Spring Trends

Though the weather is making it hard to believe lately, Spring is here! There are so many cute styles popping up and I’m so excited to update my wardrobe with them.I went to the mall the other day and I think I saw each one of these items at least 3 times in each store.

Cold shoulder & cutouts (Forever 21, Macy’s, Target)

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High necklines (Nordstrom, Everything but water, Tilly’s)

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Straps (American Eagle, Lulu’s)

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lace up everything (Forever21, Lulu’s, Cotton on)

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Overalls (Asos, Hollister, Levis)

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chokers (Forever21 and Charming Charlie)

Beaded Chainmail Charm Choker Tie-Dye Bandana Choker 

cropped pants (Zara, Loft, American Eagle)

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My personal favorites are high neck tops, cut out tops, and overalls. I know what I’ll be spending my next paycheck on!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

Fashion show

My first fashion show was a success! The event was held at a beautiful venue called Macoluso’s near my town, and it benefited a senior class event. Anyone in  my senior class could participate and could choose from categories of sportswear, semi formal, and formal. I decided to make my dress and had an absolute blast!

I based my dress from a Tshirt dress pattern I already had, but I cut the panels individually and sewed the dress in pieces. The top purple section is actually made from an old curtain, and the bottom blue part is a piece of my junior prom dress. My blocking was inspired by the famous Yves Saint Laurent ’60s. I really loved how simple the shape was, but how cool and modern the blocking was.

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Yves Saint Laurent

My dress! Thanks to my fabulous photographer and friend Anna for these beautiful pictures.



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Anna and me

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

Life Hack

The other day after I washed a pullover sweatshirt in the wash, I found that the string that pulled the hood closed had come out of the hood. This happens constantly for me whether it be the string of a sweatshirt, a ribbon through the waist of pants, or cording through a bag. Getting the string/ribbon etc. back into its casing is super easy and fast, and totally something everyone should know how to do.

The hack is simple, all you need is a safety pin! Simply attach the pin to the piece of cording, using the pin to lead the cording through the “tunnel” in the fabric. The motion is a repetitive scrunching that should be smooth due to the safety pin. Once you get all the way through the “tunnel” of fabric, un-clip the pin, and you’re done!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A