DIY: Lace Bandeau

Okay, so like I've been saying, I am totally obsessed with LACE. Tis' the season for lace I guess! I got the inspiration for this DIY from my excessively over protective boyfriend, believe it or not. The other night we went to a bar and apparently my shirt was a little too see through for his liking. SO being the good girlfriend I am (let me rephrase that Fashion forward girlfriend) I decided I would make a pretty bandeau that I would not feel totally lame wearing.


Solid color bandeau
STRETCHY lace fabric (make sure it is stretchy because it needs to coincide with the bandeau)
Thread and needle (I used a sewing machine but thread and needle could easily be used)

This DIY is very simple. It is also not too time consuming, if you are using a sewing machine. Otherwise, it will take you probably about an hour, depending on what level your sewing is at. 

First, you will want to take the stretchy lace material and measure how much you will need, according to the bandeau size. Then, you will want to position it very precisely. What I did was take some pins so the material stays in place. Once you do that the only thing left to do is sew. SEW SEW and Sew some more. And there you have it! A quick and easy way to whip up a lace bandeau! 



DIY Lace Choker

Right now, as of this moment, I am honestly in love obsessed with incorporating lace into my everyday outfit. Something about it, is just so elegant. It can make jeans and a tee-shirt look elegant! Its just a trend that I love and always have loved. This is the first of MANY Lace DIYs to come! Hope you enjoy! This was a very simple DIY and there is no excuse for not trying it! 

Measuring tape
Velvet or black ribbon (I used velvet) 
Needle and thread or sewing machine 

Start by measuring the or estimating how much ribbon or velvet you will need in order to fasten the choker. Remember, you will need two identical strips. In my case, I measured about 6in for each side, making it a total of 12 in. of velvet. Size may very depending on how tight or lose you would like it. 

Next, you'll want to sew the strips to each side. 

And then you have it! A beautiful five minute Lace choker! 



DIY Valentine

So the day of love is approaching rather quickly. A little too quickly for my liking honestly! I JUST finished recovering from Christmas! This is my second Valentines day with my boyfriend and I figured I would do something creative and inexpensive for a change. Not only are you giving your bank account a rest but your also doing something creative and meaningful! It's a win win for everyone honestly. Being that I don't want to divert back towards my normal ways of procrastination (This past Christmas I was literally still buying gifts on Christmas Eve) I decided to get ahead of the game. 
The first idea is to create a book using ribbon and colorful. Not just any ordinary book, but a book about your relationship. I added in some pictures and ticket stubs from sporting events we've been to as well to give it a little bit more of a personalized touch.

And of course here are some other very cute ideas I may just also try myself.