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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Marvelous Accessories DIY: Wire Rings

Thin stacked rings are the new rage and I have fallen victim to them. As I was browsing on the web I found this amazing blog which inspired me to do this project: wire rings! Check out her incredible blog I Spy DIY! It's somewhat similar to thin stacked rings and very cute when you make several of them.

I created this heart ring which was inspired from Jenni's blog. Visit her blog to find the tutorial. Afterwards, I experimented a little bit and created the swirl rings.

So, I shall show you how to make the swirl rings. I used 20 gauge aluminum wire I bought from Hobby Lobby for $2, long nose pliers to bend the wire, and diagonal pliers to cut it.

First, cut a piece of wire about four times the circumference of your finger since you want extra wire than not enough wire. Use your pliers to twist one small swirl. The aluminum wire I purchased was really easy to bend so I used my hands to complete the swirls after I did the first one with the pliers.

Try it on your finger you wish to wear it on and adjust the wire to fit your finger. Use your pliers again to make a little swirl for the back of the ring to complete it.

And finished! So simple and easy to make that I made two.

I purchased bronze wire as well so I'm excited to experiment some more with these wires and turn them into amazing accessoriesss!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Pretty Things: More Shoesies!

I must share my latest purchase in shoes. MUST. Yes yes, I can't resist!

Coral Cork Wedges by Delicious from Shoe Carnival: $11

Natural T-Strap Stilettos by City Streets from JcPenney: $9

Shoesss rule my world. I will be rocking these very soon. :)

Are you a shoe-aholic like me? Haha. I say it's not a bad thing to admit.
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Darling Alteration: High Low Purple Mini Dress

I can't get enough of the high low just about anything, especially dresses. I found this purple dress while shopping at Marshalls for $5-- I couldn't turn it down. It was nothing 'wow' worthy, but when turned into a high low mini dress it's something to take a second glance at. The dress is made out of 100% polyester which has a nice silky feel to it.

So, this is the dress I started out with. It consisted of a draped-like vest over the simple dress which wasn't very appealing to me.

I removed the draped-like vest which left me with a loose tank dress, then I started making the high low cut. As you can see the dress is laid flat sideways with the front and back symmetrical to the other side. I have made several high lows before so I got my desired length in just one cut, but if this is something you're unfamiliar with start out by cutting less and then continue to cut more and more off until you achieve your length. Remember, you can cut fabric off but you cannot put it back on.

Afterwards start hemming the bottom by folding in the edges twice.

I ironed the hem afterwards to get a bit of the wrinkles out.

That's it! Yayerrss!

It is so simple, but with a knotted brown belt, nude heels and a bronze/gold/silver statement necklace this purple high low mini dress looks phenomenal.

Statement necklace by Sonoma from Kohl's: $2.40

I'm not a huge fan of the color purple, but this dress is amazing. For $5 it was definitely worth it. Alterations are so easy and fun and takes up no time at all! I really think the high low adds a certain pizazz to dresses that lack the fashion edge. Also, I adore the simplicity which makes it so easy to dress up with accessories. Yaya!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pretty Things: Knockoff Purse

As I was browsing through Pinterest (of course) I came across this beautiful outfit. I didn't realize until I looked at it closely that I have that CoCo Chanel purse, but a knockoff version of it that I found at Goodwill for $2. Yes yes yes!

There are differences such as the clasp on the purse whereas the one I have does not have the CoCo Chanel logo. Also, the material is not as nice but who can blame a $2 thrifted purse. The details such as the diamond stitching, color, and straps are so similar it's unbelievable. When I purchased this purse I just thought it was adorable, come to find out it's a close knock off to a CoCo Chanel purse. Shweeeeet!

Here are more cute purses along with this beauty that I've purchased recently on a previous post Pretty Things: I've Turned Into A Crazy Purse Lady.

Thrifting is so much fun. You never know what you'll run across and from my experience I'm loving what I'm finding lately.

What do you think about knockoffs? Yay or nay?

Have a pleasant day, wonderfuls! :)

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pretty Things: Shoesies!

I found some magnificent shoes whilst shopping recently and I couldn't be more ecstatic about these cuties!

First off, I adore shoes. I can't get enough... I mean what girl can. For serious. Secondly, I found these at the most incredibly dirt cheap price, evaaar! Spending over $100 for shoes? No thank you, not for this girl.

Blush Bow Peep Toe Kitten Heels-- Brand: Pierre Dumas from Burlington Coat Factory: $7.98

The color, the bow... enough said. The moment I laid eyes on these I knew I had to have them. These are a tad bit oversized (when I actually walk around it's not too loose) because I usually wear around a size 5 to a size 6 at most and these are a 6 1/2, but I couldn't turn away from a ridiculously cute pair of shoes for $7.98.

Blush Polka Dot Bow Flats-- Brand: Zigisoho from DSW: approximately $8

The bows have gold polka dots on them. I died when I saw these babies. And the best part, it was an additional 75% off the marked down price which brought it down to $8.

Chevron Pattern Multi-Colored Flats-- Brand: Missoni from Target: $6.98

These are kids shoes in a size 3 that I happen to fit in. It fits a little snug and a bit uncomfortable at times, but for the price and how adorable they are it's worth the pain!

Total for all including tax-- approximately $26. Shibby!

When shopping for shoes dooo look at the clearance section! That is my go to section everytime, I skip the nonsense regular and sale price items and head straight to clearance. You will find amazingly cheap and gorgeous shoes-- not every time but you'll be surprised sometimes. Bargain shopping surely pays off because you won't feel guilty for spending nearly nothing. Ladies, the cheaper the shoes the more you can buy and in the end you will jump up and down with great joy because you bought cute shoes for dirt cheap!

Where are your favorite places to shop for shoes? :)

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Just Some Random Thoughts Of The Day

I love to ramble and I'm extremely random sometimes, err a lot of the times but that's okay because I like it that way. Keeps things interesting, definitely. :)

So, I bought this nail polish by Revlon a couple weeks ago called Minted number 85 for about $3 after a $1 off coupon. Score. It's such a lovely mint color and I'm excited to see what it'll look like on my toesies!

I'll be sure to post a photo when I finally decide to repaint my toesies this color. Right now it's a very pale pink color which I'm having a hard time getting rid of since I'm still obsessed with the color.

Also, I'm thinking about doing a DIY on a chain headpiece like this that I found on Instagram. It is beautiful and I want to make it! What do you think about it? I love the Grecian feel of this headpiece. So elegant.

And another topic, today is my husband's 23 birthday. He's getting so olddd! My Oldie McFart Fart. Baha! I made us an extremely delicious dinner: lemon baked salmon, garlic sprinkled potato wedges, and steamed veggies-- ANDD a huge piece of snickers chocolate cake for dessert! Oh yes! I feel like I need this fruit salad full of green grapes, strawberries and bananas I had a couple weeks ago after eating that huge chunk of cake. Haha.

There's still a lot of cake left in the fridge so I will most likely continue to devour in it's chocolaty goodness until it's gone. Until then, I suppose this fruit salad can wait. Haha. I'm so bad.

Lastly, but of course I can go on and on, I decided to make a Facebook page for my blog, Classy Peach. Go take a looky if you are on Facebook! You can click on my link or look to the right and see my Facebook social plugin. I would love your support and it's just another way you can keep updated with my blog posts.

Okay, enough of my jibber jabber! I hope everyone had a marvelous day! :)

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Lovely Tutorial: Scallop Denim Shorts

Scallops are beyond adorable to me because it's very feminine and sweet. I've been obsessed with denim shorts lately since it's dreadfully hot in the south therefore I made scallop denim shorts. :)

So easy and cute!

Here are the simple steps to make them.

Take a pair of old denim shorts you don't wear anymore.

Make the cut with a pair of scissors. Leave enough length so you can cut the scallops without them turning out too short.

Take a piece of computer paper and fold it in half. Draw one perfect scallop, then fold and cut, fold and cut until you get as many scallops you need to go across your shorts.

Tape the scallop pattern to the bottom of your shorts and start cutting.

That's it! You can apply fray check to the bottom to prevent fraying, but I don't mind if it does so I didn't apply any myself. As simple as that you can have cute scallop denim shorts. Fun fun fun!

Striped loose sweater, cowboy boots, and turquoise chandelier earrings completed this look.

The south has got me loving denim shorts and cowboy boots. :)

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