Sunday, August 19, 2012

diy embellished collar


 Valleygirl blouse (yet again!), thrifted Sass tulle skirt, thrifted pumps, vintage bracelet, Emerson bag, Forever New belt,  DIY collar

Ever since watching Chriselle's wonderful DIY video on how to make your own collars, I've been just dying to make one for myself. So I finally found an old white collared blouse at the op-shop for no more than 50c and set to work. It was so easy and added the perfect amount of 'polished' and 'preppy' charm to my outfits. It looked really cute with a sweater too. All you have to do is cut the collar off of a basic work top (or mens business shirt) and add whatever embellishments that take your fancy! For this one I added pretty gold bows to the corner with a glass bead in the middle. It took me about 10 minutes to sew them both on :) 
Next I'd love to make a sequin, lace or embellished flower collar... the designs are endless! Give it a go ♥ 

Oh, and guess what? I was so excited! I was just shopping for some basics in Big W the other day (equivalent to Wal-Mart in the US) and I spotted this adorable Mulberry inspired bag for $7.00! It looked so lonely on the shelf so I had to buy it. Besides, the justifications were endless; one of them being that it was cheaper than most fashion magazines these days. How on earth could I pass it up? The leather is lovely and it's perfect for school. 

Anyway, onto some other news; my operation went really well and I just wanted to thank you all for the well wishes. It was quite funny though because my Mum was telling me all about the silly things I said after having the general anaesthetic... apparently I started giggling, "seeing double of everyone", claiming that my brain was "melting out of my ears" and that I "refused to fall asleep"! I honestly don't remember any of it! Have any of you got any hilarious stories of your reaction to that kind of medication? To top the day off, after surgery, Cookie Monster came to pay me a visit (much to my protest as I'm nearly 16!) and my Mother began snapping away embarrassing photos... Oh well, at least I got free rainbow ice-cream :) I feel much better now, and the next few days are all about relaxing and recovering.

P.S: This is my 250th post!! Yay!! 
Currently listening to: Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader

20 comments:

Jorji said...

I love this outfit! I'm also a huge fan of collars, I may have to make myself one.

J x

Carina said...

You look your marvelous best Maria! I really want to try this out some day.

Your bag is charming, I have one similar and honestly, it is my most used <3 I'm so glad to hear your operation went well. I don't really remember any weird anesthetic experiences, apart from being disoriented when waking up haha. Oh and if the cookie monster comes to visit, i say anyone should make the most of that experience, despite age hehe

xx Carina

Two Buttons said...

Oh Maria, you have outdone yourself!!! This is the prettiest outfit, I absolutely love the skirt! Such a lovely colour and cut. Thanks so much for the diy, I will have to try that. I'm glad your surgery went as planned, when I had my arm operated on apparently I started talking about ferris wheels or something. I sure don't remember that! Hope you have a lovely week.
X Jane

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- Evamaria said...

Wooow, this outfit is so pretty. Lovel pastel colours and that collar is pretty amazing. I've thought about making one, but I'm not sure how I would style it. Also, it's so cold here that I can wear just collared blouse instead.

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Katie Frank said...

Omg I'm in love with those clips *_* how beautiful are these !?
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Georgia said...

Maria, that collar is amazing!! I am definitely going to have a crack at one of them! What pretty pumps as well! And your bag is amazing- $7 really? What a bargain, one that definitely cannot be ignored! Glad to hear your operation went well, I have had a similar experience with anaesthetic!

xo

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MarieStella said...

amazing bag and shoes!! love the collar and the color combination!! so sweet and stylish!!
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Laura said...

That's a cute outfit!

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Laura said...

So adorable! Love this outfit a whole lot. Plus, that bag is wonderful and only $7.00?! Brilliant.

I'm glad to hear that your surgery went well! After I got my tonsils out, I did not want to wake up and I was saying that I didn't want to go to school today (I got my surgery the summer after I graduated). My aunt also visited and I thought for the longest time after my surgery that I had imagined her being there. Isn't it so silly what you say after things like that and don't remember?

xoxo,
Laura
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Jenn said...

I love layering collared shirts and sweaters for when it gets cold but the whole idea of cutting out a collar is such a nice trick to rock the look for summer.

-Jenn
chīsana blogger

curlsandfreckles Italia said...

Love this romantic look!!!!

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xoxo

Carmen Iris said...

What a simple and cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

Beautifully Pure said...

Aw! What a lovely collar and bag. I love them both! <3

It's getting to be spring there, isn't it? Are you excited? It's starting to cool down here and I just love it! <3

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

such a great idea - and i totally love that bag!

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

Rachel Sullivan said...

I've made one of these!
I just love those little bows, so sweet!

Rachel
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rimatambunan said...

i love this outfit! super pretty

losttinafairytale said...

You look so pretty! Your whole outfit is perfect!

X
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Chyrel Gomez said...

Glad to know you're all okay and that bag is a steal! You look so cute on your photos.

justicepirate.com said...

Your mom sounds funny and sweet all at the same time. Glad your operation was successful. I love your sleeves!!

Sianna said...

I really like the kirt especially the color of it.