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Outfit details:
  • Striped Top: Marshall's (Olivia Moon)
  • Maxi Dress: Forever 21
  • Sandals: Thrifted
  • Belt: Forever 21
  • Necklace: DIY (see below)

DIY Clay Heart Drop Necklace

Recreate the look with Meaghan's Clay Heart Drop Necklace tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

Comfortable, casual, chic and minimal. I wear jeans a lot, whether it be to work or when going out. I like my dresses too, but I don't like having entirely different wardrobes for work and play so it's easier for me to just dress a pair of jeans up or down with my top and accessories.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

Currently this maxi dress. I can style it so many different ways, look cute and still be comfortable.

Who are your style icons?

Modern day would be Lauren Conrad, she dresses her age but still keeps it fun and stays with the trends. If I lived in New York I would dress like Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany's) every day, that style just doesn't fit into my little beach town though.

Do you have any favourite designers?

In my dream closet I have a stash of Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs. ;)

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

Marshalls and Online. I enjoy the "digging" to find something good, it occupies my mind and allows shopping to truly be therapeutic. 

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I have given a second life to a couple of dresses I would have otherwise sent to goodwill. I would really like to make some more of my own clothes and accessories in the future, if only there was more time in a day.

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

Accessories are a great way to personalize an outfit. It's great that a small item like a necklace can change the whole look of an outfit. 

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

Julie Sarinana with Sincerely Jules is my absolute favorite! She was the first blogger I actually started to regularly read when I first got into blogging. She is bold with her California beach style, a lot of what I try to emulate out of work.

Tampa, Florida, USA •

The best thing about Tampa Bay, FL is that it is a big city. There are always new people to meet and lots of activities to do. Tampa Bay has a lot of annual events and weekend events all year 'round. And a few theme parks... Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, MOSI Science Museum, and Lowry Park Zoo. There are lots of shopping centers and weekend farmers markets and flea markets! And! The beach! The weather here is almost always beautiful! Even during the afternoon rains of the summer season. The natural plants here are palm trees and tropicals!

We head to Indianapolis to tour Mab's doll filled studio which inspires her beautiful art.

It’s so totally and utterly me. You can read nearly everything about my life and personality if you spend enough time looking around. I feel an overwhelming sense of safety and inspiration every time I enter my studio. It’s my heaven.

This week Crafthazard recreates the bold look of Paramore singer Hayley Williams:

Hayley Williams is the feisty female lead of Paramore, popular rock band that continues to top the charts and maintain a growing die heart fan base. As a leader in the pop/punk rock spectrum, Hayley is quite bold and shows the world her unique perspective on style through many outspoken colorful looks. A loud mix of retro patterns and bright colors in addition to her punk rock spin and spunky attitude create a style that is all her own - and it is truly inspiring. As a fan of Paramore myself, if there is one thing I would have to say Haley Williams has taught me through song is that: We grow up... never grow old! So have fun with your style and don't be afraid to experiment. What could a better way to express your love for life than to have fun and be creative with your wardrobe? Take a look at these how-to projects and get inspired to update your look.

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This week we head to Suffolk, to visit The Firestation in Woodbridge and learn how-to cook their delicious Panzonella Salad.

Outfit details:

  • Dress - BCBG (Purchased at Nordstrom Rack- marked down from $198 to $55.50!)
  • Scarf - Pucci (Purchased at the Emilio Pucci store in Las Vegas for $280- a gift from my husband!)
  • Shoes - Paris Hilton (Purchased at TJ Maxx for $49.99)
  • Earrings - Topshop (Purchased at Topshop in LA last weekend for $28)

DIY Bcbg Maxi Dress:

Recreate the look with Flannery's Bcbg Maxi Dress tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

Bright, fun, colorful & sparkly! 

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My gold leather jacket from Zara (seen here).I actually bought it when I was pregnant but it’s definitely not a maternity jacket!  I just needed something that made me feel less of a mom-to-be and more of a glamorous badass!

Who are your style icons?

My mother has been my style icon since I was born!  Because of her love of beautiful things, she helped to train my eye at a very young age.  She also loved to sew, so my sister and I were always surrounded by amazing fabrics and got to have custom outfits made for us all the time!  Some other favorites are Cyndi Lauper, Iris Apfel and Katy Perry.   

Do you have any favourite designers?

Valentino, Needle & Thread, Vivienne Westwood (I even named my daughter after her!)
, Trina Turk and Tarina Tarantino.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?

Well let’s just say that when I go into a Kate Spade store, my husband knows that some major damage is about to happen! I also love J.Crew, Dorothy Perkins and Net-A-Porter.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

Yes!  That is actually what my blog is all about- “Tweaking” things to make them better and/or more interesting.  I have been doing it for years and finally decided to start documenting it on my blog, Fashion Tweaker!

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

Yes!  Get crazy!  Mix colors and patterns and textures and wear tons of jewelry! I always say that life is too short to wear black!

 Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

Macademian Girl is one that I regularly read, I also love Winnipeg Style! My sister does some fun fashion posts on her blog, Bombay Blonde, as well!  Everyone that you feature here on the Cut Out & Keep site is amazing too!

Minneapolis, Minnesota •

I would have to say the best thing about living in Minneapolis is getting to experience all the seasons. One day we have sun and the next day we have this snow. The city is also more calm than other cities, while still having the familiar hustle and bustle. Cute restaurants and a big theatre scene make Minneapolis a great place to see.

We head behind the scenes at Little Deer Tracks to tour Aimee's studio in Siloam Springs, AR.

My dolls are my favorite things, they make me happy and are fun to decorate with! :) I have lots of artwork from various artists I admire throughout my house, and I have a gallery wall of my own embroidery art in my craft room.

We loved Angelina Jolie in Disney's new Magnificent movie, so this week we're recreating her wicked style:

Angelina always looks gorgeous and I loved her costume and make-up in Maleficent. The evil queen look suited her well!

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We stopped off at Gourdough's food truck while road-tripping through Austin and tucked in to a gigantic donut topped with gummy worms and cookie crumbles. Today, they teach us how to make their super fruity Miss Shortcake donut.

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