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Infinity.

Well, it’s mid-summer now and I’ve got a few more crafting endeavors done!

Although the sun is blazing and I won’t be able to use my “creation” for some time, I did manage to make myself a neat-o looking infinity scarf! No sewing and cost me very little to make.

I used an old green sweater I found at the thrift store. I’ve made infinity scarves from old sweaters before, and the materials vary. All based on personal preference! Love the colour green, so I grabbed the sweater, and cut off the top of it (removed the neck hole and sleeves). Voila! There’s the basis of the infinity scarf.

Then, I found a lace bow that I had from a necklace I got with a shirt, and disliked (at least the shirt was cute!). It had a safety pin on the back already, so I just pinned it onto the scarf! To add a little more effort to this almost effortless DIY project, I found a button from a sweater. Y’know when you get that replacement button with your clothes? Yeah it was one of those lingering buttons you forget about and they reappear when you don’t need them, and hide when you do.

I just hand-sewed that button on super quick! Black thread and a needle was all it took. Pretty rough job but no one can see it!

And that my friends, is my scarf how-to. Super easy to make, super cute to wear, and totally green! The thrift stores could make a fortune if they took those sweaters they never sell and make scarves instead! They could even one-up me and sew the rough edge that was cut with scissors, just to spruce it all up!

So I hope you all get inspired to be lazy like me and do simple crafts this summer! Who needs to sew a quilt or build a deck when you can make these??

To each their own,

A.

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Old Hollywood.

Every girl loves to play dress-up, no matter how young or old. I got my turn this Friday, with an Old Hollywood themed Semi-Formal Dance.

John Frieda’s Retro hair video on youtube saved my life, and my roommate let me borrow some big, dazzly stud earrings. My dress was deep red, purchased a few years back from Le Chateau. Great investment.

Getting ready was relatively easy. Winged eyeliner, lipstick, hair curled and pinned to one side, and throw on the attire. But half of my night was about getting ready. Why?!

Girls have this thing: getting ready for outings is some of the funnest things to do, ever. Especially with lots of other girls, an assortment of every kind of clothing and accessory, with the promise that boys will be lurking in the event space later on to compliment your sex appeal.

However, having a boyfriend, I have a different approach. I get ready avec him and other guy friends most of the time. So they go predrink, while I curl and clip. Don’t get me wrong, I love drinking with my boys. But I’ve come to realize one thing they don’t understand…I can’t really drink until after I apply the eye makeup, unless I wanna look like Ronald McDonald. So for all you guys out there, leave the bitch be until her eyes are done. THEN we shall predrink. And to all the girls with boyfriends, getting ready surrounded by him and his guy friends, just tell him to bring his gay friend next time and maybe he can grab those stray pieces of hair for you to curl on the back of your head. That shit is impossible to find!

Keeping it retro,

A.

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