DIY: Lace Cuff

While I am ready to wear something lacy year round, there’s something about the holiday season that makes lace feel like a necessity. Since I already own one to many lace dresses, I decided to try my hand at making a classic gold lace cuff recently. I love that I can wear this with jeans and a tee shirt or dress it up in a date night dress. And since it is so simple to make, I plan to be making ones in different colors like silver and rose gold to give as gifts for all my girl friends.
Tools: Base of a kitchen towel roll, paper bags, cling film, floss, lace, fabric stiffening spray, fabric color spray, scissors, jewelry wire, jump ring + lobster clasp.

How to Do it:

Step 1: Wrap the base of a kitchen towel roll with a paper bag to thicken it’s size to fit your wrist.
Step 2: Wrap cling film over the mold.
Step 3: Tie the lace with a piece of floss around the mold.
Step 4: Spritz the lace with a fabric stiffening spray to help it keep shape. Let it set overnight.
Step 5: Cut a piece of jewelry wire to be just a little larger than your wrist and put it through the inside loop of the lace.
Step 6: Add a lobster clasp and jump ring to each end of the wire.
Step 7: Spray the cuff with a fabric spray in the color of your choice.
Step 8: Enjoy!

x Paris

Thanksgiving – Finding Thanks

{Wild turkeys amongst pretty magenta flowers and golden leaves.}
 

Thanksgiving, a day spent overindulging while counting our blessings, is somehow in exactly a week. As a child, I never thought too much about turkey day; being a vegetarian, I always lost out. I would bake a lot of treats as a teenager, and my mom would make a typical meal instead of something a bit more decadent for the day. 

But as I’ve gotten older, I have found myself feeling grateful on a daily basis for the big and little things in life, and thus I have a newfound appreciation for the holiday. Plus, now that I get to make the meals in our house, I absolutely adore making a more decadent dinner than we typically get to enjoy + trying out plant-based versions of the traditional dishes served.
Whether or not you celebrate the holiday, I hope you are able to find somethings that you are grateful for currently.
This year I am grateful for: pale pink nail polish – good health – sparkly jewels – French crepes – lipstick – the sound of the rain against the roof {especially at night} – glossy fashion magazines – beautiful weather – expensive perfume – mint chocolate chip and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream – stunning sunsets {bonus points if they are over the sea} – quiet early mornings  – freshly baked cookies – oversized sunglasses – decadent brunches – {virgin} mint mojitos – cashmere scarves – peppermint bark – beautiful dresses – my sweet garden – freshly lit candles – my loved ones – beach days + my toes in the sand – hot chocolate – tropical vacations – strappy, sky high heels – pink peonies – traveling the world – morning walks – pecan pie – bubble bathes – long runs – the ocean – my incredible rescue pup – this pretty little site.
I hope you all enjoy an indulgent meal with your loved ones and have more blessings than you can count. We’ll be taking next week off to celebrate the holiday, but back with new content on November 29, 2022. Have a great one!
 
x Paris