March! 
It's currently pouring outside and it's cloudy. But, with each passing day, it's a day closer to spring. So for now, I'll just brace this rainy season and stay cuddled up inside with these cozy fleece joggers. I combined leopard print fleece and crushed velvet to make these ultimate comfy joggers. This was my first time sewing up some joggers and I can't wait to sew more!

Plus, I created the comfiest and coziest outfit with the help of these leopard print joggers. Who says you can't look stylish, comfortable, and modest... all at once? :)

2.27.2018

Strapless Cocktail Dress to Tulle Skirt Refashion


I am the biggest girly girl and I absolutely adore tulle skirts. My closet is full of them! I really loved the bottom of this strapless cocktail dress, so naturally it was going to become a skirt. This was actually so easy and I love my new tulle skirt!

black top with tulle skirt outfit

Since this dress originally did not have a zipper and was stretchy, I did not put a zipper in my new skirt. Instead, I used the waistband from the Sweetheart Dress circle skirt hack from Patterns for Pirates. And since I am still currently obsessed with velvet, I used crushed velvet in mushroom, from Mily Mae Fabrics.

2.20.2018

Refashioned Combat Boots Using Floral Embroidered Patches

floral embroidered patch combat boots before and after image


This was the first time that I refashioned shoes! I would usually steer clear of shoes, because I felt refashioning them was too difficult. I can wrestle with multiple layers of tulle and slippery chiffon, but I was intimidated by shoes, hehe. I got these pink combat boots a couple of years ago, and while I still love them, I felt they needed a little revamp. 

embroidered combat boots back view

Lately, I've really been loving the embroidered floral trend. I bought these patches back in December and used them to make this refashioned top. I had originally bought the patches to refashion these boots, but like I mentioned before, I was still intimidated by the thought of refashioning shoes. 

2.01.2018

Ruffle Shoulder Sweater Refashion // How to Sew Shoulder Ruffles

sew much love mary ruffle shoulder sweater refashion before and after image

I'm a huge fan of ruffles. They're just so feminine and they can instantly change up the style of any garment. This ruffle shoulder sweater started off as a grey sweater with a weird fit in the sleeve area. The shoulder area got overstretched somehow and the sleeves fit at a weird length between 3/4 sleeve and long sleeve.

modest outfit featuring refashioned ruffle sweater laughter pose

I had some leftover grey sweater knit from when I made my Fall 2017 Capsule Collection, and I thought it was the perfect match for this refashion.

This tutorial can be used to add ruffles to any top, sweater, even dress you may have in your closet. 
The possibilities are endless! You don't even have to change the sleeves like I did in this refashion. I only did that because the sleeves didn't fit me.

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