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

Dressy Casual

FullSizeRender-1608{Shirt & Jeans: Calvin Klein, Purse: Versace Collection, Heels: Steve Madden, Sunnies: Tory Burch.}

I’ve never been a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl. I prefer wearing dresses, silk blouses + jeans or a pencil skirt, or dressing in athleisure {aka, living in yoga pants and leggings}. But a few years ago I found a basic white v-neck that I knew I needed to buy. I planned for it to be a shirt I slept or worked out in, but instead it turned out to be my go-to for days when I wanted to wear something simple and classic. Since I’ve been living in yoga pants and slouchy tees for the last two and a half years, I recently decided to dress up my casual attire. I paired a classic white tee with dark jeans, a large leather bag, oversized sunglasses, and the brightest pink heels recently for a mimosa-filled brunch + shopping trip downtown. I loved how effortless the entire look is, but that it still has a punch of color thanks to the fun shoes.









x Paris