Monday, October 28, 2013

an actually wear & share

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One question I get a lot when people ask me about this blog (besides "is your fashion really that cheap?" short answer: yes) is do I actually wear my DIYs. The answer is yes!

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I usually don't post those outfits because I figured you've already seen me sport them before. But why not share again? This is the hoodie patchwork I did awhile back. So yes people, I do wear & share.

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My birthday is in a few days! I am so excited. Loving how spooky, cold, and crisp the weather has been. Sorry I haven't been posting my halloween outfits like I did last year. The one night I did dress up I was Sandy at the end of the movie Grease. But just wait for my actually halloween costume. It will be amazing!

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timerblands x tights (my mama bought them)
DIY patch work hoodie dress
Jacket (Nordstrom Rack) x DIY earrings

Sunday, October 27, 2013


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I am a creative being. A left brainer. And I need, scratch that, crave inspiration. I need to consume art, music, movies, anything or else I just become utterly depressed. It ain't pretty.

Museums are not appreciated enough. Don't get me wrong, I use to hate them too. It was always a great excuse for a class field trip but they always seemed boring. That was then. But now, I can't get enough of them.

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As promised here are some snaps I took of the Seattle Art Museum Remix party I attended this past Friday. Even got some great Instagram moments. Hope it gets your juices flowing and gives you an idea or too.

Get from behind that computer and go out! Explore your own city. Do something, anything.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

something of a remix

Yesterday j.mena and I went to the Seattle Art Museum Remix Show. It's when the public are invited to party, dance, and interact with the art at the museum. Also to be the first to see the newest/latest exhibit. We had a blast! People were also dressed up, loving all the ideas this year for halloween.

I was able to take a lot of great pictures but might save them for a separate post of some "guttersnipe inspiration". For the time being here is me twerking in various places. Because well, I've just been doing it lately...

Last Night @ SAM                                                      & a few hours ago outside my house
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(The Best friend's Instagram)                                            (The boyfriend's Instagram)

On a fashion note. I got a Nordstrom Gift Card for my birthday (Aunt's are the best!) and since our Nordstrom now has a Top Shop, I was able to get these amazing high waisted acid wash jeans. So glad I bought them in stores instead of online. WARNING - Top Shop clothes, especially their pants, run small. Super small. I usually wear 30 x 30 and got these in a 31 x 32. Just a little #guttersnipe tip.

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Also - a super cute DIY project is taking a scrap of fabric and tying it into a bow on a pearl necklace. Bam! That's it.

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Converse x Top Shop via Nordstrom Jeans
Pearl Necklace ($1.00) x sweatshirt (Salvation Army) $1.29

Thursday, October 24, 2013

a girl in boy's clothing

Just got back from Boston! Did some great shopping. Yes, I shopped. I know I said I wasn't going to buy anything new until the new year but I was in Boston, on vacation. Why not?!

Plus we got to check out this great "hidden" store called Bodega. Was able to find some great must have items. Like this great men's Obey shirt.

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I like dressing like a boy. It's just so easy and so fun. Being a lady is nice too but tomboy attire is far less uptight, as well as far less physically tight.

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Ladies - Steal from your boyfriend. It's that easy. Ex ones, new ones. You most likely can pull something off of theirs better than they can.

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Skull earring. Bat earring. Duh.

Fellows - Steal from your girlfriend. Why not? Who am I too judge.

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Timberlands x Leggings (Target) $9.00
Shirt Obey (Bodega - Boston) x Hoodie (H&M) $20.00
The famous $4.00 leather coat (Salvation Army)
Gold Chain (Goodwill) $1.00

Sunday, October 20, 2013

high. fly. DIY.

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Leaving for a mini trip to Boston. I am really excited! I need to get out of Seattle for a little bit. Love my home, but always good to get out and clear your head. I have a few shows out there so it should be fun!

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Top # 1 via Instagram

Today I made two new garments. One is a little more traditional top (with a cute little collar detail) and the other shirt was a strange wild pattern from a great book of Japanese fashion my mother got me when we went to the Future of Beauty exhibit at Seattle Art Museum. Plus I just bought this great silk fabric that has crazy abstract and asymmetrical lines. The print flatters the shirt, the shirt is ideal for the fabric.

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And since I am flying and it's a red flight I am trying to be comfortable as possible. This shirt is like a slick beautiful garment and a sleeping bag in one.

I will put the DIY directions for it soon!

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Sneakers (Nike Outlet) $20.00 x Sweats (sister's - sorry!)
Shirt (DIY - guttersnipe one of a kind)
Necklace (Target) $1.00

Thursday, October 17, 2013


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I am crazy about this time of year! Halloween is my birthday and like I've said this about a million times but October truly has the best sun, greatest color, and such rich inspiring tones. Driving down any street and seeing the trees change color. Ah! How I love it.

I also love how magical and witchy this time of year is. I use to think I was witch when I was little when most girls at that age thought they were princess. I was a strange kid. Deal with it.

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These shoes I bought awhile back always reminded me of Teen Witch or something the ladies of The Craft would wear. Plus heels can make any girl (or guy) feel like a bad ass.

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Also I got to check out a new fabric store today in Freemont. I'll make sure to do a post about it soon.

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American Apparel Disco pants (found at Goodwill - $15.00)
Sweater (St. Vincent De Paul) $0.99 x Shoes (Salvation Army) $4.99
DIY Earrings x Army Jacket (Army Surplus) $5.00