Wednesday, July 9, 2014

**** Black And Gold ****

Hello everyone! Today I have an outfit post. It's a part of my DIY Wire Crown series. I wanted to show you guys how I styled one of my wire crowns. I did a chic type of look for the black and gold crown. For this crown, I did two layers of the black wire instead of three. I also only did one layer of the gold wire instead of two. The top of the crown pieces are twisted like I learned from the Free People tutorial. I have the link for my tutorial post down below. Feel free to try it out! :)




Gold Eye Shadow- PacSun
Styletto Opaque Lipstick - Lime Crime
 DIY Wire Crown - ZachupurBowTy Wire Crown (Myself)
Black & Gold Polka Dot Top - Forever 21
Lace Trim Cami - Lane Bryant
Turquoise Skinny Pants - Target
Boots - Thrifted

I'm wearing my black top with gold polka dots to match my DIY wire crown. I wore the lace trim cami to give the black top more of a pop. I also wore the cami to contrast with the chiffon cutout in the back. The turquoise skinny pants made all the black I was wearing pop out a lot more too. The turquoise, black, white, and gold mix very well to me. I decided to wear my black boots to balance off the black in my look. I put on my glitter gold eye shadow and black lipstick to add more of the outfit colors in my face area. On Wednesdays, We Wear Black. Have a great Wednesday today guys! Hope you enjoyed my post! Don't forget to check out Monday's DIY. <3

Monday, July 7, 2014

^-^-^ /\_/\_/\ ^-^-^ YOU ARE NOW THE KING/QUEEN - DIY Wire Crown ^-^-^ /\_/\_/\ ^-^-^

This whole idea is inspired by my love for the Bohemian culture. I just love the earthy vibe. Bohemian culture gives me this feeling of being wild and free from the world. Free People is a retail business that I'm absolutely in love with. Everything about this business is so beautiful in my eyes. Free People has a super cool blog that has anything you can think of. It's a blog for Bohemian lifestyle. Their blog includes Fashion, Music, Beauty, Food, DIY, D├ęcor, Inspiration, and Movement. One of my personal favorites is their DIY Wire Crown. I found it very whimsical and inspiring to make. So, I decided to make a how to of my own.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: 2 packs of different color wire (20 gauge), Beads, Pliers, Wire Cutters or Scissors, Ruler or Measuring Tape (I used it to measure the lengths of my pieces but you don't have to do the same)

Start by making the base of your crown using your head as a guide. Leave room for comfort and attachment before you cut your wire piece. Cut 1 or 2 more pieces of the same color wire in the same length. It really depends on how thick you would like your crown to be. Twist all your pieces together.

Cut 2 pieces of another colored wire much longer than your base crown. You'll be putting your beads on one of these wires.
Twist both of your wires about 2-3 times and then add your bead. Repeat this process until both ends of wire are twisted and beaded up. Leave some length on both sides of your beaded wire for the next step. Use your pliers if you're having any trouble twisting the wire with your hands.

Attach your beaded piece of wire to your unbeaded wire. Start from the middle of both different colored pieces and twist together each side.

[My piece of beaded wire came out shorter than I expected. So, it's only in front of the base of the whole crown. I twisted a single piece of extra wire on each end to have more of my other color wire around my whole crown.]
Use your pliers to wrap the ends around the crown. You can also use your pliers to bend in any little raw edges you may have. Try on the crown to see how you like the fit.
Start cutting your crown pieces once the base of your crown is finished. Cut the pieces as long as you want them to be. I cut 12 pieces of each color. I cut 10 inches of my unbeaded color wire and 12 inches of my beaded color wire.

 Twist each pair of the unbeaded color wire you used. Bead your beaded color wire like you once did before. Leave some space at the ends for your beaded crown pieces too.
Attach both of your different color wires starting from the middle. Bend the middle of your pieces once you have both sides of each piece twisted together. Your crown piece should look like a triangle. Make sure your beads and ends are even.

 Put your 6 crown pieces around the base of the crown to decide your placements.
Bend the ends of each crown piece for wrapping around the base of the crown. Use your pliers to wrap them around once you have them as you like.

^-^-^   ^^-^^-^^   ^-^-^   You're done! You Are Now The King/Queen!!   ^-^-^   ^^-^^-^^   ^-^-^

Feel free to contact me through any of my social links if you have any more questions about this DIY. I want you guys to tag me through my social networks if you do this. I would really love to see your crowns! You can find all my social links through my Facebook page.

 I hope you guys enjoyed doing this! Tell me what you liked and disliked. Also, tell me what other DIY's you would like to see from me. Below I have 3 versions of my DIY Wire Crown. I'll explain more about the other two through my styling of them in outfit post. Have a great day everyone! <3


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

She's Got That Whole Earth Goddess Vibe



Forest Gel Eye Liner-Maybelline
Paisley Caftan Kimono Dress-Stacey Summers
Hello everyone, Happy Wednesday! I'm starting out this month with an outfit post. This outfit was inspired by many things. My main inspiration was bohemian culture. I'm always inspired by Boho. I'm so addicted you guys! Lol, I got some inspiration from Jhene Aiko too. I listen to her so much lately. She's one of my current favorites. She has been for awhile now.

To be honest, I wasn't feeling this dress at all. I would wear it to sleep because it's very comfortable. One day, I just instantly adored it. I thought it would be cool to wear out and style up. So, I did! I tried to do a cool background for these pictures. I put some cream lace fabric on top of the blinds and gold satin fabric on the bottom of the blinds. I figured it would go really great with the outfit colors and vibe. Taking these pictures in the daytime really helped too. My goal was to catch the light that comes out before night time. It worked for most of my headshots. I'm pretty proud about that part.

My roommates camera has so many cool settings. I was trying to see how each setting looked in the light. These last three photos were the best body shots in my opinion. I'm still learning how to be a better model and photographer. It's always important to just have fun with it. Pictures come out a lot more better when you're having fun. I hope you guys like that shadow picture I tried to do. I sure love it came out myself.

I'm wearing forest green gel eyeliner to match the paisley on the dress. I also wore some pale gold lipstick with gold glitter gloss. On top of that, I added some of my glitter eye shadow to create a bang! Have a great day today you all! I have a fun post coming for you guys tomorrow. Enjoy! <3

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Your Home, Your Head, Take Form




Bunny Cameo Earrings-Forever 21
Pink Velvetine Lip Stain-Lime Crime
Crochet Blouse-Cato Fashions
Paisley Lace Maxi Dress-Torrid Fashion
Micha Boots-Alloy Apparel

Hello Everyone, I have an outfit post for today. I've been trying to practice taking my own outfit post. Some go really great and than others not so well. I just push to get better with these within time. Anyways, I came up with this outfit to go with my Melie Blanco bag from my Socialbliss StyleBox. I'm wearing a cream color eye palette from NAKED Urban Decay Basics. I know you can't really see it. So, I'll be wearing it in some future blog post with better close ups. I'm also wearing Lime Crime Pink Velvetine lip stain. I love this stuff so much that I can't stop using it. Lime Crime Velvetine collection is great.

I'm finally wearing my beautiful crochet blouse. I've been dying to wear this ever since I got it. I thought it would look nice on top of my lace dress. I choose to drape the bottom of my dress since I've worn it so many times. This outfit post is just another way to style this dress. The crochet detail goes really well with the style and color of the dress. Wearing my Micha Boots because it's the only cream based shoes I have. I'm going to figure out other ways to wear my pastel based outfits without them.

Your Home, Your Head, Take Form. Lately, I've been really obsessed with this song called The Final Form by Everything Everything. The lyrics for this song are fun to listen to. I haven't figured out what it's exactly about but I plan to. I really love the cover that Lianne La Havas does for this song. Lianne La Havas is one of my favorite singers/songwriters. Her voice is so relaxing and beautiful to me. She's a really great fashion icon too. I encourage you guys to check her out.

Hope you guys enjoy this post. Have a lovely weekend! :)