Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A DIY Dress & A Makers' Faire

First of all my apologies for a extremely picture-heavy post, but it could not be avoided. So this lovely dress that you are viewing is a creation made by ME! I fell in love with the thought of having a Galaxy piece of clothing when I saw this post by Rebecca, from the clothes horse. I just knew I had to have one! Unfortunately, I was a little late in the galaxy print game, so I could not find one to buy. So I thought to myself, 'why not make one?!' 

Hence, the beauty shown here! What do you guys think? It came out pretty cool if I do say so myself! I wish that the dress I used didn't have sleeves but anyways, I had to use what I had. So anyways...this dress was the perfect thing to wear to every nerds dream fair; the World Maker Fair. It was an awesome fair filled with pretty cool inventions and awesome handmade pieces. 

Shown below are a couple of fooling around pictures with my     special guy.

   Close-up shots of my awesome galaxy dress.

   A cool umbrella sculpture thing that blew fire from it.

   This mask was pretty cool, all made from metal.

Myself fooling around in the LED colored kelp.

This dragon car was made from different metals and had a bunch of cool LED lights in it. I swear that thing was trying to eat me!

Beads to play in.

The handmade owl I'm holding was begging to come home with me and come home with me it did!!

That giraffe, also made from the same people who made the owl, was also wanting to come home with me but didn't end up happening.

This wall was made entirely from recycled fabrics and the ground was a town made entirely out of tape. 

A certain someone looking mighty happy next to that blow-up robot.

This is what the sun looked like during the eclipse.

The eclipse made it possible for the shadows to create those tiny discs you see.

Oh and of course, no outing is complete without some blog shots for good measure. I also loved the different colored doors on each level of the parking lot. It made for some cool retro backdrops.
As for the fair, I recommend you guys go if there are any in your town. You can do a lot of meat things and there is a place where you can find many other handmade goodies. Things like: jewelry, clothing, and accessories were in abundance in that particular area. I was gifted some pretty gold earrings with birdies hanging down from them. I cannot wait to go again and you guys should go too!

DIY Galaxy Dress: Forever 21 & ME
Necklace: Forever 21
Sneakers: Chuck Taylor's
Glasses: Raybans
Franco Sarto Purse: Ross

Sunday, June 10, 2012

My DIY Concert Tee

These photos are ones that I forgot to post from April. They are from a concert that I went to at the Oakland Oracle. The concert was for my favorite Spanish rock group Mana. The concert itself was amazing! I have gone to other Mana shows before and this one was by far, the best one yet.

So in keeping up with the whole concert experience, I decided to take the shirt that I purchased from the concert and turn it into a fringe tank. I like that I cut the sides of the arm holes lower because if wanted to,I could wear a bandeau bra and have it peek out from the sides like the girls are doing nowadays. Hmm....but we'll see if I can get myself to pull that off.

It was a good thing that I decided to buy a men's shirt rather than a women's shirt because it gave me the room to play around with how I was to cut it up. Oh and again, sorry for the picture heavy post but I couldn't help myself. 
I truly, as you guys can see, enjoyed twirling around in this shirt because it made the fringe go all crazy-like. It sort of made me feel like a little girl again. 

Anyways I hope you guys all enjoyed your weekend. As for me, I did except for the fact that my hot air balloon ride was cancelled due to high winds but don't worry, I will have more on that in another post. Talk to ya later guys! Byeeeeeee!!!!!

Mana T-shirt:  Oakland Oracle Concert
Royal Blue Tank: Target
Skinny Jeans: Forever 21
Sam & Libby Boots: Marshall's
Hat: Ross

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Some Me TIme

I know I have been absent from the blogging world for a while, and I know I have said that I would stick to it, but as the great John Lennon said: "Life is what happens to you, while you're busy making other plans." Let me just say... Boy is that true!

As for the outfit, I decided to tone down the girlyness of the dress by adding my thrifted denim jacket and my gladiator sandals. I like the fact that by adding said items, it made the outfit a bit more casual.

As the title says having some me time is exactly what happened on this particular day. I got the day off from work that day and it was definitely long overdue. I had to run some errands in the morning but the rest of the day was spent, watching some movies, and then making a quick run to my local record store to stock up on some new vinyl. I found David Bowie's, The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the spiders from mars album for only 4.00!

It's definitely hard to find some cheap vinyl at record stores nowadays, most especially in good condition. But lately I have been getting lucky! I usually like to look for vinyl at thrift stores because first of all they are cheaper, and secondly, the thrill of finding a good record amongst a bunch of duds, is always exciting for me.

I also got to spend some time with my good friend and my awesome brother. We played some Mario on the Wii, had some wine, and then we watched an awesome classic 80's movie; Sixteen Candles. I just love that movie, most especially the part where the popular pretty girl gets her hair cut off by her drunk friends! lol. Which 80s movies are your favorite?