Hola! It’s day three of OWOP and, because I’ve shared this dress previously, I thought I’d write a quick post about something related which I’ve been meaning to write about.
First, a quick outfit rundown:
Hat: I think it was from Forever 21.
Top: New Look. This dress can be a bit chesty, so to feel covered up in work I put this over. I think it looks quite cute!
So this is my jewels-on-jewels, Liberty art print Elisalex and this fabric is probably my favourite I’ve ever bought. I love anything with gemstones, which leads me on nicely to the little DIY project I wanted to share.
From bland to bling
A few weeks ago my bestie invited me on a wee trip to Edinburgh, to attend Godiva Boutique’s first bloggers party. If you’re ever in Edinburgh, this shop is definitely worth a visit. It’s chock-ful of jewellery, clothes and accessories from some awesome Scottish designers; while out the back there’s a vintage section which has some really gorgeous pieces.
To give you a quick peek of the shop, here’s my outfit from that night which I made using Butterick 5748. I’ve yet to blog about this but there’s already too much going on in this post so it’ll have to wait 🙂
It was a great, fun-filled event with demonstrations, a chance to have a natter with some designers the boutique carries aaaannndd… a DIY station. What!
Feast your eyes on this:
So many embellishments. Obviously I was promptly lost to the joys of the customisation station and came out 20 minutes later having put a bird on it:
On the night I did like the cuteness of it, but once I got it home I wasn’t sure. I liked the birdies, but the gemstones were calling out for more. MORE. So I made an impromptu trip to The Art Store, grabbed dat gem* and attacked it with craft glue.
And, now I can’t wait to use the bag. There’s something really satisfying about something which doesn’t take a lot of time or effort, but makes such a huge difference to something. A huge thank you to the lovely ladies at Godiva for first of all the wonderful night, and second the inspiration!
* #grabdatgem is a weirdly specific reference to a podcast I listen to and Guardians of the Galaxy.