Sunday, July 20, 2014

Outfit Of The Week: Taylor Swift

9:48 PM
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Taylor is a popular one here in our 'Outfit Of The Week' section! Again, she looks classy in this look. A strapless black jumpsuit, combined with beautiful accessories, also in black. She finishes off her outfit with bright red lips. Gorgeous.

photo source: eonline.com

How to wear this look:
Zara - Jumpsuit
H&M - Handbag
Forever 21 - Woven Sandals
M.A.C. - Mac Red

Love, Lily


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Outfit Of The Week: Jennifer Lopez

9:05 PM
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J.Lo looks stunning strolling around NYC in this casual outfit with nude accessories.

photo source: eonline.com

Here's how you can rock the look:

Zara - White Top
Forever 21 - Floral Leggings
H&M - Handbag
Steve Madden - Gallery
Forever 21 - Sunglasses

What are you wearing today?

Love, Lily


Saturday, July 12, 2014

DIY Photo Letter

12:36 PM
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I was looking for the perfect birthday gift for one of my friends. I always enjoy crafting a gift myself and I usually look for a way to use photos. This because we all have hundreds or thousands of photos on our computers but don't really enjoy them. That's a shame! So here's a birthday present idea that you can make yourself and use as much photos as you like.


What you need:
  • ytong block
  • printout of letter
  • saw
  • file
  • primer and paint
  • glue
  • photo prints

STEP 1: Draw the letter on the ytong block, use the printout to get this just right.



STEP 2: Use a saw to form the letter and a file on the edges.


 STEP 3: Use a primer to prep the letter for the layer of paint you'll be adding later.

STEP 4: Paint the letter in the color of your choice. I chose silver, I though it would match beautifully with the black and white photos.

STEP 5: Cut out the photos to match the form of the letter. Glue them on and apply pressure for a few hours to make sure they stick (any weight will do, I used a melon at one point!).


And you've got your beautiful result! What do you think?

Love, Lily


Monday, July 7, 2014

Outfit Of The Week: Taylor Swift!

10:10 PM
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A summer day in the city? Wear this sweet and sexy Taylor Swift two-piece look and you will not go unnoticed!



Two-piece clothing:

Pink Two Piece - The Pink Boutique

Shoes:

Snake Print Beige Shoes - Sacha

Sunglasses:

Overtime Polished Black oo9167-07 - Oakley

Love!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Photo Tiles

10:28 PM
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I'm always looking for new ways to display photos around the house. Therefore, this is a DIY project I wanted to try for a long time now. I've put it off for a while due to the work with resin, thinking it would be difficult. I'm glad to say I was wrong! These photo tiles are an easy project and, if you ask me, make an awesome birthday gift.

Here's what you need:
  • resin
  • photos
  • tiles (10x10cm or 4x4inch)
  • glue
  • felt pads

Step 1: Cut out your photos so they fit perfectly on one of those tiles

Step 2: Glue the photo onto the tile. 

Step 3: Mix the resin with the hardener. It's important to follow the instructions on the packaging perfectly, so the ratio resin - hardener is just right. Pour a little of the mixture on each of the tiles and spread it out so it's all covered. I used chopsticks to do this and that worked great. You could also use popsicle sticks. 
TIP: I suggest you go outside once you start with the resin. The smell is very strong the first few hours. 

Step 4: Let it dry! It'll easily need up to 72 hours to harden up completely. I put them all in a box and then covered that box with a towel, so they could dry without any dust falling on them. Make sure to check on them a few times the first hour(s), it's possible that little bubbles start forming in the resin. You can easily pop them, so no worries.


Step 5: Mount pieces of the felt pads on the back of the tile once dry. That way they can slide on surfaces without scratching. 


And you're done! Wasn't so hard was it? Now you've got the perfect gift. I made these photo tiles for my mom, my grandmother and a good friend all in one go. Planning ahead ;)



As you can see on the photo in step 3, I also experimented with other materials, like a small brick. Worked great as well! 

In the original project, people used these tiles as coasters. I soon saw that that wouldn't be such a good idea. The resin is hard and glass-like, but looks like it'd break or crack easily. Putting glasses on them will ruin your beautiful gift, if you ask me. So I just use them as decorations around the house.

So what do you think? If you've used this tutorial to make the photo tiles, please let me know! Can't wait to see your results :)

Love, Lily


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

White Punch

1:11 PM
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Looking for the perfect drink during the summer night barbecues? You've found it! A punch with only white fruits, topped with champagne.



Here's how:
  • 2 parts Cointreau
  • 1 part Bacardi
  • 1 part white Martini
  • 1 part sugar water
  • Mint leaves
  • White fruits (such as: melon, grapes, apricot, pear)
  • Lime slices
Fill a glass about 1/4 with punch and top it off with champagne (or other sparkling wine). 

Now search a nice place in the sun and enjoy!

Love, Lily


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Outfit Of The Week: Jessica Sanchez!

11:58 PM
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