Lace Is The New Black

I’ve had a love affair with lace for the longest time I can remember. I just love how romantic it is, effortless, playful and fun it can be. Lace is something you can wear all year round — from holiday parties to summer festivals. I made a see through black lace dress with a front cut out and ruffle hem.

 

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If you havent gotten a chance to see the wild flowers in Death Valley, make sure to do so. They’re so beautiful. Stay tuned for more adventures and festival style inspirations!

XO,

Joy

Painted Denim

Last Sunday, I went on a last minute mini road trip to catch what’s left of the Super Bloom in Death Valley National Park. One of my favorite places that we visited is the Badwater Basin. It is a dried up lake filled with accumulated salts, making it undrinkable. It is noted as the lowest point in North America with an elevation of 282 ft below sea level.

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As festival season arrives, my next blog posts will be covering different style inspirations for festival essentials. One of the big and main categories is denim. I made a low cut v neck  printed denim dress that can withstand any adventure, any mercurial temperature change, and, certainly, any festival.

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Also, my fellow blogger girlfriends and I started our own instagram where we will be documenting all our adventures via instagram. So please follow @thebloggingbabes! 😉

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Another place that you gotta visit if you ever go to Death Valley is the Artist’s Palette. It’s a one way road where you will see mountains with different colors — literally like an artist’s palette. Please note that my pictures do not do any justice from what my eyes have seen! The richness of the actual colors are not fully shown through my pics.

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Hope this inspires you to opt out and spend time with mother nature once in a while!

XO,

Joy

BLACK LIGHT RUN

Are you scared of the dark? Because if you are, you definitely should not do this run. Black light run is a unique 5K fun run filled with neon glowing with friends and family. It definitely felt more like a “rave run.”This is one of the most colorful and brightest runs I’ve even been. Although, the run is a bit rocky and dangerous if you don’t pay attention where you are going, you can easily thrip and fall. It is definitely a lot of fun. My girlfriends and I actually ran the whole thing but if you’re still new at running, it’s a great place to start where you can also walk, dance or just frolic around for fun. We also made our own customized T-Shirts where we spelled out #BAES at the back and wrote our theme for this year which is “THE BEST IS YET TO COME” We had so much fun making our shirts and they actually did glow in the run. This is just an option that we wanted to do but you are also given your own Black Light Run shirt at the beginning when you sign in.

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Last but not the least, there’s a huge glow in the dark party after the run! 😉

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Are you participating in any run soon? You definitely should! Such an awesome way to have fun and stay fit all at once.

XO,

Joy

 

DIY: How To Make Floral Crowns

Happy Friday!!! Is it just me or anyone else excited for festival season coming up? One of the undying trends for this season is the floral crown. So I thought of making a quick tutorial on how to make one. Since I went to a Coachella themed party last weekend, I thought of making one with real flowers. It’s a lot simpler than you think, so without further ado:

You will need:

  • A bouquet of flowers
  • Green wires (bought mine at Home Depot)
  • Scissors
  • Your creativity 😉

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  1. Layout your flowers and leaves you’d like to use and cut them with a good amount of stem.

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2. Make a circle, measuring your head where you want it to lay.

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3. Make a circle 3x and twist the ends.

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4. Add your flowers and leaves by intertwining them within the wire and cut little pieces like this size and use that to twist the stems.

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5. And now you’re officially a floral princess or a spring goddess! ❤

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Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Now go to your favorite festival with your fresh, beautiful floral crown and be the goddess you’re ought to be!

XO,

Joy

Wildflower

“Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” – E.V.

Last Sunday, I went to a Coachella themed party back home and decided to make a floral dress and a floral crown. I’ve always been obsessed with open backs, cute trims and floral laces so I decided to make a free flowing dress that makes you feel like a fairy.

I also did quick spontaneous photoshoot with my friend Stephanie. She’s an up and coming photographer who specializes on portraits and mother nature. Follow her adventures and growth in photography at https://pascuaportraits.wordpress.com.

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Anyone else excited for spring? As festival season arrives, I’m ecstatic to make more inspirational outfits. So stay tuned!

XO,

Joy

DIY: PRINCESS MINNIE EARS

As most of you already know that I’m a huge Disney fanatic and because of this I’ve been meaning to make customized minnie ears in a very long time and it’s not until now that I finally got a chance to do so. I made three princess ears for my girlfriends and I on our last Disneyland date and without any further ado, here’s how.

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You’ll need:

  • Mug
  • Cardboard paper
  • Foam
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Highlighter
  • Ruler
  • Headband
  • Fabrics
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors

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  1. Trace around the mug that you pick on the cardboard paper. (the bigger the mug, the bigger your ears are)
  2. Cut two circles and label one A and label the other one B.

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3. Get a headband and place the circles where you want it to land on your headband.

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4. Trace around the headband on top of the circles and cut it.

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5. Now trace it on top of the felt and cut it.

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6. Grab the cardboard ears again and add 1/2″ for seam allowance. Label it with letters A & B and write “fabric” as well to remember that this is for your fabrics. It’s also important to stay consistent and not mix up your ears because they will sit on your headband weird if they do.

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7. Place them on top of the fabric of your choice. Pin them and cut around it.

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8. After cutting around the ears, flip the fabrics so they can face each other inside out and sew  within the 1/2″ seam allowance.

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9. After sewing both ears, flip them inside out and add the A&B cardboards, A&B felt and also add cotton balls if you want your ears to be poofy.

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10. Okay, this is the part that i forgot to photograph. Sorry!

In order to make the base of your headband,

  • You have to make a pattern for it, so trace the headband and add 1/2″ seam allowance.
  • Fold the fabric, pin the headband pattern on top and cut around it.
  • Sew within the seam allowance and turn it inside out.
  • Slip the headband inside the base fabric and use the glue gun to finish the other side.

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Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we can now glue the ears to the headband! 🙂

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I was making a Cinderella Ears so i decided to add a trim lace around them. (Pretty much at this point, you can add anything you want and be as creative as you want to be.)

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For the bow, I used silver sequins to make it pop.You can make the bow as big as you want. You pretty much have to make a rectangle, fold it in half and sew the three ends 1/2″ inch.

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Once you sew the three ends, turn it inside out and hot glue the other side. After you have your full rectangle, cut a narrower rectangle and use it to wrap around the rectangle and hot glue for it to stay. When your bow is ready, glue it at the middle of ears. And now you’re done. You can now go to Disneyland and dance around with your new princess ears!

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Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and is somewhat helpful!

XO,

Joy