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Trend Alert: Denim Vests

Now that the weather has been hitting the low to mid-60s, it’s time to toss aside our jackets and start thinking about more Spring-friendly outerwear. Reminiscent of the 80s, the fashion industry has been reviving the denim vest.

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Since a lot of my friends are metalheads, it’s not unusual for me to see them rocking theirs with all sorts of band patches and button pins. And that’s the beauty of this trend – you can be as creative as you want, and tailor it towards your own individual style. If you’re the arts and crafts type, or just plain adventurous, you can make it a DIY project. There are plenty of tutorials on the internet for refashioning denim: acid washing, cropping, lace paneling, and installing studs/spikes, just to name a few.

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DIY: Studded Lace Denim Vest [photo credit]

Since I prefer a little feminine touch to everything, I decided to purchase a embellished denim vest from Hong Kong on eBay. With its silver sequins, chains, rhinestones, and deconstruction, it was practically screaming my name. And for less than $15 with free shipping, I wasn’t going to pass it up. :P

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Personally, I have a rule when it comes to denim: Only one piece at a time. I’m not about that blue collar look, if you know what I mean. With that said, this trend makes a simple outfit look edgier. I can see it working well with black leggings and a casual t-shirt or tanktop, but wearing it over a colorful patterned dress or skirt this Spring is just as chic.

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Since the weather was gorgeous this past weekend, le boyfriend and I took a walk by the local marina before going out on a sushi date. Predictably, I brought my camera in hopes of finding an opportunity to snap some photos. I wore my new vest over a black maxi dress that I’ve had since high school.

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I heart recycling.

You know what irks me? When people don’t put recyclables into the appropriate bin when it’s right in front of them. Many of the residents in my building even leave them in the hallways! For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been collecting soda cans and bottles. Yesterday, I cashed them in for $0.05 per piece at Walbaums in their recycling center. : )


Photo credit goes to kingdesmond.

As a college student whose university prides itself on being a green campus, it feels great to know I’m doing my part while making some extra money on the side. My RHD even gave me and the other RAs a pile of these cute pins to hand out to students in order to promote recycling!

With a small fraction of the money I earned from recycling all those cans and bottles, I decided to buy a tube of Wet’n’Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Bare it All. It’s a lovely, nude, semi-matte shade that softens your look when you want to wear dramatic eyes. The formula looks creamy, but can be a little drying – that can be solved by wearing lip balm underneath, though. And because my lips aren’t very photogenic, here’s what the lipstick looks like on fellow blogger Jo from JoMakeMeBlush.

At first I was afraid it was going to be too light on my tan skin, but I make it work. :P I also like it because it has great value – only $2.99 at your local drugstore! The shade really tones down and neutralizes smokey eyes, making them wearable during the daytime. It’s perfect for Spring, too, since I want to experiment with more colorful and experimental looks. Can you believe that it’s almost March? I can’t wait for warmer weather. : ) Until next time! ^o^