Monthly Archive: May 2013

Friday

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May 2013

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DIY Bracelet Organizers

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This week I set a goal for myself to organize all my jewelry since it was taking a considerable amount of space on my dresser and it was just a mess despite of some attempts at organizing it in the past. Earlier on Monday I showed you how I organized my necklaces, and today I’m going to show you a really fun and efficient way on how to organize your bracelets. I think this method is really great because if you need a bracelet that’s all the way at the bottom you can easily lift all the bracelets and put them back on without making a mess.

Here are the materials you’re going to need:
* Glue Gun
* PVC Pipe (Or any stick that has a hoe large enough to put your door knobs through)
* Door knobs
* Mosaic Glass Tiles
* Craft Glue
* Acrylic Paint
* Spray Pait
* Bottle (For optional storage)
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Step by Step tutorial:
1. Spray paint the PVC pipes and wood platforms.
2. Nail in a nail through the platform. This will be your support for the pipe.
3. Paint the wood platform with two coats.
4. Glue down the PVC pipe to the nail and the platform.
5.  Create a random or organized pattern by bluing down the mosaic tiles.
6. Glue the door knob to the pipe.

Video tutorial

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and don’t forget to follow this blog on Bloglovin so you don’t miss a post.

xoxo,
Evelina

Wednesday

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May 2013

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Acid Wash & Structured Sandals

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I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I’m on a roll with the blog posts, so happy to be back in the blogging world. Although I absolutely enjoy doing DIY projects, I would like to keep outfit posts as the main focus of the blog, so you guys can see how my style grows and evolves.

I’m loving the construction of these shoes. They have a very industrial feel to them and the thick comfortable wooden heel makes you forget you’re wearing heels. Because of the layered architecture of the shoe I can pair them with both a very elegant outfit or just jeans and a T. The only problem is that they’re a bit tight at the toe region, so my feet feel very sore at the end of the day. I paired the acid wash dress that was gifted to me by my good friend Ann with a camo studded wrap belt to keep the waistline and toughen up the look. I love the combo of acid wash and camo.
Thank you for reading and don’t forget to follow the blog via Bloglovin so you don’t miss a post!

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Outfit Credit: Shoes: Via Spiga (Similar here), Bag: Coach Legacy, Dress: Pac Sun (Similar here), Belt: Zara.

xoxo,
Evelina

Tuesday

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May 2013

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EASY AS 1-2-3: DIY Necklace Display

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Hey guys!

As this blog is very new, I am still working on a consistent schedule as well as a fun series that is different from what I post on youtube. I strive to provide you with original content here rather then throwing in what I’ve already done on Youtube. So with all that I decide to start a series called “EASY AS 1-2-3″, where each Monday I am going to show you a quick little tutorial that only takes three steps. I hope you enjoy!
Today I laid out all my necklaces and was just thinking what I can do to organize them and still be able to admire at them. I glanced over at my inspiration board and decided to sacrifice it for a good cause. I spray painted it earlier, since all the accents in my office are gold, so it was pretty much ready to go. All I had to do is press the push pins onto the board and arrange my necklaces how I wanted. I tried to create a bit of an artwork arranging the necklaces by weight, colors and length, therefore the pins aren’t proportional. The cool thing about this method of display is that I’ll be able to move the pieces around once I welcome new necklaces into my collection.
I hope you enjoyed and don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin so you don’t miss a post!

xoxo,
Evelina

Monday

20

May 2013

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My Wall of Frames

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Ever since I dreamt oh having an office I knew I wanted a frame collage to showcase my watercolor illustrations and beautiful photos that inspire me. I collected some frames from thrift shops, TJMaxx and even Ikea and decided to finally and turn my boring wall into a cheerful eclectic collage.
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I started by laying out the frames to figure out the general layout and pick out which frames I want to spray paint. Then I laid them out on newspaper and spray painted them with two coats.

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To have a good idea of how the collage is going to look on the wall I cut out the shapes of my frames and taped them to the wall. This will also help you place the nails in the right spots without measuring. After I placed the cutouts where I though it looked good, I started hammering the nails right onto the newspaper, then after removing the paper, I hanged my beautiful frames.
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And Voila!
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Thanks you so much for reading and don’t forget to follow my blog through Bloglovin!

xoxo,
Evelina

Sunday

19

May 2013

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A Bride Again

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While I was in Moldova I got to do lots of fun things and one of them was this photoshoot. My friend had just opened up her beautiful bridal salon Laveda Bridal for which she designed the entire collection together with her mom. We picked out a dress, came out with a concept and went out shooting.
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Big thanks to Ross from YouPlusWe for these awesome shots. And if you’re in a need of gorgeous couture bridal gown Lesya from Laveda Bridal will take care of you! It’s so inspirational when young women start their businesses!

xoxo,
Evelina

Tuesday

14

May 2013

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DIY Stella McCartney Falabella

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If you’re in the market for a large comfy bag for your every day necessities, this project is perfect for you. Grab some fresh watermelon juice and let’s get workin’!

As promised I will do my best to start listing all the materials you need for my DIY projects. For this project you will need (You can always see if you have any of these items at home):
- Suede: 1 Yard/1 M
- Curb Link Chain: 10ft/ 3 M. (Link Size Approximatively 10x15mm)
- Revolving Hole Punch
- Embroidery Floss: 2-3 skeins
- Flat Nose Pliers
The bag measurements are very simple. I drew out a quick sewing pattern with all the dimensions. Don’t mind my architectural tick marks, that’s the only way I know how to do it since that’s what I went to school for:)  Click HERE to view the pattern.
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Here is the video tutorial and if you decide to give this project a try tag your creation #DIYRunway on Instagram and Twitter. Also follow this blog via Bloglovin so you don’t miss a post.

Saturday

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May 2013

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DIY Runway: J.Crew Threaded Belts

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Hey everyone,

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I’m going to start posting my video tutorials in step by step photo tutorial format as well because I know some of you really enjoy that. I spotted these beautiful J.CREW threaded belts at the store a few weeks back and instantly thought that I could recreate these at a fraction of the cost at home. It was a very simple yet incredibly tedious process. I would say have your favorite TV show in the background, it’s going to be a long yet relaxing afternoon.

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STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL:

1. Tie a knott around the belt.
2. Secure the thread with tacky glue. This will also be your prepped surface for applying the thread.
3. Start rotating the belt making sure each thread lies nicely next to the previous one without overlapping.
4. Once you’re happy with the section of thread secure it by looping it through.
5. Secure the thread with glue and prep your surface with glue for the next thread section. Repeat the same steps.
**I also decided to add some studs, but feel free to leave the belt as it is. It is a beautiful hand crafted piece and will be sure to get you lots of compliments. I do all the time:)

Here is the video tutorial as well:

I hope you enjoyed and make sure to follow my blog via Bloglovin so you never miss a post!

xoxo,
Evelina

Thursday

9

May 2013

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High Waisted Comfort

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Hey everyone,
Welcome to my very first style post on my freshly new blog. I wanted to thank you for all the comments and love from my previous two posts, I was seriously blown away!
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While I was in Moldova I chopped off 4 inches of my hair and got this deep layered haircut. I really needed something that would give my hair some movement and volume, it’s just been long and blah for the last few years.
It’s so great to be back home here in Orange County! As much as I enjoyed visiting my family and friends these past two weeks, it feels so great to be back to beautiful sunny California. As soon as I got back I went to get lunch on the beach, shop for a new handbag and of course spend quality time with my hubby. I would also like to add that I missed air conditioning, a lot!
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I’ve been absolutely enjoying high-waisted bottoms lately, very comfortable and flattering I might add. The cross-body chain detailing purse is perfect for all my summer necessities. I am resorting to a rather simplified style for the upcoming hot summer days. Can’t wait to keep documenting it here with you guys!
I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend and don’t forget to follow EvelinasFashionCafe on BlogLovin, so you know every time I post.

Outfit Credit:
Pants: Dailylook, Top: H&M, Purse: Dailylook, Armcandy: Forever21, Shoes: Karmaloop

xoxo,
Evelina