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This week Olivia recreates the dark chic look of actress Aubrey Plaza:

Aubrey Plaza has a unique, fun style that perfectly fits her quirky and somewhat dark personality.



Outfit details:
  • Jumpsuit Vintage - French-Martinique
  • Vintage handmade cross-stitched purse - I have no idea who BYB is
  • Scarf - DIY (See below)
  • Shoes - Cynthia Vincent
  • Sunglasses -  Dita

DIY Boho Patchwork Scarf

Recreate the look with Sonya's Boho Patchwork Scarf tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

Eclectic.  I get lots of hand me downs and people give me all sorts of things- I wear it all!  I love clothing swaps and try on new styles all the time.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

I live in this 80's jumpsuit my husband's step-mother gave me.  It's from French-Martinique and so comfortable.

Who are your style icons?

Audrey Hepburn's elegance but I also Gwen Stefani's over-the top looks too.   I like feminine.  No menswear for me!

Do you have any favourite designers?

I love everything that Cynthia Vincent designs.  Most of my clothes are from her.  Vivian Westwood and Sonia Rykiel make me swoon but I only have a few of their pieces.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

I love sample sales, they have great one of a kind handmade pieces that never make it to production.   I avoid the mall at all costs.  I have a weird quirk where if I see someone else wearing something I own, I can't wear it again.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

Mostly, I take vintage pieces and alter them.  I love taking apart different dresses and merging them together to make something new.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?  

Don't be afraid of mixing patterns and textures.  It's fun, colorful, and unexpected.   If you've never been to one, go to or host a clothing swap.  Try some looks you wouldn't normally wear.  It's always good to keep your look fresh!


Check out Sonya's blog to see more of her outfits & crafts »


This week we head to Prospect, Kentucky to explore the craft space and office of Tracie from Cleverly Inspired.


"I love that everything has a place to go. Scissors on the wall, fabric in a bin, ribbon in a jar...etc...It helps me to keep it organized...and when it is organized I feel more creative. I also love the color palette. White walls paired with bright green curtains and touches of gray to give it some sophistication. "






Tell us about your space?
My craft room is in Prospect, Kentucky. We built this house 9 years ago. It is located right off my master bedroom. Technically it is supposed to be a sitting room...but I think it works great as a "mom cave".  It is 8 by 14 and I am the only one using the space...I put a comfy reading chair in there next to a faux fireplace. It is a perfect place to sit when it is raining...curled up with a favorite magazine. The other side of the room is where the work happens. Computer, sewing and crafting all on one large desk. I tend to use the custom made art cart the most. It is were I take pictures of most of my projects that I share on my blog. It holds all my photo backdrops. I love that we placed wheels on it so that I can roll it in front of any window that is getting the best light. 

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
My reading chair is always ready for me with a blanket and magazine whenever I need a break. I have an inspiration board to constantly pin things too. I am always searching for new things to inspire me. 

How do you keep organized?
Jars, jars and more jars. Along with baskets and cups. Everything has a place....and if it doesn't ...I ask myself it is truly something I need. If so...then I make a spot for it. I really try to be mindful of the things I choose to hold onto.

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
Buy bins and baskets in colors you love that go with the space. You will be more apt to use them and keep them pretty. Constantly re-evaluate what you "need" in the space to keep it clutter free.

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
My art cart was custom built by my husband and I and I adore it!

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I have an ongoing list....by my bed, on my phone, on my computer...I write it down as soon as I think of it. I always have something to reference when I feel I need a jolt of creativity!

Where do you look for inspiration?
Magazines, pinterest and I love craftgawker.

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream craft space?
I would love an art studio filled with windows, just a little cottage to create in...maybe with an ocean view!


Make sure to check out Tracie's blog, Cleverly Inspired  »

This week Uga recreates the bohemian style of singer Norah Jones:

What is the Norah Jones music? Often the singer slips into something comfortable — a coarse and breathy style — just to remind us that she is as down-to-earth as her lyrics imply. Her music is similar to the style of dress - comfortable, cozy, a little retro. Country style mixed with romantic dresses is original and beautiful solution. For watching the sunrise or eating amazing blueberry pie starry nights! (Coincidence blueberry cake - remember the movie "My Blueberry Nights"? :))



Outfit details:
  • Top - Ross $17
  • Skirt - co/eShakti (& DIY - see technique below)
  • Necklace - Kohls $8
  • Flats - Old Navy $11

Diy Heart Patterned Jeans

Recreate the look with Sam's Diy Heart Patterned Jeans Tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

We are all about real-world style. We have no desire to wear anything that is dysfunctional, impractical, or unattainable. We are just normal girls, living normal lives, with normal/small budgets. But we believe strongly that if you look good, you feel good, so it's important to find a good balance with style and clothing. 

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

Dark-wash skinny jeans with a little bit of stretch are our whole world. They can be dressed up when paired with a flowy blouse and heels, or dressed down with a t-shirt and flats. We love the Diva jeans from Old Navy, or our new favorite are Vera Wang jeans from Kohls.

Who are your style icons?

We are inspired by so many people! We love Lauren Conrad and Olivia Palermo, but we find so much inspiration from other bloggers with real-world style. People like Kendi at Kendeveryday.com who puts together outfits that are fashionable, but are actually wearable.  We also get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest, and look for outfits that we can be creative with and recreate with smaller budgets and greater function. 

Do you have any favourite designers?

Designer clothing is usually far out of our realm, but we do love Lauren Conrad and Vera Wang's lines for Kohl's because they are wearable, affordable, and so so so cute. 

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

We love Target, Old Navy, and Kohl's, as well as discount stores like TJ Maxx and Ross. We also really love thrift shopping because you can find so many hidden treasures at amazing prices.


Do you make or customise your outfits?

Yes! We love DIY projects. Neither of us are gifted at sewing, but we can handle simple alterations to thrifted clothing. And currently, we are obsessed with making customized graphic t-shirts with iron-on transfer paper, or adding patterns to pants or leggings using fabric paint. 

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit? 

Accessories! They are the best way to mix up a basic outfit. A statement necklace can make a simple t-shirt bold; a belt at your waist can add shape to a square blouse; a scarf can add color and pattern to simple pieces. Accessories are the best, and are very affordable, if you know where to look. 


Check out S & W's blog, The Pretty Life Anonymous »


This week we head to Surrey in England to get inspired by Torie's lovely organized craft space.


"I love that it is just my space so is super girly!"






Is this also your work space?
This is my work and office space too, I like sitting on my couch in my living room to knit and hand sew. My craft room is a single bedroom upstairs at the back of our house, I used to share it with my partner, but he now has the guest room as his office. The crafts I do most are sewing, paper crafts, glueing, painting. I love that it is just my space so is super girly!

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I painted it in my favourite colour and searched high and low for a vintage 1920's filing cabinet so I could keep all my paperwork organised in style. I have pin boards, hooks and clips so I can be visually see all my inspiration around me.

How do you keep organized?
I start with a very organised space so I can find everything I need and be inspired my crafting supplies, then I get messy during a project and then have a big tidy up before I start the next big project. I have a big stash of craft supplies that are stored in clear containers on shelves in my room.

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
I group all my craft items into colours and keep them in clear containers. I hang scissors from hooks and have pots attached to the wall to keep my most used supplies to hand.

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
My tolix chair, tailors dummy, vintage filing cabinet, tea trolley  and pink sewing machine. Yes, I have some of my crafts on display - pen pots, artwork, bunny jars, up cycled tea trolley.

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I have a pin board  and a hanging clip rail for my ideas and multiple Pinterest boards.

Where do you look for inspiration?
I start with a colour palette and then get inspired by my craft supplies, magazines, Pinterest, flickr and the world around me.

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream craft space?
I would make it much bigger, add a big crafting table  and a vintage armoire so I could fill it with pretty glass jars full of craft supplies.


Make sure to check out Torie's blog  »

This week Olivia recreates the rockstar look of Paramore singer, Hayley Williams:

Hayley Williams isn't afraid to take risks with her fashion choices. She has an alternative rocker style that combines casual pieces with elements that really stand out. And on top of that, Hayley sometimes even DIYs her own shirts!



Outfit details:

  • Dress - DIY
  • Shirt - Thrifted
  • Bag - DIY (see below) 
  • Shoes - Audrey Brooke from DSW

DIY Lace Panel Purse

Recreate the look with Kirsten's Lace Panel Purse tutorial:




How would you describe your style?

Edgy, but a bit girly. Or the other way around, perhaps? I love to mix fabrics such as leather and lace.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My denim and leather jacket that I made for a Studs and Pearls project, in 2011. 

Who are your style icons?

Drew Barrymore and Alexa Chung.

Do you have any favourite designers?

Rebecca Taylor, Kate Spade, Alexander Wang and Rag & Bone are some of my favorites.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

Thrift stores..always!

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I do, often. A majority of the items in my closet are embellished or handmade.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?   

Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone with different combinations or outfits. You never know what you might come up with!


Check out Kirsten's blog, Studs & Pearls »

This week we visit Sarah from Look What I Made in her lovely home in Vienna, Austria to see where she lives and crafts. 


"My favourite thing is that the room is so big. Although we have a huge area to relax and the dinning table in this one room, it still leaves me with enough space to craft big things on the floor."



Is this also your work space?
For crafting this is my room. (The kitchen for food and baking of course.) I create everything mainly here: from paper projects to knitting to even painting furniture. We (my boyfriend and I) live in a flat on the rooftop. This room is actually the reason why we rented this appartment. It's huge and through the 3 rooftop windows very bright. It's 35 m² and our living and dining room in one. This is very nice because I can sit on the couch and create a friendship bracelet or read magazines and blogs for inspiration but also sit at the table and draw or work on bigger projects on the floor. However it is also what I don't like about the room: because it's not only for crafting, I have to tidy up after finishing or even pausing a project.

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I always keep some of the things I made on display. This gives the room a personal touch and gives me the opportunity to be delighted by my crafts. Like the title of my blog suggest, I'm quite proud of the things I make...?I also try to keep fresh flowers and plants around. I find it relaxing and inspiring  the colours, the smell, the shapes.

How do you keep organized?
This is a big issue and a constant struggle for me. My boyfriend acutally likes it more organized than me and with my blog I have much more stuff to work with. However I have a system that works for me: drawers. I have a drawer for paper, one for fabric, one for all kind of glues and tape and so on. I know which drawer they are in and it's not to time-consuming to put it back.

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
I once read that if you had to look for a product put it back to the place where you first started to search. This is genious! I really admire people with own craft rooms and very well organized places. Since I do all my crafts in the living room and store my supplies in the bedroom, this is not (yet) for me. However I think it's best if you have everything in sight. The roll containers I use are therefore almost see-through.

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
My favourite possession is the 60s sideboard that I bought just this winter. I'm so happy about the size, look and design. However as I mentioned I also like the crafts that are on display. The C that lights up and the little bird cages. There are so many it's hard to pick. I almost every time like the one that I just recently made.?

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
About a year ago I started a journal. I put all the ideas I have in there in rough drawings. The idea stays in my mind and I develop it over time until I have the need to make it.

Where do you look for inspiration?
I like to look through magazines and the web but basically inspiration comes from everything: nature, a need or an object that I found or bought. I sometimes also do brainstormings with mind-maps around topics. You never know what your mind comes up with until you do so. Try it!

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream craft space?
My first wish would be to have an own craft space. A room with huge windows where I can plan and create and close the door once I'm done for the day. Where my boyfriend is not allowed in and I decide when and how to clean up. Of course it would also be much more organized with nice shelfs and boxes and roll containers. Oh, I can see it in front of my eyes...


Check out Sarah's blog, Look What I Made  »

This week WeAreMischief recreates the costume of our favorite Gotham Girl, Harley Quinn:

Harleen Quinzel, or better known as Harley Quinn is the quirky-cute girlfriend of genius Batman villain, The Joker. Dr Quinzel, who wishes to be a famous gymnast, was the therapist of The Joker first, famous for not only her intelligence, but her young age and lack of experience. The Joker took a liking, and convinced her to join him on the dark side of Gotham City. Harley's costumes have changed quite a few times, but continued a pattern of harlequin diamonds matched with red and black. I simply adore Harley's style because everything she wears is truly her. Her makeup always revolves around her blue eyes and big smile. Each outfit is as jester like and adorable as the little Harlequin herself!



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