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DIY Collar Necklace 
I made this cute collar necklace in about 40 minutes and it only cost me about $6. You can jazz up an old black tee with it, or pair it with a boring sweater for some sparkle!
How to and what you will need:
A piece of felt. You can use any color (I chose black)
Sequins, beads, studs, pearls, lace or anything you want to decorate with
Ribbon for tying it
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Paper and marker  
Make a template with a piece of paper: draw one half of the collar on the paper and cut it out. It should look like a comma. Place it on the felt and trace with a felt marker, then flip the template over so it looks like a complete collar and trace that half too.
Cut out the collar. Don’t cut them separately, make sure the two halves are connected when you cut so you don’t end up with two pieces.
With a hot glue gun glue on whatever you want to decorate with. If using sequins, try to overlap them so as not to leave any spaces. Its easiest to put the glue on the felt in patches then put many on at one time.
Cut two pieces of ribbon of equal length. Flip the collar over and glue them where the collar ends. Make sure they are long enough to tie.
Voila! You have a cute versatile collar necklace!

DIY Collar Necklace 

I made this cute collar necklace in about 40 minutes and it only cost me about $6. You can jazz up an old black tee with it, or pair it with a boring sweater for some sparkle!

How to and what you will need:

  • A piece of felt. You can use any color (I chose black)
  • Sequins, beads, studs, pearls, lace or anything you want to decorate with
  • Ribbon for tying it
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paper and marker  
  1. Make a template with a piece of paper: draw one half of the collar on the paper and cut it out. It should look like a comma. Place it on the felt and trace with a felt marker, then flip the template over so it looks like a complete collar and trace that half too.
  2. Cut out the collar. Don’t cut them separately, make sure the two halves are connected when you cut so you don’t end up with two pieces.
  3. With a hot glue gun glue on whatever you want to decorate with. If using sequins, try to overlap them so as not to leave any spaces. Its easiest to put the glue on the felt in patches then put many on at one time.
  4. Cut two pieces of ribbon of equal length. Flip the collar over and glue them where the collar ends. Make sure they are long enough to tie.

Voila! You have a cute versatile collar necklace!

..DIY..
I bought these chunky purple suede heels for homecoming. They were inexpensive (DSW, 46.95) and simple for the most part so I did a tiny bit of embellishing. I glued (with superglue) little silver pyramid studs on the ankle strap. This was super easy to do and hardly cost me a thing. I got the studs at hobby lobby, they were only about 2-3 dollars for a packet of 50. I was originally going to order some off studsandspikes.com which is a super cool website that has a million different studs in a million different colors/sizes but I didn’t have time for them to ship. I would definitely check it out if you’re interested in doing DIY projects. They have studs really similar to what you would see on this seasons Sam Edelman heels, but its great because you can buy a cheap pair of pumps, get the studs cheap, make them yourself and save yourself a good 150 bucks! I am currently doing a more complicated project with an old pair of boots involving more studs which I will post soon!

..DIY..

I bought these chunky purple suede heels for homecoming. They were inexpensive (DSW, 46.95) and simple for the most part so I did a tiny bit of embellishing. I glued (with superglue) little silver pyramid studs on the ankle strap. This was super easy to do and hardly cost me a thing. I got the studs at hobby lobby, they were only about 2-3 dollars for a packet of 50. I was originally going to order some off studsandspikes.com which is a super cool website that has a million different studs in a million different colors/sizes but I didn’t have time for them to ship. I would definitely check it out if you’re interested in doing DIY projects. They have studs really similar to what you would see on this seasons Sam Edelman heels, but its great because you can buy a cheap pair of pumps, get the studs cheap, make them yourself and save yourself a good 150 bucks! I am currently doing a more complicated project with an old pair of boots involving more studs which I will post soon!

First post!

Hi guys! So I’ll get right down to to it.. my favorite fall fashion trends this year follow the idea of mixing bold bright hues with neutrals. Pairing a couple of highlight colors with neutral shoes or/and a neutral cardigan or gorgeous fur vest (faux obviously!) like the one here makes an outfit stand out but not cross over the tacky line. I love the teal high-low hem sheer button up, I think it would look great with the burnt orange skirt; the colors really go perfectly together. The over-the-knee boot is still a trend that survived from last season and I love these neutral colored ones with the stacked heel. They go great with jeans and shorter style skirts. Another trend I am absolutely obsessed with this season: peter pan collars. They are feminine, classy and a welcome change to normal square collars. A couple of other trends I’m going to try out this fall: a mid length pleated chiffon skirt like this one with some loafer-style stacked heels and maybe some patterned tights!